International Child Trafficking Roundup?

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Blair Corbett wonders if the “largest international money laundering prosecution in history” could be expanded to also become the largest international crackdown on child trafficking.

On May 28, 2013, The New York Times broke a story about what “is believed to be the largest international money laundering prosecution in history.” Journalists Marc Santora, William K Rashbaum and Nicole Perlroth describe Liberty Reserve, the central organization named in the indictment as “a central hub for criminals trafficking in everything from stolen identities to child pornography.”

This stands do be a monstrous bust valued over $6 billion, with the rest of the article focusing on the money, the system they used to move it around and the involvement of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries.

With a social justice mindset let us focus upon the fleeting mention of criminals using the system that make and distribute in child pornography. Where there is child porn there is child trafficking, which is part of the world’s second largest criminal enterprise.

Is this perhaps another way to attempt to pull the rug out from under criminals that are exploiting our children? Do you believe it is enough to make a difference? They suggest that millions of people may have made transactions through Liberty reserves system.

We could begin the call for all 17 international agencies to ALSO investigate the money trail for the sake of the children? Maybe we can also enjoy the largest international roundup of child trafficking offenders in history!

As one who works daily with children traumatized by such evil I would love to hear your thoughts.

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About Blair Corbett

Blair Corbett uses his own childhood experiences, and his faith to
transform the lives of victimized children, and adults abused as
children. Blair has ten children, including five special needs kids
adopted from foster care. In 1999 he founded nonprofit Ark of Hope for
Children to increase awareness and provide emotional care for victims
of child abuse, child trafficking and bullying. Their mission is to
"Break the chains of past abuse to lead victimized children into lives
filled with faith, hope and love." Blair is an ordained pastor and a
motivational speaker using his passion to draw more men into the front
lines of the international battle for the hearts of imprisoned and
oppressed children.

Comments

  1. This is very thought provoking. Can we make a loud enough noise? I would love to read your comments on my first Good Men Project article. I believe they have a great opportunity, to turn one great bust into something much greater! Give us yourh thoughts… For the children.
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