If you think child sexual exploitation is not a big problem, think again.
The United States ranks 2nd worldwide in hosting child sex abuse URLs (the Netherlands hosts the vast majority at 77%). Despite legislation passed in 2008 to reign in this scourge, the resources needed to enforce the law are vastly underfunded and the problem continues to grow.
Because viewers of pornography become desensitized, they demand fresher content. As the demand grows, so does the market. And for those who don’t care, the business is enticing: little overhead for a big payoff, and there’s always someone willing to trade their child’s body for drugs or to pay off a gambling debt.
Kamarie died, but many other children live through those abusive episodes, and once the photos of their abuse are posted online, they stay there forever. So it never really ends for them.
For a country who gives a lot of lip service to caring about children, we do a piss-poor job of putting our words into action.
Kamarie Little girl, they all let you down. Less than 24 hours after your daddy let her have you (though her visits with you were supposed to be overseen responsibly), the woman who bore you let a drug dealer use your body, like he’d used other kids’ bodies before. The legal system previously let him go free because his rights trump you and me. And your brother, who the state feared unsafe was returned to your daddy by a judge who knew better. They will say you were a little forty-five pound Lolita with your smooth, brown skin. That your killer was a man with a mental illness. Your mother, a victim of drug addiction. Your father? Oh, he meant well. And the system will say that they must uphold a pedophile’s Constitutional rights, which practically guarantee the guilty go free when the crime is sexual and the victim a child not considered credible as a witness to her plight. Your last moments of life were spent knowing your parents betrayed you, as he shoved his adult cock into your five-year-old vagina, and ass, and mouth. You died of asphyxiation. The entire episode filmed to be sold to others who would observe such ugliness while jacking off. I’m sorry, Kamarie. I’m sorry to all the children we don’t protect.