Well, maybe I am just a little too open and you guys know everything about me already? LOL.
My hubby picked a number to match each commenter and the book goes to Jenny!
Who also won the bracelet! God trying to tell you something Jenny? LOL. Send me your address again at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it to you!
Now to answer Frank’s question of:
If much of the Asian sex slave market is serving Americans and Europeans, what is being done state-side to prosecute these disgusting people? In other words, is IJM also working with American and European authorities to catch these guys who go over for this?
While the Asian sex market does serve Americans and Europeans, it actually serves much of the Asian population as well. The low down is that IJM works with the American government as well to make sure that these perpetrators are prosecuted.
Here are articles on such cases. Click on the link on each heading and it will take you to the actual article.
Coverage featuring IJM: Twisted Traveler Cases Coverage
“Authorities in both countries relied on information provided by Action Pour Les Enfants, a nonprofit group, and the International Justice Mission, human rights agency. Their involvement, Rodley said, marked a breakthrough for Cambodia, which historically has had an uneasy relationship with such organizations because of their criticism of the government.”
“Operation Twisted Traveler is crackdown on U.S. sex tourism in Cambodia. Three men being returned to United States, charged under Protect Act. Suspects convicted of previous sexual offenses in U.S., agency says. They face sentences of 30 years for each alleged victim.
“’Cambodia in particular has been known for some time as a pedophile haven because there’s been a broken justice, no rule of law, and actually no laws on the books that would have been enforceable against these types of activities until recently,’ said Jeff Blom, an investigator with International Justice Mission.
“ICE hopes the arrests, done in conjunction with federal prosecutors in Los Angeles, Cambodian police and two anti-child trafficking organizations, International Justice Mission and the human rights organization Action Pour Les Enfants, will send a message that police are watching.”
“Authorities wanted to bring the men back to the U.S. because they could face sentences of up to 30 years for each alleged victim, if convicted, said U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Brien. ‘We believe that the sentences that they're going to be facing, should they be convicted in U.S. custody, are going to be severely stronger sentences,’ he said. Jeffrey Blom, vice president of investigations for the rights group International Justice Mission, said he would rather see accused sex offenders face charges in this country, where the justice system is tougher.”
“The Twisted Traveler cases are the result of information provided to the ICE by investigators for Action Pour Les Enfants (APLE), a non-governmental organization (NGO) established to combat child sexual exploitation, and International Justice Mission (IJM),a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.”
“Fox News noted that ICE conducted the arrests ‘in conjunction with federal prosecutors in Los Angeles, Cambodian Police and two anti-child trafficking organizations, International Justice Mission and the human rights organization Action Por Les Enfants.’ Since the Child Protect Act was passed in 2003, ‘ICE has arrested 70 international sex offenders.’ ICE wants these latest arrests to serve as a warning to other pedophiles.”