What’s Current: Veteran of Winnipeg Police Service says problem of child sexual exploitation much bigger than we know

Veteran Winnepeg police officer researches the child sex trade for solutions.

“[I]t’s estimated one ‘predator’ can make almost $250,000 a year, exploiting just one child… it can take a predator just a couple of days to befriend, drug up and entrap a girl into the sex trade. (Average age of the girls lured into the trade? Just 13-years-old.)

‘There is a lot of money to be made here, and that’s significant,’ Chrismas said… What’s worse, he said, is the power of the internet. Where the cross-country selling of children’s services takes place. ‘We’re finding prostitution and child exploitation, [and] most of it takes place over the internet,’ Chrismas said.”

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Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.