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GOLDEN SKULLS M.C.
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Known facts about Human Trafficking.
Human trafficking is a global problem affecting people of all ages. It is estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people are trafficked each year globally. Between 20,000 and 50,000 are trafficked into the United States, one of the largest destinations for sex-trafficking trade victims.
The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally. 81% of them are trapped in forced labor. 25% of them are children. 75% are women and girls.
Sex traffickers often recruit children because not only are children more unsuspecting and vulnerable than adults, but there is also a high market demand for young victims. Traffickers target victims on the telephone, on the Internet, through friends, at the mall, and in after-school programs.
A human trafficker can earn 20 times what he or she paid for a girl. Provided the girl was not physically brutalized to the point of ruining her beauty, the pimp could sell her again for a greater price because he had trained her and broken her spirit, which saves future buyers the hassle. A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least $250,000 a year.
Human trafficking worldwide is estimated to generate a profit of anywhere from $9 billion to $31.6 billion. Half of these profits are made in industrialized countries.
Victims of human trafficking suffer devastating physical and psychological harm. However, due to language barriers, lack of knowledge about available services, and the frequency with which traffickers move victims, human trafficking victims and their perpetrators are difficult to catch.
The FBI estimates that over 100,000 children and young women are trafficked in America today. They range in age from nine to 19, with the average being age 11. Many victims are not just runaways or abandoned but also from “good” families coerced by clever traffickers.
Today, a slave costs about $90 on average worldwide.
Human trafficking is complex and dynamic. It is widespread, but exact numbers are hard to come by. It follows patterns, but every situation is also unique. There is so much more to learn and so much misinformation already out there.
If you believe you are the victim of a trafficking situation or have information about a potential trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888. NHTRC is a national, toll-free hotline, with specialists available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Personal Note from Author:
The Golden Skulls Motorcycle Club is a series of books that deal with human trafficking and the men and women who survive it. These books were not written lightly and show aspects of what life is like for individuals of such depravity.
Please, before reading these books, know that there will be many triggers. When I decided to write this series, I thought long and hard about approaching this topic and concluded that I needed to tell the truth to understand how profound this malicious network went. In good conscience, I couldn’t write a series about human trafficking unless I covered every aspect of such atrocity.
Each book in this series will center around a female or male dealing with human trafficking. Whether they lived it or saw it, or tried to stop it. Each story is fiction, but the acts are real.
For that very reason, I decided to write these books, because everyone deserves a happily ever after.
Please don’t let me discourage you from reading these books because they are romance books with a twist, after all. Romance isn’t all sweet and lovely. It’s messy, hard, dirty, and frightening. It challenges most of us, but it’s the journey, what we learn along the way that makes us stronger, more resilient more definable.
To the men and women, the survivors of Human Trafficking, may your lives find happiness wherever you can. Know that you are not alone. Help is always where you least expect it.
To my family, the ones I love above all others.
To Kelly, thank you for helping me with this book. Our friendship knows no bounds.
To my readers, you are the heart and soul of my books.
Golden Skulls M.C.
I surrendered my heart to the Reaper.
But the Reaper