People think that because I was abused as a child I exaggerate the scale of this horror. This information is from the Innocence In Danger organisations‘ French report (emphasis mine):
Internet : the new playground for paedo-criminals
Paedo-criminality is increasingly organised through international criminal networks using tools that are as banal as they are shocking: digital technology and the Internet.
If the Internet has changed society’s ways of functioning, child abusers also use informatics and the Internet to ‘hunt their prey,’ to groom young children and to transact their commerce of flesh.
Some think these dangers are exaggerated. But to exercise their paedo-criminal inclinations, child abusers and their business agents use the same electronic mail and the same chat rooms as our children.
We must also realise that, according to INTERPOL, the international traffic of children nets yearly over 19 Billion dollars.
According to surveys in Canada and USA, one child in five has been solicited to meet a potential aggressor.
3,000,000 children are reported missing, abused, prostituted, tortured, raped or killed all over the world, according to UNICEF.
1,000,000 more children are forced into this commercial sex every year.
Over 200,000 ‘paedo-cultural’ sites were identified in 2003 (as against 70,000 en 2001)
4,598 chat rooms have been identified world-wide as exchanging paedo-pornographic photos and films.
10,000 persons in France daily surf the net on these paedophile sites.
498 paedophile networks are listed as of today
20 CD Roms were discovered in one network (Zandvoort) containing almost 100,000 paedo-pornographic images, serving as a ’shopping catalogue’ for paedo-criminals.
On the average, a paedophile during his lifetime would have abused 100 to 250 children.
1.9 million calls were received in France by Numero Vert 119 in 1998.
A child can be bought for $20 to 20,000. But as a sex slave, he or she can bring in millions