EXPLOITED: A Ten Column Series In The USA TODAY

EXPLOITED: A Ten Column Series In The USA TODAY

  • February 2, 2018


A new 10 part series in the USA Today starts with this column. It explores some of the factors that contribute to the exploitations of both children, and adult victims. Here are the title and a brief snippet.


Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

More than 1 million children, according to the International Labour Organization, are exploited each year in the commercial sex trade. IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens, through the support of a Society of Professional Journalists fellowship, spent more than a year investigating a lucrative business where children are abused with low risk to buyers or traffickers, despite tougher laws and heightened international awareness of the scourge. Google, Eli Lilly and Co., and Indiana Wesleyan University provided additional support for this project.

This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation…


You can read the rest of the story by following this link.