State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2009
Trafficking in Persons Report 2009
U.S. Department of State
The report is available in HTML format (see link above) and in PDF format as a single file [PDF: 22 MB]. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download: Introduction; Country Narratives: A-C, D-K, L-P, Q-Z/Special Cases; Relevant International Conventions.
Shared Hope International, investigating with a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, discovered: “In fact, an estimated 100,000 American children under 18 years of age are victimized through prostitution every year and children rented for sex acts might be raped 6,000 times over the course of five years. In addition, the United States should be — but is not — listed on the ‘Tier 2′ watch list in the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report.”
The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children
Shared Hope International, May 2009