Foster Care Continues to be Child Sex Trafficking Pipeline in 2020 – How Do We Stop It?
by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
As we have previously reported numerous times here at Health Impact News, we have an enormous child sex trafficking problem in the United States, and the U.S. Foster Care system is the main pipeline to child sex trafficking. See:
State Department Report: U.S. #1 in Sex Trafficking – 60% American Child Sex Slaves Come Out of Foster Care
Is Arizona a Hub of Child Sex Trafficking? Why does Arizona Take the Highest Percentage of Children from their Homes?
A survey of news stories regarding child sex trafficking at the beginning of 2020 shows that the Foster Care pipeline to child sex trafficking is continuing unabated.
Here are some sample news stories at the beginning of 2020.
John B. Clayton IV, Mass. man accused of human trafficking and rape, has been a teacher and foster parent, officials say
A 63-year-old Northborough man facing human trafficking and rape charges for allegedly preying on drug-addicted women was employed at a Worcester college and has been a foster parent, according to officials.
Clayton targeted and exploited women who were drug-addicted, engaged in prostitution, isolated from support and had very little financial means, according to a statement from state police. The offenses occurred between 2015 and 2019, according to the Worcester District Attorney’s office.
The district attorney’s office said Clayton has taught at both the high school and college level. (Full Story.)
The state government lawyer arrested after investigators found child porn and a child-like sex doll in his Tallahassee apartment spent five years working for a state child protection program, including interacting directly with vulnerable youth.
David Wayne Aring worked for the Guardian ad Litem Program for the Sixth Judicial Circuit from 2007 until 2011, when he left amid a sexual harassment investigation involving him. The Sixth Circuit encompasses Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Aring, 48, was arrested Tuesday on 10 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of a child-like sex doll. He was held in the Leon County Detention Facility but was given pretrial release Wednesday without having to post bail. (Full Story.)
A Massachusetts foster father appeared in court Friday to face charges that he raped his 11- and 12-year-old foster daughters.
Michael Diaz, 34, of Chelsea, was arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court on 13 charges, including four counts of aggravated child rape.
He pleaded not guilty and was allowed to remain free on the $25,000 bail he posted after his district court arraignment in July. Diaz refused to speak when questioned by reporters outside of court after the arraignment. (Full Story.)
A Department of Human Services employee, who was previously the subject of a Target 12 undercover investigation, is out of a job in the wake of a child porn case.
How Do We Stop Child Sex Trafficking through Child Welfare?
A complex horrendous problem has a simple solution: Abolish the government-funded child welfare program, usually called “Child Protection Services” and “Foster Care.”
The late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer said that the system was too corrupt to reform, before she was murdered.
Molly McGrath Tierney, the former Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, has stated that the foster care system is flawed and setup for failure.
Depending on the state, anywhere from 75% to 85% of the children put into the foster care system are for reasons other than abuse.
For the small percentage of children being abused in their homes that need intervention, far better alternatives exist than the current multi-billion dollar tax-payer funded government-run child welfare system which is corrupt, and harming far more children than it is helping. See:
Stop Participating in an Evil System
Since hundreds of thousands of government employees would lose their jobs in the multi-billion dollar child trafficking business called “foster care,” it is highly unlikely that it will be abolished or defunded anytime soon.
But the system depends on foster parents, and that is the best avenue to reduce the child trafficking system currently in place: stop participating in it!
Too many people justify their participation in such an evil system claiming that while the system is corrupt, it needs good foster parents to truly care for needy children.
This logic is severely flawed and self-serving. Wherever the corrupt government child welfare system is actually helping a child, it can be done far more efficiently, far more effectively, and for much less cost, without government taxpayer funds.
The biggest offender in the evil foster care system that supplies a steady stream of willing foster parents, is the Christian Church. See:
If churches were truly interested in the needs of children, they would be concerned with the entire family unit as well, and they would minister to hurting and needy families without entangling themselves in the evil government-funded child welfare system.