A secret network of organised child sex traffickers is operating within Britain according to the charity Barnardo’s.
Approximately one in six of the sexually exploited children currently being helped by the organisation say they have been moved between cities and passed around between paedophiles.
Martin Narey, chief executive of Barnardo’s, warned of a “hidden” problem in which vulnerable youngsters, many of whom have run away from home, are shunted around the country to increase their isolation.
“Through our work with children abused through prostitution, it became apparent that some young people were being moved around the UK, or from town to town, by abusing adults who would use the children for the purpose of sexual exploitation,” he said.
“An apparently kind man will buy them food, will buy them drink and give then a mobile phone, and then a few months later they will be isolated and alone, sometimes in a different town and sleeping with that man and his friends.”
No national records are kept on the number of children exploited in this way. Barnardo’s is calling for police and authorities across the UK to develop a greater awareness of the problem.
The charity said it was currently working with 609 [err? odd coincidence or sick joke?] sexually exploited children and young people, 90 of whom appeared to have been trafficked within the UK.
One of the victims of this trade, Imogen, ran away from her care home at the age of 12 with an older man she thought was her boyfriend.
She was groomed by a man who treated her well – giving her a mobile phone and the keys to a flat to use – before he began to abuse her.
“He was much older, he was protective – I felt looked after, wanted, loved even. He gave me everything I wanted,” she said, but soon she was being driven to “parties” around Britain where she was told to have sex with his friends.
“I didn’t have any choice – I felt so guilty. Eventually, he’d take me all over the country: Leeds, Bradford, Manchester, London. He’d take me to hotels, some nights two or three.
“I never saw any money change hands. Some men asked ‘How old is she?’ Some asked ‘Have you got any younger?’ They were really sick.”
The man was arrested and eventually Imogen went back to school and then on to university.
“It’s really hard to talk about girls being trafficked in this country; no one wants to believe it,” she said.
Times Article above; what they're describing here has been going on throughout history and I don't see how you could ever quantify the true scale of it especially considering the fact that the more severely treated victims like Monarch slaves never get the opportunity for escape and are left too damaged to talk about their experiences which no one would believe anyway. Charities like Bernardo's will never know just how organized it really is, in the higher echelons of society in particular (they have historically controlled the lucrative slave trade). A recent example would be Roger Took, the elite society he was a part of backed him almost implicitly and I can't believe I did not hear of this at the time which shows how little coverage it got because people of his ilk control the media. Here's an interesting Spectator article, 'The Establishment Paedophile' if you can make it past the first horrific paragraph. You'll notice Took used young Russian prostitutes who were probably lured into a sexually enslaved life in a similar way to what Bernardo's is describing, though they do not count the fact that there have always been parents willing to sell their children for money, especially in Eastern Europe and third world countries which are the kinds of victims who won't be included in any charity's statistics/reports (trauma-based/Monarch mind control programming is an horrific reality for many of these slaves). Here is a BBC radio show interviewing Took's wife. Bernardo's press release, their report is here.