Who Buys Sex From Trafficked Kids? Ordinary Men.(Freedom U nited. Global News, Jan,30, 2019

When a pregnant, homeless 15-year-old was approached by Marcus Thompson in a small Illinois town in 2015 she was ready to jump from a bridge to end her life.Thompson promised the girl that he’d make her a model, and with this offer of hope she climbed into the back of his truck.She would then be taken around on a six-week trek across the southern US, with Thompson and his wife posting suggestive ads for the girl online and selling her for sex with men out of truck stops and hotels.Eventually, she would be rescued by police and her traffickers sent to jail. But what about the men who paid to rape this girl? To date, none of them have ever been charged or even identified.The buyers  seldom held accountable. Most just blend back into their families, jobs and neighborhoods.Who buys a 15-year-old child for sex? Many otherwise ordinary men. They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse.“They’re in all walks of life,” a 17-year-old survivor from the Midwest, trafficked when she was 15, said about the more than 150 men who purchased her in a month. “Some could be upstanding people in the community. It was mostly people in their 40s, living in the suburbs.”One survivor told USA Today that when she was sex trafficked at the age of 15, only two of the more than 100 men who came to her motel room turned around and left when they saw how young she was. But even those two men did not report her abuse.