The Youths In Pictures. The Runaway Trains and The Too Young To Die.
A Netflix 2022 documentary on the case of Sharon Marshall that was dubbed “Tonya Hugh’s” that wasn’t her actual name.
It is the too ordinary story that has no place in any civil public however occurs more repugnant and pervasive than many are aware of — it is the story of a youth sexually exploited for profit, sexually abused, kidnapped, etc by a parent, family member, step parent, or kidnapper posing as a parent, etc. The story unveils itself comparable to a couple of widely known cases but not limited to by any means. Several out of millions of cases became established biographies. Among them was the story of the first American youth that was unjustly sentenced to death at the age of 16 in 1982. The youth’s story became a biopic in 1990. It was titled “Too Young To Die.” The youths name was Anitta Cannaday. A molested, raped, sex trafficked, drugged, physically abused youth with oh by the way the IQ of 71 which inevitably fell into the hands of a 30-year-old sexual predator consequently this predator posed as her “boyfriend” hence was quite actually her pimp and narcotics dealer. The unjust rationale the court concocted for Cannaday to be charged was based upon the crimes the pimp had her enact as a young Girl furthermore not unheard of by exploiters (traffickers, pimps, etc.) They prey upon vulnerability. Prior to that her parent had sexually abused her as well. Anitta’s case did have a favorable outcome. After public outcry for over 2 decades she was was released on parole in 2008 at the age of 43.
Another was the story of Steven Stayner. His story sent shock waves through the world titled “I Know My Name Is Steven.”
I do not advise these biopics for the faint of heart.
These brand of scenarios of abuse, commercial exploitation, etc are not unheard of. The reaction the young Girl Sharon Marshall had upon the incident of being raped by her “Dad” in the presence of a high-school classmate one night “That is just Daddy” that is not unheard of. Youths who have been sexually abused it is their normal. Youths who have been sexually abused have been programmed by the pedophiles that prey upon them to convince themselves it is customary. The perpetrator in the case of Sharon Marshall was the typical serial narcopathic sexual predatory criminal sort. A career criminal. He had been a registered sex offender for kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old Girl in the 1960's, sexually assaulting a young Woman, and harboring pornography of children including images of Sharon Marshall.
In our line of work we see, represent, or linked to those a part of the survivor leader body whom have championed through these sort of sex crimes against youths. They are rampant. Child pornography, sex trafficking, forced to work in strip clubs, etc. None of it is out of the ordinary in the Sex Trade and Sex Trafficking sector. The perpetrator claimed he was sexually abused and physically abused as a child however keep in mind when it comes to a narcopathic predator anything they profess as truth can merely be taken with a grain of salt because they pathological lie as they are often Sociopathic, Psychopathic, Narcopathic, etc etc.
These stories are grounds as to why the commercial sexual industry is not to be supported because the stats reveal 85% through 90% of either Sex Trafficking survivors or Sex Workers have a history of sexual violence from childhood through adulthood committed upon them. The sexual violence upon youths is being supported not to speak on the sexual exploitation of human beings. Same as supporting predators. It is essentially support of the trauma, innocence taken, rape, scars, and suffering of those who at some point have been thrown into the system of commercial sexual exploitation to be re-exploited and violence committed upon them repeatedly.
“It was this beautiful young Woman that had been trapped in evil.” Matt Birkbeck: The Girl In The Picture
Well delivered statement. The numbers reveal between 300,000 to 600,000 American youths a year are introduced into commercial sexual exploitation, the average age being 12 to 13 years of age. We also are knowledgeable of there are an estimated 2 million youths living on the street. All of them are susceptible to the unscrupulous. In fact it is estimated within 48 hours of a youth being on the street they will be approached by a sex trafficker/pimp. Ever single one of these youths are vulnerable in some form, many of color but not limited to, disenfranchised, formerly said street children, disabled, the vulnerabilities predators hone in on are unremitting. Matt Birbeck’s impacting statement was salient in the fact of how numerous are youths in pictures are there that have been discarded, denied justice, their predicaments overlooked, and or denied life for unspeakable crimes enacted upon them? Beyond numerous than many are cognizant of. The ending credits of the documentary concluded with this mighty action message:
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Another resource that was spoken of was The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Cases like these are a reminder of why those that work within the counter commercial exploitation of youths sector why we do what we do. It is to not only to recover these youths but to ensure justice upon perpetrators as there is not anything lesser, abhorrent, and grotesque than sexual predators of youths nor those that finance them.
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