Raven’s Story: Growing Up in the Child Pornography Industry

Stand with me against this. Stand against it in prayer, with money, with work, with your voice. Please don’t let this crime go unchallenged, unfought because you think it is too much for you to deal with.

Purposefully Scarred

Link to "He Was Supposed to Take a Photo" Link to “He Was Supposed to Take a Photo”

Raven was only about 4 years old the first time her parents left her at a photo studio with a child pornographer.

Nicholas Kristof writes (linked above):

“This happens all over the world; it happens in America,” [Raven] said during a visit to New York. “It’s not necessarily children being kidnapped and swept away. A lot of times it’s someone the child trusts: family members or a minister or a coach.”

The child pornography industry is a facet of child abuse that has exploded with the rise of the Internet, and it’s widely misunderstood.

A Justice Department study reports that 21 million unique computer I.P. addresses were tracked while sharing child pornography files in 2009, more than 9 million of them in the United States. It’s not clear how many individuals that represented because some people may have used multiple computers…

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