By: Brian Evans
UPDATE: A sting operation in Metro Atlanta ended up rescuing 160 children in a sex-trafficking ring. The youngest child was 3-years-old. The operation yielded nearly 150 arrests, and freed young children from being sold into the sex slave trade, according to the FBI. The sting was called ‘Operation Safe Summer’, and was a collaborative effort between 38 law enforcement agencies throughout six counties, and the Atlanta FBI Field Office.
WSBTV reported that Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matt Alcoke said…
“They are crimes of special concern to the FBI and to law enforcement generally,” Alcoke said. “Because the victims are so vulnerable as children and because the offenders could be from just about any walk of life, from a gang member all the way up to someone who is highly successful and wealthy.”
WSBTV went on to say that the FBI said that the operation was planned and implemented prior to the summer months, because these sex-trafficking operations tend to prey on children during the summer, as American’s tend to give their kids more freedom to move around their neighborhoods and communities, therefore leaving them vulnerable to capture. A fact that should also serve as a warning to unsuspecting parents throughout America.
If that isn’t chilling enough, earlier this week we reported on what was an apparent sex trade camp in Tuscon Arizona off I-19. A group of Veterans with the group Veterans on Patrol during the evening hour searching for homeless veterans to get them off the streets. They stumbled across and found a disturbing surprise. They discovered an encampment at an old cement plant, that appears to have been used just ten short days before for child sex trafficking. A trade where they kidnap American children, take them south of the border, and sell them into the sex trade. The group of veterans just happened to take the right path in their search of the homeless, and found a heavily concealed camp that was difficult to find on foot, and next to impossible to see by air.
In the camp, they found it to be heavily camouflaged and stocked with children’s clothing, a baby crib, stroller, toys, swings, pornographic material, and hair dye. It had a manmade cave about 5 feet high with a tire and giant water container used to harbor the children inside, a dresser, and a few items. The cave was not big enough for an adult to go into, but impossible for a child to escape from unassisted. The cave had multiple crates and a dresser to store clothing and supplies. There were also child restraints tied onto the trees to apparently bind the children, so they could not run when they were not trapped inside the cave.
“And we are right there and our city is right there, our children are right there and it’s not my problem if it’s not in my backyard. Now it’s in our backyard.”Lewis Arthur, Veteran
After finding the encampment, the a homeless advocacy group notified Veterans For Children Rescue, “a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist law enforcement and Non-Governmental Organizations to eliminate Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking,” according to the organization’s website.
“I didn’t expect to see something this heinous and inhumane this close,” Craig Sawyer, founder of Veterans For Children, said . “I served in the military to keep things like this from happening here that’s why I risked my security, so nobody here would have to put up with this.”
Tucson Police played off the find by stating that…
“they are not ruling out the possibility that it was used for human trafficking, but they say they believe the bunker is most likely being used as a homeless camp.”
Tuscon Police Department
The problem is, why would they have the underground caves only big enough for children? Why would the camp have pornographic materials, hair dye, and restraints on trees for a simple homeless camp. Are they trying to hide the truth from the people of Tuscon for fear of panic? Are they trying to hide yet another border security problem from America, for fear of growing support for President Trump’s border wall? Unfortunately, it only leaves room for speculation, but never-the-less, it is certainly concerning.
Former Navy Seal Craig Sawyer is now involved, and is currently filming “Contraland” to expose the dark side of child sex slavery. He was a Marine sniper and member of Navy SEAL Team Six. In 2017, they founded Veterans 4 Child Rescue Foundation to raise awareness of child sex slavery, rescue victims, and throw traffickers behind bars. He recruited an Elite Team of former CIA, FBI, SEAL TEAM, and Delta Force personnel to “extract victims and thin the herd of sex traffickers.” Also, he coordinates with local police departments to plan and implement covert operations.
Sawyer indicated to KOLD that he has not come across anything like this type of camp. Normally he’s…
“heard of rooms full of kids in houses and basements and things like that, but nothing underground like this. An underground cell, that’s pretty creepy. In fact there’s another one nearby that they found that they are already digging with fresh tools and fresh dirt.”
Craig Sawyer, Veterans 4 Child Rescue Foundation