I have mentioned this previously and will continue to do so. Texas is the number one state in America for human and sex trafficking, with Dallas and Houston as the top two cities.
I know that the left is more concerned about climate change, but this is a disturbing issue, which one would believe we can all unite behind to end, or maybe not?
See, an important part of this issue is securing our borders, not exactly a policy issue the progressive socialist left wants to rally behind. Also, our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency has human and sex trafficking as one of its missions. The left wants to abolish ICE. As a matter of fact, when was the last time you heard Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez use her social media platform to rail on the issue of human and sex trafficking? If she has, I apologize for not applauding her, but something tells me there is no need for an apology from me.
So, I just want to share a story, a tragic one, that I pray will cause us here in Texas to simply say, “no more.”
As reported by ABC 7:
“A family is pleading for justice after a 15-year-old sex-trafficking victim took her own life. Letty Serrano appeared to be a typical high school student with a loving family until she was forced into sex trafficking. “She was a great girl,” Serrano’s grandmother Cynthia Rivera said. “She was a good student and she loved her puppies.” On Oct. 12, Serrano decided to end her own life. Her family says it’s because she was a victim of sex trafficking. The family says at just 13 years old, Serrano was drugged and sold to sex traffickers.
When her family got her back, they say she was not the same little girl. “We got her back damaged,” Rivera said. Serrano’s father Mariano Serrano told ABC7 sister station, ABC13, that he’s broken and destroyed about what happened to his daughter. “I feel like I let her down,” Rivera said. Now, the family is raising money on Facebook for Serrano’s funeral expenses. They also want people to know how prevalent sex trafficking is in Houston, and how to help fight it.
“It’s a very familiar story, unfortunately,” Micah Gamboa, executive director of Elijah Rising. She says there are thousands of trafficking victims in Houston and over 300,000 in Texas. “Entire cities are becoming red-light districts. It’s no longer just a centralized or isolated issue. It’s actually spreading across the nation,” Gamboa said. The non-profit says suicide is common among sex-trafficking victims because their traffickers are rarely ever caught.”
I am the dad of two young women, and I pray this never happens to them. No, young boys are not immune from this pestilence either, this demonic scourge. But, sadly, we live in a world of predators, people who prey upon the smallest of us, our children, our grandchildren, and they are allowed to go unpunished. These devils walk among us and are invited to nice parties and events, constantly hiding their ugly, dark demons.
I have friends in law enforcement here in Dallas County, and they share with me horrific stories and the shocking backgrounds of these perpetrators who feel impervious to justice.
Everyone keeps ranting on about the prison guards who obviously let their “guard” down and Jeffrey Epstein took his life. Fine, I am glad that monster is gone. However, the real issue that we should all be made aware of are those who frequented his private island and partook of his vile services. Title and privilege should not be considered when it comes to protecting our children! But, we as a society also have a part to play in allowing this cancer to infest our nation. We have been far too accommodating and turning a blind, dismissive eye towards groups like NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association). We seem to want to treat pedophiles as victims, and not the victims as victims.
Is there any wonder why our children are the targets of monsters? After all, we deem it fanciful to kill our children in the womb, completely devaluing the most innocent of life.
We over-medicate our children. We shove tech devices into their hands and stop engaging with them. We allow them to have access to, and play, some of the most violent “games” and forms of entertainment around. Heck, in Austin, the Independent School District wants to teach 3rd-8th graders about the most perverse aspects of sex . . . and then we wonder why they are being looked upon as sexual objects by adults?
Letty Serano should still be alive, enjoying her fun years in high school. The demons that caused her death need to be hunted down and they should face the death penalty. Any adult that steals away the precious years of our children because of their lascivious perversions do, indeed, deserve a special place in hell.
Yes, every doggone individual who hung out with Jeffrey Epstein must be held accountable for the lives they destroyed, the memories they tarnished, the nightmares they produced.
Here in Texas, we have some work to do. There will be no abolishing of ICE. To those demons who hide in plain sight, sexually targeting our children note that the day of reckoning is coming.
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In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.