IS THE NATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING HOTLINE COMPROMISED?
The fight to end sex trafficking and child sexual exploitation is nothing new for survivors and advocates alike. However, the cause has begun to take centerstage in our global community as of late. One prime example is the attention that’s been given to the Netflix movie “Cuties”. (Read more HERE).
Nationally, advocates are encouraged to direct suspected victims of sex trafficking to the National Hotline, which is maned by the well-known non-profit organization, The Polaris Project (webpage HERE). This is the hotline we are all encouraged to save to our phones and put on our educational materials. However, as an advocate myself, I became hesitant to use this number as I began hearing, unverified whispers of corruption, from other advocates.
Wanting to be safe rather than sorry, I personally keep a local hotline number to give out but decided to do a little more digging into the revered National Hotline. What I discovered is something that MOST advocates, survivors and especially victims would want to know before calling that hotline for help. Since 2014, Polaris has reported all of the information that comes from its National Hotline calls, directly to the CLINTON FOUNDATION via a program called the Global Modern Slavery Hotline.
Now, the lay public can feel or think what they like regarding the politics of the Clintons and their foundation as well as the allegations that they themselves are pedophiles and pedovores. BUT here is what MOST advocates would be concerned with, the documented fact, that the Clintons have befriended and entertained both convicted and alleged pedophiles. The short, verifiable list is as follows; Jefferey Epstein (Learn More HERE), George Nader (Learn More HERE), Laura Silsby (Learn more HERE) and John Podesta (HERE).
MOST advocates would not want victim information shared with public figures who hang around adults that sexually exploit children. So, shouldn’t Polaris advertise this? Shouldn’t advocates have the opportunity to make an informed decision about who to report to? Polaris does not inform the general public of this. Instead on their website they only reference the program “Global Modern Slavery Hotline” (HERE). The Clinton Foundation, however, is quite candid about their relationship with Polaris (HERE).
The more you know…
Author: Melissa Martz, Esq.
September 16, 2020