March 8th, 2011
01:59 PM ET

Survivor works to help other victims

A 2007 CNN Hero, Tina Frundt works to save victims of child sex trafficking. She herself was a victim at the age of 14.

Topics: Life In Slavery • Solutions

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  1. diggler

    What if they are in a better light,concidering they leave their home countries

    March 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  2. Jan Tremain

    Dear CNN,
    Bravo!I am grateful to you. Please provide mailing address for contributions. Many thanks, Jan Tremain

    March 9, 2011 at 1:36 am | Reply
  3. Frank

    That's not true, she wasn't a victim she only wants to rob money, I know her and she's a hor.

    March 9, 2011 at 5:46 am | Reply
  4. Frank

    She used to fukk everyone in high school

    March 9, 2011 at 6:02 am | Reply
  5. Ana

    I wanna say to Frank here, that whenever he wants to insult everyone, to go back to school, learn to write english( correct) and then get back and insult a woman. What he posted in here, shows the level of educacion he has (ZERO!!!!)
    I hope one day slavery will only exist in the history books. Great job CNN!!!!!!!

    March 10, 2011 at 2:49 am | Reply
  6. Brinda

    Frank as he/she calls themselves must have a really empty life,perhaps somebody nobody wants/wanted?Couldn't get the busty blonde?Lusts for attention?Not our problem people,so come on CNN,you are supposed to 'vet' the comments,so do what you promise.

    March 10, 2011 at 4:57 am | Reply
  7. Jackie Wu

    Wow Frank do you have borderline mental ineptitude? Go choke on your 16th taco of the minute.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:01 am | Reply
  8. Brinda

    Good to find there are more people who are prepared to complain about this (being polite,or trying to be),inbred,perverse weakling bigot.That so called 'Frank' needs re-schooling in the basics of the Englisg language. i will not try to even imagine how frustrated and sad they are,a hangeron of a group?A wannabe?If he or she feel secure and confident they wouldn't feel the need to try to attract attention.It is a classic case,there are always one or two of these types.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:09 am | Reply
  9. Brinda

    The subject of this report is braver than most of us realise,those actions take a lot of guts.Go girl,go for it,turn a negative into the positive.Wish I could help.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:12 am | Reply
  10. Brinda

    Re,last comment rank,so he visits,needs the services of sex workers?What a surprise,as before,I'll say it again,needy and perverse.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:14 am | Reply
  11. Brinda

    Spelling and typo's apologised for past,present and future.

    March 10, 2011 at 6:15 am | Reply
  12. sheilamaequinto

    yes

    March 10, 2011 at 7:29 am | Reply
  13. Frank

    Brinda I think you need someone to fukk you

    March 10, 2011 at 8:58 am | Reply
  14. Frank

    Brinda you stupid ass, realize is with a zzzz and apologize is with a zzzz you ignorant b*tch

    March 10, 2011 at 9:01 am | Reply
  15. Brinda

    I shall use this medium to answer you "Frank",As at this time I have no other way to do so.Ignirant?Are you a pathetic American?Spell the word centre as so- center?You people are so ridiculous,until you go abroad,the world is huge,and not interested in Uncle Sam's arrogance,as are we totally not interested in the Arab extremists,slave traders or whatever.As for me,You profess to be a racist,ok,your problem.But me, my blonde haired blue eyed husband really couldn't care less what you think. want Nazism?Come on,you can met with the old guard here in Europe. anyway,I know/we know,by your response that we have hit a sore nerve with you.Be careful,you tell so much with your comments,you maybe afraid of dying out,but this is not the way to go.So,say what you want,you have met a real mean bitch here ,and a lot of angry Aryans.Want to visit?The last one who did........'well I'll say no more.Do not mess with us,easy over the net,but,not strong or helpful to yourself is it?Are you so alone? Does nobody dare to reply to you?Your types empower terrorists that I have to be afraid of daily,empower extremists destroying my chance of life,and worse my son's future.To all of us you are the same as the people in the report,slavers,destroyer of freedom and democracy.Plus,Americans learn the Queens English,you do not own our language,it is "on loan" to you,I speak as you &'Frank".Lastly,you seem to be obssessed with sex,try to get help.You need to look on Twitter,you ridicule only yourself.

    March 10, 2011 at 9:20 am | Reply
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    March 10, 2011 at 9:39 am | Reply
    • Zia

      actually. im pretty narmol. you are the one who tries to make yourself look intimidating by cussing over the internet. (which btw your not very intimidating.) it actually makes you see immature. its not my fault i know what i want in life and i just happen to have a boyfriend who likes to satisfy me in bed. and as a matter of fact, i dont like snickers. so you can just shove that snickers bar up your ass for me. ok? thanks

      August 2, 2012 at 9:54 am | Reply
  17. Frank

    Brinda why don't you leave your husband and come live with me, I have a nice house on a lake in Canada, I need someone like you, a mean bitch, don't worry about your husband he will find another bitch.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:12 am | Reply
  18. Frank

    I love your name Brinda, I hope you have the body for it, or maybe you're an ugly fat piece of shit, pls don't dissapoint me.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:15 am | Reply
  19. cancunfun

    Boy, we are sure getting off the issue of selling people for huge profits. Frank, don't worry I have a problem with speeling (joke) also. Mabey I can hook you up with Charlie Sheen you have a lot in common.....misunderstanding the meaning of life. People change, I have changed I now care about people-not just me all the time! I now, can accept, understand and forgive others who do not agree with me. It is so easy to do nothing about this new "Human Trafficking" problem. So....what can I do as my part of changing the world. That sounds very overwhelming, right. So here is a simple suggestion. Talk to your friends about the problem. I promise, you will be surprised what just a reaction can bring. Then you can say " I played a part in a possible solution." Jim "The Idea Man"

    March 10, 2011 at 10:42 am | Reply
  20. Frank

    Brinda, all English people smell like shit, I guess water is very expensive in your country, try washing your ass when you wash your car.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:43 am | Reply
  21. Brinda

    Wrong,we are not like North Americans,who do not support a welfare stae for their own citizens. however,also wrong,I am not in the Uk.From whom are you descended?Of course you'll lie,but your ancestors belong in Canada?No?Oh dear!I refuse to discuss my husband with you.Next this is not the place for this correspondence.If the urge to talk to me is so tantalising then you need to send your email id,and then??????i am not at all fat,infact the opposite and not a stick.But,if you are into SM,then as I said send your email,or find yourself a site dealing with the issue.This has nothing to do with the subjectso,I shall stop now.Enjoy what you have if We never argue again.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:14 am | Reply
  22. Frank

    Thank you Brinda, I'm sorry for the above posts, I was only kidding, I'm not what you think, I'm 5'11 blu eyes, I swim 3-4 km daily, again sorry for making you angry.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:23 am | Reply
  23. Brinda

    To Frank,Again send email id.You didn't anger me,but that physce interests me.I have issues as every other human . However,if this is your thing,trying to f..k people up be careful, you can be found,physically,yes in the flesh.Believe me hammers,electricity etc. Other tortures are no'joke.That is what some of the slavers do to their victims,an eye out here and something horrible there.I have seen their hndywork,on girls too scared to even smile at my daily 'hello's'.If you want and are not horrid send email,otherwise well, whatever,we are here alive an vigilante.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
  24. Brinda

    Spelling typos – excuses.

    March 10, 2011 at 11:44 am | Reply
  25. chris

    News night BBC video:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaEdI3aiwg&w=640&h=390]

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvA60zdkD8&w=640&h=390]

    March 11, 2011 at 11:51 am | Reply
  26. chris

    Millions of USA government dollars are being spent to fight a crime that is extremely rare. The US government assumes that all prostitutes on Earth are sex trafficked slaves.

    Forced into it against their will. This is NOT true of MOST Prostitution.

    According to the media hype There was supposed to be hundreds of thousands of under age child sex slaves kidnapped and forced to have sex with super bowl fans. At the Dallas Super Bowl 2011. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THEM????????????
    Well, as I predicted it was all a big lie told by various anti-prostitution groups and the Dallas Women’s Foundation which is a anti-prostitution group that lies in order to get grant money from the government and charities to pay their high salaries. As proved in the link below:
    Top FBI agent in Dallas (Robert Casey Jr.) sees no evidence of expected spike in child sex trafficking:
    “Among those preparations was an initiative to prevent an expected rise in sex trafficking and child prostitution surrounding the Super Bowl. But Robert Casey Jr., special agent in charge of the FBI’s Dallas office, said he saw no evidence that the increase would happen, nor that it did.
    “In my opinion, the Super Bowl does not create a spike in those crimes,” he said. “The discussion gets very vague and general. People mixed up child prostitution with the term human trafficking, which are different things, and then there is just plain old prostitution.”
    http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/super-bowl/local/20110302-top-fbi-agent-in-dallas-praises-super-bowl-security-effort-sees-no-evidence-of-expected-spike-in-child-sex-trafficking.ece
    This myth of thousands or millions of underage sex slaves tries to make every sports fan a sex criminal. No matter what the sport is, or in what country it is in.
    Brian McCarthy isn't happy. He's a spokesman for the NFL. Every year he's forced to hear why his customers are adulterers and child molesters. Brian McCarthy says the sport/super bowl sex slave story is a urban legend, with no truth at all.
    I do not like the idea of people getting the wrong information and believing lies, no matter what the topic is. The Sex trafficking, slavery issue is one of the biggest lies being told today. It is amazing to me how people will believe such lies so easily. The media is to blame for this. I wonder why they feel such a need to report wrong stats, numbers and information about this topic without doing proper research.
    While this may happen in very rare limited situations, the media will say that millions of people are sex slaves without doing any real research on the topic. Only taking the word of special interest anti-prostitution groups which need to generate money in the form of huge government grants from taxpayers, and charities. These "non profit" group's employees make huge salaries, therefore they need to lobby the government, and inflate and invent victims in order to get more money into their organizations. If you look into how many real kidnapped forced against their will sex slaves there are, and not just take the anti-prostitution groups word for it. You will be very surprised.
    Where are all the forced sex slaves? I would like to meet the millions of slaves and see for myself if they were kidnapped and forced against their will.
    These groups lobby the government in a big way, getting Politicians to truly believe their lies.
    This is an attempt to over inflate an issue in order to get more government money to these organizations. As a tax payer, voter, and resident I don’t want the government to mislead me.
    I would like to see a news organization do a full report on the lies, myths and exaggerated numbers being told about sex trafficking slaves. The articles about the super bowl sex slaves, has been proved wrong many times, but news organizations still report about it, as if it were fact.
    There is a lot of controversy over the numbers of adult woman who are forced sex slaves. The real factual answer is that no one knows. There is hard evidence that the sex slavery/sex trafficking issue continues to report false information and is greatly exaggerated by politicians, the media, and aid groups, feminist and religious organizations that receive funds from the government, The estimate of adult women who become new sex slaves ranges anywhere from 40 million a year to 5,000 per year all of which appear to be much too high. They have no evidence to back up these numbers, and no one questions them about it. Their sources have no sources, and are made up numbers. In fact if some of these numbers are to believed which have either not changed or have been increased each year for the past twenty years, all woman on earth would currently be sex slaves. Yet, very few real forced against their will sex slaves have been found.
    It is not easy for criminals to engage in this activity:
    Sex trafficking is illegal and the pentities are very severe. It is very difficult to force someone to be a sex slave, they would have to have 24 hour guards posted and be watched 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Have the threat of violence if they refused, and have no one notice and complain to the authorities or police. They would need to hide from the general public yet still manage to see customers from the general public and not have the customers turn the traffickers in to the police. They would need to provide them with medical care, food, shelter, and have all their basic needs met. They would need to have the sex slaves put on a fake front that they enjoyed what they were doing, act flirtatious and do their job well.
    They would have to deal with the authorities looking for the missing women, and hide any money they may make, since it comes from illegal activity. They must do all of this while constantly trying to prevent the sex slaves from escaping and reporting them to the police. They would need to prevent the general public from reporting them into the police.
    This is extremely difficult to do, which makes this activity rare. These criminals would be breaking dozens of major laws not just one. Kidnapping itself is a serious crime. There are many laws against sex trafficking, sex slavery, kidnapping, sex abuse, rape, sexual harassment etc. If someone is behind it, they will be breaking many serious laws, be in big trouble, and will go to jail for many long years. And do you actually think that there is a long line of people who want to have a career as a sex slave kidnapping pimp?
    While there are some women who may be true victims. And it is possible for this to happen in rare situations. This is a small rare group of people and that the numbers and scale of this crime is exaggerated. The very nature of someone pulling off a kidnapping and forced sex for profit appears to be very difficult. Since it would be difficult this makes this crime rare. Not impossible, but extremely rare. And do you really think that millions of people are lining up to make a career out of being a illegal violent sex slave kidnapping pimp?
    A key point is that on the sidelines the adult prostitutes themselves are not being listened to. They oppose laws against prostitution. But no one wants to listen to the prostitutes themselves. Only to the self appointed experts that make up numbers and stories many of which have never met a real forced sex slave or if they did it was only a few. The media and government never ask the prostitutes themselves what would help them in terms of laws.
    Many women in the sex business are independent workers. They don’t have a pimp.
    They work for themselves, advertise themselves, and keep all the money for themselves. No one forces them, because there isn’t anyone to force them. They go out and find their own customers, set their own prices, and arrange everything by themselves. Sometimes they may employ others to help them, but these are not pimps. If for example, she hires an internet web design company to make a website for her, does that make the web design company a pimp? If she pays a phone company for a phone to do business, does this make the phone company a pimp? If she puts an ad in the paper, does this make the editor a pimp? If she puts the money she makes into a bank account does this make the bank a pimp?
    A lot of anti prostitution groups would say yes. Everyone and everybody is a pimp.
    These groups make up lies, and false statistics that no one bothers to check. A big reason they do this is because it provides high paying jobs for them. They get big donations, and grants from the government, charity, churches, etc. to have these groups, and pay these high salaries of the anti prostitution workers.
    Sex Trafficking/Slavery is used by many groups as a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims.
    This is done by the media, aid groups, NGO’s, feminists, politicians, and religious organizations that receive funds from the government. There are very strong groups who promote that all adult women who have sex are victims even if they are willing, enjoy it and go out of there way to get it. These groups try to get the public to believe that no adult women in their right mind would ever go into the sex business unless she was forced to do so, weather she knew it or not. They say that 100% of all sex workers are trafficking victims.
    They do this in order to label all men as sex offenders and wipe out all consensual prostitution. Which is what their real goal is. There is almost no one who challenges or questions them about their false beliefs. Therefore, the only voices you hear are of these extreme groups. These groups want to label all men as terrible sex offenders for seeing a willing adult sex worker. No one stands up to say this is foolish, the passive public says nothing.
    These groups even say that all men who marry foreign women are terrible sex predators who take advange of these "helpless foreign women wives".
    These groups believe that two adults having consensual sex in private should be outlawed. Since they believe that it is impossible for a man to have sex with a woman without abusing the woman in the process.
    This is an example of feminists and other groups exploiting the suffering of a small minority of vulnerable and abused women in order to further their own collective interests. For example, getting money from the government and Charity into their organizations. Rather than wanting to find the truth.
    = In the USA ==
    On August 5, 2008
    U.S. Justice Department Inspector General Glenn Fine uncovered discrepancies in a program dedicated to cracking down on human trafficking, McClatchy Newspapers report. Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spent millions of dollars on combating the international trafficking of indentured servants and sex slaves, including by creating task forces across the U.S. that identified and helped victims. Over four years, the department paid $50 million to the task forces and other groups. Conservative groups, who pressured the administration to go after sex trafficking more aggressively, applauded his efforts.
    Critics have questioned whether the problem was being hyped. Fine found in an audit issued that the task forces and other groups set up to help were 'significantly' overstating the number of victims they served. By examining a sampling of cases, Fine found the task forces had exaggerated by as much as 165 percent. Making matters worse, the inflated numbers were included in annual reports to Congress.
    == In the United Kingdom ==
    In October, 2009 – The biggest ever investigation of sex trafficking failed to find a single person who had forced anybody into prostitution in spite of hundreds of raids on sex workers in a six-month campaign by government departments, specialist agencies and every police force in the country. The failure has been disclosed by a Guardian investigation which also suggests that the scale of and nature of sex trafficking into the UK has been exaggerated by politicians and media.
    Nick Davis of the Guardian newspaper writes:
    Current and former ministers have claimed that thousands of women have been imported into the UK and forced to work as sex slaves, but most of these statements were either based on distortions of quoted sources or fabrications without any source at all.
    ===In India and Nepal===
    If media reports are to be believed, there would be no young girls left in Nepal. Oft-quoted figures such as 5,000-7,000 Nepali girls being trafficked across the border to India every year and 150,000-200,000 Nepali women and girls being trapped in brothels in various Indian cities, were first disseminated in 1986, and have remained unaltered over the next two decades. The report that first quoted these statistics was from the Indian Health Association, Mumbai, written by AIDS Society of India secretary general, Dr. I S Gilada, and presented in a workshop in 1986. Subsequently, a version of this report was published as an article in The Times of India on January 2, 1989. To date, the source of this figure remains a mystery. Unfortunately, such a lack of clarity is more the norm than the exception when it comes to reporting on trafficking in women and girls.
    There needs to be a distinct separation of
    1. Child sex trafficking
    2. Adult sex Trafficking
    3. Adult consensual
    prostitution.
    4. Sex Slavery
    They are not the same. Adult Women are NOT children.
    Media coverage of trafficking and adult women's migration and sex work is confused and inaccurate. The media wrongly uses the terms 'sex work' and 'trafficking' and adult sex work and child sex trafficking synonymously, perpetuating stereotypes and stigmatization, and contributing to the violation of women's right to free movement and livelihood options. They assume that if any woman moves from place to place for sex work that they are being trafficking. The media, politicians, aid groups, feminist, and religious organizations does not take into account that she may do this of her own free will. Too often women are treated like children. Adult women are not children.

    http://www.dallasobserver.com/2011-01-27/news/the-super-bowl-prostitute-myth-100-000-hookers-won-t-be-showing-up-in-dallas/
    http://sextraffickingtruths.blogspot.com/
    http://bebopper76.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/sex-trafficking-lies-myths/

    March 11, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • Mercy

      I was trafficked as a child. Medical evidence shows the consequence of rape as a baby. I was sold for organized events where children were supplied as part of the entertainment. For me over more than ten years, my forensic psychologist estimated that the lowest likely number of rapes was 900. I have seen children too injured to be returned. They are sold again to "clean up teams', thosxe who want to kill children for the thrill of it. Please don't trivialize the harm done. If you live, the pain lasts for your entire lifetime.

      March 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Reply
  27. Justina

    We are all victims of another human being. And many times, offenders. Helping other victims is the real life, real liberation for every sinful human being. And only God helps us ultimately and permanently, no other.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:56 am | Reply
  28. Sharon Palmer

    I would love to know how you got into this and what you do to stand up against this cause.

    May 21, 2011 at 3:37 am | Reply

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