Child Trafficking Protest

By Sarah Storkin

The recent arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, former personal assistant to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has cast a light on child trafficking.

One local mom organized a protest Thursday afternoon at Santa Monica Place. About 20 protestors held up signs to protest the trade in children.

"We are out here to spread awareness because child trafficking has not been a mentioned in the main stream media that represents the true crisis and our local leaders have not made them a part of the conversation in these lockdowns," said Angelita Roman, organizer of a protest Thursday in front of Santa Monica Place.

"We want our local leaders to commit to seriously combating this issue and we want our local police officers to have the training and tools they need to fight this. Mobile crime lab, k-9, cyber training, etc."

Child Trafficking is defined by the United Nations as the "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, and/or receipt" kidnapping of a child for the purpose of slavery, forced labor and exploitation.

Though statistics on child trafficking are difficult to obtain, the International Labour Organization estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.

Every year 300,000 children are taken from all around the world and sold by human traffickers as slaves. 17,000 of those children are brought to the United States, says the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.


Reader Comments(2)

Stoplyin1121 writes:

Angelita Roman is a hypocrite. Always running her mouth always trying to play the part like she's so for change. She needs help you people should read up on her. She's an abuser and a washed up poor excuse. She's always fighting for DV victims yet she is the abuser she just doesn't tell anyone that part. She's also responsible for alot more then you think research who u let protest.

LilMe323 writes:

Here we go again, Angelita M Roman 34 of Los Angeles county ca. Here she is in uproar over LAUSD and kids going back to school marching around as if she has reason. Angelita Roman is thee biggest fake fraud phoney, she doesn't believe in kids being in school she took her own daughter out of school says she can home school her. Yet drags her instead to Trump rallies all over. More like her daughters school was in the way of angelitas schedule of Trump rallies, research before writing articles.