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Think Child Sex-Trafficking Doesn’t Happen in the US?

This will be sickening to everyone who reads it. The terrible thing is how close it comes to home. I'm glad I just finished a book on this issue, so people can get involved and make a difference. 

From MSNBC News - Thanks to Bob Mudd for the info.

Millionaire gets 8 years for sex with orphans


PHILADELPHIA – A wealthy Russian-American car exporter was sentenced to the maximum penalty of eight years in prison Wednesday for procuring girls for sex from a St. Petersburg orphanage in Russia.

Andrew Mogilyansky, 39, of suburban Philadelphia raped one girl on her 14th birthday and a 13-year-old in her first sexual encounter, the victims said in letters to the court.


A civil lawsuit accuses Mogilyansky of helping finance an online child-sex ring and developing its English-language Web site to attract international customers."I still feel his repugnant breath. I hate him," one of the victims, now 18, wrote in a statement read in court.


Friends from Mogilyanksy's days at Columbia University also testified, describing him as a brilliant man of high character. His wife called him a loving husband and father. And a defense psychotherapist concluded that he is not a sexual predator.


But the victims wrote that he left them pained, depressed and unable to trust men since the assaults in 2003 and 2004.


Mogilyanksy received the top of the sentencing range negotiated as part of his plea to four "sex tourism" counts.


U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin decried "this business of going abroad to have sex with young girls." She found the defendant's accomplishments impressive but called his crimes "grave."


"To take young teenagers from that orphanage to an apartment and have sex with them is a grave criminal act," McLaughlin said.


'This isn't me'
Mogilyansky had lived in Richboro northeast of Philadelphia with his wife and their three toddlers until his bail was revoked following his arrest in December.


"This isn't me," Mogilyansky told the judge. "It wasn't until after I was arrested that I looked myself in the mirror and said, 'How could I have done this?'"


Prosecutors at the bail hearing estimated his wealth at $5 million to $10 million, and said he earned $750,000 a year.

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Stephen Hendrix

posted September 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

This breaks my heart. I’ve seen the addictive mind justify terrible acts. I’ll bet pornography began his downward spiral. Yet it’s the richest industry in the world. Give me some of that money to help men recover, give Tom more to help the innocent victims.

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posted September 17, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Only 8 years?? Praying for repentance and from him to receive His saving Grace. Eternity is a lot longer than that. Thank you Tom!

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Ron Lewis

posted September 17, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Let’s do something about this and join the abolitionist movement at You can join a Walk on Sept. 26-27. Let’s stop child sexual slavery. Join the movement!

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tibia gold

posted October 7, 2009 at 1:31 am

i am very happy to see your blog,thank you for your artcle!

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