“I want to be a police officer because I don't want what happened to me in the past to happen again... I want to stop what's currently spreading--not just online sexual exploitation of children, but every illegal act. I want to do this someday.”
–Chang

Chang’s* parents warned her not to go inside their neighbors’ home. The place didn’t have a good reputation, and neither did the girls she saw coming and going. But her special invitation with the promise to make some money brought her through the front door.

She thought she’d only have to smile and wave at the camera—clueless to the number of viewers or who they even were. Instead, she was shocked and confused by the request to remove her clothes.

After three months of being exploited over and over again for pedophiles and predators watching from the comfort of their computer screens, Chang tried to escape this nightmare to no avail. She was forced to come back to the house.

But because of you, she didn’t have to face that camera ever again.

That very same day, IJM and police came to the house and rescued Chang along with 11 other victims. Chang’s abusers were sentenced to 15 years in prison, ensuring they can never abuse these children again. And our team couldn’t have done it without support from people like you.

Fighting cybersex trafficking through the global maze of the internet takes its own special tools. By providing our IJM investigations team with the online forensic tools they need to fight cybersex trafficking, you’re bringing these children to safety and restoring their freedom.

Today, Chang is back in school, frequently recognized and honored for her academic excellence. She dreams of one day becoming a police officer to help other girls who are suffering just like she did.

“I want to be a police officer because I don’t want what happened to me in the past to happen again… I want to stop what’s currently spreading—not just online sexual exploitation of children, but every illegal act. I want to do this someday.”

 

* A pseudonym

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