“Half of us were raped, beat, and made to sell our bodies. We need people with hearts.”
If what you just read concerns you, I invite you to keep reading. Because what you just read is the story of one of thousands of Native American women to survive the brutal horror of sex trafficking in America.
The FBI reports that 40% of sex trafficking victims in the U.S. are Native American. But they constitute just 2.6% of the U.S. population. And the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that all sex trafficking increased 84% from 2011 to 2020.
We’re facing a problem that has reached fever-pitch
My name is Lt. Clint Thompson and I’m on the Board of Directors of a foundation called 401-Kids Inc. And we’re a team of 6 retired and current Law Enforcement Officers that have decided to take up the urgent fight against child sex trafficking.
After 40 years of serving in Law Enforcement across multiple continents, I have seen firsthand the traumatic effects of sex trafficking on women. And even more so on the children forced into sex slavery.
The nightmare of years of trauma, abuse, beatings, and rapes warps their sense of reality. And the thing they need most (but often never get) is a safe environment to recover in. And this is where we come in.
Our main project is known as “The Day After Yesterday.” The mission is to help young girls recover from the devastating consequences of what predators have put them through. So, we are planning to building a full-term Christian home for 6 girls between the ages of 9 and 15 who have been pulled out of their living nightmare.
It will be a 6,500 sq. ft. home where each girl will have her own space to flourish and grow. And the facility will be attended by two Christian women around the clock who have been trained to handle these specific cases.
The facility will care for them, feed them, and teach them valuable skills until they turn 18. After finishing their secondary education they will be given the options of college or a trade school. It’s our attempt to give them a shot at a normal life and carve out a place for themselves in the real world.
Our second mission is to work closely with Law Enforcement to provide CLEET certified training because…
Officers need to know how to handle victims of sex abuse.
Many of these women and underaged girls are required to have sex with 30 men per day to meet income quotas. Because of this, officers can mistake them for prostitutes. And they need proper training to determine when there is a pimp or trafficker involved.
In the worst cases, these trafficked women are treated like hardened criminals when they’re found. And threatened with jail time, they’re scared into silence by the people who are supposed to be helping.
So rather than the nightmare being over, Law Enforcement place these children into Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) custody. Specialized homes such as we want to build, are way too few to meet the demand. DHS then places these girls into a foster home. Many times, they runaway ending up right back in the sex trafficking ring. It’s a never-ending cycle of life-threatening situations. And it can leave them feeling as if they were marked for death.
But these efforts barely scratch the surface.
Most people are unaware of the widespread trafficking going on right under their noses. And this is why we’ve decided it’s time to raise awareness. We NEED to get the word out about this.
We believe this is the most important issue our state (and nation) is facing. We believe people will be shocked when they see the chilling details of what’s going on.
Human trafficking is the primary vehicle for organized crime. But most people don’t understand how widespread it really is.
Cartels and mobs use trafficking victims to smuggle drugs (and rape them for fun of it). They use them as fronts in illegal cash businesses to launder money and pay for more crime. This rape-for-cash scheme generates millions for criminals.
So, these scumbags do whatever they can to exert their insane power over these girls. These vicious perpetrators need to be stopped. But to solve a problem, people need to know it exists.
We need your help to produce a documentary.
We are in the process of producing a one-hour docudrama titled “In Broad Daylight” that brings awareness to the great evil of sex trafficking of indigenous Native Americans. Children just like in your family. And we’ve decided to partner with Alexis Ann and Cason Troutman. They are an actress and producer duo who have experience in Hollywood feature films.
Once the documentary is complete, we will submit the feature at multiple film festivals such as the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, the Red Dirt Film Festival, the deadCenter Film Festival, the Boulder Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival.
$60,000 is what is required to fund this effort. We will also give personal copies of this docudrama to everyone who generously donates $100 or more. Our main goal is to spread the word which means we plan to keep this fight a grassroots movement. But documentaries like these cost money. A professional docudrama with professional Oklahoma actors, film crews, and post production editing of the visual and audio materials.
And with your help, we can shine a light on the perpetrators of these heinous crimes. And a donation of any amount can be a step towards finally getting justice for the thousands of women and girls who have had their lives and bodies violated.
Our society is making a big mistake by ignoring what these women and girls are going through. But we believe people like you have the power and influence to put a stop to these vile practices. We believe that enough people like you want to see the world become a better place.
Thousands of women and girls need your help. Will you do it?
Awareness comes before action. And when more people become aware, more people will take action. Don’t be another inactive observer of this tragic situation. Do something today to make a difference.
If you would like to help us raise the $137,000 to fund this project, please go to 401kids.org today to donate. You may also mail a check to 520 Beagle Cir., Edmond, OK, 73003. In the notation, please write “In Broad Daylight.”
Thank you for reading and God bless,
Lt. Clint Thompson Ret.
CEO and Co-founder
P.S. Any donation will be received with thankfulness and is 100% tax deductible. And if you donate $1,000 or more, you’ll receive your finished copy of the docudrama when it releases. In addition, you will be noted in the docudrama credits as “Producer” and a custom award titled “Warrior.” Please don’t wait. Another woman or child is sex trafficked every 5 minutes in the United States. There’s no time to waste.