Updates to “Katy Ranks #1 in Nation for Missing Children, Sex Trafficking”

PUBLISHERS NOTE-

Katy Christian Magazine received this statement from Debi Tengler, Chief Relations Officer for Arrow Child and Family Ministries this morning.

Arrow Child and Family Ministries does outstanding work both locally and nationally and I do not want to diminish the good services they provide the children, families, and the communities they serve. Since Katy Christian Magazine has not received sufficient evidence to support statements published, per policy, this article has been removed.  

Human trafficking and its effect on our state and local communities is real. We will continue to advocate for those affected by this issue. 

STATEMENT FROM DEBI TENGLER, CHIEF RELATIONS OFFICER ARROW CHILD & FAMILY MINISTRIES

In my presentation, I made a statement regarding the number of children going missing and referenced Katy as the number one city. I need to retract that statement and apologize to the City of Katy, you, and the officials of this city. My source for this information pulled their information, and therefore I cannot confirm the accuracy of my statement and its source. I am sorry for the distress this has caused the City of Katy, Katy Christian Magazine and Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce officials, and I retract the statement about Katy and Spring. 

I hope and pray that my statement will not diminish the ongoing work to improve the lives of the residents of Katy, Spring, and others as sex trafficking of children is horrible. “It happens everywhere, the smallest of towns, the largest of cities,” as stated in the video, Be the One, by Geoff Barr, Assistant Attorney General. In this video, small towns are mentioned, including Madisonville and The Woodlands. 

No one is exempt. This is ‘our’ problem. We all need to protect our children. We can all do something, churches, parents, teachers, law enforcement, everyone. Anti-trafficking work is challenging work and a difficult issue, everyone’s issue. I feel that the problem is relevant no matter where you live and thank Katy for their continued efforts to protect and lead.

Sincerely,

Debi Tengler

Stats:

Be The One, Ken Paxton, Tx Attorney General Video

Amber Cammack-Houston Voice for the Missing

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSRBKhTZHM

Video: Selling Girls

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzSRBKhTZHM

who are these buyers-buying children from a traffickers perspective

lured in their own home”

Recruited over Facebook

“Modern Day Slavery”

“Nearly a quarter of buyers also hold a position of authority or trust such as attorney, law enforcement, military or minister,” Shared Hope International at 17:06

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/06/26/missing-kids-many-runaways-some-baited-through-technology/103211338/

David Finkelhor, the director of the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, said parents should work on having a strong relationship with their children. “When relationships deteriorate with kids . . . dangers really come into play,” he said.

When the child’s relationship with their parents isn’t strong, their communication breaks down and that makes the child vulnerable to online predators, McBride said.

patch.com/texas/houston/are-missing-children-reports-increasing-houston

Of those reported to the nationwide database, 90 percent are considered endangered runaways, while a small percentage, roughly six percent, are family abductions and about one percent represent non-family abductions.

www.unseenuk.org/modern-slavery/facts-and-figures#:~:text=In%202016%2C%20at%20any%20given,1%2C000%20people%20in%20the%20world.

In 2016, at any given time, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labor and 15.4 million people in forced marriage. 70% of these are women and girls.

This equates to 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world.

www.worldwithoutexploitation.org/events/now-next-speaker-series-online#events-section-registration

Description: Online porn has become a primary source of sex education for boys and young men around the world. Prior to 2000, most would first encounter soft-core pornographic images in magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse. Since 2000, the internet has become the main vehicle for porn, and hardcore porn is just a click away—it is free, violent, and based on the degradation and abuse of women. The proliferation of the smartphone, together with the growth of teen-targeted social media sites, has opened up yet more avenues for teens to access hardcore porn. Drawing from multi-disciplinary research, Gail Dines (Founder & President of Culture Reframed) will address the ways that porn culture undermines healthy development, and promotes sexual violence, trafficking, and gender inequality. Warning: This presentation contains graphic images.

Shared Hope

Polaris Project

NCOSE

Debi Tengler

Chief Relations Officer

ARROW CHILD & FAMILY MINISTRIES

2929 FM 2920

Spring, TX 77388

281-210-1500 x1571 (phone)

281-788-7043 (direct)

281-210-1564 (fax)

www.arrow.org

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