What kind of people sell kids? Who are they?
What’s it like to be in the home of a trafficker? How do traffickers talk about their own families? In this episode Tim shares face-to-face encounters with some of the guys he helped put away.
The story begins with Eduardo. As part of a sting operation, Tim sat on a beautiful beach to see if the intel was true – if you sit on this beach long enough, a trafficker will approach you and offer you underage girls. One did. This trafficker took Tim to his boss, Eduardo, who sold girls as young as 11.
After Eduardo took some time to introduce Tim to the girls, Eduardo said, “Hey do you want to see my family?”
Tim goes on to explain what Eduardo said about his own family as he showed Tim pictures on his phone.
There are more than 2 million children enslaved worldwide. Tim says, “It’s the job of every adult, every decent adult, to stand up and be [these kids’] parents because if we don’t, Eduardo becomes their parent. That’s the reality.”
Join us in listening to episode 15 of the Slave Stealer podcast, “What Kind of People Sell Kids?”
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Learn more about how O.U.R. started with Tim Ballard in the first episode of the Slave Stealer, “Meet Timothy Ballard Part 1.” Click here.
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