A man in his early 40s called me last week. I’ll call him “Mark” here. He was just released from prison after 10 long years. His crime – sexual abuse of an 8-year-old child. His life is now changed. He’s contrite and became a Christian.
That’s good to hear, but what about the child? What we know for certain is that children suffering sex abuse have lasting damage, perhaps life-long consequences. They sometimes become abusers themselves.
When you see how sexual exploitation causes suffering and damage in the world today, do you feel powerless to make a difference? Is this feeling all the more acute when you consider how many children suffer sexual abuse every day? The truth is, you do have the power to change lives for the better.
Together, Let’s Expose the Connection Between Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse
We know a major, but totally overlooked cause. It is pornography – both child and adult pornography. Mark abused the little 8-year-old girl because he was consumed with illicit desires due to his pornography use, which started when he was just a boy.
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is the nation’s leading organization curbing demand for pornography – but we need your continued generous help. This week, we are launching a two-week campaign to raise $20,000 now or in monthly giving pledges for a future without sexual exploitation. These funds are crucial for our future planning.
Your donation of $25, $50, or more today or your monthly donation will go toward our efforts to educate government and other influential leaders on the root factors creating demand for child exploitation. Through our research and press efforts, we are creating more awareness — and moving more leaders to action — to address this growing problem. Together, let’s end sexual exploitation, one life at a time.