Woman charged Tuesday with second-degree trafficking of a child
A mother from Missouri has been formally charged with sex trafficking her own disabled daughter after accepting money and cocaine in exchange for allowing men to rape the child, according to reports.
49-year-old Renee Collins’s daughter, who has the mental age of a 2- to 3-year-old, was raped by multiple men in exchange for hard cash and drugs.
Collins was charged Tuesday with second-degree trafficking of a child and first-degree child endangerment.
Her boyfriend, 44-year-old William Thomas Jr., of Rocheport, was also charged with rape.
The court heard that the girl also have autism, is partially deaf and uses corrective leg braces. She was taken into protective custody in July 2017 after authorities learned that her mother would “loan” her to men
Child trafficking and the normalization of pedophilia
As child sex trafficking reaches epidemic levels, one expert has claimed that “moral fluidity” and lack of truth is behind the problem.
Expert and speaker Jaco Booyens, a director and producers who sister was trafficked as a child, said that the normalization of pedophilia and decline in morals are all having an effect on the rise of child sex trafficking.
“I was the guy looking for his sister. I was the guy who saw when she came home and she tried to commit suicide. I’m the guy who had to deal with it—me and my brother and my mom,” Booyens said at the High School Leadership Summit.
“Now we have things such as, ‘Hey there’s some people that love to have sex with children, deal with it,’” he said.“No, I’m not going to deal with it, I’m going to fight it.”