I have always known about missing children, human trafficking and the like. When I was young, I remember seeing milk cartons with the faces of missing children on them. Even today, you can go into any Wal-Mart, walk up to the bulletin board and see pictures of missing children. The same in rest areas along the interstates. To be honest, I never really gave it a second thought, like so many others.
Two years ago, my daughter gave birth to our very first granddaughter. That changed everything for me. That little girl quickly became Granddad’s little sweetie. The light of my life, you might say. Now, nothing has happened to her, let me make that perfectly clear. But it changed my whole focus. Very quickly I found myself wondering, what would I do if anything happened to that little princess? I began to dwell on worst case scenarios. I started to think of the best ways to protect her and keep her from being a statistic.
Then, one day I stumbled across a video describing the ongoing child sex trafficking problem, not just in the US but around the world. And, then it hit me. If I would worry and feel helpless if anything happened to my granddaughter, then everyone else would feel the same way, if it were to happen to their child or children.
At that point, I knew I had to get involved but how? I am actually a tractor trailer driver by trade but I do have audio/visual skills. So, I decided to create the Austen Project, (named after my granddaughter).
The Austen Project is a way we can get the message out about how serious this situation is. However, upon researching the Child Sex Trafficking disease we are facing, I discovered that this involves just about every aspect of our society. The Government, Hollywood, the music industry, urban and rural areas, north, south east and west, makes no difference.
With this site, we will attempt to bring the truth about Child Sex Trafficking. Whatever you thought you knew about it, You Were Wrong.
Welcome to The Austen Project!