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The Legal Examiner
November 4, 2020

Fewer child sex trafficking prosecutions under Trump
By Elaine Silvestrini

After climbing steadily under President Barack Obama, the number of federal prosecutions against child sex traffickers has dropped, according to a new report from the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, a data research organization at Syracuse University. The prosecutions peaked at 277 in fiscal year 2016 and fell to 178 in 2019 and 180 in 2020, according to the TRAC report. The change is striking in light of what the New York Times describes as a viral, pro-Trump conspiracy theory that “the world is run by a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles who are plotting against Mr. Trump while operating a global child sex-trafficking ring.” The theory holds that Trump was recruited by military generals to run for president to break up this conspiracy.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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