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Why Is Child Abuse So Hard To Get Over?

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Ark of Hope for Children

Ark of Hope for Children

Ark of Hope for Children is empowering advocates and donors to bring care and awareness to those victimized as children by human trafficking, child abuse and bullying.  Ark of Hope is a human rights umbrella organization using a trauma informed approach to serve survivors through our various programs.

This approach acknowledges that traumatized people often respond to daily life quite differently even years after their traumatic experiences ended.  If we can address their trauma, we can change lives.  Unconditional love, understanding and mentoring support can empower victims to mold the challenges of their past into hope filled futures as thriving survivors.

Statistics we have gathered about child trafficking, child abuse and bullying show that intervention is highly needed.  Click the links above to the latest statistics or click on our programs below that highlight our efforts to mobilize lighthouses of hope for survivors throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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  • Average victims age is 11 to 14
  • Average life span of a victim is 3 to 7 years
  • This year alone 10,000,000 Children, 13 years of age and up will contract at least one(1) or more STI or STD in the United States.
  • There are at least 2,000,000 run-aways every year.
  • 1 out of every 6 run-aways will fall into Child Sex traffickers hands, and that translates to 16.667%, so out of 2,000,000 runaways 333,340 Children will be raped

TX Sex Offender Gets 15 Years For Child Porn

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Steven Lass, 33

More than 2,200 images of Child Pornography found on iPods and thumb drive, some of it showing babies.

A registered sex offender from Arlington TX was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Tuesday for possessing hundreds of images of child pornography, some of which showed babies.

Steven Lass, 33, pleaded guilty in April to one count of possession of child pornography, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

In August 2014, Lass was pulled over by a Midlothian police officer who noticed that the passenger seat of Lass’ vehicle was missing.  In its place were tools and electronic devices, including two iPods and a thumb drive later found to contain more than 2,200 images of child porn.

The evidence was seized by the FBI, whose investigation revealed “the lewd and lascivious exhibition of the genitals and public are of minors,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Camille Sparks said in a written release.

Lass was required to register as a sex offender after a 2005 arrest in Euless.  He was convicted of indecency with a child, an 8-year-old girl, sentenced to nine years and later paroled.