At the time of our audit, the FBI did not have training materials for conducting intelligence assessments of the domestic trafficking of children for sexual exploitation. In addition, the database is capable of storing images or audio files.
Two of the prominent Mexican routes for human trafficking share borders with the U. Keisler that 18 U. It is thought that the reasons behind this include the transition of victims to offenders, and the use of women to gain trust of victims.
California is particularly vulnerable because of "proximity to international borders, number of ports and airports, significant immigrant population, and large economy that includes industries that attract forced labor. Sex Trafficking being the leading type of trafficking being seen in California.
Moreover, investigations on child sex tourism are classified under the same classification used for all other types of sexual exploitation of children. Information such as the number of pimps that have victimized a child or other states through which the victim has been transported can also be collected within this database.
Appendix F. In the FBI launched an undercover program targeting child sex tourism. However, this official stated further that additional investigative resources through undercover operations and Special Agents with language training would be required to adequately address this crime.
However, no Intelligence Analysts were available until November to initiate this assessment of domestic trafficking of children for prostitution. The CACU Chief informed us that Intelligence Analysts have made significant contribution to the efforts to combat crimes against children.
Keisler that 18 U. Information in the database can be used to locate targets and victims and help establish the existence of an interstate criminal enterprise trafficking children for sexual exploitation. Between FYs and , the FBI opened investigations under this initiative, resulting in the dismantling of 31 criminal enterprises, the arrest of subjects, and the conviction of persons involved in child sexual exploitation.