groomingThe Power of Fantasy in Grooming

This week on Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity we are going to explore the power of fantasy in grooming. Be sure to join us on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on the Voice America – Variety Channel. If you miss the live show, you can find the archived show on

Victims of sex trafficking are most often lured, groomed and controlled by pimps and predators. Pimping is not about sex. It is all about creating a facade. A dream. A Fantasy. Stimulating the want in the mind of a vulnerable person for something they don’t currently have. We sometimes call that grooming.

Sometimes the smartest people are lured in. Sex and fantasy can be amazing or it can be a prison. How do you break the fantasy of a 15-year-old girl being groomed by a predator? She wants to believe with all her heart it is real, but you see the warning signs. 

This week we are going to talk about the role of grooming and psychology in sex trafficking, sextortion, adult and child pornography. 

Fantasy relationships – mood altering, adrenaline addiction, the personal obsession you create, the impact of a teen becoming obsessed with a predator. We will examine how a parent should intervene if they see their child being groomed.

Fantasy relationships and the psychological damage to teens who have been groomed and virtually exploited even though they may not have been physically violated.

The Psychololgy of pimping – romeo and gorilla

The Psychology a pimp uses to put the victim in a shame based box.

The psychological impact on victims of sextortion that teens experience through chat rooms.   

The “you deserve better” psychology is often used by foreign recruiters that lure victims into both sex and labor trafficking in the U.S.

This is a show every parent and grandparent should hear!

Find the archived show HERE.

Case/Story Links for this week’s show:

Signs Your Teen Is Being Groomed by Sex Traffickers – Catholic Charities Community Services  

Seduced: The Grooming of America’s Teenagers | Million Kids – Online Store

Minecraft’ Match Gone Wrong: Man Drove To Michigan With Butcher Knife To Meet Teen In Person  (a 14-year-old girl was groomed by a 25-year-old predator for nearly two years in a chat room with Minecraft)

Three men charged with human trafficking by Toronto police in two separate incidents
(a look at the psychology of gorilla pimping)

EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,“ airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

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