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Hi, I am in the process of writing a book and I was wondering something... I have this character who has kidnapped a group of children, shipped them over to another country, basically is treating them like slaves and is training them to kill. I was just wondering, if someone saw what was happening and reported it to the police, who would be responsible for taking care of a situation like this? How many years would someone like this get in a prison? Have you heard of anything like this happening? It kind of sounds crazy to myself, but it sounds interesting and something that could make a good read. thank you for your time.

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Good Afternoon,

What you're talking about is actually occurring and not fictional. Is occurring mostly in Africa where children as young as 10 are being taken from their villages and forced to conscript into local militias and fight against the governments there.

If the crime occurred in the United States the local police would be the ones to get involved and there are specialist in what we call "human trafficking" and they investigate these types of crimes. There are even specialty courses for police officers who are interested in this.

If someone saw what was happening and reported it to the police, who would be responsible for taking care of a situation like this? The local police.

How many years would someone like this get in a prison? Life would not be beyond reason.

Have you heard of anything like this happening? All the time in Africa and other third world nations, but very few in the US if any are taken overseas for this. US kids are too savvy and would find a way to get out or away.

Hope this helps.. http://www.unicef.org/sowc96/ciwcont.htm  

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I have been a police officer for 30+ years! I am the Police Academy Commander at the Santa Fe College, Institute of Public Safety in Gainesville Florida It is a full service Law Enforcement and Corrections training facility. I can answer most questions concerning law enforcement procedures, law enforcement training and general questions about law enforcment. I can also answer questions about becoming a law enfocement officer. I have a booklet and web page I have written that answers many questions about how to become a police officer called "So you want to be a cop (police Officer) in Florida?", which is free, Google it.. All you have to do is ask. I teach the following subjects: RADAR/LASER, Law Enforcement Driving, Law Enforcement Firearms and Patrol Techniques, Officer Safety, WMD's for Patrol Officers, Application of Law, Communications skills, Dealing with the Mentally and physically handicapped, and many more subjects. I have worked as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and helped to write the police curriculum for the State of Florida. I like answering questions about how to become a police officer, and questions about why did an officer do this or that type questions. I also like answering any questions you may have about police work in general. I do not mind helping with homework questions or trying to answer your questions about legal subjects that I have knowledge of. You will never know the answer until you ask! If you do ask a question, PLEASE take the time to at least rate the answer. I do not get paid to answer these questions and do it on my own time. If you ask, please rate it when I answer. Thanks!!! If its a question about becoming a police officer, it may be answered here: http://sites.google.com/site/flaleohelp/ My "hobby" website - http://www.youtube.com/user/3rdID8487 Military Videos on YouTube and Facebook!!

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I am a 30+ year veteran police officer, I am currently the Police Academy Commander of an Academy in North FLorida. I have been training police officers since 1993 and have trained them in all aspects of law enforcement, including firearms, Driving and legal subjects including patrol techniques and others and training all over the world. I have trained over 5000 officers worldwide in the last 16 years of training.

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