Human Trafficking Alert: 5-year-old Shaniya Davis

Fayetteville police have charged Antoinette Nicole Davis with “human trafficking; felony child abuse – prostitution; filing a false police report; and resist, delay, or obstruct an officer” in the disappearance of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis.

Shaniya Davis
Shaniya Davis

Shaniya Davis is a 5-year-old black female with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her disappearance is urged to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or their local law enforcement agency.

Arrest documents show that Shaniya’s mother “knowingly provide(d) Shaniya Davis with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude” and she “permit(ted) an act of prostitution,” the Fayetteville Observer says.

Human Trafficking says the “United States of America is principally a transit and destination country for trafficking in persons. It is estimated that 14,500 to 17,500 people, primarily women and children, are trafficked to the U.S. annually.”

The FBI says 886 children have been recovered through the Innocence Lost National Initiative.

“Investigations have successfully led to the conviction of more than 500 pimps, madams, and their associates who exploit children through prostitution. These convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences including multiple 25-year-to-life sentences and the seizure of real property, vehicles, and monetary assets,” the FBI says.

The Innocence Lost National Initiative was founded in June 2003.

A tip led authorities this weekend to search a densely wooded area near the Lee-Harnett county line for Shaniya’s body. Just makes you feel like crying doesn’t it?

Keep looking. Keep praying.

Shaniya’s body was found today (11/16/2009) off Walker Rd. in Lee County.

I was driving when I received the cancel Amber Alert for Shaniya. I feared the worst, but made a call. Shaniya had been found—but not alive.

More later…

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