Herkimer’s Child Trafficking Sykes Gang

Stephen Ames Berry

In August 2016, child trafficking cartel conductors Little Mama and Pretty Boy relocated, handing their organization’s longtime Herkimer trafficking transit hub over to Stanley Sykes and his gang for safekeeping.  The hub, at 341 Eureka Avenue  trafficked, 1,000-2,000 kids a year through Herkimer, a small Upstate New York village. Regional child trafficking management was probably concerned about the growing number of law enforcement surveillance drones over Herkimer Village. The assumption was that they were hunting drug traffickers, but they could also be hunting child traffickers.

Sykes and his putative wife Becky replaced Little Mama in 341 Eureka Avenue, with daughter-in-law Carrie Ann Bass living in 334 Pleasant Avenue. They’re  till still there. Their houses anchor both ends of the child trafficking  lot.  As with trafficker Little Mama before them, they rent from Herkimer landlord Jay Smith. 

Stanley Sykes Mission in Herkimer’s Premier Child Trafficking Spot

From his activities over the last 18 months, Sykes and his gang have a two-fold mission: emptying our house of us and making a go of their own child exploitation activities. Before his allies told him to shut it, Stanley had bragged about the $10k bonus he’d receive for getting rid of us. Despite four years of harassment and many poison gas attacks, we’re still here. The location of our house astride the child trafficking lot makes it a must-have as the area’s next criminal controlled house. Just see the map below. 

Herkimer gas attacks map
Herkimer Gas Attacks Map – March 2018

The silent torrent of trafficked kids through that parking lot was rerouted when Little Mama moved on. Sykes has tried to monetize the location, even paying a franchise fee for the privilege, or so he’s loudly declared.

A child trafficked for sex in the US can net his or her handlers $100k a year  or more, according to figures from humanrightsfirst.org.    This quote appeared in Ark of Hope for Children, which rescues trafficked kids. There are only a few hundred arrests per year for child trafficking. The FBI has sole jurisdiction over this crime. As we’ve witnessed in Herkimer,it’s because  local police officers are susceptible to enticement by cash heavy child traffickers.

Child trafficking’s much safer and can be more profitable for criminals  than selling even heroin, which is what Stanley Sykes’s son was allegedly arrested for here–that and complicity in the death of one of his users.  It seems to us that Stanley’s given many years of loyal service to Mohawk Valley gangs as an on-call thug, and is looking to finally make his fortune in the dark world of low-risk, high-profit child exploitation.

Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes Tries the Child Exploitation Market

Stanley Sykes with trafficked child
Stanley Sykes, threatening and blustering at our door. The kid’s not one of his children. Herkimer criminals believe hoods thwart facial recognition programs. If a kid’s wearing a hood and you don’t know him or see him again, he’s probably trafficked.

With the exception of a few vital cameras, we don’t hover over our camera feeds. But if we see something odd or alarming, we pull the clips and have a look. From those videos, it seems Sykes and his crew are trying to supplement their drug trafficking income with child exploitation. Here’s what we have for videos to date. We probably missed most of it, but the clips lend some insight into what he’s tried.

Stanley Throws a Kids’ Party

Taking a page from child trafficker ally and probable child exploiter Curtis Cool, Stanley threw a party for some of the neighborhood kids and their parents.

“Child Exploitation: The Pretender — Someone who pretends to be something s/he is not, such as a boyfriend, a big sister, a father, a friendly neighbor.” (“Seeing Through the Disguise” iEmpathize is a youth empowerment program that teaches kids to recognize child sex exploiters.)

Through a Glass Darkly – Justin and Larry

Trafficked teens who introduced themselves as Justin and Larry, exit the back of Stanley Sykes’s 341 Eureka Avenue.  They followed dog Bear and I  to pat Bear.

Conversations with trafficked kids are rare and brief, says the Ark of Hope for Children. Things to look for are little or no schooling, evasiveness as to where they live and responses that aren’t age-appropriate. See what you think: our full exchange is described on YouTube.

Never saw Larry and Justin again. And I’ve been watching. 

Kids Drift In and Out Like Smoke Along Pleasant Avenue – Herkimer’s Distributed Child Trafficking

The little blonde girl was apparently stashed at Joyce Barton’s house (across the street, off camera) for a week weeks. then vanished. 

Major child trafficking networks have the resources to do volume–lot’s of kids, lots of transfer points and final destinations.

The child trafficking wannabees like the regional Herkimer gangs don’t have the same resources as  major league traffickers they cooperate with.  The locals are dependent upon trafficking kids one or a few at a time, whom they distributed among members’ houses. 

Newly  Trafficked Herkimer Kids Here Today, Then Gone

They may be here for weeks, or only seen once.  We’ve seen them pass through 328 Pleasant Avenue (Curtis Cool), 333 Pleasant Avenue (Joyce Barton), 334 Pleasant Avenue (Sykes gang–Carrie Ann Bass), and Stanley Sykes’s 341 Eureka Avenue.   Some of the supposedly vacant houses behind ours, on Eureka Avenue will sometimes have kids for a few days, then the kids vanish and the houses stay empty for a while. 

It’s likely that kids held at traffickers’ houses for a longer time are in greater need of grooming, which the Canadian Global News defines as “…win[ning] a  child’s trust and co-operation, which decreases the chances of them telling anyone about the abuse.”

The little blonde girl in the above video was stashed at Joyce Barton’s 333 Pleasant Avenue for several weeks, then vanished. She was a frequent visitor to the Sykes’ gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue, presided over by Carrie Ann Bass. Most kids who are passed through we either don’t notice or miss recording.  We only noticed  her because the Sykes gang had chosen that day to rampage Pleasant Avenue, in farewell to Stanley Sykes’s heroin-dealing son, then out on bail. 

Of the blonde girl’s only friends, the boy in the blue shirt, Harvey,  is a Sykes gang family member. We never saw the other girls again.

What  A Well-Groomed Trafficked Child Looks Like

Publishing the clips of the little blonde girl and her friends, we mentioned   that she and they may have been trafficked. Suddenly all unknown kids at the Sykes’ gang locations sprouted winter jackets with hoods up–notably on warm days. Of course, it only marked them as potentially trafficked.

Most of the trafficked kids we’ve seen arrive well-groomed: happy, hopeful–fresh. They’re ready to be moved on. Here’s a new little girl arriving with Carrie Ann Bass.  Bass and the girl are crossing from Barton’s 333 Pleasant Avenue to the Sykes gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue.

The little girl has her few things with her.  She seems happy, excited but a bit anxious. She looks trustingly at Carrie Ann. Carrie Ann’s proven many times that she’s just another thug and depraved trafficker. 

Carrie Ann Bass, Herkimer NY street thug
Carrie Ann Bass, Herkimer NY street thug.

Sleepy Truck Boy

You wouldn’t notice anything wrong, looking at this sweet clip of mother and child, unless you were looking for signs of child sexual exploitation and trafficking. Just a mom arriving a friend’s house with her kid, then later taking her sleepy boy home. But in our 4 years on Herkimer’s Pleasant Avenue, we’ve seen many signs of drug use by our murderous band of neighbors to manipulate and control children. Kids to them are but weapons or a cash crop. Any interaction between adults and kids merits always merits a closer look:

1409 hrs – Man, woman and boy arrive by truck at Sykes gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue, a drug and child trafficking transmit point presided over by Carrie Ann Bass
1409 – Woman and boy enter house. Man waits in car
1428 –  Semiconscious boy is carried from 334 by woman; met by man.
1429 –  Semiconscious boy secured in truck. Truck drives off – 20 minutes from wide awake and walking  to semiconscious and carried.

We suspect the boy was given one of the pre – anesthetic drugs used as date rape drugs, such as rohypnol or ketamine.  Given the flow of drugs into and out of Herkimer and the Sykes gang’s obvious trafficking of them out of 334 Pleasant Avenue, either drug could have been easily obtained. The drugs act quickly, which is why they’re used at parties and clubs. They make a child more cooperative in an  exploitation situation.

Stanley Sykes’ daughter Kyra told us she’s a nurse. Given her violent sociopathic behaviors, we doubt it, but we don’t doubt she administers drugs to kids.

Stanley Sykes’ House – Little Boy Gone

We’ve never seen two more shame-faced people as the young couple in the video above. The camera doesn’t do their guilt-wracked faces justice. The woman took that kid into Sykes’ and the couple fled. Never saw them again; never saw the boy again. 

Anything’s possible once you come to the horrific conclusion that you live among a murderous band of depraved drug and child traffickers. They traffic heroin and kids, pimp out their own children and try to kill neighbors they can’t drive off. (See our poison gas attacks videos.)

Such heinous filth will have a way to dispose of dead kids who’ve inconvenienced them. Herkimer has several human crematoria, one pet crematory, three major waterways, and the forests of the Southern Adirondacks just to the north.

At any one time, 300,000 children are being trafficked in the United States. Many of them go missing. 

Trafficked Kids Being Slipped into Sykes Gang’s 334 Pleasant Avenue

4/8/17 Trafficked teens being slipped into Herkimer’s traditional child trafficking transit point in the dead of night. It’s the parking lot spanning 334 Pleasant Avenue and 341 Pleasant Avenue. Both are controlled by Herkimer’s Stanley Sykes’ gang, long-time tenants of Herkimer landlord Jay Smith.

Trafficked children may be quickly be forwarded to their final destinations in some major metropolitan area, there to be broken in as captive slaves.  [The]…average life span of a [child trafficked for sex] is…7 years, found dead from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, malnutrition, overdose or suicide,” reports the Ark of Hope for Children.

 

Trafficked Herkimer Kids We Don’t See 

Ours is one of the last houses around that ghastly parking area either not vacant or not controlled by Herkimer’s regional gangs. We probably only pick up on about 10% of neighboring child trafficking, our cameras being positioned to protect our place, and the traffickers trying to keep off camera. 

For more about Herkimer’s trafficked kids, the criminals who profit from them and the seeming millions of dirty dollars produced by this heinous industry in our pastoral village, see our other child trafficking posts.

“Herkimer’s dirty and likes it that way.”

For the price we’ve paid to find and present this Herkimer child trafficking data, follow this link to our blog’s Poisoning section.  This is our 14th month of poison gas attacks. As I type, the evening gas attacks on our house have begun. (To be fair, Stanley Sykes did offer us $1,500 for our home.)

Our troubles are small compared to the fate of the thousands of children trafficked through unseeing Herkimer.  As a former federal agent I know said, “Herkimer’s dirty and likes it that way.”

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This blog is my perspective on dwelling in our small village nestled among beautiful forests, farms and open landscapes. Educated in Israel and the US, I have an MS in Computer Science. My viewpoint has been shaped by world travel, friends and benefactors both strangers and people I know. Linda Kaidan