I dunno, there is something about the whole thing… not intelligence or genius, certainly, but… let’s go with “low cunning”.
Basically, pedophilia and child-trafficking is something that is righteously loathed by every sane human. Even the most wretched neo-Nazi finds that repugnant. It’s probably one of the few issues that the head of the NAACP and the KKK Grand Sorcerer can agree on.
And of course if you are trafficking children to use in your liberal policy orgies ™, then you’re going to be keeping it really, really quiet, right? So it’s no wonder that the general public has never heard a whisper of it. Until now.