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By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
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Women’s March organizers are calling FBI’s seizure of backpage.com over human trafficking charges a ‘crisis for sex workers’

The top online human trafficking site, Backpage.com, was seized by the federal government two weeks after the U.S. House and Senate passed a bill to stop online human sex trafficking. Now organizers from the Women’s More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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South Korean Court Rules on US Troops

In South Korea’s flawed democracy, lawsuits against the government for violation of human rights hardly ever succeed. Information to use as evidence are in the government’s hands and resources available to accusers More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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The ‘Dirty Dozen’ companies linked to perpetuating sexual exploitation includes Amazon, Comcast, Google, YouTube

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced its 2018 “dirty dozen” list naming top facilitators of sexual exploitation in mainstream society. “Our Dirty Dozen List gets results. It has instigated More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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North Carolina human trafficking sting leads to arrests of Autumn Beal, Gregory Sterling, Alicia Halstead

The FBI and Hagerstown Police Department charged three people during a human-trafficking sting that was conducted Tuesday at hotels in the city. Hagerstown police said in a news release that the undercover operation More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Ohio: Akron couple, Darren Townsend and Pearl Coffey indicted on human trafficking charges

An Akron couple was indicted Friday on several human trafficking charges, authorities said. Darren Townsend, 37, and Pearl Coffey, 34, are charged with multiple counts of compelling prostitution, trafficking in More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Texas human trafficking bust leads to 37 arrests linked to soliciting underage children online

Texas law enforcement officials have arrested 37 people in and around Midland County as part of an ongoing investigation into human trafficking. The Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation Division of More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Eight UAE Princesses convicted in human trafficking sting linked to Belgium hotel

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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New reports reveals human trafficking problem in Billings Montana

In a new article published on Billings Gazette, the law enforcement and FBI efforts in Montana have resulted in spotlighting the growing and serious problem in Montana communities: human trafficking. Linking human More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
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Pennsylvania: Nathaniel Pagan now charge with human trafficking after prostitute talks

A Reading man who was arrested in a prostitution sting organized by a Spring Township detective last month faces new charges including human trafficking. Nathaniel E.R. Pagan has now been linked to a new investigation More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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#TackleDemand attempts to target sex trafficking at Super Bowl with message ‘don’t buy sex’

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is launching a new awareness campaign with over 20 partners to target demand for sex trafficking at the Super Bowl and beyond. “How do you stop sex trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Anti-Sexual Violence, human trafficking groups unite to fight against California’s move to legalize prostitution

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón. Twelve other nonprofit organizations working to combat sexual More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Texas sex trafficking sting results in the arrest of pimps, gang members and heinous abuse of sex slaves

Four individuals, with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy. Audry Lane, aka “Spud,” 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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California Sex trafficking bust leads to arrest of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer

As a result of a three-year investigation spearheaded by the California Attorney General’s office, authorities in Texas arrested Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer on felony charges of pimping a minor, pimping, and More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner signs two bills to fight human trafficking

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner used harsh language and the power of the office, to sign two bills targeting human trafficking and sexual exploitation across the state. Gov. Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Canada Supreme Court says restrictions on prostitution unconstitutional

The supreme court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring that the provisions unconstitutionally violated prostitutes’ More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Philippines women’s group, Gabriela comes out against UN recommendation to legalize prostitution in Asia

A newly published report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls for the decriminalization of prostitution in Asia and the South Pacific as a way to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections More...


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