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By The Dispatch On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Ride For Freedom Bike Team Crossing USA to Fight Human Trafficking

Four young men with no biking experience or formal training are attempting to bike 3,200 miles in 50 days to raise money to fight human trafficking. Tanner Ming (20), Andre Palare (20), Anthony Kucich (21) and More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 12th, 2018
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President Trump signs FOSTA to fight human sex trafficking

President Trump signed H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), on Wednesday. The anti-human trafficking bill was passed by both houses of Congress. Photo/Sawso.org Trump More...

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 The Dispatch On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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House passes human trafficking bill, targeting online sex trade, sites like backpage.com

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic legislative package to fight online sex trafficking, by a vote of 388 to 25. The legislation included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Sex trafficking expert: Google financing ‘sex trafficking website’, calls for ban on Backpage

A new report shows that Google is financially backing legal efforts defending a sex trafficking website and opposing legal reform that could benefit thousands of sex trafficking victims. How is Google doing this? More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Ohio: Lerenzo White, Justice White, Justin White indicted after human trafficking arrest

A federal grand jury has indicted a Columbus man with five counts of human trafficking. Lerenzo White, 30, who operates under nicknames “Justice” and “Justin,” is accused of trafficking More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Arizona woman, Patcharin Koibuchi, sentenced in human trafficking, smuggling case

An Arizona woman was sentenced Wednesday for her role a sex-trafficking ring involving young girls that was based in Tempe. The Arizona Attorney General’s office found Koibuchi organized a 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 Butter Bracco On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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South Carolina couple, AJ Simmons, Brittany Taylor face 20 charges of human trafficking of children as young as 12

A South Carolina couple are now facing  federal sex trafficking charges after they attempted to recrui two minors for prostitution. Ashford J. Simmons, nicknamed “AJ” is age 27, and Brittany Smith, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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4 companies used Walmart shipping to traffick Cambodians, judge rules human trafficking case can move forward

A California federal court ruled that a lawsuit against two US and two Thai investigating human trafficking can move forward towards trial. Four companies stand accused of violating the US Trafficking Victims More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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California human trafficking sting update: Anthony Lott sentenced to over 9 years

A California man arrested after a human trafficking sting operation in 2015 has been sentenced to over nine years in prison, according to new details released in a statement from the Office of the District Attorney 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 Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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‘Priceless’ delivers a powerful message on human trafficking, asking women ‘how much are you worth’

How much is another human being worth? Grammy award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY produced their first film with Priceless, asking this very question. Joel Smallbone stars as James in events inspired by the 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 The Dispatch On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Check out ‘Priceless’ premiere with Fathom Events screening on October

Grammy award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY bring to life a gritty story of one man’s journey back to himself and the dramatic incident that changed his life forever. “PRICELESS Premiere With for KING & 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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Missing teen Adriana Coronado identified as body found in Houston

Authorities have positively identified the remains of a body found Wednesday near a road in northwest Houston through fingerprint analysis as a missing teen. The body is Adriana Coronado, the 14-year-old who was More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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NY DA Cyrus Vance, Rep Carolyn Maloney call for action against ‘anonymously-owned’ companies linked to terrorists, other criminals

Law enforcement figures including New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, former President of the FBI Agents Association Konrad Motyka and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Representative More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Michigan man, Jonathan Purnell, sentenced in human trafficking charges

The third person in a Lansing-based sex-trafficking ring has been sentenced to prison. Jonathan Purnell, 28, of Lansing, was sentenced to 5½ years to 20 years in prison Wednesday by Ingham County Circuit Court More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Planned Parenthood videos prompt EU questions, investigation

A member of the European Parliament has submitted written questions to the European Commission in the wake of the release of videos that depict Planned Parenthood officials involved in the possible illegal sale More...


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