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By The Dispatch On Monday, October 8th, 2018
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Yazidi woman, Nadia Murad, wins Nobel Peace Price

(International Christian Concern) –Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who was held captive by ISIS as a sex slave for 3 months, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Since her escape, she has become a human rights activist More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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New York: Ralph Colamussi pleads guilty to forced labor of Thatched Cottage employees

A Long Island man pleaded guilty Wednesday to forced labor of employees. This following the investigation and 2017 arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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New York: Honduran men Marco Serrano-Rivera, Marlin Reyes-Lopez arrested in human trafficking, smuggling bust

Late Sunday evening, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Burke Station arrested Marco Serrano-Rivera, age 32, and Marlin Reyes-Lopez, age 26, both Honduran citizens, attempting to smuggle five individuals into More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Puerto Rico: Former teacher Yaira Tanies Cotto-Flores sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking case

Former teacher Yaira Tanies Cotto-Flores was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison followed by eight years of supervised release for transporting a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual conduct. U.S. Immigration More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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ICE deports Manuel Humberto Guillen-Galdamez, wanted for human trafficking in El Salvador

Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed a Salvadoran fugitive Wednesday who was wanted in his home country on charges of trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Miami drug trafficking ring convicted: Jerimaine Bryant, Antonio Glass, Levi Bryant, Torivis Ingram and others

Benjamin G. Greenberg, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; Special Agent in Charge Ari C. Shapira for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Miami Field Division; More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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Former Oklahoma State Senator Ralph Shortey sentenced to 15 years for child sex trafficking

Ralph Allen Lee Shortey, 36, has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for soliciting a minor to engage in a commercial sex act. “Today’s sentence shows that federal law enforcement will take whatever More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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New UK Report: Child trafficking more than doubled in just one year

A shocking new report indicates that child trafficking case in the United Kingdom have increased by 66 percent from 2016 to 2017. According to the report, by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group, 2,118 minors More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
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Cook Country arrests hundreds in sex trafficking crackdown as part of National Johns Suppression Initiative

The Cook County sheriff’s office said Wednesday that hundreds of sex buyers and six “pimps” were arrested as part of the nationwide effort against sex trafficking: the National Johns Suppression More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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Florida man, Theodore Symonds, sentences to 17 years for traveling to Dominican Republican to have sex with minors

A Florida man was sentenced Thursday to more than 17 years in prison and 30 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to traveling to the Dominican Republic for engaging in illicit sexual conduct with minors. More...

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 Friday, July 13th, 2018
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Democrats Mark Pocan, Pramila Jayapal, Adriano Espaillat propose ‘Abolish ICE’ measure, then will vote against it

In a move clearly designed to appeal to progressives in the Alt-left, three House Democratic members introduced a measure Thursday calling for the abolishment of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Sexual exploitation activists praise video game maker for removing sexually graphic content

From Dawn Hawkins, Senior VP & Executive Director, National Center on Sexual Exploitation, on Steam, one of the largest distributors of online games, has contacted several video game developers asking them More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Oakland human trafficking case: James Monroe charged for running teen girl sex trade

An Oakland man is now facing nine felony charges, including human trafficking, rape and kidnapping, as Contra Costa County prosecutors Tuesday filed charges in a sex trade bust. James Monroe James Monroe, 26, 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 Brandon Jones On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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Human trafficking data portal to pull information together to battle sex slavery around the world

A new initiative, the world’s first human trafficking data portal, the Counter-Trafficking Data Collaborative (CTDC), has been created by IOM, the UN Migration Agency and Polaris. photo/ Sammis Reachers “We More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
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Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation to Walgreens, Target: Remove the ‘dehumanizing’ SI Swimsuit issue

The new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is making headlines with their “#MeToo” theme, despite having the models pose nude, and the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation is calling on retailers to More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Chicago sex trafficking sting net 31 arrests, national total of arrests tops 600

Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart’s office said that south suburban police arrested 31 sex buyers as part of a nearly monthlong national sex trafficking sting operation. Dart’s office stated that nationally, More...


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