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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 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 Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Venezuela crisis: Venezuelans fleeing their country, Neighboring countries stretched to capacity

Since 2014, more than 4 million Venezuelans have fled to find safety, food and medicines in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Aruba, Curacao and Spain. Image/CIA Neighboring 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...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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National Center on Sexual Exploitation conducts awareness of sex trafficking during Super Bowl

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is conducting its annual Tackle Demand activism campaign to shed light on the sex trafficking that occurs every year at the Super Bowl. While the claim that More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Missouri husband and wife, Larry Dykes, Alicia Dykes arrested for keeping teen sex slave

A Missouri couple have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl whom a prosecutor alleges was kept as a “sex slave.” Larry and Alicia Dykes of Strafford, both age 42, were charged with 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 Red Diogenes On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Florida Sheriff Grady Judd to church: ‘reality is there is human trafficking in Polk County’

Florida’s Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd brought a serious message about human trafficking Sunday to the First United Methodist Church in Auburndale, calling for more active participation in the battle against More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Outcry Spring 2018 Tour dates set, includes Elevation Worship, Bethel Music, Mosaic MSC and Vertical Worship

OUTCRY announces dates and the line-up for the 14-city OUTCRY: Spring 2018 Tour.  OUTCRY began four years ago as a hallmark, a line in the sand, a stake in the ground. It was the mark of something that truly More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Maryland police have arrested Abiathar Vance, charged with three counts of human trafficking

Police in Maryland have charged a man with human trafficking after authorities said he trapped a 16-year-old girl into prostitution. Frederick police said Abiathar Vance, 39, was with a 16-year-old girl whom he More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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California high school coach Elan Seagraves arrested in human trafficking case

Police have arrested a Sacramento high school soccer coach on charges he forced two teenage girls into prostitution. Elan Seagraves Elan Seagraves, 34, was taken into custody in the early morning on Christmas Day. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 8th, 2017
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Human trafficking: Derrick Harper sentenced to 287 years, includes murder of Jesse Saucedo, Joseph Bradshaw

Derrick Harper is a monster and will now spend the rest of his life behind bars, sentenced to 287 years to life in prison for kidnapping women at gunpoint, raping and forcing them into prostitution. Harper faced More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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Cornelius Wells, Oshay Small arrested for child sex trafficking in Texas, Arizona

Police have arrested two men accused of child sex trafficking multiple victims in Arizona and Texas. Oshay Small Mesa police detailed how Oshay Small, 24, and 21-year-old Cornelius Wells were arrested near Metro 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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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Human trafficking ring: Quinton Brown, Gerald Lavell Turner, Mia McNeil charged with sex trafficking, pimping, identity theft

Three people have been charged with pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated in California, Nevada and Texas, authorities said Thursday. The teens, between 15 and 17, were lured into More...


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