NEWS AND LAWS

North Carolina

9 Investigates: Human trafficking happening in Charlotte

Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 | By Natalie Pasquarella

“Human trafficking is happening in Charlotte, and some cases involve children.

Neet Childs said she remembers when her reality was broken. At 16, a 38-year-old man befriended her at her job.”

Website: http://wp.me/pikPQ-E8

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The new Christian abolition movement

Posted: February 5, 2012 | By Eric Marrapodi

Greensboro, North Carolina (CNN) —The truck-stop hooker is no Julia Roberts, the trucker in the cab with her no Richard Gere, and this truck stop off the highway could not be any farther from Beverly Hills, the staging ground for “Pretty Woman.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-A0

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Students research hardships of rural N.C. women

Posted: Feb 14, 2012 | By Alexander Vaughn

“Several Triangle college students have looked beyond the comforts of their own lives to delve into the hardships facing women in rural areas ofNorth Carolinaand the rest of the globe.”

Read more here: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zY

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UNC Charlotte parties to end human trafficking with We Own the Night Rave

“The ‘We Own The Night Rave’ (WON Rave) is an Electronic Dance Music (EDM) event that goes beyond your normal party. The event raises awareness through music and social outreach about the worldwide problem of human trafficking and modern-day sex slavery.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zW

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Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking January Newsletter

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month!

For Anti-Human Trafficking Events inNorth Carolina visit:

http://wp.me/pikPQ-yT

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ENC Stop Human Trafficking: November Newsletter

Events, News, Help needed

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wp 

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The Abolitionist’s Digest

The following are a collection of news stories about human trafficking and slavery from around the world.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wr

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Sex & Money national film screening tour comes to UNC | Carolina Women’s Center

Posted: November 2, 2011 / By Donna Bickford

I was so pleased by the great turnout at CAST’s Sex & Money screening last night. We were proud to be cosponsors and I was
honored to be asked to serve on the post-screening discussion panel.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wu

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 Group Says Human Trafficking A Growing Problem In ENC

Posted: Oct 22, 2011

Dozens of people marched at the Greenville town common. They say the sale of human beings is happening here at home and
across the globe.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ww

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A look at human trafficking through the eyes of survivors in our state

Posted: October 25, 2011 / UNCTV Media (Video)

A look at human trafficking through the eyes of survivors in our state.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wy

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Human Trafficking Ring Busted In Greenville

Posted: October 31, 2011 / By WCTI Staff

PITTCOUNTY– A ring leader in the Human Trafficking organization in Eastern North Carolina was arrested after a search warrant was executed at a brothel house inGreenville.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wA

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A look at human trafficking through the eyes of survivors in our state (Video)

Posted: Tuesday October 25, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-w6

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Carrboro police crack down on prostitution in sting operation

Published: Sept 30, 2011 / By Chelsey Dulaney |The Daily Tar Heel

“While police records indicate that prostitution is not an obvious problem in Carrboro and surrounding towns, local officials say they believe some prostitution occurs discretely, below the radar of police.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uW

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Farm-labor debate revives as N.C. issues thousands of visas

Published: Sep 29, 2011 / By Gabriel Silverman – Medill News Service

“WASHINGTON — While more than one in 10 North Carolinians are without work, thousands of farm jobs that pay more than the minimum wage are being filled by immigrants, most of them from Mexico, through a legal, temporary work program.”

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The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) is super excited to launch its social enterprise
venture, a cutting edge t-shirt line SOCIAL JUSTEES!

Check out the SOCIAL JUSTEES “Lift Off” commercial: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ur

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How did homeless men in Philly find themselves journeying to North Carolina to pick potatoes?

Posted: Sept 8, 2011 / By Kristen Mosbrucker / City Paper

“Rideout and the others were waiting for the “potato truck,” something of a legend among Philadelphia’s homeless as a free ride to opportunity — figuratively, anyway.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uu

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Human Trafficking On The Rise (Video)

Posted: September 14, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uw

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Human Trafficking Cases Up 600 Percent In NC – Group Working To Provide Help

Posted: September 14, 2011 / Copyright 2011 by WXII12.com

“WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.– The number of incidents of human sex trafficking across North Carolina are up 600 percent over the
past 18 months, according to local World Relief Inc. Director Tony Williams”

Read more: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uy

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Human trafficking gains notice

Posted: Sep 25, 2011 / By Richard Stradling

RALEIGH– “…A growing network of law enforcement and nonprofit groups…are becoming more sophisticated about dealing with a worldwide problem that experts say exists in North Carolina.”

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Check out our short blog post with more information about corporate social responsibility and eradicating human trafficking.

Businesses and Human Trafficking | Carolina Women’s Center

Link: womenscenter.unc.edu

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Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now

July Newsletter Update

Campaigns, Events, Job openings, News

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pE

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Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now

July’s Newsletter includes events, Legislative updates, Trafficking Info, Petitions: updates & new opportunities.

Link:  http://wp.me/pikPQ-ov

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Protecting farm kids: a tough row to hoe

Published: Sat, Jun 11, 2011 / By Harry Payne

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nr

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Cumberland man faces child porn charges

Posted:  May 11, 2011; 11:23 am / WRAL.com

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-jO

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The NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Division just sent out the OFFICIAL notification to all BLET School Directors this morning announcing the new addition of the Human Trafficking block of instruction in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) curriculum to be implemented in July.  Thank you to everyone that assisted in making this addition possible.  This is a monumental landmark for North Carolina in our efforts to combat human trafficking.  As many of you may know adding hours to the state curriculum does not happen very often so this is a great achievement.

-North Carolina Justice Academy / April 21, 2011

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Human trafficking is hiding in plain sight in NC, feds say

Updated: Apr 18, 2011 4:23 PM EDT / By Derrick Rose, Reporter

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-it

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Dominican singer faces sex-trafficking charges

Posted: 4:31 pm, April 14, 2011 / ajc

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gU

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Advocates gather to oppose human trafficking

By: News 14Carolina Staff / Updated 04/12/2011 05:06 PM

Video: http://wp.me/pikPQ-fM

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NC Legislative Update

Posted by: “Larson, Melissia” / Apr 11, 2011 5:12 am (PDT)

Legislative update from Child Fatality Taskforce

Endorse efforts to improve parity of child workers in agriculture and

other work settings. H 838 FILED

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the United

States. Working with farm machinery, chemicals, livestock and other

hazards create an environment that is particularly hazardous for

children. While children make up only a tiny fraction of the

agricultural work force, they account for 20% of all deaths on the job

in agriculture. Under current laws, children are allowed to work as paid

employees at agricultural operations beginning as young as age 10. As

an industry, Agriculture is exempt from most child labor laws. The

Protect Youth/Farm Family Employment bill, sponsored by Reps. Jordan,

Parfitt, Howard and M. Alexander, limits these exemptions to better

protect child workers. H838:

http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011%20%20&BillID=h838

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Durham brothers plead guilty to trafficking aliens

Posted: April 7, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-fJ

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Charlotte Human Trafficking Force on WFAE 90.7 – Charlotte Talks

Posted: Tuesday March 8, 2011

Links: http://wp.me/pikPQ-eY

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Donations needed for human trafficking victims

Posted: 03/07/2011 05:08 PM    By: Ed Scannell

Link:http://wp.me/pikPQ-f3

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Human Trafficking of Immigrant Women, Girls on Rise in North Carolina

Published January 21, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-f6

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The North Carolina connection to human trafficking

Posted: Jan 15, 2010 9:52 AM EST Friday, January 15, 2010 9:52 AM EST Updated: Feb 02, 2010 5:38 PM EST

http://www.wbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=11828239

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Human trafficking case shows desperate plight of immigrant girls forced into prostitution

By Associated Press / October 11, 2009, 9:29PM

Local and federal authorities are not sure how extensive the Charlotte sex rings have become. They say Flores’ ring brought in hundreds of young women each year to work as prostitutes.

Flores was convicted of trafficking in April. But authorities say other pimps in Charlotte continue to prey on young girls from poor countries.

“I don’t think we really realized how big this was,” says Delbert Richburg, assistant special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Investigations in Charlotte. “We’re probably just scratching the surface.”

The growth is so extensive that this month ICE stationed a team of agents in Charlotte to focus on human trafficking, smuggling and exploitation. Across the Carolinas, immigrant sex rings have been broken up in Monroe, Durham and Columbia.

Jennifer Stuart, a staff attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina, says her office has seen a “sharp increase” in trafficking case referrals the last few months.

Federal agents say Flores, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, picked up vans full of eight to 10 young women each week outside the McDonald’s on West Sugar Creek Road near Interstate 85, where other traffickers had brought them. Others, he smuggled in directly from Latin America.

Two pairs of children’s sneakers, pink and green, now sit outside Flores’ old apartment off Sharon Amity Road near Eastland Mall. It was one of two apartments where, just a year ago, he hid his teenage victims.

Authorities say he brought customers there, but mostly took the girls to hotels and brothels set up around the city.

He favored teenagers because he could charge more. Clients paid $25 to $30 for 15 minutes with one of the girls. One teenage victim testified in court that, on many occasions, Flores would drive her to a house or an apartment where men would be waiting.

An undercover agent says the teenagers would be made to have sex with up to 100 men a week.

“I have daughters,” he says. ” … Every time I think of that number, it’s something I can’t fathom.”

To keep a fresh cycle of women in Charlotte, Flores traded with traffickers, including relatives, in Washington, D.C., and New York.

In November 2007, court documents say, he “sold” at least two teenagers from Mexico to Yaneth Martinez, a D.C. madam, who advertised her services with cards offering “Hair Cuts for Men Only.”

Martinez worked the girls in the capital city and gave Flores a cut of the profits. A month later, she returned them to him.

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2009/10/human_trafficking_case_shows_d.html

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SHERIFF: Man Arrested In Prostitution Bust

A prostitution bust in Wilson County  led to an arrest, according to lawmen, and they say the case may have a human trafficking tie.

Posted: 10:20 AM Feb 6, 2010 / Updated: 10:33 AM Feb 6, 2010

http://www.witn.com/wayneandwilsoncounty/headlines/83711017.html

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Sex slave operation found at massage parlor

July 21, 2008 / Monroe, NC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REF9x6ymG4E

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Duke Employee

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/5445704/

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Greensboro 2006

http://www.countyncnews.com/northcarolina08/1guilford2.php

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Greensboro 2010

http://www.wxii12.com/news/23495330/detail.html

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North Carolina law states: PROMOTING PROSTITUTION OF A MINOR IS A FELONY

Sun at 9:39pm

§ 14‑190.18. Promoting prostitution of a minor.
(a) Offense. – A person commits the offense of promoting prostitution of a minor if he knowingly:
(1) Entices, forces, encourages, or otherwise facilitates a minor to participate in prostitution; or
(2) Supervises, supports, advises, or protects the prostitution of or by a minor.
(b) Mistake of Age. – Mistake of age is not a defense to a prosecution under this section.
(c) Punishment and Sentencing. – Violation of this section is a Class C felony. (1985, c. 703, s. 9; 1993, c. 539, s. 1199; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 1995, c. 507, s. 19.5(p); 2008‑117, s. 6.)

http://law.onecle.com/north-carolina/14-criminal-law/14-190.18.html

Comparison of Anti-Trafficking Laws by State

North Carolina: HB 1896 establishes human trafficking of an adult for involuntary servitude or

sexual servitude as a Class F felony and human trafficking of a minor (a person under 18) for

involuntary servitude or sexual servitude as a Class C felony. The definition of human trafficking

includes recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person with the

intent to hold that person in involuntary servitude or sexual servitude. HB1896 creates a Class F

felony for knowingly and willfully holding an adult in involuntary servitude or sexual servitude

and a Class C felony for knowingly and willfully holding a minor in involuntary servitude or sexual

servitude. Effective Date: December 1, 2006.

SB 1079 makes victims of human trafficking who are not legal residents of North Carolina

eligible for public benefits as long as they are allowed to remain in the United States under federal

law. SB 1079 includes victims of trafficking in the Address Confidentiality Program in the Office

of the Attorney General to prevent the victim’s assailants from finding the victim through public

records. The Attorney General shall designate agencies of North Carolina and nonprofit

organizations that provide counseling and shelter services to assist individuals applying to be

program participants. The Attorney General shall determine a victim’s eligibility for state benefits

and services within 96 hours of receiving the application. SB1079 also charges the North Carolina

Justice Academy to establish protocols suitable for the training of State and local law enforcement

officers. Effective Date: December 1, 2007.

http://www.centerwomenpolicy.org/documents/FactSheetonStateAntiTraffickingLawsJanuary2010.pdf

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NCWU Draft Womens Agenda

http://ncwu.org/2010/AgendaAssembly/Draft%20Agenda_10-11_083010_FINAL.pdf

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US

Man Indicted for Forced Labor and Sex Trafficking of Women Forced to Work as Prostitutes in Orange County

Posted: May 01, 2012 | FBI Los Angeles

“A Long Beach man was arraigned Monday in federal court after being indicted by a federal grand jury with sex trafficking and forced labor in connection with coercing women to engage in prostitution.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-BV

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US revamps student work-visa program after abuses

Posted: May 4, 2012 | By Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press

“JACKSON, Miss.(AP) — The State Department announced major changes Friday to one of its premier cultural-exchange programs following an investigation by The Associated Press that found widespread abuses.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-BX

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State Department Revises Foreign Student Job Program After Abuse Complaints

Posted: May 4, 2012  | By Julia Preston

“The State Department, responding to a wave of complaints from foreign students about abuses under a summer cultural exchange program, issued new rules on Friday significantly revising the types of jobs the students can do, prohibiting them from most warehouse, construction, manufacturing and food-processing work.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-BZ

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Florida Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors and Production of Child Pornography

Posted: May 7, 2012 | Department of Justice

“James Mozie of Oakland Park, Fla., was sentenced today to life in prison on charges of sex trafficking of minors and production of child pornography”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-C1

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Sacramento Pimp Indicted for Trafficking Underage Girls

Posted: May 10, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office

“Marquist Piere Bradford, 26, of Chicago, has been brought back to Sacramento to face charges of sex trafficking of children by force, fraud, or coercion.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-C3

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Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Gang Member Convicted in Houston of Racketeering Charges

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | Department of Justice

“WASHINGTON- Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) gang member David Harlow was found guilty today by Senior U.S. District Judge Ewing Werlein Jr. in Houston of racketeering aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit racketeering aggravated assault for his role in the 2008 beating of a gang prospect.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-AJ

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Georgia Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 |Department of Justice

“WASHINGTON– An Atlanta man was sentenced today to 17 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for sex trafficking of a minor, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-AH

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Paso Robles Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison in Case Involving Smuggled Aliens who Worked Under Abusive Conditions

Posted: February 13, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office

“LOS ANGELES—A husband and wife from Paso Robles who admitted harboring illegal aliens after they were smuggled into the United States and forced to work in substandard conditions at the couple’s elder care facilities were each sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zU

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A Good Day

Posted: February 23, 2012 | By Sarah Mendelson

“This morning, the Administrator of USAID, Dr. Rajiv Shah, launched the Agency’s new Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy…providing guidance on pursuing more effective, efficient, and evidence-based approaches in counter-trafficking.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-Ac

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Human Trafficking on the Rise in Border Region

Posted: January 12, 2012 | By Elizabeth Aguilera

“Human trafficking between the U.S. and Mexico is on the rise as more young women are kidnapped or lured to the border area with promises of a better life but who find themselves locked away in an underground world of sexual slavery, according to experts gathered Thursday in Chula Vista.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zp

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Washington State Seeks to Ban Sale of Underage Sex Ads

Posted: January 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaminsky

“Washingtonstate lawmakers introduced legislation Monday that would require classified-advertising companies to attempt to verify the age of escorts listed in sex-related postings.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zn

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Bill would make Trafficking Minors First Degree Felony

Posted: January 17, 2012 | By Brian C. Rittmeyer

“Ellis’ legislation, House Bill 2016, would make the sex trafficking of minors in Pennsylvaniaa first-degree felony. It’s now only a third-degree felony to exploit a child to sex trafficking in the state. It also states that a parent who subjects a minor to commercial sex purposes would be charged with a first-degree felony.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zl

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Former Suburban Massage Parlor Operator Convicted of Human Trafficking of Four Women in Illinois

Posted: Monday, January 30, 2012 | Department of Justice

“CHICAGO – A federal jury today convicted Alex Campbell, 45, a northwest Chicago suburban massage parlor owner, of various federal crimes including sex-trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports to further forced labor and extortion involving four foreign women whom he mentally and physically abused while forcing them to work for him between July 2008 and January 2010.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zj

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The truth about human trafficking, pimps, and johns

Posted: January 12, 2012 – Rights So Divine by Youngbee Dale

“WASHINGTON, January 12, 2012 ―Most pimps and johns are not escaped mental patients living in remote forest cabins who have a sex slave caged in their back yard.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yV

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Gangs Enter New Territory With Sex Trafficking

Posted: November 14, 2011 | by Carrie Johnson

“Fairfax County,Va., one of the wealthiest places in the country, authorities have brought five cases in the past year that focus on gang members who have pushed women, sometimes very young women, into prostitution.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xm

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Victims Twice Over: Sex-Trafficked Women Are The Real Losers In The Obama Administration’s Decision To Cut USCCB Grant

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | By Jeanne Monahan

“For the past five years the USCCB has received the grant award to provide necessary services such as medical care, food and clothing to over 2,700 victims of human trafficking.”
Read more: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xo

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Human Trafficking Bill Posted

Posted: November 15, 2011

“BOSTON—Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would impose life sentences for pimps and others found guilty of trafficking children for sex or forced labor.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xq

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Child sex trafficking on rise in Clark County

Victim recounts nightmarish experience

Posted: November 15, 2011 | By Laura McVicker

“Over the past three years, police in Clark Countyhave seen child sex trafficking emerge as one of the major crimes to watch. It’s no longer just a Portland problem.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xs

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Hofstra study shows thousands of human trafficking victims in N.Y.

Posted: November 15, 2011 | By Fran Berkman

“New York is home to thousands more human trafficking victims than official sources had previously estimated.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xu

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Hopes for better lives lead to slavery in U.S. (Video)

Posted: November 17, 2011

This is part of a series on the CNN Freedom Project on domestic servitude.

“(CNN) – One was sold by her impoverished parents, the other willingly left her family to become a nanny. But both found years of their lives turned to domestic servitude before finally finding freedom.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xw

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Micronesian Couple Sentenced in State of Washington in Connection with Human Trafficking Violations

Posted: October 19, 2011 / Department of Justice

WASHINGTON – Edk Kenit, 28, and Choimina Lukas, 30, a Micronesian couple living in Longview, Wash., were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme to compel the labor of an 18-year-old woman, also fromMicronesia.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wC

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U.S. Attorney Issues Sex Trafficking Charges Against Long-Time Milwaukee Pimp

Posted: October 26, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced today that he has issued a four-count information charging former Milwaukee resident Sean D. Patrick (age 37) with a four-year conspiracy to traffic children in the sex trade and three counts of sex trafficking children by force, fraud, and coercion.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wE

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Feds: Margate Company lured Haitians to U.S. with false promises

Posted: October 25, 2011 / By Jon Burstein, Sun-Sentinel

FORT LAUDERDALE—The operator of a now-defunct Margate company promised steady-paying jobs to Haitian workers, but left them in the U.S. desperately fending for themselves or living in trailers without electricity, according to federal prosecutors.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-wG

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Society of Professional Journalist Votes to End Use of Term ‘Illegal Alien’

Published: September 29, 2011 / By Matthew Fleischer

“The Society of Professional Journalists voted this week to support the recommendation that newsrooms abandon the terms “illegal immigrant” and “illegal alien.””

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uS

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Final Defendant Pleads Guilty to His Role in International Conspiracy Involving the Forced Labor of Eastern European
Women in Detroit-Area Exotic Dance Clubs

Posted: September 13, 2011 / US Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Michigan

“DETROIT—The Justice Department announced today that Veniamin Gonikman, 56, a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ukraine, pleaded guilty in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, for crimes related to an international conspiracy to compel Eastern European women to work in exotic dance clubs in the Detroit metropolitan area.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uC

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Atlantic City Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison for Transporting Minors for Work as Prostitutes

Posted: Sept 16, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office / District of New Jersey

“CAMDEN, NJ—A child sex trafficker was sentenced today to 188 months in prison for transporting two minor girls across state lines in support of a prostitution enterprise he ran in Atlantic City, N.J., U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uE

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District Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Children and Transporting a Child for the Purpose of Prostitution

Co-Defendant Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Evidence

Posted: September 16, 2011 / US Attorney’s Office / District of Columbia

“WASHINGTON—Robert Brathwaite, 37, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to federal charges of sex trafficking of children, transportation of a minor for the purpose of prostitution, and possession of a firearm”

Link: http://wp.me/sikPQ-1902

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Internet a potent weapon in fight against human trafficking: Report offers recommendations for industry & government

Posted: September 20, 2011/ By Geoffrey Baum

“The rapid expansion of the Internet is being used to facilitate human trafficking, yet it also can be harnessed to monitor and combat this form of modern-day slavery.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-uI

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Peacekeepers Sex Scandals Linger, On Screen and Off

Posted: September 7, 2011 / By Neil MacFarquhar – New York Times

UNITED NATIONS — On screen, two senior United Nations officials in Bosnia are arguing about firing Kathy
Bolkovac
, an American police officer battling to stop peacekeepers from both trafficking in young women and frequenting the brothels where they became indentured prostitutes.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tQ

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Nation’s farm states push competing guest-worker bills

Published: Sep 08, 2011 07:37 PM / By Michael Doyle

WASHINGTON– Half a million foreign farm workers could gain visas annually under a new plan that some U.S. growers believe doesn’t go far enough.

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Sentencing Pulls Back the Curtain on Slavery

Posted: September 9, 2011 / By James Walsh, Joy Powell and Bob von Sternberg

An Eaganman who kept five workers in a house with no pay gets two years in federal prison.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tM

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Kansas Law Falls Short in Combating Human Trafficking

Posted: September 10, 2011 / By Mike McGraw / Kansas City Star

A national anti-trafficking organization is giving Kansas low marks on state efforts to police human trafficking, but Missouri fares much better.

Read more: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tK

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Trial Set to Begin For Botsvynyuk Brothers in Human-Trafficking Case

Posted: September 13, 2011 / By Michael Matza / Philadelphia Inquirer

From 2000 to 2007, federal prosecutors charge, the brothers Botsvynyuk smuggled about 30 immigrants from their homeland to Philadelphia, promising them jobs, $500 a month, and free room and board.  Instead, the immigrants say, they were enslaved.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tI

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Fairfax Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Minor Females

Posted: August 22, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office / Eastern District of Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Alonso Bruno Cornejo, aka “Casper,” 22, of Fairfax, Virginia, pled guilty this morning to sex trafficking teenage runaways to work in his juvenile prostitution business that serviced clients throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., andMaryland.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sL

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9 arrested for sex trafficking ring involving girls as young as 12

Posted: August 24, 2011 / By Rummana Hussain & Mitch Dudek

Those that didn’t cooperate, were beaten, whipped, threatened with death, branded with tattoos and even stuffed in car trunks for hours as punishments.

Link: http://wp.me/sikPQ-1781

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Nine states lag in laws to stop human trafficking

Posted: August 25, 2011 / By Chuck Neubauer / The Washington Times

A Washington-based group that advocates stronger laws against human trafficking says nine states are lagging in passing laws to combat the growing crime.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sH

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Quincy sex slave case factor in push for human trafficking law

Last update: Aug 29, 2011

The Polaris Project ranked states based on the presence or absence of 10 categories of state laws that it believes are critical to a comprehensive anti-trafficking legal framework.

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AG Cooper concerned about Backpage.com

Release date: 8/31/2011

Raleigh: Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorney general.  “Websites must not turn a blind eye to those who profit from the abuse of children,” Cooper said.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sD

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FLORIDA – Feds Set for Human-Trafficking Crackdown

Posted: August 13, 2011 / By Erika Pesantes / Sun Sentinel

South Floridais a hotspot for human trafficking because of its gateway air and sea ports, and last month was one of six regions picked to launch an anti-trafficking coordination team to combat the problem.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-s9

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Frederick Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Posted: August 15, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

GREENBELT, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Duane Mason, age 36, of Frederick, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a minor.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-s6

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CHICAGO – Campaign Gaining Ground Against Sex Trafficking  

Posted: August 15, 2011 / By Meribah Knight / Chicago News Cooperative

A new Illinois law signed this month, the Illinois Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Crimes Act, enables victims of sex trafficking to clear their records of
prostitution convictions.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-s4

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COLORADO – Man Sentenced to 8 Years for Trafficking a Child

Posted: August 16, 2011 / Huffington Post

A Jefferson County District judge sentenced a Colorado man, Dallas Colby Cardenas, 20, to eight years in prison for trafficking a child.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-s2

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Micronesian Couple Pleads Guilty in Washington to Withholding Passport in Connection with Human Trafficking Violations

Posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 / Department of Justice

TACOMA, Wash.– Edk Kenit, 29, and Choimina Lukas, 31, a Micronesian couple living in Longview, Wash., pleaded guilty today to document servitude in connection with a scheme to compel the labor of an 18-year-old woman, also from Micronesia. They each face a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rF

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Two Mexican Nationals Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking

Posted: August 4, 2011 / Department of Justice

MIAMI– The Justice Department announced today that two Mexican nationals, Israel Cortes-Morales, 31, and Alberto Cortes-Castro, 30, pleaded guilty in
federal district court in Miami to charges of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of Mexican women.

Link: http://wp.me/sikPQ-1712

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In Congress, a Bid to Make US Firms Take Steps Against Modern-day Slavery

Posted: August 5, 2011 / By Patrick Wall / Christian Science Monitor

House Representative Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York) has introduced a bill to require any company earning more than $100 million worldwide to provide details of their anti-slavery efforts through two sources; annual Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) filing, and the company website.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rA

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New Law to Help Sex Trafficking Victims Rebuild Their Lives

Posted: August 6, 2011 /Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced approval of a bill that enables trafficking victims convicted of prostitution to expunge their records.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rx

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Korean Housekeeper Says Employer Enslaved Her

Posted: August 7, 2011 / By Kirk Semple /New York Times

Korean immigrant Oak-Jin Oh, 60, has accused her former employers of keeping her as a prisoner in their homes in Queens, New York, for 12 years and forcing her to work under threat of death, according to a civil suit recently filed inManhattan’s federal court.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ru

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CNN: Slavery in the US Capital, Tina Frundt and Bradley Myles Interviewed

Posted: June 27, 2011 / By Barbara Starr /CNN

CNN’s Barbara Starr investigates human trafficking in Washington DC.  She speaks to both Tina Frundt of Courtney’s House and Bradley Myles of Polaris Project about the sex trafficking of young girls which occurs two blocks from the President’s front door.

To watch this story: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ri.

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Montgomery County Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of Juvenile

Posted: July 29, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Cooper Kweme, 31, of Silver Spring, Md., pled guilty today to sex trafficking of a female juvenile, stemming from a prostitution business operated by Kweme earlier this year in the District of Columbia, Maryland, andVirginia.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rg

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Feds work to increase use of special visa for human trafficking victims in Philly, around US

Updated: July 31, 2011 – 12:46 pm / Patrick Walters / Associated Press

Federal immigration officials are working with authorities in Philadelphia and other cities around the U.S. to try to increase the use of a special visa to help
victims of human trafficking, a visa that has been underutilized since its creation nearly a decade ago.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-re

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Human trafficking summit explores darker side

Posted: Monday, August 1, 2011, 5:56 pm / ByAndria Simmons

The state’s most powerful law enforcement officials held a summit on Monday seeking new solutions to combat the age-old problem of human trafficking. The stories they heard were as disturbing as they were unfortunately familiar.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rc

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New Film Highlights Human Trafficking

Posted: August 1, 2011 / By Jordan Zakarin / Huffington Post

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ra

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DHS-OSE Daily HumanTrafficking and Smuggling Report

This document was prepared by the Office of Intelligence and Analysis to facilitate a greater understanding of the nature and scope of threats to the homeland. It is provided to Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and private sector officials to aid in the identification and development of appropriate actions, priorities and follow-on measures.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pI

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Polaris Project e-Newsletter

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pG

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Enslaved In America

An NBC News special report

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pC

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Georgia Couple Pleads Guilty to Human Trafficking Charges

Posted: Friday, July 8, 2011 / Department of Justice

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pA

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Potent weapon to stem sex slavery often left unused

Visa program aimed at persuading victims of forced prostitution to finger tormentors undercut by fear and ignorance of some in law-enforcement

Posted: 7/11/2011 9:19:43 AM / By Azriel James Relph: NBC News Investigations producer

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-py

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3 voices: How to end modern-day slavery

Posted: July 12, 2011 / By Liane Membis, CNN

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pv

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Nine indicted in sex-slavery ring

Illegal immigrant women allegedly traded and sold

Posted: July 13, 2011, midnight / By Jamie Satterfield / Knoxville News Sentinel

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pt

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The Upstream July Newsletter

Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition

Events, News around the world, Chances to get involved!

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ph

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Real Men Get Their Facts Straight

Ashton and Demi and Sex Trafficking

Posted: Wednesday, Jun 29 2011 / By Martin Cizmar and Ellis Conklin and Kristen Hinman

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pf

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Senate approves anti-human trafficking bill

Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 / By Associated Press

Link:  http://wp.me/pikPQ-pd

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Sex trafficking victim testifies, then vanishes

Posted: June 22, 2011 12:26 p.m. / By Patrick Oppmann, CNN

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-pb

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Alexandria MS-13 Member Receives 10 Years for Sex Trafficking of Juveniles

Published: July 01, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-p9

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2011

Secretary Clinton (June 27): “Every year, we come together to release this report, to take stock of our progress, to make suggestions, and to refine our methods. Today, we are releasing a new report that ranks 184 countries, including our own.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ox

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 East Hartford, Conn., Woman Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Published: Friday, June 24, 2011 / Department of Justice

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-oz

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Stop Wyndham Hotel Staff from Supporting Child Sex Trafficking in Wyndham Hotels

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-oB

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Polaris Project

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, the 2011-2012 President of the National Association of Attorneys General, has chosen human trafficking as the focus of his presidential initiative.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-o2

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 Shared Hope International

On June 16, Shared Hope International hosted a briefing on the Protected Innocence Initiative at the Family Research Council.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-o4

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Consul General of India accused of keeping a mother of four as virtual slave in posh UES digs

Posted: Monday, June 20, 201 / By: Scott Shifrel

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-o6

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Polaris Project Weekly E-Newsletter

*Your action needed now!*

Dear Supporter,

These articles cover every form of human trafficking, which happens across the United States.  We need your help to raise awareness and take action against this crime in our
communities. Please forward this email to five of your friends and ask them to help fight the issue.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-o8

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Why Human Trafficking is a Men’s Issue

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-oa

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Head of sex trafficking ring sentenced to 40 years in prison
Amador Cortes-Meza smuggled young victims from Mexico and forced them into prostitution

Published: March 24, 2011 /Atlanta,GA

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nt

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Slavery in the Tomato Fields

Published: Jun 8 2011, 3:58 PM ET / By Barry Estabrook

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nD

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Students Promote Anti-Sex Trafficking Program

Posted: June 9, 2011 / 3:55 pm PDT / KPTV.com

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nv

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Woman convicted of forcing nannies into slavery in Suwanee, Sugar Hill

Published: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 4:16 p.m. / By Kelly Yamanouchi

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nG

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Nigerian Citizen Convicted in Atlanta for Trafficking Young Women from Nigeria to Work for Her as Nannies

Published: Monday, June 13, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nJ

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Sexual-slavery bills aid minors around Tennessee

Youths will no longer be charged for prostitution under new law

Posted: June 13, 2011 at midnight / By Beth Warren / Memphis Commercial Appeal

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nB

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Human trafficking measure heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal

Published: June 14, 2011, 10:56 PM / By Ed Anderson, The Times-Picayune

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nx

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Millennium Hotel partnering with Covering House to train its employees to spot the signs of human trafficking

Published: Jun 14, 2011, 10:49 PM / By Mike Rush

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nz

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New York City Sex Trafficker Sentenced to More Than 26 Years

Published: June 14, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nO

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Three Defendants Plead Guilty in Honolulu in Connection with Human Trafficking Scheme That Exploited 600 Thai Workers

Case Marks Largest Human Trafficking Case inU.S. History

Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nL

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Tennessee legislation eyes ‘safe harbor’ for young sex victims

Lawmakers seek shelters for trafficking’s prey

Posted: June 20, 2011 at midnight / By Beth Warren

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-nQ

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Mass. House Approves Anti-human Trafficking Bill

Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 / By Associated Press

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mz

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Two Lubbock Residents in Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Defendants Caused Minor Female to Engage in Prostitution

Published: June 02, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mp

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Massage Parlor Details Emerge

Published: June 3, 2011 / By David Falchek

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mn

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Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

Posted: June 3, 2011 / By: United States Attorney’s Office – District of Oregon

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mr

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Maryland Fails to Act on Human Trafficking

Posted: June 6, 2011 / TheBaltimore Sun

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mB

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Maryland Couple Charged with Domestic Servitude of Filipina Woman

Posted: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 / Department of Justice

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mw

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Truckers Against Trafficking

Posted: June 1st, 2011 / By Jessica Wells

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lJ

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HHS Issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the National Human Trafficking Victim Assistance Program

Posted: May 31, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lH

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Las Cruces Hotel Owners Charged with Federal Human Trafficking

Posted: May 24, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lE

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Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

Posted: May 24, 2011 / By Amy Fine Collins• WEB EXCLUSIVE

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lB

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In Oakland, Redefining Sex Trade Workers as Abuse Victims

Published: May 23, 2011 / By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lz

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Polaris Project e-Newsletter

Posted: Saturday May 21, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lx

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SugarSugar app makes sex trafficking a snap

Posted: May 17th, 2011 1:46am/ by Holly Craw

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lv

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End Slavery Tennessee – Newsletter

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lL

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Pair faces sex trafficking charges in Georgia

Published: May 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm / By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lf

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Human Trafficking: A Crime Against Humanity

By: Greg Ferency / SWAT Digest

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-jJ

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Missouri lawmakers pass human trafficking legislation

Posted: May 10, 2011, 3:52 PM

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kh

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Uzbek Man Sentenced for Role in Multi-National Racketeering and Forced Labor Enterprise

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kj

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Human traffickers tough to prosecute

Updated: May 7, 2011 – 10:45 am / By Ellie Bogue of The News-Sentinel

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kl

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Sex Trafficker Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

Defendant Also Admitted to Being a Felon in Possession of an Assault Rifle

Posted: May 06, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kn

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Sex-trafficking survivors

Published: April 25, 2011; 10:47 am / By Chuck Neubauer / TheWashington Times

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ji

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The world’s oldest oppression

Posted: April 26, 2011 by Martha Groppo

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-jg

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Louisiana legislature to address rise of human trafficking in metro area

Posted: April 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM / Monica Hernandez/ Eyewitness News

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-je

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Third Peruvian shepherd claims abuse in Craig ranch lawsuit

Posted: Apr 29, 2011 1:00am / By Felisa Cardona / TheDenver Post

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-jc

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Allegations of child sex-trafficking imperil diplomatic immunity

Are diplomats getting away with human trafficking?

Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011 / By Traver Riggins

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ja

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Justice Department Report Sheds Light On Human Trafficking Stats

Written by Chandra R. Thomas on May 1, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-j8

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Johns should be targets in prostitution fight

Posted: May 2, 2011, 2:10 am / Wesley G. Hughes

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-j6

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Hogsett Announces the Take-Down of Multi-State Criminal Organization

Posted: May 4, 2011 /United States Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-jy

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Mexican Thug Amador Cortes-Meza Convicted in Georgia Sex Trafficking of Under-age Mexican women

Published: 11/24/2010 11:48:00 by AP_News

Links: www.gadailynews.com; also www.msnbc.msn.com

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Most Suspected Incidents Of Human Trafficking Involved Allegations Of
Prostitution Of An Adult Or Child – More than 2,500 incidents of human trafficking investigated between January 2008 and June 2010

ADVANCE FOR RELEASE AT 10 A.M. EDT / THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iZ

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Shocking news report out of Orlando, FL: your action needed now!

Published: April 27, 2011

Link: Polaris Project – eNewsletter

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Stop Pimps’ Tattoo Branding of Sex Trafficking Victims

Posted: Apr 27, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iT

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Reflections On Reporting On Nashville Prostitution

Published: April 25, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iQ

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What About American Girls Sold on the Streets?

Published: April 23, 2011 / By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iN

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Business Owners Sentenced for Employing Illegal Aliens

Posted: April 21, 2011 / US Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iF

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The Abolitionist’s Digest

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-iz

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Polaris Weekly Pulse: read all about human trafficking around the country!

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gX

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Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Forcing Underage Girls Into Prostitution in New York

Posted: April 14, 2011 / U.S. Attorney’s Office

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gZ

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Tea Man Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Plus 10 Years for Sex Trafficking of a Child by Force and Solicitation to Murder a Federal Witness

Posted: April 15, 2011 / FBI – Minneapolis

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-h1  /  Additional related link: argusleader/sentenced-life-prison

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15 Men Arrested in Undercover Child Sex Sting in Florida

By Diane Macedo / Published August 16, 2010 | FoxNews.com

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-h5

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Members and Associates of Oceanside Crip Street Gangs and One Hotel Charged with Racketeering Conspiracy Relating to Prostitution of Minors and Adults and Other Crimes and Criminal Forfeiture

Posted: April 18, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-ha

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Legislation targets sex trade in Pittsburgh

Bill requires massage parlors, their employees to be licensed

Posted: Monday, April 18, 2011 / By: Joe Smydo,Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-hd

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EEOC Files Its Largest Farm Worker Human Trafficking Suit Against Global Horizons, Farms

Posted: 4-20-11 /US EEOC

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-hf

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Sounding the Alarm on Human Trafficking – CBN TV

Ashley Judd will discuss her worldwide work to fight sex trafficking. She is the author of “All That is Bitter & Sweet”.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-fQ

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Human Trafficking Makes a Big Splash in National Media

Link: Polaris Project e-newsletter

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Senator criticizes US anti-trafficking approach

By: Shaun Tandon (AFP) – Apr 7, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-fU

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Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Launch ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post / Lucas Kavner / Updated: 04/11/11 08:52 AM ET

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-fY

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Child sex trafficking is growing, even in U.S.
Posted
: Apr 12, 2011 | by Amanda Kate Winkelman

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-g6

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Protecting your kids from web predators

Posted: Apr 12, 2011 | by Amanda Kate Winkelman

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-gb

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Texas: Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking and Related Federal Charges

Published: March 17, 2011 

Link: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/March/11-crt-348.html 

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New Jersey Man Indicted for Taking Minnesota Girl to Chicago, Denver for Prostitution

Published: March 11, 2011

Link: http://minneapolis.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel11/mp031111.htm 

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Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Child Sexual Exploitation Offense

Published: March 11, 2011 

Link: http://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2011/kentucky-man-pleads-guilty-to-child-sexual-exploitation-offense

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Missouri Legislation Toughens Penalties for Sex Traffickers

Published: March 10, 2011

With a 155-0 vote, the Missouri House has passed legislation to expand the definition of sex trafficking and increase fines and prison time for offenders. The vote came just a few days before a state inmate and a Kansas City woman were indicted on federal sex-trafficking charges.

“What was striking to me was to realize the pervasiveness of this in Missouri,” Republican Rep. Jeff Grisamore said during the floor debate.

Link: http://www.citizenlink.com/2011/03/missouri-legislation-toughens-penalties-for-sex-traffickers/ 

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Stones in the Backpack: The Burden of Teen Prostitution in Alaska, Part 5

By: Rhonda McBride – Channel 2 News

Posted: 11:41 p.m. AKST, March 4, 2011

This is the fifth of a five-part Channel 2 series on teen prostitution and its toll in Alaska. In this concluding part, reporter Rhonda McBride takes a look at what Alaskans can do to stop this epidemic of exploitation.

Link: http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-stones-in-the-backpack-part-5-030411,0,4554274.story

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New Interagency Initiatives To Combat Trafficking in Persons

Special Briefing: Luis CdeBaca – Ambassador-at-Large, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons – Washington, DC

Posted: February 1, 2011

Link: http://www.state.gov/g/tip/rls/rm/2011/155833.htm

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Department of Justice Announces Launch of Human Trafficking Enhanced Enforcement Initiative

Published: February 1, 2011

Link: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/February/11-ag-140.html

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Police watch for sex trafficking ahead of big game

Published: February 01, 2011

Link: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/national_world&id=7932122 

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Navigating The Underworld of Human Trafficking

By: Sherry Ricchiardi    Posted: November 26, 2010

Link: http://www.globaljournalist.org/stories/2010/11/26/navigating-the-underworld-of-human-trafficking/?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d7695c5248faeab%2C0

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For Runaways, Sex Buys Survival

By IAN URBINA / Published: October 26, 2009 / Part of a 3 part series

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/27/us/27runaways.html?emc=eta1

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Despite Law, Few Trafficking Arrests

Published: December 3, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/nyregion/04trafficking.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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Horrors of sex trade are all too real

By CONNIE BELCIUG / HOUSTON CHRONICLE / Jan. 10, 2010, 10:45PM

Natasha – birthing babies for organ sale

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/6808673.html

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Teen Prostitution: A Stolen Innocence

Updated: Tuesday, 09 Feb 2010, 9:38 PM MST / Published : Tuesday, 09 Feb 2010, 9:38 PM MST

There’s an epidemic on the streets of the valley — teenage prostitution. At 16, “Jane” says a so-called friend sold her to a pimp who forced her into prostitution. The average age of a teenage prostitute in Phoenix is 13 — that means there are some even younger. They are kidnapped, and often starved, drugged, and branded. Years later, “Jane” is sharing her tragic story.

FOX 10’s John Hook reports.

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/only_on_fox/teen-prostitution-2-9-2010

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4 men, woman charged in online sex trafficking

By Rob Shikina / POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2010

http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20100219_4_men_woman_charged_in_online_sex_trafficking.html?page=all&c=y

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Victory! Choice Hotels Takes Action to Prevent Child Prostitution

by Amanda Kloer / Published February 16, 2010 @ 09:00AM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/victory_choice_hotels_takes_action_to_prevent_child_prostitution

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Sting nabs 5 alleged prostitutes, drug dealer

By Gustavo Reveles Acosta / El Paso Times / Posted: 02/14/2010 12:00:00 AM MST

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_14398964?source=most_emailed

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Suit: Prostitute, strippers part of Blackwater fraud

February 12, 2010 — Updated 1535 GMT (2335 HKT)

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/12/blackwater.suit/

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Sex Slave Tells Her Story

11/17/2009

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2009/11/17/damon.indo.sex.slave.cnn.html

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Florida Teenager Sold As Slave

Kidnapped, drugged, raped, and tortured. Sold on the internet for $300,000 within 3 days.. No one has been arrested or prosecuted.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27098382#27098382

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A US man who imprisoned a 19-year-old homeless woman and advertised her online as a prostitute has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/1010963/us-man-sold-homeless-woman-as-sex-slave

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Hundreds Forced Into Sex Trade, Ohio Report Concludes

Thursday, February 11, 2010

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,585407,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g2:r2:c0.101937:b30506824:z0

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Man goes undercover to combat child sex slavery

By Leif Coorlim, CNN Producer / February 8, 2010 10:23 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/02/08/cambodia.wus.child.sex.trafficking/?hpt=Sbin

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Latest Big Names in Human Trafficking Fight: Liu, Streep & Jolie

by Angela Longerbeam /Published February 02, 2010 @ 09:32AM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/latest_big_names_in_human_trafficking_fight_liu_streep_jolie

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Legal adviser for Americans in Haiti facing his own charges

From Karl Penhaul, CNN / February 15, 2010 4:29 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/02/15/haiti.legal.adviser.charges/index.html

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Volunteers try to dissuade young sex workers on Super Bowl weekend

By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN / February 6, 2010 8:52 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/02/06/florida.superbowl.sex.trafficking/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Sex trafficking: An American problem too

By Bridgette Carr, Special to CNN / November 25, 2009 6:58 a.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/11/25/carr.human.trafficking/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Expert: Child traffickers target runaways, ‘throwaways’

By Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN / November 18, 2009 1:48 p.m. EST

“The FBI did not return messages to discuss human trafficking, but news releases from the agency’s Innocence Lost initiative show that in the past 18 months, four stings — dubbed Operations Cross Country I, II, III and IV — have yielded about 2,300 arrests and the recovery of about 170 children.”

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/11/18/domestic.child.trafficking/index.html#cnnSTCText

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FBI: Stings rescue 11 local underage sex workers

By KATU.com Staff and News Wires

http://www.katu.com/news/66001762.html

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Child trafficking victim: ‘They conned me’

By Keith Eldridge / Story Published: Jan 23, 2010 at 1:15 PM PST

http://www.katu.com/news/local/82448532.html

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U.S. Marshals: We have your 82nd Ave. pimp

Submitted by KATU.com Staff on Mon, 2010-01-18 09:34

http://southeastportland.katu.com/content/us-marshals-we-have-your-82nd-ave-pimp

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High Profile Case:

http://www.tmz.com/2010/05/06/lawrence‐taylor‐rape‐investigation‐pimp/

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Pt. 1/3 Teen Prostitute on Tyra Banks Show

September 21, 2007

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fx3SrhmqOtQ&feature=related

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Sex Trafficking of American Indian Girls and Women

by Amanda Kloer / Published January 18, 2010 @ 03:30PM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/sex_trafficking_of_american_indian_girls_and_women

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Texas D.A. Prosecutes Girl, 13, For Prostitution While Her Pimp, 32, Walks

‏by Amanda Kloer / Published January 21, 2010 @ 01:00PM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/texas_da_prosecutes_girl_13_for_prostitution_while_her_pimp_32_walks

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Men Who Buy Sex Know Women May Be Trafficked, Abused, or Underage

by Amanda Kloer / Published January 19, 2010 @ 01:00PM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/men_who_buy_sex_know_women_may_be_trafficked_abused_or_underage

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U.S. man faces Haiti child sex charges

School founder pleads not guilty to trading food, shelter for sex acts

updated 12:08 p.m. ET, Tues., Feb. 2, 2010

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35199895/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

Stag parties ‘fuel sex trafficking’
Page last updated at 11:56 GMT, Thursday, 14 January 2010http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8457172.stmFormer Chief U.N. Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter Nabbed in Teen Sex StingMonday, January 18, 2010
By Joshua Rhett Millerhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583027,00.html?test=latestnewsThe Rise of the E-Brothelby Amanda Kloer categories: Child Trafficking, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking Published January 03, 2010 @ 03:00PM PThttp://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/the_rise_of_the_e-brothelRescued Child Prostitution Victims Have Nowhere to Goby Amanda Kloer categories: Child Prostitution, Child Trafficking Published December 13, 2009 @ 09:00AM PThttp://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/rescued_child_prostitution_victims_have_nowhere_to_go

TN Man Charged with Sex Trafficking, Food Stamp Fraud

http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/082310-tn-man-charged-with-sex-trafficking-and-food-stamp-fraud

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New law passed in NY that allows trafficked women to get prostitution arrests off their record

http://peoplesworld.org/new-law-seen-as-victory-for-trafficked-women/

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International

Chocolate’s Child Slaves

Posted: January 12th, 2012 | Video

“Everyone loves chocolate. But for thousands of people, chocolate is the reason for their enslavement.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zh

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The Worst Form of Human Trafficking

Posted: January 17, 2012 | By Youngblee Dale

WASHINGTON, January 17, 2011— Human trafficking often involves prostitution and forced labor of victims. But in Uganda, traffickers buy and sell children against their will to use their genitals, heads, and blood for ritual sacrifice.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-zf

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Eritrean Hostages in Sinai Appeal for International Help

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012; By Jeremy Reynalds

SURREY,ENGLAND(ANS) — Thirteen Eritrean hostages currently held in northern Sinai, close to the Israeli border face a bleak future.

They’ve issued a desperate appeal for international intervention after being informed that they will be sold to organ traffickers if a large ransom is not paid for them.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yj

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Eritrean Hostages in Sinai Appeal for International Help

Posted: Wednesday, January 4, 2012; By Jeremy Reynalds

SURREY,ENGLAND(ANS) — Thirteen Eritrean hostages currently held in northern Sinai, close to the Israeli border face a bleak future.

They’ve issued a desperate appeal for international intervention after being informed that they will be sold to organ traffickers if a large ransom is not paid for them.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-yj

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The Face of Modern Slavery

Published: November 16, 2011 | By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

“Srey Pov’s family sold her to a brothel when she was 6 years old. She was unaware of sex but soon found out.”

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-xy

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From Vietnam’s Forced-Labor Camps: ‘Blood Cashews’

Posted: Sept. 06, 2011 / By Andrew Marshall

A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report claims cashew nuts and other Vietnamese exports are produced by drug addicts detained in forced-labor camps across the country.

Read more: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tC

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Chinese Police Rescue 30 Disabled Men in Brick Factory Raids

Posted: September 7, 2011 / By Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Beijing – Chinese police have raided brick factories scattered through a rural swath of Henan province and rescued 30 mentally disabled men who authorities say had been held as slave laborers.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tE

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Leighton Buzzard ‘Slave’ Empire Uncovered in Major Police Raid

Posted: September 11, 2011 / By Alexandra Topping / The Guardian

Twenty-four modern day slaves were released from bondage on Sunday after a pre-dawn police raid found them emaciated, hungry and living in “filthy and cramped” conditions on a caravan site in Leighton Buzzard.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-tG

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Trafficked to Baghdad’s Green Zone

Posted: Aug 25, 2011 (IPS) / By Rebecca Murray

BAGHDAD – Ukrainian and Bulgarian workers are currently camped out on a construction site of half-built luxury villas in Baghdad’s elite “Green Zone” – a vast security enclave housing government offices, embassies and international NGOs – demanding their salaries before being shipped back home.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sB

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CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Men trafficked into “slavery” at sea

Posted:  August 29, 2011 (IRIN)

PHNOM PENH- Each year, hundreds of Cambodian men, many impoverished farmers, are lured from their homes with the promise of better-paying jobs in Thailand, only to find themselves on Thai fishing boats plying the waters of theSouth China Sea.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-sz

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CHINA – Cross-Border Human Trafficking Cases Rising

Posted: August 12, 2011 / By Zang Yan /China Daily

The trafficking of women and children into China continues to rise despite efforts to combat it, a senior police office has said.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rZ
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ABU DHABI – Human Traffickers Appeal Life Sentences

Posted: August 15, 2011 / By Haneen Dajani / The National

Seven men sentenced to life in prison 18 months ago for human trafficking told an appeals court judge yesterday they had new evidence to support their innocence. The men were involved in what was the capital’s largest human trafficking ring.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rX

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VIETNAM – Village Combats Stigma of Human Trafficking Victims

Posted: August 16, 2011 / By Julie Cohn /The New York Times

A Vietnamese woman, Vang Thi Mai, 49, runs a women’s co-op for victims of human trafficking and helps to combat the stigma of former forced sex workers.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rV

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Halton, Ontario Police Get Anti-Trafficking Funds

Posted: August 5, 2011 / By David Lea / InsideHalton.com

The Halton, Ontario police department has received grant funding for efforts to curb human trafficking in the area.  The funds will go toward special investigations targeting the sex trade, increased surveillance of suspected human trafficking activities and officer training.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rs

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18 Human Trafficking Victims Rescued; Suspects Arrested

Posted: August 10, 2011 / By Michael Vincent D. Cajulao / Philippine Information Agency

Authorities in Zamboanga City rescued 18 human trafficking victims on Monday.  Suspects Rodolfo and Gloria Pasaylo were presently detained at the city police office at the time of the writing.  None of the 18 victims had agreed to file charges at the time, and if no charges are filed within 36 hours the suspects must be released.

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-rq

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The Country Where Slavery Is Still Normal

Posted: Jun 28 2011, 12:17 PM / By Max Fisher

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-p7

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Singapore blasts US over trafficking report

Posted: June 29, 2011, 5:18 am / AFP

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-p5

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Report: Illegal immigrants abused as domestics

Posted: 5 days ago / By GEORGE JAHN, Associated Press

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-p3

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Sex trafficking trade forces women from Odessa to massage parlours in Britain

Many women drawn to the Ukrainian city end up working as prostitutes in the UK, but our government seems unwilling to act

Posted: Saturday 2 July 2011 / By Mark Townsend

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-p1

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Today’s Hidden Slave Trade

Modern human slavery isn’t just about sex trafficking—up to 27 million people are forced into labor in the global economy, from tomatoes to electronics to American military contracting in places like Iraq. Michelle Goldberg on our underreported slave trade.

Published: June 28, 2011 10:55 pm

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-oD

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UN.GIFT.newsletter – Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mE

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Demi Moore to Host Report for CNN on Human Trafficking

Posted: June 5, 2011, 10:00 pm / By BRIAN STELTER

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mG

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Nigerian ‘Baby Farm’ Raided – 32 Pregnant Girls Rescued

Teenage mothers were allegedly forced to give up newborns to human traffickers in southern city ofAba

Posted: Thursday 2 June 2011 / David Smith inJohannesburg

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mI

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Police Launch Phone Line to Crack Down on Human Trafficking

Posted: Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:10pm

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-mK

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‘Illegal Children’ Abducted by Chinese Authorities and Trafficked Abroad

Posted: May 31, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lQ 

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The Abolitionist’s Digest

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lS

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Study finds ‘alarming’ human trafficking figures in Mexico’s capital

Posted: May 27, 2011, 11:15am / By the CNN Wire Staff

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-lN

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15 more trafficked Swazis saved in SA

By: MUSA NHLEKO on May 11, 2011

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kt

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China Province Probes Sale of ‘Illegal Children

Published: May 10, 2011 at 3:48 AM / By REUTERS

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-kv

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The Abolitionist’s Digest – Stop Modern Slavery

A collection of news stories about human trafficking from around the world

Link: http://wp.me/pikPQ-hl

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The UN.GIFT.HUB launches virtual forum with the UN Special Rapporteur on human trafficking

Date: February 2011

More than 40 experts gathered on the UN.GIFT.HUB’s forum to exchange their views on the “draft basic principles on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons”. The participants discussed a variety of topics, including remedies for trafficked children, the notion of “restitution” in the context of trafficked persons, and gender-related barriers to access to justice for trafficked women.

Link: http://www.ungift.org/the-un.gift.hub-launches-virtual-forum-with-the-un-special-rapporteur-on-human-trafficking.html 

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The Whistleblower

Published: January 22, 2011

A police officer and divorced mother of three, Kathyrn Bolkovac was looking for a fresh start when she signed up as a UN peacekeeper in Bosnia. But when she began to investigate the local trafficking of young girls into prostitution, all the evidence pointed to those she worked alongside

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/jan/22/whistleblower-sex-traffickers-bosnia

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Forced into prostitution, MP girl complains to Renuka

Hemender Sharma / CNN-IBN

Published on Wed, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:21 in India section

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/forced-into-prostitution-mp-girl-complains-to-renuka/84425-3.html

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Foreign girls in flesh trade worry police

Dwaipayan Ghosh, TNN, Feb 22, 2010, 12.38am IST

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Foreign-girls-in-flesh-trade-worry-police/articleshow/5601039.cms

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Traffickers targeting Haiti’s children, human organs, PM says

By Tom Evans, CNN

January 27, 2010 10:21 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/27/haiti.earthquake.orphans/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Human trafficking in Mexico targets women and children

January 13, 2010 10:57 a.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/13/mexico.human.traffic.drug/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Report lifts veil on trafficking, prostitution of Palestinian women

December 11, 2009 11:49 a.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/12/11/female.trafficking/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Recession boosts global human trafficking, report says

By Elise Labott, CNN State Department Producer / November 6, 2009 5:37 p.m. EST

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/11/02/human.trafficking.report/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Chinese officials try to find parents of 60 lost children

October 29, 2009 7:48 a.m. EDT

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/29/china.baby.ring/index.html#cnnSTCText

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Sex Trafficking High Around U.S. Military Bases Abroad

by Amanda Kloer / categories: Child Prostitution, Prostitution, Sex Trafficking

Published February 09, 2010 @ 02:00PM PT

http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/sex_trafficking_high_around_us_military_bases_abroad

Abu Dhabi court jails 13 for trafficking Moroccan women

Page last updated at 16:18 GMT, Tuesday, 19 January 2010

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8468324.stm

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China’s crackdown on *human trafficking* frees 16517 abducted women

http://news.in.msn.com/international/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4404083

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Poverty robs Yemeni children of young years

Aug 11, 2010 at 08:03

http://business.maktoob.com/20090000506156/Poverty_robs_Yemeni_children_of_young_years/Article.htm

One Response

  1. Dear sirs, my name is Salvador Reyes. I write you from El Salvador. I’m journalist, I write for http://www.inmigrantetv.com
    Yesterday I wrote an article about Human Trafficking in North Carolina, but I need to include a telephone for victims get help by talking about their cases. Do you have a number for helping them? Thanks a lot and when article be published I could send you the link. I mentioned your organization and presidente Charityn Magnuson.

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