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    Bay Area pimps arrested in underage human-trafficking sting

    SAN FRANCISCO — An annual effort to recover victims of child prostitution and draw attention to the problem of sex trafficking culminated in the arrests of four pimps and the rescue of two victims in the Bay Area, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children announced Wednesday.
    “This operation isn’t just about taking traffickers off the street. It’s about making sure we offer help and a way out to these young victims who find themselves caught in a vicious cycle of abuse.”

    Locally, the FBI partnered with 22 agencies including the San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco police departments; the Santa Clara, San Mateo and Marin county sheriff’s offices; and the Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda county district attorney’s offices.

    In addition to arresting or citing four pimps and recovering two victims, authorities in the Bay Area also contacted, arrested or cited 27 women for prostitution; arrested or cited 12 male johns; and arrested five men for solicitation of a minor, according to the FBI.

    The victims who were rescued — a woman and a 17-year-old — are receiving services from agencies dedicated to assisting trafficking victims, according to the FBI. The women involved in prostitution who were contacted during the operation also were offered services.
    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/1...ficking-sting/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    84 kids, including 3-month-old rescued from human trafficking

    Read more: http://wjhl.com/2017/10/18/84-kids-i...n-trafficking/
    I was just coming to post this. Here's another link about it. I think maybe the 3 month old was the baby of one of the victims, and not being trafficked.

    http://news4sanantonio.com/news/loca...each-lumberton

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    Quote Originally Posted by GigTu View Post
    I was just coming to post this. Here's another link about it. I think maybe the 3 month old was the baby of one of the victims, and not being trafficked.

    http://news4sanantonio.com/news/loca...each-lumberton
    There is a thread about child sex trafficking in ‘Crimes Against Children’ here:

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?353162-FBI-rescues-3-month-old-5-year-old-sister-from-Denver-in-nationwide-sex-trafficking*
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigTu View Post
    I was just coming to post this. Here's another link about it. I think maybe the 3 month old was the baby of one of the victims, and not being trafficked.

    http://news4sanantonio.com/news/loca...each-lumberton
    FBI rescues 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister from Denver in nationwide sex trafficking
    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ex-trafficking

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    And this:

    Dozens of children rescued in national trafficking sweep
    Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville man was one of 120 people arrested in connection to a federal human trafficking investigation in which 84 minors were rescued.
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    Law enforcement agencies staged operations in hotels, casinos, truck stops, on websites and on street corners. The FBI said the youngest victim was 3 months old, and the average age of victims was 15.
    http://www.wral.com/dozens-of-childr...weep/17028519/


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    http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/32-char...lice-1.3120392
    October 18, 2016 1:51PM EDT
    TORONTO - Police say 32 people have been charged with 78 offences in a six-day co-ordinated investigation into human trafficking across Canada.
    More than 390 officers from 53 Canadian police services, plus the FBI in the United States, directly engaged with people suspected of working in the sex trade, potentially against their will

    Charges laid during the investigation include trafficking in persons under 18, procure sexual services under 18, exercising control, making child pornography, and distributing child pornography.

    Investigators say they were also able to ensure the safety of 16 people who had been working in the sex trade as a minor or against their will.

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    Fresno teen found, victim of human trafficking

    FAIRFIELD, Calif. (FOX26) — A 16-year-old runaway from Fresno has been rescued from human trafficking in Fairfield.

    On Friday, October 27th, a patrol officer noticed what appeared to be a prostitute and stopped to investigate.
    The officer took the time to talk with the young lady and discovered she was a runaway.
    During conversations with the young victim, the officer learned she was being victimized by a man more than twice her age.

    Suspecting she was probably a victim of human trafficking, the officer turned the case over to a detective from the Family Violence Unit.

    The victim admitted to the detective she had been trafficked in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Oakland, and San Jose over the past four years.
    Read more: http://kmph.com/news/local/fresno-te...an-trafficking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Fresno teen found, victim of human trafficking


    Read more: http://kmph.com/news/local/fresno-te...an-trafficking
    I wonder if we have a missing person thread about her. We’ll never know, of course.
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    Signs that someone may be trafficked.
    Partial list.
    https://stage.hoteldejeunesse.com/signs.html
    Help.

    Our best hope for stopping underage sex trafficking is you. Victims of trafficking are moved frequently. But one tip can make a huge difference – and it’s always better to be wrong than to say nothing. Know the signs, and if you spot one, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
    Young girls wearing too much makeup or clothing inappropriate for their age

    Large age gap between male and female with no explanation for relationship

    Young girls in possession of expensive clothing, phones, and jewelry with no reasonable means to afford them

    Many male visitors coming and going from hotel rooms or parking lot


    Girls whose companion does all the talking for them

    Young girls who are underweight and appear malnourished


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    I haven't seen this posted here yet, so I thought I'd add it. It may not be new to a lot of people, but I found it interesting.

    Trafficking Facts.jpg

    https://www.facebook.com/Minneota/ph...type=3&theater
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