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  1. #436
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    Oct 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener1850 View Post
    Northamptonshire Vietnamese illegal immigrant teens still missing

    UK - 12 Vietnamese Teens, Ages 14-18, Northamptonshire, Feb 2018

  2. #437
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    Jun 2016
    Investigation reveals Albuquerque based sex trafficking operation

    BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. – A 16-year-old girl is back in New Mexico after authorities tracked her down in Phoenix, Arizona, where they say she was being sex trafficked.

    The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says they were contacted by CYFD in mid-January in reference to the missing teenager. The office’s Ghost Unit began its investigation that led them to a well-known website where they discovered that the teen was in Arizona.
    Officials acted immediately and the teen was rescued with 24 hours of the initial CYFD tip.

    Through their investigation, officers were able to arrest 23-year-old Camara Cherry-Amos. She was identified as one of the sex traffickers who had forced the teenager into prostitution.

    Further investigation found that from February 2017 through January 2018, a sex trafficking operation based out of Albuquerque was being operated in five other states including Arizona, California, Oklahoma, Florida and Maryland.

  3. #438
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    Jan 2014
    American Airlines agent saves 2 teenage girls from human trafficking scheme


    Law enforcement officials say that a quick-thinking airline employee, aptly named Denice Miracle, likely saved two teenage girls from a human trafficking plot.

    Miracle, an American Airlines agent at California's Sacramento International Airport, was working at the ticket desk on Aug. 31 when two girls, aged 15 and 17, approached her counter, according to KOVR.

    Miracle said the teenagers, who were trying to board a flight to New York, had a small number of bags with them, but no form of identification and no adult guardians.

    The vigilant employee began to think something was seriously wrong when she noticed that the tickets, both first class, were purchased online with a credit card under a name that did not match what either of the teens had provided.

    "It was a first-class ticket. It was very expensive. I told a supervisor, 'I'm going to call the sheriff. It just doesn't feel right to me,'" Miracle said.

    When deputies arrived at the airport, the teens admitted that their pricey tickets were purchased by a man named "Drey" who they met on Instagram.

    Apparently, the stranger told them that if they flew to New York for the weekend, he would pay them $2,000 to model in a music video.

    Authorities say they located "Drey" on social media, but after briefly making contact with him, all of his accounts went dark.

    "We attempted to look him up on Instagram," said Deputy Todd Sanderson. "Just a few minutes after our contact with him, he erased all of his profiles on social media."

    When Deputy Sanderson informed the teens that their tickets had no return flights, he said they became defensive before ultimately accepting what could have happened to them.

  4. #439
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    Jun 2016
    Fresno teen woman arrested for trafficking missing girl, investigators have questions

    San Bernardino, California - Nicole Williams, a Fresno teenager, is facing human trafficking charges. Investigators say she was caught trafficking a missing girl in downtown San Bernardino. The human trafficking task force in San Bernardino is concerned there may be more victims with ties to Williams. Here locally, law enforcement officials and victims advocates say they know Williams and there could be more to this story.

    "She was booked for felony charges of human trafficking and pandering and her bail was set at $150,000," said San Bernardino Sheriff's Department Public Information Officer Jodi Miller.

    The San Bernardino Sheriff's Department says19-year-old Nicole Williams is from Fresno and was trafficking a missing girl in downtown San Bernardino when she was arrested. Now her picture is being shared with law enforcement in Fresno in the hopes of identifying any other possible victims.

  5. #440
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    Apr 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by Tugela View Post
    There certain level of revisionist history that goes on with a lot of these accounts however. I am guessing that most of those accounts are from women from low socio-economic backgrounds who engage in sex work as a survival strategy or because of addiction issues, and now that they have moved on in their lives they are trying to rationalize it. The lower end streetwalkers mostly. Most prostitutes do it because it is an easy way of getting a lot of money for relatively little effort however, there are not that many who are forced into the life. When the choice is making minimum wage for 8 hours of work, or getting a weeks equivalent for an hours effort, it is pretty tempting to do that.

    Incidentally the ďknock and talksĒ that some police forces do are not all that popular with the sex workers themselves. Prostitution is legal is Canada, and the tactic is used to harass and intimidate them in the absence of having a legal reason to arrest them.
    Did you miss the part about most starting at 12-13 years of age? Thatís not a choice, itís exploitation and itís rape. Easy way? Thatís disgusting.

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  6. #441
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    Jan 2014
    Shenandoah Valley, VA

    100 women, girls branded, beaten, threatened, forced into sex with many men; traffickers sentenced

    Nine men were sentenced Monday for abusing, torturing and forcing more than 100 young women and underage girls into prostitution, prosecutors said.

    The crimes were committed throughout the Southeast from 2014 through the summer of 2016.

    Prosecutors said the men forced the victims, many of whom are minors, to have sex with numerous johns per night.

    The sex traffickers used brutal tactics, including physical beatings, brandings, supplying and withholding of drugs, threats and various other forms of psychological manipulation in order to make the victims comply, prosecutors said.

    “Over the past several years, we have seen gangs and what were formerly exclusively drug conspiracies expand into human trafficking to fund their organizations,” U. S. Attorney Beth Drake said..."

  7. #442
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    Jun 2016
    Human trafficking still a problem in MS, experts say

    MISSISSIPPI (WDAM) - Last year, Mississippi received a "B" rating on human trafficking from the prevention group Shared Hope International. That rating is an upgrade from the “D” rating the state was given in 2011.
    According to Shared Hope International, the common age a child enters sex trafficking is between the ages of 14 and 16.
    One woman, while she was not a human trafficking victim, says she has made it her duty to help those who finds themselves in that situation. The woman chose to remain anonymous.
    “When I was 9 years old, there was not a time in my life when I did not remember being sexually assaulted by two relatives,” she said.
    She said that as a child, she believed what her predators told her, saying “predators know how to control children."
    “Predators are really smart,” she said. “They told me, 'If you tell, your daddy won’t love you. If you tell, we’re going to get in trouble, so you can’t tell. This is our secret,' and when you have that drilled into your head, that is your belief.”
    The woman said she never told a soul until one of her abusers passed away. When asked why she didn’t tell, she said “it happened” and she wanted to move forward from the situation.


  8. #443
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    Jun 2016
    Operation Southern Impact II: Alabama Arrests 12 in Two-Day, Multi-State Child Exploitation Initiative

    MONTGOMERY – Twelve individuals were arrested, and four children were rescued or identified as victims of child sexual exploitation this week during Operation Southern Impact II, a coordinated initiative involving eight states across the Southeast.

    Operation Southern Impact II, which focused on individuals who sexually exploit children by using the Internet, was a joint effort consisting of 10 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces tasked with combating the sexual exploitation of children. Law enforcement officials spent approximately four months to plan, and for two days executed search warrants, conducted undercover operations and made arrests in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. In all, 222 law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies participated, 38 of which are in or near Alabama.

  9. #444
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    Jun 2016
    76 arrested in 8-state child exploitation operation

    The operation, which was coordinated by nine Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, focused on “persons who possess and distribute child pornography and those who are sexually exploiting children in other ways using technology and the internet,” a GBI news release said.

    Those arrested range in age from 17 — a Forsyth County student from Suwanee, Forsyth County Schools spokeswoman Jennifer Caracciolo confirmed to the Daily Post — to 72.

    According to the GBI, the operation’s planning began about four months ago and “culminated in two days of investigative actions to include search warrant executions, undercover operations and arrests” in the eight states.

    A total of 222 law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies participated in the operation.
    In Georgia, 34 people were arrested, many of which involved the possession and/or distribution of child pornography, the GBI said.
    Six of those arrested in Georgia traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sex with a minor. Eight registered sex offenders were encountered in Georgia during the course of the operation.
    In total, law enforcement officers in the southeastern states executed 136 search warrants and 100 “knock-and-talks,” during which 736 digital devices were previewed and 1,255 digital devices were seized. Of those devices seized, 235 were mobile phones, the GBI said.

  10. #445
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    Oct 2009
    March 19 2018
    Mom tells MPs how she lost daughter to human traffickers: 'It baffles me'
    HALIFAX — She was a strong, well-spoken young woman who came from a loving home in western Nova Scotia.

    But it wasn't until Maddison Fraser had moved to Alberta in her late teens that her mother learned she had been lured there to work in the sex trade.

    Jennifer Holleman of Yarmouth, N.S., told her agonizing story Monday to a federal committee that has just started travelling the country to learn what to do about combating human trafficking, which some are calling a growing form of modern slavery.
    At one point, Holleman pulled two photos from her purse, one showing her daughter, then a healthy blonde-haired girl with a perfect, telegenic smile.

    The other photo shows the same girl, but she is barely recognizable. Her face is bloated. Her short hair is ragged. And both of her eyes are blackened and almost swollen shut.

    "They set her hair on fire," Holleman said, referring to the pimps who abused her. "They burned her with cigarettes and lighters. They beat her beyond recognition, and they all sexually assaulted her."
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