SPOTLIGHT CASE Human Trafficking Awareness Thread

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  1. YaYa_521

    YaYa_521 Every Body's Name Matters

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    What they mean by that is they have picked up 33 johns and 4 prostitutes in sting operations. It doesn't really have anything to do with sex trafficking, it is just regular prostitution with different words applied.
     
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    Like @Tugela post above.. they arrested the Johns and the girls, but no mention of the sex traffickers arrest?
     
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    If you read the story the girls "rescued" were actually youths who were found in areas frequented by "high risk" (whatever that means - I assume runaways and kids into drugs) youths. Most of them probably were not involved in prostitution at all, more likely it was drugs and living on the street.

    There did not appear to be a connection between the johns and the girls. Rather, the johns were picked up incidently while the police were sweeping these areas for runaways.

    That would be why no sex traffickers were arrested - the two groups of people mentioned in the story likely had nothing to do with each other. The men arrested probably were dealing with adult prostitutes, not the kids.

    That is the problem with stories like this. While the police were sweeping downtown for runaways, in the course of doing that they picked up other people for prostitution related offences. Then the whole lot are conflated in newspaper reports as if they are connected when they are not.
     
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    Forced into sex trafficking while trying to become a super model

    "Airica Kraehmer was trafficked while pursuing a career in modeling and never thought she would end up a victim.

    Kraehmer was young and beautiful but also trusting.

    She said she trusted the wrong people and instead of a world of glitz and glamour, she ended up going through a horrific ordeal that would leave her changed forever.

    It all started when a 20-year-old Kraehmer moved from the quiet beauty of Tennessee to the busy streets of New York City chasing her dream of becoming a model..."
     
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    Hotline to help human trafficking victims, educate public launches across Canada
    May 29 2019 rbbm.
    "A national hotline to help victims and survivors of human trafficking is now taking calls, with the organization behind the service saying it hoped the new resource would also fill crucial gaps in public knowledge about the issue.

    The multilingual, accessible hotline, an initiative of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking, launched at 7 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

    The centre’s chief executive officer said the line is meant to serve as a one-stop shop for everyone from victims seeking help, to tipsters wanting to flag a potential case, to members of the public wanting to learn more about the subject.

    “There are still an awful lot of individuals in this country who believe that human trafficking is happening elsewhere,” Barbara Gosse said in an interview. “In actual fact … human trafficking is happening in communities right across this country. And that is a threat to every vulnerable girl, woman, man or boy.”

    Gosse said the toll-free hotline will be available 24 hours a day throughout the year. Call takers will be able to field queries in more than 200 languages, including a number of Indigenous languages.


    The line will also be accessible to the deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-verbal, Gosse said. An accompanying website has also been designed to be accessible to the blind and visually impaired, she added.


    Gosse said the line was developed with help from an international company that has helped set up similar services in other countries such as the United States. Some of those lines, she said, have been taking calls for as long as a decade."
    The RCMP’s human trafficking co-ordination centre has reported that between 2005 and 2018, the Mounties identified 531 cases where human trafficking charges were laid. Of those cases, 143 resulted in convictions and 316 remain before the courts.


    The new hotline can be reached 24 hours a day at: 1-833-900-1010."
     
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    Nonprofit training on how to identify trafficking victims ahead of Bonnaroo

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - From tattoos to branding on certain parts of a victim's body, a local nonprofit says those are a few red flags of sex trafficking.

    "Neck, chest, back," said Gabrielle Thompson. "We've also seen it on genitals. We've seen it on arms."

    She says physical abuse is another classic sign.

    "You might see bite marks," Thompson said. "You might see burns. You might see very peculiar types of bruisings."

    Thompson is executive director of Free for Life International, a nonprofit which helps victims of sex trafficking. She's training 2,000 volunteers how to spot the red flags of sex trafficking at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival next week.

    She says big events often cause an uptick in trafficking.

    Nonprofit training on how to identify trafficking victims ahead of Bonnaroo
     
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    Man sentenced to 70 years for trafficking teen girls, drug possession

    June 13, 2019

    On Wednesday, a Travis County jury sentenced Raymond Paul Swan to 70 years in prison after hearing evidence of his repeated sexual assault of two teen girls, numerous prior incarcerations and six prior felony convictions.

    The same jury found Swan guilty of possession of methamphetamine the day before.

    On Jan. 6, 2017, Austin police officers responded to a crash in Austin. Witnesses indicated that two girls left the scene. Officer Brian O'Quinn matched the girls to the description given in an earlier Amber Alert.

    The girls, 14 and 16, had been missing from Montgomery County since December 2016.

    The girls were picked up in Conroe, taken to a hotel in Austin and told they would begin working as prostitutes. The girls fled and were taken to the same hotel by Swan, then 40.

    Over the course of a week, Swan gave drugs to the girls and sexually assaulted them multiple times.

    Digital forensic analysis of Swan's phone showed that, on the second day, he learned that the girls were missing from Montgomery County and that they were 14 and 16 years old.

    Special Agents Otto Cabrera and Amy King of the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested Swan at the hotel and recovered meth and numerous items indicating a drug selling operation.

    Man sentenced to 70 years for trafficking teen girls, drug possession
     
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    WEBER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Three men were arrested on Tuesday for sex trafficking after an undercover operation in Weber County.

    According to a press release issued by Weber County Sheriff Lt. Cortney Ryan, their Investigations Bureau conducted an undercover operation targeting sex trafficking on Tuesday.

    Detectives from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, along with the assistance of the Salt Lake City Police Department VICE sought out to identify and locate victims of sex trafficking and locate those who are running operations to exploit underage victims.

    Detectives set up at a local hotel and began to contact those posting to online websites offering services that were sexual in nature.

    During the operation, three males, Ricky Davis, Shaun Shelton and Jose Roman were arrested and booked into the Weber County Jail on Solicitation of Prostitution.

    One juvenile female was identified using one of the sexually oriented websites, her and her family were then contacted and law enforcement has set up services to help them.

    Police: Three men arrested in sex trafficking sting, discover juvenile female soliciting online
     
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