Human Trafficking Sting Nets 104 Arrests

March 21, 2017, Polk County, FL A six-day undercover human trafficking sting resulted in 104 arrests in Polk County, FL. The arrests include people who advertised online for sex or responded to internet-based ads set up by undercover agents. Among those arrested include Dirk Watson, an Air Force captain and Little League coach. Watson traveled […]

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Trafficking in a North Atlanta Mansion

March 8, 2017, Sandy Springs, GA A young woman went to Atlanta with promises to become a model. At first, it looked like her dreams had come true. She lived in a mansion and traveled the country; however, she knew she was in trouble when her boss threatened to kill her. The 20-year-old woman from […]

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President Vows to Fight Human Trafficking

February 24, 2017 Washington, DC  – As divisive as politics is today, it is refreshing to lead a movement virtually everyone can agree about. Democrats and Republicans, alike, believe that human slavery is wrong and it must be stopped. Under the previous administration, President Obama set aside January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and supported anti-trafficking efforts. Now President Trump […]

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Suing Backpage.com

Over the course of a night, Sophie* was repeatedly raped and sold on Backpage to at least five different men. Her traffickers posted her photograph and an advertisement offering her for sex. Now Sophie is fighting back with the help of one of the best litigation firms in the country, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. A […]

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9th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day

January 28, 2017 Orlando, FL – The Greater-Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force held it’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day for the 9th consecutive year on Saturday. This is the first year the event has been held indoors instead of Lake Eola, but the gusty winds and low temperatures made Calvary Orlando an ideal location. This year, […]

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50% Rise in Human Trafficking Cases: Behind the Numbers

January 18, 2017 Orlando, FL – This week, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) reported that there were 1,892 reports of human trafficking of minors last year. That’s a staggering 54 percent increase from 2015. Does this mean that our state is losing the battle against this horrible crime? The numbers might seem […]

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Tomorrow Matters: Keeping our Children Safe

9th Annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day Event Schedule 11 – 11:50 am Seminar 1 11:30 – 12:30 Faith Alliance Open Meeting 12 – 12:50 pm Seminar 2 Click below to Register for Seminars, Seating is Limited Human Trafficking 101  Internet Safety for Youth Sexual Abuse Prevention Program (for Adults) It Happened to Me: A Survivor’s […]

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2017

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is observed each year on January 11 in order to shed light on a growing epidemic that is sweeping our nation and world. A Presidential Proclamation designated January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The proclamation urges all people to take action by saying, “This month, I call on every nation, […]

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Orlando Man Arrested for Human Trafficking

January 4, 2017 Brevard County, Florida – An Orlando man was arrested for human trafficking and other drug-related offenses after allegedly forcing two women into prostitution on New Year’s Day. Miratel Capitaine met the women in Deland and Orlando and took them to West Melbourne where one of the women booked a hotel room at […]

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A New Day

When victims are exploited by human trafficking, what happens next? When they are recovered, where do they go? How do they heal? This is a question Florida Abolitionist has been answering for years, but the answer is changing. Today, Florida Abolitionist celebrated the Grand Opening of it’s new offices on the property of Calvary Orlando […]

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