Tampa man accused of pimping teen at Orlando hotel

By Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel 3:08 p.m. EST, February 14, 2012 A Tampa man was arrested on sex-trafficking charges in Orlando on Friday, an arrest report states, accused of selling sex with a 16-year-old girl. The report states that agents of the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation arrested 24-year-old Jeremy Coburn on Friday at the Hyatt […]

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Jacksonville Beach mother accused of selling sex with daughter for drugs

By Jim Schoettler JACKSONVILLE BEACH – Police accused a Jacksonville Beach mother Monday of repeatedly selling sex with her 6-year-old daughter for drugs and money, but her mother said the woman was also a victim of drug dealers. Dalina J. Nicholas, 35, is being held on a child-neglect warrant in the investigation, which began in early […]

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Natalie Grant’s ‘Team Freedom’ Raises $60K To Combat Sex Trafficking

On SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th, CURB RECORDS artist NATALIE GRANT and RTN Contemporary Christian WJIS (THE JOY FM)/SARASOTA, FL PD/morning show co-host CARMEN BROWN, along with 132 team members, ran the 2012 DISNEY HALF PRINCESS MARATHON in ORLANDO.  What was dubbed “TEAM FREEDOM” raised nearly $60,000 for GRANT’s foundation ABOLITION INTERNATIONAL. The organization works to combat […]

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Let’s Break Mental, Emotional Chains of Human Trafficking

BY KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE www.miamisao.com Human trafficking crimes occur on the shadowy edges of daily existence. Effectively exposing this problem, allowing knowledge and awareness to shine a bright light on these very dark crimes are important early steps in our efforts to end human trafficking. International Human Trafficking Awareness Day was memorialized on Jan. 11, […]

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Can the Government Force Suspects to Decrypt Incriminating Files?

John Villasenor, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Slate.com March 06, 2012 — In October 2010, law enforcement agents pursuing a child pornography investigation tracked a Florida man suspected of sharing illegal images to a hotel room in California. After obtaining a search warrant, they raided the room, seizing computers and hard […]

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You’re Invited! “Pembroke Circle” Launch Party

You are invited to participate in the launch of our fundraising campaign. Come see an exclusive screening of a preview scene, a Q&A with the actors and the director, refreshments and more! When: Thursday, March 15th at 7:00pm Where: UCF Center For Emerging Media   500 Livingston St.   Orlando, FL 32801 Please send your RSVP […]

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You’re Invited! “Girls Like Us” Event

Join Us! Rachel Lloyd, author of the book Girls Like Us, and founder of GEMS, will be doing a book reading, Q & A session, and book signing! DATE:  March 24, 2012 TIME:  2:00 – 4:30pm LOCATION:  Jan K. Platt Regional Library 3910 South Manhattan Avenue  Tampa, FL 33611 SPONSORS:  Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking […]

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NYC Council Wants Village Voice’s Backpage.com Shut Down!

http://www.politicker.com By Hunter Walker February 29, 2011 Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced a resolution today asking Village Voice Media to shut down the controversial “adult” section of its classified ad site Backpage. The resolution criticizes Backpage as a “platform to traffic minors for sex.” “Whereas, Backpage’s adult section is facilitating sex trafficking […]

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Noble Brews: Coffee with a Cause

  OrlandoSentinel.com Heather McPherson, FOOD Fair trade offers a feel-good vibe about many things we eat and drink. Simply put, it refers to items that are purchased from farmers “who are justly compensated,” according to Fair Trade USA, a leading certifier of these products. The approach ensures farmers are paid fair prices, workers operate in […]

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“Think Fair” – Apple becomes the world’s first Fair Trade tech company – who’s next?

By Tom Foremski | January 15, 2012, 11:33pm PST For the first time, Apple has disclosed the identity of 156 suppliers, and said it will become the first tech company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). This means that the FLA will investigate Apple suppliers and issue regular reports on their labor practices. “We’re […]

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