Take the Challenge: No Porn November

October 30, 2017, Orlando, FL Pornography. While often seen as harmless, it is a multi-billion dollar industry that feeds on oppression and fuels human trafficking. That’s right, porn fuels human trafficking! It teaching users to treat people as objects to be used for their personal desires. Think about it for a second. When was the last […]

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FREEDOM2017 at City Hall

September 28, Orlando, FL Elected officials, business leaders, media, and community members filled the rotunda of Orlando City Hall today to hear Orlando’s commitment to stopping human trafficking. FREEDOM2017 was an event hosted by the City of Orlando highlighting the efforts of Florida Abolitionist. As visitors entered the building, they were greeted by excited members of […]

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Orlando Ranks #3

September 19, 2017, Orlando, FL Have you ever wondered, “How bad is human trafficking in my city?” When asked about Orlando, we always reply, “It’s bad, very bad.” Every day we assist victims of human trafficking and hear their stories. We know how many people FA serves but how does this compare to other cities? […]

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Labor Day 2017

September 4, 2017, Orlando, FL Life in Southeast Asia was hard for Lucas* and his family. Low wages and poverty drove him to the United States with hopes of giving his family a better future. He left his wife and son to pursue the American dream. A company promised Lucas a work permit and Visa, […]

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First Home for Boys Opens

August 30, 2017, Tampa, FL When most people think of sex trafficking victims, minds typically go to young, vulnerable girls. However, we have helped quite a few young men who have been exploited. Most of the time it is very difficult to find a safe place for them to heal. Until now, there were no […]

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Parents Find Child Online

Myrtle Beach, SC, August 28, 2017 Imagine the desperation you would feel if your daughter went missing. Fear turns to panic as days go by and police can’t find her. Her friends have no idea where she is but mentioned she spent a lot of time with an older man – something she kept hidden […]

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Senator Nelson Invites FA to Testify

  Washington, D.C., July 12, 2017   U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (FL-D) opened the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation with the words, “Human trafficking is a horrific crime. It is a widespread problem that requires us to put all solutions on the table.” These words set the stage for the Senate hearing focusing […]

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Trafficking in Persons in 2017

Washington, D.C., June 27, 2017 In 2001, the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released the very first Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Trafficking in Persons is most often described as human trafficking. The State Department has released this report each year since 2001. The report ranks governments based on […]

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Substitute Teacher Guilty of Trafficking

Seminole County, Florida, May 19, 2017 A former substitute teacher, Jeremy Webster, was found guilty of human trafficking a 17-year-old girl in Seminole County on Friday. He sexually exploited the young woman at a hotel in Altamonte Springs for two days before he was discovered by authorities. When she was rescued, the young woman was skeptical […]

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First Labor Trafficking Arrest in Lake County

April 12, 2017, Leesburg, FL Carlos Garcia-Diaz was arrested on charges of human trafficking of a child after forcing a 17-year-old girl to pick blueberries. This is the first arrest for forced labor for the Lake County Sheriff’s office. The Sheriff’s Office was tipped off about the girl by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a division […]

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