Sting Nets 103+1

December 3, 2018, Polk Co., FL  When William Welch showed up to meet a 14-year-old for sex, something didn’t look right. He had a sinking sensation that he was being watched so he ditched his car and took off on foot, disappearing into the night. Welch’s hunch was right. He had arranged a date with […]

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#NOPORNOVEMBER

November 1, 2018, Orlando, FL Did you know that 88% of the most downloaded or rented pornography videos include violence against women?  Did you know that 1/3 of young people have seen pornography by the age of 12? Did you know that 20% of all sexts are of photos of children, mostly girls under the age […]

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Human Trafficking Arrest near International Drive

October 24, 2018, Orlando, FL A 26-year-old has been arrested for selling two minors for sex in Orlando. Yankopoly Saint Pierre (right) is said to have given the runaways drugs and alcohol while posting ads for prostitution online. Saint Pierre arranged for paying customers to exploit the juveniles at the Ramada hotel on Jamaican Court, just off […]

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Florida Ranks Third in Federal Cases

October 17, 2018, Orlando, FL According to a recent report issued by the Human Trafficking Institute, Florida ranked third in human trafficking cases actively prosecuted in federal court last year. The detailed report utilized court documents from across the country to provide a good look at human trafficking in the justice system. While many survivors […]

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Child Today. Criminal Tomorrow.

October 2, 2018, Orlando, FL Imagine you have a 17-year-old niece named Stephanie. She loves dancing, movies, and spending time with her friends. One day a man starts talking to her online and promises her the world. Stephanie falls for his trap, hook, line, and sinker. He gets her hooked on drugs and begins selling […]

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Operation Catfish

August 28, 2018, Lake County, FL Detectives in Lake County wrapped up a major prostitution sting this week, recovering a 17-year-old human trafficking victim. The 10-day investigation known as Operation Catfish used the internet to cut down on prostitution. One aspect of the investigation targeted people who responded to an advertisement to sexually exploit a […]

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Why Don’t They Run?

August 15, Orlando, FL After assisting and serving hundreds of victims and survivors of human trafficking over the years, Florida Abolitionist CEO and Founder, Tomas Lares, is repeatedly asked one question, “Why don’t victims run?” The simple answer is Psychology. Victims are bound by invisible chains as traffickers groom their victims using manipulation and drug […]

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3 Men Charged

July 16, Orlando, FL Three men were charged with human trafficking of an underage girl in Osceola County yesterday. Timothy White contacted the teen through social media and eventually convinced her to run away from the group foster home where she lived in Tampa. She ran away and met White at a model in Central […]

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Israel Takes Stand

June 20, 2018 Until now, prostitution has been a legal activity in the State of Israel. But a new law was just passed that makes paying for sex a crime – a move the country believes will help stop human trafficking. Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said, “Prostitution is ethically problematic and harms and objectifies the […]

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Child Pornography Sting

June 6, 2018, Orlando, FL This week, 11 men were arrested in Polk County. They face a combined total of 660 felony charges for child pornography. This is just one of many stings carried out in Polk County to protect our children. Across the nation and world, our children are being used and abused. We […]

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