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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Harris County (TX) Attorney Files Lawsuits Against Massage Parlors Suspected of Human Trafficking

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:25 pm From the HARRIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE County Attorney Vince Ryan filed lawsuits today against four establishments located in one shopping center in northwest Harris County alleging that they are public nuisances and fronts for organized criminal activity. The lawsuits claim that Crystal Relaxation, Empire Spa, and Royal Spa […]

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Ottawa Female Teenagers Act as Pimps, Forcing Underage Girls Into Prostitution

By ICTMN Staff June 12, 2012 Three Canadian teenage girls face human trafficking charges for forcing their underage peers, ages 13 to 17, into prostitution, the Ottawa Citizen reported. The girls allegedly lured victims to a public housing complex through social media, CNN reported. They then beat the girls and drove them to other locations […]

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Judge Temporarily Blocks Washington Sex-trade Law

June 6, 2012 SEATTLE — A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked enforcement of a new Washington state law that would require classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements. In response to a lawsuit filed Monday by the website Backpage.com, U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez granted a 14-day temporary restraining […]

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MS-13 Gang Leader Gets 50 Years For Teen Sex Trafficking

June 3, 2012 11:01 pm By: Fairfax News Rances Ulices Amaya, 24, aka “Murder” and “Blue,” was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for recruiting girls as young as 14 from middle schools, high schools, and homeless shelters in Northern Virginia and forcing them to engage in commercial sex acts on behalf of MS-13. Neil […]

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Central Florida a Focus of Battle Against Human Trafficking

ORLANDO, Florida – A judicial district in Central Florida is second in the number of child sexual-exploitation and slavery cases in the United States. “The problem in Central Florida is serious,” Michael Masto, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the investigation of child slavery and trafficking cases at the Tampa office of U.S. Immigration and […]

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U.S. Senators Kirk, Blumenthal, Rubio and Begich Call on Village Voice Media to Block Child Prostitution and Take Down ‘Adult Services’ Ads from Backpage.com

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—March 23, 2012.  Today U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Begich (D-AK), along with 15 other U.S. Senators, wrote to the Chairman and CEO of Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC, the company that operates Backpage.com, demanding the elimination of the adult services section on the classified advertising website. On […]

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Sex Trafficking & Exploitation – 2012 – Village Voice

By Christopher Burgess, Published March 24, 2012 Recently I opened up the NY Times web page to see Nicholas D. Kristoff’s piece “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods” which speaks to how Village Voice Media accepts advertising on their websites which offers lightly veiled solicitations for the services of “escorts” and the like, both male and […]

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How to Combat Sex Trafficking in Massage Parlors

By Sunday, March 25, 2012 – Rights So Divine by Youngbee Dale WASHINGTON, March 25, 2012—Law enforcement officials across the U.S. agree that sex trafficking in massage parlors continues despite efforts to curb the practice. However, the recent success against the sex trade in massage parlors in Georgia demonstrates that there may be a path […]

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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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