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Do you recognize this person? Contra Costa authorities release photo in human trafficking

San mateo county times

MARTINEZ — Authorities in Contra Costa are trying to identify a female subject whose picture turned up in the course of a human trafficking …

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Human Trafficking in our Backyard


Human Trafficking in our Backyard. Where it’s happening, why, and how. By Todd VanSickle | March 28, 2020. Amy Rouleau is the director of …

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Do you recognize this person? Contra Costa authorities release photo of person in human

The Mercury News

Police also allegedly uncovered evidence that Lavorini-Doyle was exchanging emails with people who advertised child sex trafficking victims online.

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Economic downturn sees uptick in possible sex trafficking recruitment


Tuesday, the Child Trafficking Solutions Project and the Children’s Policy Cooperative of Jefferson County issued a statement warning that there is a …

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How To Keep Your Children Safe From Sex Traffickers During The COVID-19 Lockdown


As reported by the Human Trafficking Hotline, almost 1,000 cases of potential victims of sex trafficking were recruited through social platforms such as …

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Two Delta social workers jailed for child trafficking

The Punch

The duo were apprehended and dragged before the court by the Delta State Task Force on Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration led by the …

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Man Targeted Kids Of Drug-Addicted Mothers For Child SexTrafficking Ring, Authorities Allege


An Ohio man is accused targeting drug-addicted mother and their kids in a child sextrafficking operation. Larry Dean Porter, 69, is accused of feeding …

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Nonprofit fighting sex trafficking adds advisory council members

Florida Weekly

Thousands of American children are at risk of becoming victims of child sex trafficking, with Florida ranking third by the National Human Trafficking …

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Porn site’s free service during coronavirus raises sex trafficking fears


Pornhub, a streaming platform for sexual content, has come under fire for allegedly failing to remove images and videos of child rape and sexual abuse …

UPDATE 1-Porn site’s free service during coronavirus raises sex trafficking fears – Reuters

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Trafficking watchdog slams government over child refugee vanishings


The report, drawn up by the government’s human trafficking experts, said that when children disappear, the cases are not always followed up and and …

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Oprah Winfrey denies ‘awful, fake’ sex-trafficking arrest rumors

Pacifica Tribune

Oprah Winfrey denies ‘awful, fake’ sex-trafficking arrest rumors … media that she, along with other celebrities, had been arrested for sex trafficking.

Was Oprah’s Home Raided in a Sex-Trafficking Sting? – Snopes.com

‘Awful and fake’: Oprah Winfrey hits back at false sex-trafficking rumours – The Guardian

Oprah Winfrey hits back at ludicrous arrest, sex-trafficking rumors: ‘Awful and fake’ – New York Daily News

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TBI: 8 people arrested in Johnson City human trafficking sting


Stephen Ezeagu, DOB 07/06/1990, Johnson City, TN: Trafficking a Person for a Commercial Sex Act. * Malik Howse, DOB 04/25/1997, Johnson City, …

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More than $65M available to fight human trafficking and help trafficking victims

WWAY NewsChannel 3

“Our nation is facing difficult challenges, none more pressing than the scourge of human trafficking. Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public …

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Dept. of Justice: $65 million available to help fight human trafficking, assist victims

Richland Source

“Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety and countering this threat remains one of the Administration’s top domestic priorities. “These funds …

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$65 million in grants announced to curb human trafficking


More than $65 million in Department of Justice grants is available to help communities combat human trafficking and serve victims of trafficking …

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8 charged in Johnson City undercover sex trafficking sting

Johnson City Press

Eight men were arrested last week in an undercover operation aimed at child sex trafficking in Northeast Tennessee, according to a Tennessee …

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DOJ grants available for school safety initiatives & to fight human trafficking

WV News

“Our nation is facing difficult challenges, none more pressing than the scourge of human trafficking. Human traffickers pose a dire threat to public safety …

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Man sentenced to prison for Attempted Sex Trafficking online


RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – A man will spend at least two years behind bars after pleading guilty to Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child. The investigation …

RPD Sentences Man for Attempted Sex Trafficking of a Child – KTVN

20-year-old man sentenced to 2-to-6 years in prison on attempted child sex trafficking – KRNV My News 4

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TBI: 8 men arrested in child sex trafficking sting


… Casdorph, John Hutchison, Jared Curtis, and Joseph Harless were arrested last week and charged with trafficking a person for a commercial sex act …

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TBI: 8 Men Arrested in Child Sex Trafficking Sting

U.S. News & World Report

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations announced the arrest of eight men as a result of a joint human trafficking investigation with …

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Operation Broken Arrow nets 3 more online child predators, human trafficking


The suspects arrested are facing multiple charges including child pornography and human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a child. Copyright 2020 …

Three men arrested in Lowndes County child sex trafficking sting – WCTV

More arrests made in Lowndes child sex sting – Valdosta Daily Times

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Law Review Symposium to focus on human trafficking

Georgia State University News (press release)

They want more people to understand the many forms that human trafficking takes, including labor trafficking, child trafficking, and sex trafficking. “Anti- …

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Domestic Sex Trafficking: Hidden in Plain Sight

Psychology Today (blog)

The US-based National Human Trafficking Hotline received 6,244 calls of domestic sex trafficking cases in 2017. Because of the difficulty in obtaining …

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Stopping sex trafficking

Cadillac News

LAKE CITY — When Tpr. Brian Koboldt gives a presentation on sex trafficking, it’s usually for doctors and nurses and first responders.

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Why children are an overlooked ally in the fight against human trafficking


(CNN) Human trafficking is a grave violation of basic human dignity. In more than 20 years of research and advocacy on the issue, I have yet to meet …

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Colorado Springs teachers train to spot signs of human trafficking


“Human trafficking is in El Paso County. It is in our schools and if we’re going to stop it, we need to be able to identify the signs,” said Lisa Brandt, …

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How to protect against child trafficking


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) – The Sisters of St. Joseph Social Justice Committee is hosting a free event concerning child trafficking. Ann Marie …

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Just Love Worldwide works to end sex trafficking

Press Herald

WESTBROOK — A nonprofit that helps and advocates for survivors of sex trafficking and assists police in their cases has expanded its outreach with its …

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Opinion: Run 4 the Cause raises funds to eradicate child sex trafficking, exploitation

Naples Daily News

Christy’s Cause is a local non-profit working to eradicate child sex trafficking and exploitation through education, public awareness, restoration …

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New Orleans man pleads guilty to rape, child sex trafficking


Elbert “D-Black” Riascos of New Orleans pleaded guilty as charged on Jan. 23 to charges of child sex trafficking, second-degree rape, pornography …

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Anti-slavery tsar calls for councils to take on child trafficking cases

The Guardian

The UK’s independent anti-slavery commissioner has called for decision-making on child trafficking cases to be taken away from the Home Office.

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Four more charged in Furnas County child sex trafficking investigation


BEAVER CITY, Neb. — Four more men have been charged with crimes related to a child sex trafficking investigation in Furnas County. Court records …

Multiple arrests in human trafficking investigation – 1011now

Four more men charged in Furnas County sex trafficking case – Kearney Hub

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Man facing child sex abuse, prostitution charges in human trafficking investigation in Oregon


PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A 21-year-old man is facing charges including 14 counts of child sex abuse following a human trafficking investigation in …

Grand Jury Indicts Human Trafficking Suspect – KFI AM 640

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Two suspects arraigned in Furnas Co. child sex trafficking investigation


Two more suspects were arraigned Monday in Furnas County Court in an ongoing child sex trafficking investigation in Furnas County.

24-year-old now third man to be charged with sex trafficking in Furnas County – Kearney Hub

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Audit: Louisiana can improve work against human trafficking

Washington Times

(AP) – While Louisiana has bolstered services to human trafficking victims, the state could do much more to improve educational outreach and assist …

Audit: Louisiana can improve work against human trafficking – WWLTV.com

Audit: Louisiana can improve work against human trafficking – Houma Courier

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Utah pilots landing at every airport in the state to raise awareness of child sex trafficking

St George News

ST. GEORGE — Early Wednesday morning, five pilots from across Utah will take off from the Logan-Cache Airport, and within 24 hours, they will land …

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7 fathers face human trafficking charges after answering ad to meet underage girl, LMPD says

WLKY Louisville

Louisville Metro Police Department announced more details Monday about a human trafficking sting. WLKY reported over the weekend that four men …

Former Jockey Arguello Charged With Human Trafficking In Louisville Sting – Paulick Report

LMPD: 7 defendants accused of seeking sex with minors are fathers themselves – WDRB

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Ontario’s New Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy

Government of Ontario News

The campaign will build awareness about the dangers of sex trafficking, including how young people are lured, signs that a person is being trafficked, …

Ontario announces $307M investment to take on human trafficking – CBC.ca

Ontario announces human trafficking strategy, pledges additional $202 million – Toronto Sun

Ontario to invest $307 million to fight human trafficking – StCatharinesStandard.ca

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Human trafficking convict serves 18 months

Youngstown Vindicator

YOUNGSTOWN — James Jaster, 74, of South Avenue in Boardman, was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday for his role in a Mahoning County …

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Four arrested in St. Pete human trafficking sting

Tampa Bay Times

PETERSBURG — Police arrested four men for a range of child sex crimes following a two-day human trafficking operation. According to the St.

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Alabama man arrested for child torture


(WAFF/WVLT) — Alabama investigators arrested a man accused of torturing a child. WAFF reported that 26-year-old Aaron Anthony Stites was charged …

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Hanceville man arrested for child torture


Aaron Anthony Stites, 26-years-old of Hanceville, was charged Sunday afternoon with First Degree Assault and Torture Abuse of a Child. “As I have said …

Cullman County man charged with assault, torture of a child – Trussvilletribune

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Ozark man arrested for torture and willful abuse of a child

WTVY, Dothan

Brian Matthew George, 30, of Ozark has been charged with torture and willful abuse of a child. According to authorities, George was abusing his son …

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Ozark man arrested for child torture, abuse

The Southeast Sun

Ozark Police Chief Marlos Walker said at the completion of the investigation, George was arrested and charged with torture and willful abuse of a child …

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Missouri Toddler Found Malnourished With Multiple Fractures After Mother ‘Tortured’ Girl For 18 …

International Business Times

Due to the severity of her condition, the girl was immediately flown to the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. It was further revealed that the girl …

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W.Va. high court upholds Huntington child murder convictions

Huntington Herald Dispatch

… by the court, including the witness’s published peer-reviewed study on the subject, was enough to include the term “child torture” in her testimony.

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Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children, Say Human Rights Groups

Eurasia Review

Seven children said security officers tortured them with electricity including with stun guns. A boy arrested at age 16 told a relative he was worried he …

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Federal judge says state ‘tortures’ children at Eldora home

Journal Express

A federal judge issued a strongly worded rebuke to Iowa state officials Tuesday, saying they were “torturing” the youth housed at the Boys State …

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Egypt: Prosecutors and judges ‘turning blind eye’ to torture of children as young as 12

Irish Legal News

Fifteen of the 20 children said they were tortured in pretrial detention, usually during interrogation while held incommunicado. In addition, another child …

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Young Joplin mother charged with severe abuse of daughter

Joplin Globe

The specialist classified the alleged abuse as “child torture,” according to the affidavit. No bond. Celia Lara-Licon’s next hearing is set for April 1.

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Egypt: Security Forces Disappear, Torture Children

Human Rights Watch (press release)

(Washington) – Egyptian police, National Security Agency, and military officials arbitrarily arrested, forcibly disappeared, and tortured children as …

Rights group: Children in Egypt tortured in detention – Aljazeera.com

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Gabriel Fernandez social workers who ‘turned blind eye’ to murdered boy’s torture will have …

The Sun

It emerged after the boy’s death that his teacher Jennifer Garcia reported signs of abuse to Rodriguez, according to court records. And the Atlantic reports …

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Your Kids Refuse to Nap? There’s Hope

The New York Times

… screaming toddler during a lockdown or social distancing is torture. Scientists tell us that naps improve children’s moods, help them learn better and …

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Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Child Abuse Case in New Mexico

U.S. News & World Report

(AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in a case involving the fatal beating and torture of 13-year-old Jeremiah Valencia in 2017. Jordan Nunez, 21, entered …

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Defectors Tell of Torture and Forced Sterilization in Militant Iranian Cult

The Intercept

Most painful for Sadeghi were thoughts of his son, Paul, his only child, now 16 years old. Sadeghi hadn’t seen or spoken to Paul since he’d arrived in …

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Gabriel Fernandez: Cops who checked on boy did not believe he was being beaten, instead they …


Eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was brutally tortured and beaten to death by his mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend Isauro Aguirre in 2013.

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Aunt of dead West Yellowstone boy arrested in Texas

KBZK Bozeman News

Investigators say they found videos of Hurley being tortured by members of his extended family before his death. hurley.jpeg 12-year-old James …

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Your Money-Separation Anxiety: Divorce, Money and Coronavirus

The New York Times

Suddenly alone in total quiet, it was torture. My head … for 14 days, but he wanted to come get a child for regular visitation over the mom’s objections.

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Nuñez pleads guilty in death of Jeremiah Valencia

Santa Fe New Mexican

… Wayne Ferguson — Nuñez’s father — buried Jeremiah in November 2017 after Ferguson and Nuñez, then 19, tortured and beat the boy to death.

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Man pleads guilty in fatal child abuse case in New Mexico

The Durango Herald

SANTA FE – A man has pleaded guilty in a case involving the fatal beating and torture of 13-year-old Jeremiah Valencia in 2017. Jordan Nunez, 21 …

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Couple jailed for alleged abuse and torture of toddler


SAN DIEGO (CNS) — An East Village couple was behind bars Wednesday for allegedly subjecting a 3-year-old child to torture and sexual abuse over …

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Monday Crime Stories: Horrific child abusers VIDEO TORTURE of tots


Nancy Grace and her team of experts take a look at three cases of horrific child abuse: Gabriel Fernandez, James “Alex” Hurley, and Eduardo Posso.

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Judge dismisses attempted murder, torture charges against Bakersfield couple accused of injuring …


(KGET) — A judge on Friday dismissed charges of attempted murder and torture against a couple accused of inflicting injuries on their 11-month-old boy …

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Judge Sentences North Texas Child Molester, Porn Collector To Life + 370 Years

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

“He had an entire collection focused on bondage and sexual torture of elementary school aged kids.” The sentence was handed down by District …

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Anthony Avalos, 10, who was tortured for days before his death had the same DCFS contact as …


In Anthony’s case, Mansfield and colleague Mark Millman brought in counselors from the Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley to provide services for …

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‘It has been torture’; Mum of murdered Cork woman describes wait for justice

Echo Live

She was Ann’s eldest child, and was the big sister for Ann’s two other daughters — one also called Ann, and Amanda. The grieving mother said that …

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2 arrested after police discover 4 children living in squalor

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Both were taken into custody on suspicion of child abuse-neglect. Santillan-Ramirez also faces an accusation of willful/malicious torture of animals …

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Okreek man charged with assault and child abuse


The suspect was said to have further abuse, expose, torture, torment, and cruelly punish a minor child. Charges are accusations at this point, and …

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Neighbor: Shooter yelled ‘this is the end of the world’ before killing boy in Horseshoe Bend


Neighbor: Shooter yelled ‘this is the end of the world’ before killing boy in … Dufresne said the boy was a fifth-grader at the local school, and that his … “perpetrated by poison, torture, vengeance, extortion or sadistic inclinations.

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The Children of Syria

Human Rights Watch

When they were finally released, bruised and bloodied and talking about the torture they suffered, the boys’ stories helped fuel protests that were …

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