Grooming

One definition of grooming is “the action by a pedophile of preparing a child for a meeting, especially via an internet chat room, with the intention of committing a sexual offense.”

If you want to learn more, this is the right category.

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes
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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking crimes

Maxwell’s attorneys had pushed for leniency after 60-year-old was convicted in US in December of five of the six charges she faced Victoria Bekiempis in New YorkTue 28 Jun 2022 19.31 BST Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison in her New York sex-trafficking case for procuring teen girls for Jeffrey Epstein for him to…

Who Traffickers Target
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Who Traffickers Target

In many ways, human trafficking is as much of an economic problem as it is a social justice issue. Traffickers see exploitation as a lucrative supply-and-demand business, with its victims as an expendable commodity. Because of this, traffickers are opportunistic. They seek out vulnerable people, those who are easier to recruit, have fewer safety nets,…

House and Senate Committees Review Human Trafficking Reports – Arkansas House of Representatives
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House and Senate Committees Review Human Trafficking Reports – Arkansas House of Representatives

The House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs Committee met jointly with the Senate Children and Youth Committee this week to hear from groups actively working to combat human trafficking. The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC)testified that there were 13 arrests for human trafficking charges in Arkansas in 2021. In 2022, there have…

“Sugar dating” and “sugaring”
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“Sugar dating” and “sugaring”

What is “sugar dating”? And how exactly does it relate to “sugaring”? Does it have anything to do with these “sugar babies” and “sugar daddies” you keep hearing about? Is “sugar dating” actually a form of dating? Is “sugaring” prostitution?

For International Game Developers Association members, a new training benefit appears!
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For International Game Developers Association members, a new training benefit appears!

In their newsletter’s lead, the IGDA offered our online course, Human Trafficking Essentials, to all their members.

Human Trafficking on Euphoria and the Importance of Accurate Storytelling
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Human Trafficking on Euphoria and the Importance of Accurate Storytelling

It was a brief scene, almost a throwaway line, in an episode or two. But somehow, the writers of the popular HBO series Euphoria managed to get a lot right about how human trafficking actually works – while maintaining some serious dramatic tension. That’s the kind of nuanced storytelling about human trafficking we are hoping our new guide for entertainment writers, producers and directors, Telling the Real Story of Human Trafficking, will help spread.

Guest Worker Visas and Labor Trafficking: Weaknesses in the H2 Visa Programs
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Guest Worker Visas and Labor Trafficking: Weaknesses in the H2 Visa Programs

Research needs to be done to reveal the cause or causes of the slow adoption of fundamental training of law enforcement and immigration officials on human trafficking, especially labor trafficking.

Human Trafficking: Pathways to Prevention
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Human Trafficking: Pathways to Prevention

This event was co-led by the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HHS Partnership Center) and the Office of Trafficking in Persons within the Administration for Children and Families (contact info below).