Child Exploitation

Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel
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Innocence Sold: The disappearance of Sophie Reeder – Sun Sentinel

Third of four parts. It was after midnight, and her father was asleep. Fifteen-year-old Sophie Reeder slipped out of her Fort Lauderdale home wearing a short black skirt, high-top sneakers, a leopard-print coat and headphones. Her hair was neatly twisted into side buns. She took nothing with her. In her bedroom, she left a stack…

Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot
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Sask. safe house for human trafficking survivors gets provincial money for one-year pilot

‘It’s an honour to get to work with these courageous individuals every single day.’ Joeline Magill grew up with the signs around her, but didn’t recognize them until she was an adult. Magill, who grew up on the west side of Saskatoon, is the co-founder of Hope Restored Canada, which provides public education and services…

South Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Offenses Against Minor Girls
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South Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Offenses Against Minor Girls

MIAMI — A 26-year-old Broward County man was sentenced today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to traffic minor girls for commercial sex. On August 11, 2022, following a four-day trial, a federal jury found Kerby…

Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines
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Human Trafficking Prevention at American Airlines

Northampton, MA –News Direct– American Airlines American has become an industry leader in combating human trafficking and child exploitation. We have mandatory human trafficking awareness training for our frontline, customer-facing team members — including flight attendants, pilots and airport customer service representatives — as well as for team members with international purchasing responsibilities. This training…

Child Sex Trafficker And Producer Of Videos Of Child Sex Abuse Sentenced To 55 Years In Federal Prison
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Child Sex Trafficker And Producer Of Videos Of Child Sex Abuse Sentenced To 55 Years In Federal Prison

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan has sentenced Mark Manuel Angeles Marino (27, Jacksonville) to 55 years in federal prison for child sex trafficking and the production, receipt, and possession of child sexual abuse material. The court also ordered Marino serve a life term of supervised release and pay $163,500 to victims…

Hickory man accused of being involved in child 'sex tourism' crimes – WCNC
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Hickory man accused of being involved in child 'sex tourism' crimes – WCNC

A Hickory man is said to be at the center of an international sex trafficking ring, according to federal agents. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Investigators say a Hickory man is at the center of an international sex trafficking ring that stretches from the Charlotte airport to the Philippines and involves dozens of underage victims. The case…

COMMENT: Farms, mines maintain infamy for child labour – The Chronicle
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COMMENT: Farms, mines maintain infamy for child labour – The Chronicle

The Chronicle Leonard Ncube, Victoria Falls Reporter PLANS by Government to establish a National Action Plan targeted at eliminating child labour, which is reportedly mostly prevalent in the country’s agriculture and mining sectors, are commendable. Government is signatory to international Conventions 138 and 182 promulgated under the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to address minimum age…

Boston Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor
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Boston Man Charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor

BOSTON – A Boston man has been charged with allegedly trafficking a minor he met on social media to engage in commercial sex acts. Jimall Dawn Brown, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of sex trafficking of a minor. Brown was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston…

Putting an End to Child Exploitation and Trafficking
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Putting an End to Child Exploitation and Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness starts at PennWest California On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Criminal Justice Club and the New Life Christian Fellowship at PennWest California hosted a seminar regarding human trafficking education in collaboration with The Asservo Project. The Asservo Project is a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that concentrates on ending the exploitation and trafficking of children….

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek Barron creates civil rights and special victims section
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek Barron creates civil rights and special victims section

The U.S. attorney’s office in Maryland will have a new section focused on civil and criminal civil rights and special victims cases. “This section will be a beacon for protecting civil rights and addressing victim-related crimes requiring specialized skills,” said U.S. Attorney for Maryland Erek L. Barron in a release announcing the change on the…