Coercion

Coercion: Threats or perceived threats of serious harm to or physical constraints against any person; a scheme intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform will result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person.

Report: Increased Homeless Population More Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
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Report: Increased Homeless Population More Vulnerable to Human Trafficking

Homelessness can expose people to all kinds of challenges: violence, disease, the freezing cold. Now a Colorado Project report by the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking has added a new danger for those living on the streets of Denver: forced labor and sex trafficking. “Housing instability and homelessness is a top challenge,” says AnnJanette Alejano-Steele,…

For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase
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For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase

After that, rape became a regular part of her life. But landlords and employers don’t see the years Holmes spent as a human trafficking victim. They just see the litany of charges — including identity theft and drug possession — that came about as a …

Court Rejects Claim That Wife Was Civilly Responsible for Her Husband’s Raping Other Women
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Court Rejects Claim That Wife Was Civilly Responsible for Her Husband’s Raping Other Women

From today’s decision by Judge Jeffrey Helmick (N.D. Ohio) in Doe 1 v. Gupta: On March 19, 2020, Manish Raj Gupta was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1591(a) and (b)(1), and one count of illegally dispensing a…

CR Ep 094: Human Trafficking Preventucation with Billy Joe Cain and NASA UAP Report with Mike Turber
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CR Ep 094: Human Trafficking Preventucation with Billy Joe Cain and NASA UAP Report with Mike Turber

Posted on September 20, 2023 Read the original on CuriousRealm.com here. In the first part of this episode of the Curious Realm host Christopher Jordan welcomes founder of Radical Empathy Education Foundation and co-founder of PBJ Learning, Billy Joe Cain. We discuss recent developments in the cause of human trafficking prevention, and how groundbreaking technologies like Virtual Reality can…

Social media depictions of trafficking can cause harm
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Social media depictions of trafficking can cause harm

Editor’s note: we cover this situation in articles tagged with “human trafficking panic,” like this one: Social Media “Human Trafficking Panic” Posts. Get educated, not fooled. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — You’ve likely seen the posts. A friend of a friend posts a screenshot of a post from another friend. In it is a fraught tale…

Forced Labor Continues in Colorado, Years After Vote to End Prison Slavery  – Bolts
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Forced Labor Continues in Colorado, Years After Vote to End Prison Slavery  – Bolts

Throughout Abron Arrington’s decades-long incarceration in Colorado, he often found himself in solitary confinement—not because he was causing trouble, but simply because he refused to work. He didn’t see the point given he was paid 13 cents an hour and figured his time could be better spent learning physics. Before Arrington was incarcerated in 1989,…

Free Counter Sex Trafficking Resources for Law Enforcement – Guardian Group
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Free Counter Sex Trafficking Resources for Law Enforcement – Guardian Group

The UN recently did a study and found that 27.6 million victims of trafficking exist across the globe, yet governments across the country only identified 115,324 victims [1]. This is less than half of 1 percent of victims being identified. “Without effective victim identification, governments cannot hold traffickers accountable, and people of goodwill cannot offer tailored,…