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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…

Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations
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Brainerd Lakes Area Women's Fund seeks Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker nominations

BRAINERD – The Brainerd Lakes Area Women’s Fund invites the public to join them at Grand View Lodge on April 18, 2023, to honor the Women Making Waves and Ripple Maker recipients. These awards recognize women who have significantly contributed by giving of their time and/or financial resources to help local charities. BLAWF is taking…

Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net
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Rotarians hear presentation on human sex and labor trafficking – YourValley.net

Valerie Carter The Sun City West Rotary Club hosted Tiffany Lam Mendoza, Community Affairs Coordinator with the  Maricopa County District Attorney’s office, as she spoke about the problem of human sex and labor trafficking in Arizona. Some key information from her speech brought more focus on this growing problem: Average age of trafficked victims is…

'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News
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'Live like a worm, or risk your life': Desperate Albanians plot escape to the UK | UK News

In the backstreets of Albania’s capital, Tirana, there is a little less light and less hope.The alleyways we navigate are home to some of the poorest people.  Here Inglita Vera lives with her children and extended family. The house consists of two small rooms where they cook, eat and sleep. She points to an outside…

Trump White House Blocked Dozens of New Government Websites – Business Insider
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Trump White House Blocked Dozens of New Government Websites – Business Insider

Federal agencies asked the Trump White House to approve dozens of new “.gov” websites. But Trump officials rejected many of them, according to records obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. In contrast, the Biden White House has approved almost all such website requests. Donald Trump’s White House blocked dozens of federal agencies from…

Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know
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Human Trafficking: Everything You Should Know

When you think of human trafficking, what comes to mind? Who do you see as the victim? Who do you see as the perpetrator? It’s likely what first comes to mind when you think of human trafficking isn’t what’s most common. As we approach January—which is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month—it’s important we…

Organ Harvesting Allegation: Court Grants Ekweremadu’s Wife Bail, Senator Remains in Police Custody
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Organ Harvesting Allegation: Court Grants Ekweremadu’s Wife Bail, Senator Remains in Police Custody

The wife of a former Deputy Senate President, Mrs. Beatrice Ekweremadu who alongside her husband are standing trial for allegedly plotting to traffic a Nigerian into the United Kingdom to harvest his kidney for their ailing daughter has been granted bail by the court However, her husband, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was denied bail. Beatrice Ekweremadu,…

Author John DiGirolamo’s book, ‘It’s Not About the Sex,’ explores the disturbing and often misunderstood world of human trafficking
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Author John DiGirolamo’s book, ‘It’s Not About the Sex,’ explores the disturbing and often misunderstood world of human trafficking

If you’re a fan of action movies or the actor Liam Neeson, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the “Taken” movies and remember, or even recite, the famous lines that Neeson tells his daughter’s captors: “If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are…

A look inside the North Texas safe house for male sex trafficking victims, the first in the country
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A look inside the North Texas safe house for male sex trafficking victims, the first in the country

Chapter 1: ‘There are others’ “It happens more than often.” He’s sitting on a stool, tapping his fingers on his knee. He’s asked not to be identified, but he wants to tell his story.    He’s 27 and has been living at Bob’s House of Hope for a few months. “It really allows you to…

Rotary brings awareness to human trafficking | News | lincolntimesnews.com
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Rotary brings awareness to human trafficking | News | lincolntimesnews.com

LINCOLNTON – Like so many insidious crimes, human trafficking often happens in the shadows or is difficult to identify. In 2020, 260 cases of trafficking were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, ranking North Carolina number nine among the 50 states in cases reported, according to the N.C. Department of Administration. The true number…