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Investigators deploy new tools to fight, track human trafficking in SC – Live 5 News WCSC
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Investigators deploy new tools to fight, track human trafficking in SC – Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – South Carolina’s Human Trafficking Task Force is holding its quarterly meeting Friday to discuss the next steps in how its members strategically respond to incidents of human trafficking in the state. This year, the task force is expected to receive its first round of funding from the General Assembly in the state budget,…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition August 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones August 2022 meeting! Also see the announcement about the 5 Stones award nominations! Our 5 Stones meeting this August featured a panel of experts who discussed what it takes to open and sustain a residential facility for trafficked victims.  On the panel…

ECPAT welcomes European Commission’s proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse
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ECPAT welcomes European Commission’s proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse

A much needed step to ensure child safety online 11 May – With the publication of a proposal to prevent and combat child sexual abuse, alongside the new European Strategy for a Better Internet for Kids, the European Union sends a clear message to EU citizens and across the world: children’s rights need to be…

Alabama Defendant Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Offenses Tied to a Scheme to Compel Victims, Including a Minor, to Engage in Prostitution – Department of Justice
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Alabama Defendant Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Offenses Tied to a Scheme to Compel Victims, Including a Minor, to Engage in Prostitution – Department of Justice

A federal jury found defendant Lonnie Mitchell, 36, guilty of numerous offenses relating to the defendant’s involvement in coercing several victims, including a minor, to engage in prostitution over the course of several years. Following a five-day trial, the jury convicted the defendant of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion of five victims. The…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition July 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones July 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this July featured Dr. Shannon Wolf with Southcliff Christian Counseling Center.  Dr. Wolf presented on how to recognize trauma and its effects on the brain.  We also heard a report from Lindy Borchardt with the…

Sending asylum-seekers from Britain to Rwanda is human trafficking, an advocate says – West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Sending asylum-seekers from Britain to Rwanda is human trafficking, an advocate says – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Updated June 14, 2022 at 8:07 PM ET Great Britain’s plan to send asylum-seekers from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere on a plane to Rwanda constitutes human trafficking, an activist argues. Nearly a dozen people were scheduled to board a flight Tuesday, but the flight was halted after last-minute injunctions from the European Court…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition June 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones June 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this June featured Rebecca Bender, CEO and Founder of Rebecca Bender Initiative and Elevate Academy.  Rebecca taught us the dangers of sensationalizing trafficking and shared with us her personal story. Here is the link to…

Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition May 2022 Meeting
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Tarrant County 5 Stones Human Trafficking Coalition May 2022 Meeting

Here is our recorded meeting link and chat notes for our 5 Stones May 2022 meeting! Our 5 Stones meeting this May featured Sandy Hennip and Chris Cage as they discussed the Underground, a drop-in center for trafficked and exploited youth.  Here is the link to the recorded meeting: https://cutt.ly/5StonesMay2022Video Here is a link to…

Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags
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Ten Sex Trafficking Red Flags

Sex trafficking is one of the few crimes that interacts with society in such a manner that its victims can walk down the sidewalk next to everyone else and no one knows the horrors they are facing. They can walk into your place of business or sit next to you on public transportation, and you…

LGBTQ+ Human Trafficking Survivor Stories
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LGBTQ+ Human Trafficking Survivor Stories

Author MARY NIKKEL  LGBTQ+ young people are at high risk of human trafficking, in the United States and globally. Polaris identifies LGBTQ+ individuals as being the second most at-risk group, alongside people of color.  That heightened vulnerability is in part because kids in the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to experience homelessness, with 40% of…