Sexual Exploitation

Sexual exploitation is a form of sexual abuse in which a person takes advantage of another person for their own sexual gratification or financial gain. This can include forcing or coercing someone to engage in sexual activity against their will, or exploiting someone who is unable to give consent due to their age, mental capacity, or other factors. Sexual exploitation can also involve the exchange of money, goods, or other favors in exchange for sexual favors or services. This type of abuse can have serious physical, emotional, and psychological consequences for the victim. It is important for individuals to be aware of the signs of sexual exploitation and to seek help if they or someone they know has been a victim of this type of abuse.

State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis
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State Police Offer Tips to Recognize Human Trafficking – Eye On Annapolis

With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States. There…

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. – American Press
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Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. – American Press

Coalition aims to combat human trafficking in SW La. Published 4:28 pm Friday, February 3, 2023 The United Against Human Trafficking Coalition in Calcasieu Parish met for a special forum this week in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. The topic of discussion: how to decrease demand. “Just like any business, if you stop…

Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News
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Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said punishment is not enough to curb cases of human trafficking in the country, insisting that all hands must be on deck to end the menace. Speaking on Thursday night at the premiere of the viewing of ‘Dangerous Hope’–a film sponsored by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees…

LAPD Claims Success Fighting Human Trafficking Despite Unit Shutdown – NBC Los Angeles
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LAPD Claims Success Fighting Human Trafficking Despite Unit Shutdown – NBC Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday its officers and detectives took part in a coordinated, multi-agency effort to target predators who exploit women and children for sex work, making more than 100 arrests and rescuing at least 3 people. Statewide, police reported 368 arrests during the weeklong operation, named “Reclaim and Rebuild,” and a…

‘You do not deserve to be treated this way’: Dozens gather for victims of human trafficking
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‘You do not deserve to be treated this way’: Dozens gather for victims of human trafficking

Jan. 11—LEWISTON — Gathered at Dufresne Plaza on Wednesday afternoon, nearly 100 people huddled against the cold, shivered and heard some hard truths about human trafficking. It’s not just for far-flung countries or major U.S. cities anymore, they were told. It’s happening here. Over the past year, Safe Voices alone has served more than 100…

Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution
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Senate Passes 'National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month' Resolution

Washington—The Senate today passed unanimously a bipartisan resolution introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) designating January as “National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month.” “We can’t ignore the fact that, even in our modern society, sexual exploitation and forced labor continue,” said Senator Feinstein….

What to know about trafficking during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month – KTVZ
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What to know about trafficking during National Human Trafficking Prevention Month – KTVZ

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In commemoration, the Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division, wants to remind people in Oregon of the opportunities they have to make an impact in the lives of children affected by the commercial sexual exploitation of children, one form of human trafficking….

Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)
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Human trafficking is a major problem in New Jersey (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)

Trenton, we have a sex trafficking and slave problem. In the Summer of 2022, rumors spread through Trenton that young Latina women were being snatched off local streets and pressed into the city’s sex trade business. Lured into houses and expecting a “party”, some girls ended up as the party. While those stories persisted, New…

Over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas: Uncovering the root causes behind …
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Over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas: Uncovering the root causes behind …

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash AUSTIN, TX. – Human trafficking and sex crimes are a growing problem in Texas, with the state consistently ranking near the top of states with the highest rates of human trafficking. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were over 1,000 reported cases of human trafficking in Texas…