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Survivor Looks to Help other Victims by Creating an Idaho Task Force

Two years ago, the world was introduced to Amanda Forrest’s story. She shared her story about what life is like for a victim of human sex trafficking in Idaho. Forrest wants to use her survival story when she was inside the world of human trafficking to aid other victims. “We are aiming for a survivor …

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Selah Survivor Graduate Turned Staff Member Brings Hope to Young Women in “The Life”

This blog is the first in a series of interviews with survivors have graduated from Selah Freedom and are now on staff. When it comes to human trafficking, much of our world avoids understanding the reality of “the life”. What happens to girls entrapped by this crime, their lives, their futures, and their dreams? Breanna, …

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Selah Freedom Survivor Graduate Turned Staff Member Uses Her Experiences to Save Lives

Much of our society chooses to turn a blind eye when it comes to the dangerous reality of sex trafficking  We often tell ourselves that things like sexual abuse and human trafficking are happening in places far from home, yet reality shows us these things are happening in our very own neighborhoods.  From the age …

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Major Trafficking Site Shut Down by Department of Justice

Much of our world is exposed to endless amounts of information online… the good, the bad, and the ugly. Nearly 70% of human trafficking survivors say that they were advertised online at some point while being trafficked. Many of these websites post online advertisements of minors being exploited. President Trump signed a law in 2018 …

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The Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell

Amid one of the most unprecedented years our of lifetime, headlines involving Jeffrey Epstein’s case regarding sex trafficking have resurfaced as his long-time companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, has been arrested. Tuesday, Maxwell pled not guilty to charges by New York state prosecutors that she helped recruit, groom and ultimately sexually abuse and traffic minors as young …

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Human Trafficking Allegations Come Against Wayfair

Social media has been overwhelmed this month with allegations against the furniture retailer, Wayfair, for human trafficking through its online store. The allegations claim that Wayfair is using overpriced storage cabinets on its website as a front for trafficking children. Using this example, we want to share how vital it is that consumers research where …

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Trump Administration gives $35 million to aid human trafficking victims

Now more than ever, human trafficking is becoming something our country is being forced to address. With more than 2 million children sold each year through sex trafficking, child sex trafficking has been reported in all 50 states.  While uncomfortable to discuss, and disheartening to hear about, the problem continues to grow, with many roped …

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‘Save The Children Movement’ sparks interest to end human and minor trafficking

Over the course of the last few days the hashtag #SaveTheChildren has spread like wildfire across all platforms of social media. More and more people have begun to take interest after an anti-trafficking rally that was held in Hutchison County.     Save The Children rallies are part of a movement to help end the trafficking of minors, something …

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The importance of educating our children on the dangers of social media

This past week an article was written regarding a 17-year-old boy who has been charged with trafficking a 14-year-old girl on social media. The 14-year-old girl had run away from home after having a dispute with her family.   Investigators interviewed the victim, and she told them after she left home, she was introduced to the …

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Selah Freedom Fights Human Trafficking… So Can YOU!

Sex trafficking is a modern problem with ancient roots. For centuries, people have been coercing innocent young people to engage in sexual acts. Sex traffickers and predators use force, fraud or coercion to control and manipulate their victims. In many cases, those being trafficked are underage. Traffickers may use direct force or indirect action such …

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