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The Virtual Reality: Technology Conquers Cyberspace, but Fuels Human Trafficking

By: Andrea Martone Sexual abuse, human trafficking and other forms of exploitation are occurring virtually, and explicit sexual-oriented photos and videos are sold on many internet platforms to customers worldwide. The result is a sordid multibillion-dollar industry that continues to grow and padding pockets for all traffickers at no additional cost. Indeed, modern technology has …

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Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced to 20 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors

By: Andrea Martone Disgraced pedophile and the late Jeff Epstein sex trafficking ringleader Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced June 28 to 20 years in prison for luring young teens into a sex trafficking ring run for a decade. The harsh punishment doled out marks one of the most significant punishments for the years of abuse Maxwell …

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It’s time to begin a #MeToo movement for unacknowledged sex trafficking survivors

A killing spree is going on in America, and the recent shooting of a Kenosha sex trafficker by a young, sexually abused teenage girl who was exploited by him, should be a clear wake up call that there’s an epidemic in America unlike any seen as it relates to child abuse and sex trafficking. Sex …

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Idaho Abductions validates the need for education on Human Trafficking

In Idaho, a young 14-year-old girl is kidnapped and in danger of what police believe was sexual assault or human trafficking. Now more than ever, it is important that we are teaching everyone ways to protect themselves to avoid human trafficking. While anyone is at risk of being trafficked, the target ages ranges from 14 …

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COVID-19 pandemic heightens online risk for our youth

Before COVID-19 social media played an enormous role in children’s lives. Since the social distancing and stay at home orders have been enacted, apple phone users have reported their screen time usage has jumped significantly, users report anywhere from 38%-185% increase.   This increase puts youth at higher risk of online predators. Attackers are using …

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Sextortion—A new online trend for solicitation

What is Sextortion?  According to the FBI, Sextortion is a serious crime that occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money. Social media is being used as an informational jackpot providing predators with key information such as; interests, …

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Houston coffee shop assists human trafficking survivors

As it is known, human trafficking thrives in chaos. The current global health crisis COVID-19 has created an even more vulnerable environment for people to be exploited by traffickers. Between schools closing, dramatic increases in unemployment and reductions of income, many major cities, like Texas, are seeing heightened risks of exploitation among its residents.    …

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How You Can Be an At-Home-Advocate for Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the 2nd largest crime worldwide and it has become an epidemic in America with many cases reported each year in every state. Sex Trafficking is a $99 billion dollar industry, and with Covid-19 Stay-at-Home orders, the recruitment process continues to grow, and more and more kids and teens are online and subject …

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