As investigative journalist Amy Fine Collins notes, “It’s become more lucrative and much safer
to sell malleable teens than drugs or guns. A pound of heroin or an
AK-47 can be retailed once, but a young girl can be sold 10 to 15 times a
day — and a ‘righteous’ pimp confiscates 100 percent of her earnings.”
Consider this: every two minutes, a child is exploited in the sex industry.
According to USA Today, adults purchase children for sex at least 2.5 million times a year in the United States.
“President Abraham Lincoln and the abolitionist movement gave America a unique inheritance: a principled commitment to fight slavery in all its pernicious forms. This administration is continuing the fight to end modern slavery and using every tool at its disposal to achieve that critical goal.”
While some young people, like those who are homeless or transgender, are especially vulnerable, the truth is that victims do traverse across every type of neighborhood. They could be top of the class, the girl who lives across the street from you, or the head of the cheer-leading squad.
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At least four men raped a 15-year-old runaway and kept her at a West Side apartment complex by keeping her high on drugs, according to court records.
One of the suspects, 28-year-old Ray Hernandez Jr., was arrested Thursday on a charge of continuous trafficking of persons. A second suspect, 25-year-old Alfredo Herrera, was arrested later that day on a charge of sexual assault of a child. Both remain in the Bexar County Jail and further arrests are expected.
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We are happy to announce…
U.S. law enforcement agencies have seized the sex marketplace website Backpage.com as part of an enforcement action by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a posting on its website on Friday.
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Ashton Kutcher is a successful actor, prominent businessman, and proud family man. To top things off, he and his wife, Mila Kunis, share two beautiful children.
But aside from his Hollywood career, Kutcher is also a venture capitalist. The famous actor has successfully invested in various high-tech startups including Skype, Foursquare, Airbnb, Path, and Fab.com.
Indeed, there is no shortage of success in Ashton Kutcher’s life. But when Ashton Kutcher took the Senate floor, no one expected to him to utter the words that came out of his mouth. I just can’t hold back the tears!
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Corinna Slusser, a 19-year-old college student, was last seen at the Haven Motel on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park on Sept. 20 — and cops now fear she’s trapped in a prostitution ring.
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Senators on Tuesday vowed to press ahead with an anti-sex trafficking bill opposed by the biggest names in the tech industry, in the latest sign that Silicon Valley has lost some of its luster in Washington.
At issue is a measure introduced by Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that would make it easier for law enforcement to go after websites that host sex-trafficking ads. The bill would do that by changing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from litigation over content posted by users, even though tech companies warn that tinkering with the provision could wreak broader collateral damage to the internet economy.
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A Texas man promised two underage girls lives filled with luxury and riches–but actually groomed them for prostitution and confiscated their earnings–got 30 years in federal prison.
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