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FBI Warning
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FBI Warning

The FBI has issued a warning concerning the potential threat posed by human traffickers who are using popular social media and online dating sites to lure their victims online. “Offenders often exploit dating apps and websites to recruit- and- later advertise sex trafficking victims. In addition, offenders are increasingly recruiting labor trafficking victims through what...

Kentucky Organization Is Using St. Patrick’s Day to Fight Human Trafficking
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Kentucky Organization Is Using St. Patrick’s Day to Fight Human Trafficking

A Kentucky organization held their third annual St. Pat’s Dash in Kereiakes Park, located in Bowling Green, KY to raise money and awareness to fight human trafficking. The organization known as Phoenix Rising raised $1,200, $200 dollars more than their initial goal. Human trafficking is a large problem in south central Kentucky, due in part...

Mother and Daughter Help Fight Human Trafficking
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Mother and Daughter Help Fight Human Trafficking

A mother-daughter duo, Nicole and Karin Robyn are fighting back against human trafficking by selling merchandise out of thier Fredericksburg, Va tea shop. Freedom Society Tea and Gifts provides jobs for survivors around the world by selling merchandise made by survivors. After a life-changing trip to India, Nicole witnessed first hand the largest population of...

Hope After Abuse
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Hope After Abuse

A local organization in Flint, Michigan is helping young survivors adapt to life after the traumatic experience of sex trafficking. Last year Voices for Children provided help for more than 600 cases of child sexual and physical abuse, and human trafficking. Voices for children provide comfort, toys, and a medical room. They even have a...

Michigan Girl Saved From Human Trafficking
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Michigan Girl Saved From Human Trafficking

A 16-year-old girl has been rescued from human trafficking, after she was befriended by Shawn Randall, who later lured her into trafficking. Randall used love to control his victim, the young girl said she viewed him like a brother, she even referred to him as her boyfriend. After a relationship was built Randall began trafficking...

Man Allegedly Held Person in Sexual Servitude For Five Years
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Man Allegedly Held Person in Sexual Servitude For Five Years

Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, of Asheboro, was recently arrested after a tip to The National Human Trafficking Tip Line alerted Randolph County officials. The North Carolina man is facing human trafficking charges after he allegedly kept a person in sexual servitude for five years by withholding basic needs in exchange for forced sexual acts since...

Teacher and Foster Parent Accused of Human Trafficking
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Teacher and Foster Parent Accused of Human Trafficking

A Northborough man has turned himself in after a two-year long investigation by the Massachusetts State Police High Risk Victims Unit. Sixty-three-year-old John B. Clayton IV was employed at Worcester college as well as being a previous foster parent. Clayton allegedly preyed on drug-addicted women, who were involved in prostotution or were isolated with little...

Felipe Vazquez Charged With Statutory Sexual Assault of A 13-year-old
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Felipe Vazquez Charged With Statutory Sexual Assault of A 13-year-old

  Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Felipe Vazquez was arrested earlier this week on three felonies charges, including statutory sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor. The investigation into Vazques began on month prior to his arrest after allegations of him having a relationship with at 13 year old girl. Vazquez was also charged in Florida...

Waco, Texas Recieves Grant to Fund Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools
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Waco, Texas Recieves Grant to Fund Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools

Waco schools have received state funding to expand human trafficking prevention education and training programs. Unbound, an anti-human trafficking organization was awarded a $200,000 grant by the Office of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT). The program is called “Keeping Students Safe” and will teach students how they can reduce victimization and perpetration of...