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#sextrafficking | Advocates help sex trafficking survivors | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

For women survivors of sex trafficking struggling to make ends meet, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already desperate situation. Funding programs to support them have shifted to more urgent crisis funding—to house and feed the homeless, for example. Losing financial and food security only places these already scuffling women at an even greater risk […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Interview: Human Trafficking Awareness Month | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

“They participate in the program for up to a year, where we teaches on things like creating and setting healthy boundaries, codependency…we do classes on PTSD and trauma. We do a class on addiction because a lot of the women that we serve are coming out of addiction, which was either something they were involved […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | David Mearis, a Houston man, was convicted of sex trafficking and ordered to pay $1M | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 45-year-old Houston man has been sent to prison and ordered to pay nearly $1 million following his convictions on five separate counts of sex trafficking involving adults and minors, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. A Houston federal jury deliberated for less than three hours before convicting David Mearis back […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Human trafficking, sexual violence cases triple amid pandemic – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

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#sextrafficking | Fresno man pleads guilty to sex trafficking 14-year-old girl in Houston | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

A Fresno man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to driving a 14-year-old girl from Dallas and forcing her to into prostitution for days in Houston. Trevien Thomas, 26, entered his plea by videoconference because of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling Senior U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas that he was guilty of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Campaign Educates Students About Sex Trafficking Signs | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Hillsborough County Public Schools are unveiling a joint Public Service Announcement aimed at students, in an effort to fight human trafficking that might occur during Super Bowl Week. What You Need To Know In the video, sheriff and superintendent highlight warning signs PSA lists traits that can make a child […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | DOD Office Works to Prevent Trafficking in Persons > U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Defense Department News | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

A little known Defense Department office is working to ensure the fair treatment of workers by employees and contractors in countries all over the world. The Combating Trafficking in Persons program management office is tasked with ensuring that U.S. taxpayer dollars do not contribute to trafficking in persons. As the largest single purchaser of goods […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Is sex trafficking ‘inevitable’ along Enbridge pipeline route? | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

DULUTH — Among the thousands of pages of documents filed in the Enbridge Line 3 permitting process, state regulators made a striking conclusion about construction on the pipeline: “The addition of a temporary, cash-rich workforce increases the likelihood that sex trafficking or sexual abuse will occur.” Advocates, law enforcement, the company and unions are working […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Tampa International Airport displays new signage to educate travelers on human trafficking | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

TAMPA, Fla. — We are just a month shy of the Superbowl coming to Tampa, and Tampa International Airport is sending a clear message about human trafficking. “Such a heinous crime and the effects that this has on victims is indescribable. We as a community have to do everything we can,” said Ashley Moody, Florida […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#sextrafficking | Federal charges and arrests made in recent human trafficking takedown | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI announced today a federal human trafficking takedown in the District of Nevada. With this takedown, the District of Nevada closes out 2020 having filed more human trafficking cases than in any previous year. Human trafficking — a crime that […] View full post on National Cyber Security