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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Planned Parenthood Failed To Take Sex Trafficking Seriously After Infamous Sting, Ex-Employee Says

The pro-life group that caught on camera several Planned Parenthood employees trying to help a man posing as a pimp obtain abortions for underage sex workers is accusing Planned Parenthood of deceiving the public and failing to take the issue of sex trafficking seriously.

 “When confronted with child sex traffickers, Planned Parenthood cared more about protecting its image than protecting children,” she said.

The Washington Times reports

Prostitution Sting in Poconos Highlights Human Trafficking Problem

STROUDSBURG -- Monroe County detectives say 19 people were arrested after a recent prostitution bust at a Stroudsburg hotel.

Detectives say two of those arrested were actually victims themselves, women who were victims of human traffickers, forced into having sex for cash.

"When we encountered them Friday night, you could tell just in their eyes that they were thankful that they were arrested because they knew that it was finally over and that they could get the help that they needed,” said Detective Kim Lippincott of Monroe County.

WNEP 16 ABC News Pennsylvania reports

Human Trafficking Cases Increase More Than 50 Percent In Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Officials say the number of human trafficking cases have increased more than 50 percent in the state from the previous year.

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) says Florida received 1,892 reports of human trafficking. That’s a 54 percent increase from the previous year.

CBS News reports

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Today January 11th Marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day - Wear Blue Today!

January 11th marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, an opportunity for community members to show support for trafficking victims and survivors through simple acts–like wearing blue and sharing #WearBlueDay on social media–or fully immersing themselves in the anti-trafficking movement, and everything in between.

The exploitation of women, men, and children for forced labor and sexual acts has permeated the global community unlike ever before. The Internet paradoxically creates both new opportunities for traffickers to exploit vulnerable people around the world, and a platform to identify traffickers in the multi-billion dollar industry.

Read more from Forbes 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

GOP Meeting To Address Human Trafficking Issue

Human trafficking will be the topic of the Cullman Republican Women’s next meeting, Jan. 10, with local judicial officials weighing in on the crime.

Kathy Wilson, Cullman County District Attorney Wilson Blaylock and Cullman County District Judge Kim Chaney have been tapped to address the organization about human trafficking and the Cullman County Human Trafficking Task Force they created.

The commission is only the second of its kind in Alabama, and it recently formed a partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for its Blue Campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking.

Read more from The Cullman Times

Doj: St. Louis Among Top 20 Cities For Sex Trafficking

ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( -
The Department of Justice has named St. Louis among the top 20 cities in the country for sex trafficking.

The Covering House is a non-profit in the St. Louis area and gives restoration to trafficked girls between 13 and 17-years-old.

The founder Dedee Lhamon said they’ve taken in girls as young as 7-years-old.

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Uber Driver Hailed As Hero After Saving Teen From Sex Trafficking Scheme

A California Uber driver is receiving praise for his quick work in identifying a teenage victim of sex trafficking riding in his car and calling police.


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