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  • Special Report: Girl harbored dark secret, fearing she'd be sent away

    03/21/2014 10:09:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    On an Internet forum where parents sought takers for adopted children they no longer wanted, a teenager from Haiti was offered more frequently than any other girl. Starting at age 14, Nita Dittenber was passed among four families over two years through a practice called "private re-homing."
  • HPD: More than 100 immigrants found in suspected stash house

    03/19/2014 5:09:36 PM PDT · by deport · 14 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | Mar. 19, 2014 | Amanda Perez, Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 100 immigrants were found at a suspected stash house in south Harris County, according to the Houston Police Department..... Police say a total of 94 men and 14 women were discovered, including one pregnant woman who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Cannon said all of the illegal immigrants had been held against their will for up to two weeks, locked inside of the home that had only one bathroom with a partially functioning toilet..... Authorities say 500 chickens were also found on the property. Photos and video at article link.
  • Local Anti-Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Efforts Around Virginia

    03/18/2014 5:28:10 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 7 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | March 18, 2014 | Shelby Mertens and Kate Miller
    Data from the Polaris Project and other research studies indicate human trafficking in Virginia primarily takes place in the urban areas of state. Studies suggest northern Virginia, Richmond and the Hampton Roads region experience the most trafficking. The Virginia Free Citizen reached out to local law enforcement officials in these areas to investigate the presence of human trafficking in Virginia and their anti-human trafficking efforts. Last week we reported on Virginia’s statewide efforts. Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Human Trafficking Detective Bill Woolf, with the Fairfax County Police Department, said human trafficking is...
  • Current Data on Human Trafficking in Virginia

    03/12/2014 11:30:28 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 11 replies
    Virginia Free Citizens ^ | 3/12/14 | Shelby Mertens
    It is difficult to estimate the number of cases involving human trafficking in Virginia since many cases probably go unreported and there are a plethora of charges that fall under human trafficking, such as prostitution, extortion, receiving money for procuring a person, cruelty and injuries to children and abduction. The Polaris Project tracks the number of phone calls the National Human Trafficking Resource Center’s hotline receives, but it is important to note that this is not a completely accurate way of tracking human trafficking because any citizen can call the hotline for information, and not all victims call the hotline....
  • FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:07 PM EST | Katie Zezima
    Sixteen juveniles forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl were rescued in the New York City area by the FBI in the weeks before the game, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the children, some of whom had been reported missing by their families, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Six were found in Newark, N.J., six in New York City and four in New Haven, Conn. One of the minors, a 17-year-old girl, had spent the past two years with her pimp, said Michael Osborn, chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children unit at the FBI....
  • US Pastor and Missionary Jailed in Philippines

    01/21/2014 6:05:56 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 22 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2014 | Nicola Minzie
    American pastor and missionary Thomas (Tom) Randall has been imprisoned in Manila, Philippines on allegations that an orphanage he and his wife founded in the country has been operating as a front for human trafficking and that dozens of poor children living at the facility had been suffering sexual abuse for years. Randall was on a mission trip in the country when state and social welfare authorities apprehended him and two workers on Jan. 12 at the Sankey Samaritan Orphanage in Lucena City, Philippines, reportedly on allegations that he had been negligent regarding alleged abuse and sex trafficking at the...
  • Targetting exploiters needed to combat prostitution, MP says

    01/07/2014 12:47:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 7, 2013 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Conservative MP Joy Smith hopes to convince her colleagues on both sides of Parliament the so-called Nordic model is the best way to replace Canada’s prostitution laws. The Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 20 struck down as unconstitutional the laws prohibiting communication for the purposes of prostitution, living on the avails and running a brothel, but stayed the decision for a year to give Parliament time to come up with a new law. The Nordic model, which was implemented in Sweden and Norway after both countries experimented with legalization of prostitution, targets the market for prostitution by...
  • Canadian bishops will continue to oppose prostitution despite ruling

    01/04/2014 11:21:25 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 2, 2014 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Canada’s Catholic bishops will maintain their opposition to prostitution despite the Supreme Court of Canada’s Dec. 20 ruling striking down Canada’s prostitution laws. “The bishops of Canada and the CCCB will continue to teach Catholic values on the sacred role of sexuality in building a committed, loving relationship between husband and wife,” said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops media relations director Rene Laprise in an e-mail. “As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains (no. 2355), prostitution injures the human dignity of all those engaged in it. Furthermore, it reduces human persons to instruments of profit and sexual...
  • Saudi Sex Slave Convict Denied by Judge (with a twist) [ al-Turki : Colorado ]

    01/04/2014 9:09:51 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | January 4, 2014
    Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 on charges related to having an underage slave whom he sexually molested. Al-Turki resided in Colorado and his now serving out his prison sentence in that state. Since his conviction, there has been a very strong effort from Saudi Arabia to have him released. ... A judge has now ruled that al-Turki isn’t going anywhere (that is if you don’t count his being moved from a State Correctional facility to a federal one). ... al-Turki has never really been completely cleared in the murder of Executive Director for Colorado’s Department of Corrections. Clements was...
  • DHS Complicit In Drug Cartel Human Trafficking

    12/21/2013 7:55:52 AM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Border: A federal judge finds that the Department of Homeland Security, instead of arresting cartel members and the clients who pay them to smuggle children into the U.S., helps the drug lords complete the transactions. Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano once proclaimed the U.S. border to be as secure as it has ever been. Yet her department has been found by Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas to have actively undermined that security by enabling drug cartels engaged in the lucrative smuggling of children. The case before Judge Hanen — United...
  • CO Governor’s Attorney worked to free Saudi Convict

    11/06/2013 5:59:35 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | November 5, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    The office of the Colorado Governor’s office, headed by Democrat John Hickenlooper, may be on the brink of a major scandal involving attempts to release a Saudi prisoner. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 for keeping a sex slave locked up in his residence. He repeatedly molested her over a period of years. You might remember that earlier this year, the Executive Director for Colorado’s prisons, Tom Clements, denied a request to release al-Turki and have him sent back to Saudi Arabia. Eight days later, Clements was shot dead shortly after opening his front door on March 19, 2013. ......
  • Saudi Arabian sex offender, Homaidan al-Turki, wants out of prison in Arapahoe County ( CO )

    10/31/2013 7:35:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    A Saudi national, who is serving an eight-years-to-life sentence in Arapahoe County for repeatedly sexually assaulting his housekeeper, is seeking to spend the rest of his sentence in his native country. Homaidan al-Turki was convicted in 2006 of unlawful sexual contact by use of force, theft and extortion. Thursday, he is expected back in court for the continuation of a hearing that began last week. Defense attorneys say their client should have access to a sex offender treatment program that takes into account his religious and cultural beliefs and one that would be closer to his family. They say the...
  • Maria 'was groomed to be a child bride': Police claim girl found in gipsy camp .....

    10/25/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by dennisw · 14 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 23 October 2013 | By Ben Spencer
    Police now believe that Maria, who is thought to be four or five, was being prepared for marriage at the age of 12. Her pale skin, near-white hair and blue eyes would have made her a ‘prize bride’ among the gipsy community. She would have fetched Salis and Dimopoulou a large dowry, according to police sources. Officers investigating the case believe the prospect of a bridal pay-off is why Maria had not yet been sold. She was treated as an ‘investment’ to be nurtured and protected until she reached the traditional Roma ‘coming of age’ - usually at the age...
  • Underage Somalian girl trafficked to UK for organ harvesting: UK report

    10/23/2013 8:23:18 AM PDT · by topher · 18 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Oct 22, 2013 13:57 EST | by Hilary White
    LONDON, October 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An unnamed underage Somalian girl was brought by traffickers into Britain to be used as an unwilling “organ donor,” a report by the British government has revealed. But, as horrifying as the revelation is, Britain’s leading anti-child trafficking organization has speculated the problem may actually be more widespread than the report indicates. “Traffickers are exploiting the demand for organs and the vulnerability of children,” Bharti Patel, the chief executive of Ecpat UK, a charity that combats child trafficking, told the Daily Telegraph. “It’s unlikely that a trafficker is going to take this risk and...
  • Officials Discover Child Trafficked From Somalia to UK to Harvest Her Organs

    10/20/2013 3:27:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | October 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    The first case of a child smuggled into the UK to be organ harvested has been uncovered. From the Telegraph story: The first case of a child being trafficked to Britain in order to have their organs harvested has been uncovered. The unnamed girl was brought to the UK from Somalia with the intention of removing her organs and selling them on to those desperate for a transplant.Child protection charities warned that the case was unlikely to be an isolated incident as traffickers were likely to have smuggled a group of children into the country. The buyers should be asked:...
  • Human Trafficking Charges Dropped Against Saudi Princess

    09/20/2013 2:09:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    NBCLA ^ | Friday, Sep 20, 2013 | | Jason Kandel and Lori Bentley
    An Orange County Superior Court judge dismissed the case against Meshael Alayban, 42, saying there was not enough evidence that she enslaved her maid in her Southern California condo. "Justice was done in this case," said her attorney Paul S. Meyer after Friday's court hearing in Santa Ana. "The princes is now and has always been innocent of human trafficking." Meyer said the case was a nightmare for an "exceptional" family in Saudi Arabia. "The dismissal today answers the prayers of 26 million people," Meyer said. "The princess is free. People have been praying for that."
  • Saudi prisoner moved to federal prison in Colo. ( Homaidan al-Turki )

    09/07/2013 7:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2013 | COLLEEN SLEVIN
    Homaidan al-Turki had been held at the Limon Correctional Facility and was moved to the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood, a minimum security prison. ... Al-Turki's request to serve out his sentence in Saudi Arabia was denied in March by then prisons' chief Tom Clements. Clements was shot and killed the following week when he answered his front door.
  • Sheriff Joe Smashes Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    08/17/2013 8:01:04 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With arizonaMaricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The daring raid comes amid concerns that a judge's ruling could curtail such enforcement actions in the future. The suspects are part of a multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa detectives tracked the operation to a home outside Phoenix. That's where they found the ringleader, a man who'd already been deported eight times - That man...
  • Man Charged With Human Trafficking In Woodford County

    08/03/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT · by montag813 · 30 replies
    Lex 18 News ^ | Aug 2, 2013
    <p>Monster: Mexican national and illegal alien Separino Ponce-Nava attempted to sell his own 14-year old daughter to a 'frend' - reportedly allowing him to "try" her first.</p>
  • Illegal alien tries to sell his own daughter to a friend for $3,000

    08/03/2013 1:48:54 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 26 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | Dave Gibson
    On Tuesday, police in Versailles, Kentucky, arrested Separino Ponce-Nava, 36, after he reportedly attempted to sell his 14-year-old daughter to a friend. “According to court documents, on July 27 Ponce-Nava contacted Rufino Vazquez to negotiate the sale of his 14-year-old daughter for $2,900. Ponce-Nava originally asked $7,000 for his daughter, but the two friends negotiated the price down, according to court documents. The illegal alien reportedly allowed Vazquez a chance to rape the girl before he made a final decision on whether or not to "buy" her. Neighbors saw the victim running from an apartment, with Vazquez chasing after her....
  • Slavery in America, Saudi-Style

    07/19/2013 4:11:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Yes, there's a war on women in America. But it's not the phony "war" that tampon-hurling feminists are always shrieking about -- as they did last week in Texas to protest tougher regulations on dangerous late-term abortion clinics. No, I'm talking about a real war on women waged by Saudi royals and elites who've imported human trafficking and abuse of domestic workers onto U.S. soil. Meet Meshael Alayban of Saudi Arabia, wife of Abdulrahman bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. She apparently thought we Americans would look the other way at human trafficking and abuse of domestic workers -- you know,...
  • Tortured in the Sinai: 'I Was Hanged for Days' (Christians Tortured)

    07/10/2013 11:04:15 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | 11 July 13 | Chris Mitchell
    By Chris Mitchell, Middle Eastern Bureau Chief JERUSALEM, Israel -- From the West Coast of Africa to the deserts of Sinai, Bedouin tribes are conducting a human trafficking trade on a massive scale. It's no secret. The trade reaps millions of dollars and deals with human misery. It could be stopped but so far no one has dared. "By that time I had lost sense (sensation) in both my hands," an Eritrean torture victim told CBN News. "It was a result of the accumulated torture but mainly because (both) of my wrists were tied up so tightly, (and I was)...
  • Africa’s Sorrow, Obama’s Shame (Arab Slavery)

    07/09/2013 7:31:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 2 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | July 08, 2013 | Stephen Brown
    It was another devastating blow for black Africa’s most powerless from the world’s most powerful black American. Like in his 2009 African visit when he visited a former European slave depot in Ghana, during his recently concluded 2013 African tour U.S. President Barack Obama again deemed that the defunct trans-Atlantic slave trade was the only past black African slavery worthy of his attention. While paying homage to the victims of the trans-Atlantic trade is obviously necessary for myriad reasons, the U.S. president failed once more not only to mention Africa’s other historical slave trade, Arab slavery, that also involved millions...
  • Drug Cartels Turn To Human Trafficking

    07/07/2013 5:55:14 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/07/13 | Friends of Ours
    Central American migrants who are lured by the U.S. open border policy are getting exploited by Mexican cartels which are expanding their rackets from the drug trade to human trafficking as reported by Isabella Cota for The Guardian: "'Why? Because a dose of drugs can be bought and consumed only once, but the same human being can be exploited in many forms over and over again throughout a lifetime,' says Marcela Chacón, Costa Rica's deputy minister of interior and police." Inexplicably, the so-called immigration reform bill proposed by U.S. lawmakers contains no provisions by which intelligence data could be obtained...
  • Obama’s ill-advised visit to Tanzania

    06/10/2013 12:18:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2013 | By Dana Milbank
    When President Obama goes to Africa at month’s end, the first African American president will have a rare opportunity to spread U.S. values to that continent. It would be a shame if his trip instead validated slavery. By selecting Tanzania as one of the three countries that will receive a presidential visit on that trip, the Obama administration is honoring a government that has been in a multiyear diplomatic dispute with the United States over human trafficking. Specifically, a U.S. court in 2008 issued a $1 million judgment against a Tanzanian diplomat stationed in Washington because he and his wife held...
  • State Officials to Consider Release of Convicted Saudi Sex Offender, Again (Colorado)

    05/30/2013 7:44:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Observer ^ | May 28, 2013
    Just days after announcing an order to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, Governor John Hickenlooper’s administration is once again courting controversy, this time in the form of convicted sex offender Homaidan al-Turki... Hickenlooper’s parole board will decide this week on whether or not to release al-Turki, a Saudi national who was originally sentenced to 28 years to life in 2006 for imprisoning and sexually abusing his housekeeper over a period of years in the basement of his Aurora home. ... federal and state officials are still investigating any ties between al-Turki, Evan Ebel and the white supremacist...
  • Kenyan Woman Claims She Was Kept as Domestic Slave for Months ( Saudi Arabia in Va )

    05/25/2013 6:49:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    News4 ^ | May 25, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen
    A 25-year-old Kenyan woman has come forward with allegations that she was kept as a domestic slave for three months by Saudi Arabian diplomats living in Northern Virginia. The allegations come to light two weeks after News4 first reported an investigation into possible human trafficking at a Saudi-owned compound in McLean, Va. The Kenyan woman -- who goes by the name Sheila -- said she was brought to the U.S. from Kenya by way of Saudi Arabia last summer, by people who forced her to work long hours each day, seven days a week, as a domestic worker. "I used...
  • Police: Irving Teen Drugged Classmate, forced her into prostitution

    05/14/2013 9:37:25 PM PDT · by GeronL · 31 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tristan Hallman
    An Irving high school student drugged a 15-year-old classmate for several days and forced her to have sex with men who gave him drugs and money in exchange, police said Tuesday. Nimitz High School student Travis Lekas, 17, is also accused of trying to recruit other students from Nimitz and Bowie Middle School to engage in prostitution. Police said they are working to determine whether Lekas had other victims. Lekas, who was arrested at his home Monday, faces one count of human trafficking of a minor, one count of compelling prostitution and one count of sexual performance by a child....
  • Nigerian police rescue 17 pregnant girls from alleged ‘baby factory’

    05/10/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 13 replies
    Global News ^ | 10 May 2013 | Nick Logan
    Nigerian police have rescued 17 pregnant teens from what’s being called a baby factory in the southeastern part of the country. Imo State Police revealed they are also arrested a 23-year-old man believe to have impregnated the girls. Police also rescued 11 babies and small children from the Ahamefula Motherless Babies Home, in the community of Umuaka. BBC reports police spokeswoman Joy Elomoko saying “The girls claimed they were fed once a day and were not allowed to leave the home.” Elomoko also told AFP their babies were going to be sold to “willing buyers.” According to BBC, Nigeria’s National...
  • Two women rescued from Saudi diplomat's home after it was raided for human trafficking

    05/03/2013 10:13:34 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 May 2013 | Martin Jay
    Two women have been rescued from a U.S. diplomatic mansion owned by Saudi Arabia amid concerns they were being kept as domestic slaves. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers raided the villa in McLean, Virginia - which is owned by the Saudi Armed Forces Office and believed to house its defence attaché - on Tuesday night and removed two workers from the Philippines who are suspected to have been the 'victims of domestic servitude'. One woman reportedly tried to flee by squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing.
  • Two women rescued from Saudi diplomat's home after it was raided for human trafficking

    05/02/2013 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 2, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by Saudi Arabia in northern Virginia. Two women were rescued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and spokesman Brandon Montgomery said the women - who are from the Philippines - were possible victims of domestic servitude. One woman reportedly tried to flee by squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing. It is not yet clear if the women alerted authorities or if someone else called it in. Fairfax County police were called in to help. 'Homeland Security Investigations DC did encounter two...
  • Possible Human Trafficking Investigated at Saudi Diplomatic Compound in Virginia

    05/03/2013 7:45:45 AM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies
    NBC ^ | May 3, 2013 | By Jackie Bensen and Richard Jordan
    McLean home owned by Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, real estate records say A case of "possible human trafficking" at a Saudi diplomatic compound in Virginia is under investigation, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to News4. Homeland Security Special-Agent-in-Charge John Torres, who is leading the probe, said Fairfax County Police responded to a tip Tuesday night citing a possible case of modern slavery. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations were called to a home in the 6000 block of Orris Street in McLean and -- in the words of a source familiar with the investigation -- "rescued" two women....
  • Saudi compound in Virginia investigated for human trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:47:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Federal authorities have launched an investigation into a Saudi Arabian compound in Northern Virginia over suspicions its residents may be engaging in human trafficking. Federal and local police responded to a call from a house in the D.C. suburb of McLean and found “two potential victims of trafficking” who hailed from the Philippines, Raw Story reported. One of the women tried to run. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said the investigation could move sluggishly because of complications from diplomatic immunity rules.
  • Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking

    05/02/2013 10:27:53 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-2-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Feds Investigating A Saudi Compound In Virginia For Possible Human Trafficking Rebecca Baird-RembaMay 2, 2013Screenshot via NBC Washington Immigration officials rescued two women from this Saudi-owned home in McLean. Immigration officials are investigating a possible case of human trafficking at a home in McLean, Va., owned by the Saudi government, according to various media sources. Department of Homeland Security agents rescued two women, possible victims of domestic servitude, from a Saudi diplomatic compound early Wednesday morning, a local NBC affiliate reports. One woman tried to escape by "squeezing through a gap in the front gate as it was closing," according...
  • US: Women in NY, NJ forced into sex 25 times a day

    05/01/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2013 9:01 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    Federal prosecutors have charged 13 people in a sex slave ring they say forced young Mexican women into prostitution in New York and New Jersey. The authorities say some of the women were delivered to farms in New Jersey, where each would have sex with up to 25 farm workers a day. They say others worked in brothels located in dingy apartments in poor neighborhoods. …
  • Demand for forced labor increasing in EU

    04/16/2013 6:08:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 15.04.13 @ 16:45 (April 15) | Honor Mahony
    The economic crisis is leading to a rise in the number of people being trafficked for sex, hard labor or organ donation, the EU commission said Monday (15 April,) but the vast majority of member states have failed to implement an anti-trafficking law. While the Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Hungary, Poland and Sweden have transposed the law, the remaining 21 member states—including Bulgaria and Romania, from where most of the victims come—have not. … EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmström put the rise in numbers partly down to Europe’s economic crisis, which has seen public spending slashed and GDP slump...
  • Teenager exposes India's 'one month wives' sex tourism (ROP)

    04/14/2013 6:19:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 22 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 14, 2013 | By Dean Nelson
    Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in India and forbidden in Islam, they are increasing in Hyderabad, in southern India, where wealthy foreigners, local agents and 'Qazis' – government-appointed Muslim priests – are exploiting poverty among the city's Muslim families.
  • Police chief: If you don’t curb porn, number of sex crimes will rise

    03/13/2013 1:55:57 PM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 3-13-2013 | Ben Johnson
    March 13, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the highest-ranking police officials in Scotland has warned that if pornography's effects on the culture are not checked, it will “result in a higher number of victims of serious sexual crime.” Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Graham said porn is warping the perceptions of a generation of British children, making young boys more likely to assault girls. “There is academic evidence coming out to suggest [pornography] is having an impact on how young men in particular perceive relationships and women,” he said. “We need to change the attitudes, behavior, and perceptions of men to...
  • Sheriff Joe Brings Down Human Smuggling Cartel; Ring Leader Had Been Deported 8 Times

    03/05/2013 8:07:13 PM PST · by montag813 · 9 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-06-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have smashed a human smuggling ring that has brought hundreds and perhaps thousands of illegal aliens in and through Arizona over the past 4 years. The suspects are part of a suspected multi-million dollar illegal alien smuggling ring. After a five month investigation, Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives tracked the leader of a human smuggling operation to a home in Laveen, eight miles outside Phoenix. That's where they found the operation's leader, a man who'd already been deported eight times!That man  is 35-year-old...
  • Prosecutors: Child tells cop ‘Those are my daddy's hoes’ before human trafficking arrest

    02/27/2013 9:48:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 10 replies
    WFTV ^ | 02/27/2013
    ~snip~ Prosecutors say when police pulled Burton over and inquired about the two women in the car, the child said, "those are my daddy's hoes." State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says human trafficking is similar to domestic violence. She called it "affection -- with torture."
  • The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child Brides

    02/01/2013 5:33:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 1, 2013 | Frank Crimi
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Selling of Syria’s Refugee Child BridesPosted By Frank Crimi On February 1, 2013 @ 12:15 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A growing legion of Muslim men from the Mideast and Europe are scouring Syrian refugee camps in order to purchase underage girls, some as young as 12, as child brides, many of whom end up being sold for use in temporary “pleasure marriages.”For most of the Syrian women and girls who have fled the genocidal horrors of Syria’s civil war, rape — whether by pro-government or rebel forces – has been...
  • Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

    02/01/2013 6:12:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to...
  • Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

    01/31/2013 8:34:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
    In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor. “That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. “In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like...
  • Teen Rescued From Domestic Sex Traffickers

    01/29/2013 3:26:12 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 29, 2013 | JP
    January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. I didn’t want to let the month pass without telling the story of young Brianna Myers, who got herself caught up in sex trafficking before being rescued. Brianna was a 17-year-old honor roll student at her small town high school in Washington State. When she wasn’t in class, when she wasn’t cheerleading, she was waitressing at a local diner. The teen caught the attention of a middle-aged man, Richard, who would become a regular customer. He seemed friendly enough to the unsuspecting waitress. He plied her for personal information, about her life, her dreams,...
  • Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah Financier Detained [Wassim el Abd Fadel]

    01/24/2013 4:30:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies
    INFOSUR HOY.com ^ | 24/01/2013 | By Marta Escurra for Infosurhoy.com
    "Paraguay: Alleged Hezbollah financier detained Wassim el Abd Fadel, a Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship, faces human trafficking and narco-terrorism charges."  SNIPPET: "ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay – Wassim el Abd Fadel is behind bars inside Tacumbú prison in Asunción, Paraguay, as he awaits trial on human trafficking, money laundering and narco-trafficking charges. But Paraguayan authorities suspect the Lebanese with Paraguayan citizenship’s involvement in crime is much greater, which is why he’s being investigated for financing the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Fadel, 31, was arrested on Dec. 21 in Ciudad del Este, which is on the border shared by Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, about...
  • One Night in Bangkok

    12/20/2012 4:00:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    BANGKOK -- Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close that we are forced to confront the full extent of its horror. Nana Plaza is one of several "red light" districts in Bangkok. It is less than two blocks from my upscale hotel, but worlds away from it, a distance, you could say, separating Heaven from Hell. Girls -- and that's what many of them are -- wear almost nothing. They are there to please. My guide points out a three-story structure. "The higher you...
  • Muslim Country With 25% Slave Population Elected VP of UN Human Rights Council

    12/16/2012 12:27:33 PM PST · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    But look on the bright side, at least it wasn’t Sudan, Syria or Saudi Arabia. I’m coming around to the opinion that we should do everything possible to keep the UN Human Rights Council around. Not only is it the greatest source of irony since fish in a blacksmith shop, but it’s also a living reminder that the United Nations is to human rights as an exploding train is to transportation safety. The UN Human Rights Council met today in Geneva and elected Mauritania as its Vice-President and Rapporteur for the next year, the second highest position at the world’s...
  • Marco Rubio Slams Media For Openly Promoting Sex Slavery [Video]

    10/06/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Shark-Tank ^ | 10/5/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Miami- Senator Marco Rubio was given a tour of a secret “stash house” that is used by organized human trafficking rings and then addressed the media to call the public’s attention to the illegal multi-billion dollar a year human trafficking industry. Rubio pulled no punches when he called out the liberal Village Voice media outlet for its “egregious” exploitation of young women who are part of the growing human trafficking epidemic that is increasingly gripping the country. I want to take a moment to call attention to one of the most egregious things going on across our country, and that’s...
  • Tom on the California 2012 Propositions (McClintock recommendations)

    09/24/2012 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 49 replies
    tommcclintock.com ^ | 20 September 2012 | Tom McClintock
    Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids. NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Brown threatens to shoot the schools. Don't worry, the income taxes are only on the "very wealthy," but it turns out the "very wealthy" include many small businesses filing under sub-chapter S, meaning lower wages, higher prices and fewer jobs. California already has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country and yet has just approved a budget to spend $8 billion dollars more than it's taking in. Moral of the story: it's the spending stupid. Prop...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...