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Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training. RN’s, Healthcare Professionals & Security Officers working in the Emergency Departments, Outpatient Clinics, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum are very likely to see a patient who is a Sex Trafficking Victim. The Department of Health & Human Services states that 88% of Human Trafficking Victims have seen a Healthcare Provider while in captivity. Sex Traffickers, Child Pornographers, Pedophiles, and Child Abusers number in the thousands affecting hundreds of thousands of Children right here in the U.S.

New Jersey AMBER ALERT 

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification TrainingSex Trafficking Victim Identification Training. Amber alert update: Vigil held for 5-year-old N.J. girl as mystery deepens over her disappearance

As the agonizing search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez reached its seventh day Sunday with no apparent sign of the girl, dozens of people gathered for a candlelight vigil at the South Jersey park where she went missing. http://Amber alert update: Vigil held for 5-year-old N.J. girl as mystery deepens over her disappearance. https://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/update-issued-amber-alert-search-missing-nj-girl

A five year old child goes to the park with her Mommy and siblings. The child is missing and reports describe a red van with a Hispanic male being at the park. Its a downright tragedy and scary as hell. Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement are searching every clue possible to find the Child and I hope to God they do. I don’t have the answer on how we can stop a child being kidnapped from a park or play ground except possibly having cameras set up doing Real Time Recording at all of the different angles. Its come to the point that we have sacrifice our right to privacy for our Kids to be safe!

New Jersey MISSING TEEN FOUND

A 17-year-old New Jersey teen missing for more than a week has been found in Philadelphia, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said on Monday.
Aviana Weaver was located by Philadelphia police, Joel Bewley, public information officer for the prosecutor’s office, said.Weaver was last seen at her Westampton Township home on Sept. 13, according to township police. She spoke to her mom on the phone two days later, but has not been seen or heard from since.
In a series of social media messages, Aviana’s mother Angelica Scarlett said investigators discovered photos of her daughter on sex trafficking websites.
She is being reunited with her family. https://www.nj.com/news/2019/09/nj-teen-missing-for-a-week-has-been-found-in-philadelphia.html

 

Ohio CHILD SEX STING 

Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training. More than 100 people, including a medical doctor and a church youth director, were arrested as part of a massive human trafficking and child sex sting operation based in central Ohio, according to a report.
Those arrested included 24 men caught when they showed up at an undisclosed location with the intention of meeting a child for sex, Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.
“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication,” Tucker said. “They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”  https://www.foxnews.com/us/ohio-sex-sting-104-arrested-doctor-church-youth-director

H.E.R.O Child Rescue Corps

Actor David Keith has changed his career to use his star power to support Saving Children From Exploitation. Children are being abused on the hundreds of thousands right here in the United States. David Keith has helped form the HERO Child -Rescue Corps whose Mission is to put an elite corps of veterans on a new battlefield: protecting America’s children. http://www.herocorps.net/

Watch Video H.E.R.O. Child-Rescue Corps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbd66BfyHWc

Asian Massage Parlors – Illicit Brothels Exploiting Women

We have observed a large number of in every U.S. State numbering in the thousands listed on Rub Maps. http://www.RubMaps.com

These Massage Parlors are fronts for brothels and places where employees are forced to work for little or no pay. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/07/29/sex-trafficking-illicit-massage-parlors-cases-fail/1206517001/

 

Our affiliated company Human Trafficking Investigations & Training Institute, LLC (HTITI) runs a two-day course Fake Massage Businesses Engaged in Sex Trafficking, we go into detail showing how each of these businesses make more than $200,000 year, yet report less than 5% of their income to state and federal tax authorities.

For More Information on HTITI Traininghttp://www.HTITI.org

RN Sex Trafficking Victim Identification Training. Hopefully you watched the H.E.R.O. Video and have read about the blog. As Healthcare Professionals you cannot have to much education. I am convinced that Healthcare Professionals cannot learn how to Identify Victims of Sex Trafficking from watching training vides from the Department of Human Services and United Nations. To hone those skills requires onsite Instruction from experts, which may be obtained through our Onsite Human Trafficking Response Program Classes for Healthcare Professionals. https://htrsd.org/human-trafficking-response-program/

 

Check Out the HTRSD Accredited CE: Sex Trafficking Victim Identification and Response Training for the Emergency Department

https://htrsd.org/human-trafficking-awareness-and-response-training/

 

Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police

Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police

Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police.  Police still arrest Child Prostitutes for Prostitution. They see a prostitute as a working girl supporting a drug habit selling sex. It is provocative and strange but factual unless the Police have had the right type of Human Trafficking training.  Victims of Human Trafficking are taught not trust outsiders and especially the Police. Some victims may fear being deported and these people might not self identify themselves as victims.

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/orr/understanding_the_mindset_of_a_trafficking_victim_1.pdf

Read this citation and weep

The girls are 16 and 17 years old. Sometimes as young as 10. They’re brought into juvenile hall wearing miniskirts and crop tops in the middle of February. Or they show up at an urgent-care clinic with three different sexually transmitted infections, or for their second pregnancy test in two months.

Stacey Katz, executive director of WestCoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, knows that they are victims of sex trafficking, even if the girls don’t always say it. Their traffickers are men they call their boyfriends. Their abusers — their so-called clients — may be relatives, school counselors, lawyers. Sometimes, they’re cops.

Last month, when an 18-year-old woman began telling reporters she’d had sex with 29 Bay Area law enforcement officers over the past two years, including Oakland officers she met on the streets, Katz wasn’t surprised.

Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Police-abuse-of-trafficking-victims-weakens-8382480.php

A child under the age of 17 cannot legally consent to have sex but they can be arrested in the State of Texas, working as a prostitute. The Governor of Texas vetoed the Bill to prohibit arresting children for prostitution working as prostitutes. These children are victims of sexual abuse and the police can still arrests them.

“The Governor Abbott of the State of Texas rationale for vetoing the Bill is because it takes away options that law enforcement and prosecutors can use to separate victims from their traffickers,” Abbott said. “And it may provide a perverse incentive for traffickers to use underage prostitutes, knowing they cannot be arrested for engaging in prostitution.”

Source: https://www.texastribune.org/2019/06/21/abbott-vetos-child-prostitution-bill/

 

 

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Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia

Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia

Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia. News of the first adult human trafficking conviction in Philadelphia history points out the stark reality of how much more needs to be done to even begin to address this still often hidden social dilemma. The PhillyVoice website provides a detailed look at the story of the perpatrator, the victims, and the District Attorney’s office that secured the guilty verdict.

Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia A Kensington man was convicted last week of human trafficking and other crimes involving the forced servitude of five women, marking the first case of its kind resolved in Philadelphia.

District Attorney Larry Krasner spoke about the importance of the case on Monday, detailing the context of the crimes committed by 50-year-old Richard Collins.

“Trafficking cases involving adult victims are historically difficult to prove, in part because of stigma associated with commercial sex work as well as harmful misconceptions about people who struggle with addiction,” Krasner said.

Philadelphia police opened an investigation into Collins in June 2018 when one of his victims managed to escape his residence by climbing over a barbed wire fence. The victim contacted the Special Victims Unit and a search warrant was executed at the property, where the four other women were recovered.

Read more at phillyvoice.com

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Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know

Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know

Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know. Human trafficking information that is accurate and informative is one of the most powerful tools available for fighting what has for too long been a shadowy and poorly understood phenomenon. Dosomething.org, an organization dedicated to helping young people become active in fighting social ills across the United States, has created a short but powerful article sharing 11 Facts About Human Trafficking. It includes exactly the kind of information that, if more people know about it, just might help make a difference in how successfully the public-at-large can be a active factor in helping to diminish instances of human trafficking, sex trafficking, and forced labor in America. Although it’s a very quick read, the article does a great job of sharing human trafficking information most people may not be aware of.

Human trafficking is a crime that forcefully exploits women, men, and children. According to the United Nations, human trafficking affects every country in the world, but it’s not talked about enough. So we’re talking about it. Read on to learn more about human trafficking, and find support resources and ways you can take action at the Polaris Project, Love146, and Free the Slaves.

  1. Trafficking involves transporting someone into a situation of exploitation. This can include forced labor, marriage, prostitution, and organ removal. This kind of exploitation is known by a few different names — “human trafficking,” “trafficking of persons,” and “modern slavery” are the ones accepted by the US Department of State. [1]
  2. It’s estimated that internationally there are between 20 million and 40 million people in modern slavery today. Assessing the full scope of human trafficking is difficult because so cases so often go undetected, something the United Nations refers to as “the hidden figure of crime.”[2]
  3. Estimates suggest that, internationally, only about .04% survivors of human trafficking cases are identified, meaning that the vast majority of cases of human trafficking go undetected. [3]

Read more at dosomething.org

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Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History

Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History

Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History. The American Colonists were involved in the kidnapping of African men, women and children from the Continent of Africa. These victims were forced under chattel into slavery, beaten, raped, forced to breed with other slaves, traded, sold, sold into brothels, and families were destroyed. For Americans, human trafficking dates back to the Colonies through the Revolutionary War and on into the 1800’s when the Civil War erupted. Obviously, the ill effects of slavery have continued because this country has had a long history of inequality, racism and social injustice into present day.

 The crime of human trafficking continues to exists in the United States and in almost every country in the world. It is associated with transnational criminal organizations, small criminal networks and local gangs, and violations of labor and immigration codes.  More recently, Human Trafficking has been defined to include other types of force, fraud, or coercion for sexual & forced labor exploitation.  A lot of the American people are under the false impression that most human trafficking victims are transported across international boundaries into the United States. However, contrary to these false beliefs, many trafficking victims are in fact United States Citizens.

Trafficking in persons shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.  Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

read more at aspe.hhs.gov

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Information on human trafficking: 20 important facts you should know.

Information on human trafficking: 20 important facts you should know.

Information on human trafficking in the United States is always welcome, but there is often a lot of repetition in what information is made available. When you’re asking how to prevent human trafficking in the United States, that’s not a million dollar question, it’s a multi-billion dollar question.

And the answer to it is both complicated and one that may never be fully answered. Bad actors are motivated by many things, not the least of which is money, power, and control over others.

Still, information is key tool in the ongoing fight over how to prevent human trafficking, and Business Insider has a timely and useful article presenting 20 Facts you should know about human trafficking in the U.S. Following is an excerpt of the introduction, but please read the whole item (link below) for all twenty of the facts sharing Information on human trafficking in the United States:

In 2016, then-President Barack Obama told the Clinton Global Initiative: “I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name: modern slavery. It is barbaric and it is evil and it has no place in a civilized world.”

Human trafficking is when people are recruited or harbored, by threat or force, to be exploited, according to the United Nations. Mostly, it’s commercial sex or labor exploitation, and a victim does not need to be transported anywhere in order to fall under the definition.

Trafficking is covert and illegal, and precise information is not easy to get. The US State Department and trafficking hotlines are helping to paint a clearer picture of what’s going on.

Hundreds of thousands of victims are estimated to be working in the sex industry, or in the hospitality, beauty, or agricultural industries where such conditions could be occurring.

Read more at businessinsider.com

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How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

No matter how committed to the fight, it’s often difficult to feel knowledgeable about how to prevent human trafficking in a productive way. While there are a multitude of information resources from governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and even the United Nations, the huge amount of information out there can sometimes stop you in your tracks when you are looking for actionable steps you can take to make a difference.

Today, we share a simple and short two minute read on a web page provided by the U.S. State Department, that provides 15 Important Links about what people can do help prevent human trafficking:

Anyone can join in the fight against human trafficking. Here are just a few ideas to consider.

Read all 15 links at state.gov

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Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Sometimes, the fight to assist human trafficking victims can seem hopeless. But those dedicated to doing something about it in the health care environment, through which a very large percentage of human trafficking victims eventually move through, are not about to give up.

And while it may not be often enough, efforts to make a positive impact on this issue can succeed:

Claudia Lawrence, community mobilization director for Seattle Against Slavery, delivered a presentation to nursing staff, physicians and social workers on the importance of identifying signs of exploitation in children and adults. She focused her lecture on the vast intersectionality of human trafficking.

“Not everyone who is trafficked is aware they are trafficked,” said Lawrence.

Victims of trafficking are clustered in the most vulnerable populations, but any type of person can be trafficked. It could be an immigrant from South America lured by the false promise of a decent job or a youth runaway enticed by the idea of finally having a “father figure,” explained Lawrence.

“Human trafficking is the most non-discriminatory plight in our community,” she said. “It really touches on every single sector of the community.” Nearly 88 percent of human trafficking victims were seen by health care providers while being trafficked, as stated by a study in the Annals of Health Law. The event was hosted by the Kirkland-based hospital’s forensic nurse examiner team. The group of nurses provide 24-hour care to sexual assault survivors, including access to emergency physicians, social workers and support services. Seattle Against Slavery is a grassroots nonprofit organized by citizens in King County over the previous 10 years. Their partnership with the hospital aims to mobilize the community in the fight against labor and sex trafficking.

“Human trafficking is the most non-discriminatory plight in our community,” she said. “It really touches on every single sector of the community.”

read more at redmond-reporter.com

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FOSTA SESTA and Sex Trafficking

FOSTA SESTA and Sex Trafficking

Human Trafficking education, including Sex Trafficking education, is our business so we are well informed.  But I can say with great conviction that the average citizen has little or clue about what is going on with this horrific crime! Most people don’t think about it. Let’s talk about FOSTA SESTA and Sex Trafficking.

The House bill known as FOSTA, the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act, and the Senate bill, SESTA, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act — have been hailed by advocates as a victory for sex trafficking victims. FOSTA and SESTA began their respective lives as two different bills created in an effort to curb sex trafficking taking place on online personals sites — in particular, Backpage.com. Backpage has long been known for its advertisements for sex workers (though these were formally removed from the site last year). It’s also seen numerous controversies related to illegal sex work; authorities have arrested individuals using it to pay for sex, and Backpage has aided law enforcement in investigations into ads on its site. In the past, authorities have taken down similar websites through targeted raids. https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/13/17172762/fosta-sesta-backpage-230-internet-freedom

Okay, so Craigslist doesn’t have sex workers through personals because that section is now gone and Backpage has been shut down entirely. But NOW there are a plethora of other Online Sex Trafficking sites on the Internet: Skip the Games, Escort Index, Escort Fish, Escort alligator, Erotic Monkey, Eros.com, Adult Search, City X Guide, Slixa, Sex Compass, Dukes of Daisy and a bunch of others. All of these sites are hosted outside the United States.

Here is an ad from Skip the Games:

I see Men Women Couples
Race / Regionality Caucasian (N. American / W. European), Caucasian (E. European / Russian)
Hair color Black
Accepted payment methods Cash
Available for Incall Outcall
Hours 12 midnight to 12 midnight
Location Burlington
Weight 115 lb
Height 5ft 1in – 5ft 3in
Breasts Natural
Grooming down under Shaved
Tattoos Discrete

CUM TURN YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

ASHLEY

Let me bring your wildest fantasies to life

Available Escort Sites Online: ( How come these are not being shut down?) 

  • Skip the Games: http://skipthegames.com/
  • Escort Fish: https://escortfish.ch/philadelphia/
  • Escort Alligator: https://escortalligator.com.philadelphia.listcrawler.com/
  • Erotic Monkey: https://www.eroticmonkey.ch/
  • Adult Search: https://adultsearch.com/
  • Eros: ttps://www.eros.com/
  • Slixa: https://www.slixa.com/browse/female-escorts
  • Sex Compass: https://sexcompass.net/
  • Dukes of Daisy: http://usa.dukesofdaisy.com/rent-a-friend-usa
  • City X Guide: https://cityxguide.com/

Sadly, FOSTA and SESTA, though well-intentioned, are really just a joke in reality, because it is glaringly obvious that little is being done as evidenced by all the online escort sites. Its a tragic zero sum game.

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Internet Fun Games Information and SEX

Internet Fun Games Information and SEX

Internet Fun Games Information and SexInternet Fun Games Information and SEX. There is plenty of good stuff on the internet but I want to address the other stuff. I wanted talk a little about the deplorable stuff on the Internet that you and I can freely access. I am not even to going to discuss the dark web, which is a place I’d liken to Sodom and Gomorrah filled with illegal drugs, firearms, pedophiles and so much disreputable decay that its not appropriate for this platform.

As a professional stance, due to the nature and complexity of our line of work — educating healthcare professionals on Human Trafficking and Social Disparities — I must pay close attention what is on the Internet. I visit these unpleasant sites because I want to (1). verify what is out there and (2). understand to what extent they currently exist.

Internet Fun Games Information and SexInternet Fun Games Information and SEX. It is simply appalling to see the degree of debasement, and depravity of the content that is available on the Internet! I am no prude either, having served in the military and worked as a Professional Nurse in the Emergency Department, so I have seen my fair share of the seamier side of life. There is a plethora of Hookup sites and applications available for the phone and the Internet. If that is someone’s thing, to seek out a hookup, than I am not rendering judgement.

In 2018 President Trump passed the FOSTA and SESTA Bills. FOSTA and SESTA came about when the Feds were investigating first Craigslist and than Backpages. Reference: https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/4/13/17172762/fosta-sesta-backpage-230-internet-freedom

 

Internet Fun Games Information and SexI am not exactly certain how effective the FOSTA and SESTA Bills are to date because subsequent to their passage, there are a multitude of Escort Sites that are hosted outside the United States, but operating within our country. The extent of these Escort sites on the internet makes me realize that we have achieved zero control, and maybe even made the situation worse if that’s possible.

I spoke to a business associate who is a retired FBI Special Agent and Human Trafficking Investigator: we have the FOSTA and SESTA in place, so how come these escort sites are popping up like daisies? His reply was the Federal Government would have to hire X number thousands of Agents to investigate and enforce the law, but that is not likely going to happen.

Since the Federal Government has passed the FOSTA and SESTA to reduce the illegal sex trafficking online doesn’t it make sense follow all way through to achieve the intended outcome? As I said there are a multitude of Escort Sites on the Internet. Examples are CITY X GUIDE, ESCORT FISH, ESCORT INDEX, SKIP THE GAMES, RUB MAPS and several dozen more. (I am not going to provide a link, but they are easy enough to find on Google).

What’s to be done?

Internet Fun Games Information and Sex

11 women arrested for providing sexual services in massage parlors

Internet Fun Games Information and SEX. I am pro Law Enforcement and they are doing a very good job at cracking down on Fake Massage Parlors, running Police Stings and so on. But there is no way that Federal, State, County and Local Law Enforcement has the resources to crack down on all the Escort Sites! I don’t see that it’s possible that law enforcement alone can reduce online prostitution, which is illegal sex trafficking. I realize there are some people who make the voluntary choice to become a sex worker. I am specifically discussing the online Illegal Sex Trafficking as it related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and women.

In my view, the Federal Government needs to outsource at least some investigation and enforcement to private companies staffed by former Law Enforcement personnel and Analysts to go after these Online Escort Sites. I am not talking about vigilantes either. I am talking about controlled, disciplined, experienced professionals who worked in law enforcement. My associate has such a company HTITI – Human Trafficking Investigation & Training Institute that is staffed by former Law Enforcement people. HTITI trains Law Enforcement and Hospital Security Officers on Human Trafficking.

It would make good sense for the Federal Government to consider such a proposal to outsource to private companies and I am certain you would also agree after seeing the widespread extent of the online Escort Sites available on the internet.