Category Archives: Trafficking

How Can Any State Even Consider Lowering Consent Age To 14 Or 16

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There is a large sector of our society, let’s just be real, that don’t see a problem with sexualizing children, with indoctrinating children in kindergarten with certain conditions and mindsets about sex and consent.

Trump’s Efforts To Fight Sex Trafficking
Made An Incredible Impact!

Former President Donald Trump did an amazing job over the last four years, saving the lives of many Children and young women.

Hold on just a few extra minutes, there is much more to this story that has been ignored, if not covered up by the liberal media.  Suddenly we are hearing about states lowering consent age to 14 or 16-years-of-age. Quiet obviously it was no accident that the work of Senator Nancy Schaefer, 50th District of Georgia, was totally ignored by Obama and Biden.  The work I am speaking of is Senator Nancy Schaefer’sTHE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES” which was completed November 16, 2007, and there was more than one reason they ignored it.

THANK YOU OPERATION RESCUE

Brothers Involved in Baby Body Parts Trafficking Arrested by ICE

” ….including $90,000 to Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. As a result, after reaching out to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for asylum, the Isaias’ were granted expedited immigration into the U.S. Clinton’s State Department then rebuffed attempts by Ecuador to extradite them to face justice.”

CPS STILL PIMPING CHILDREN TO SEX TRAFFICKERS

My post on January 30, 2016 had a dead link, and I already knew this was one I enjoyed, because Senator John McCain got so upset with Mark Greenberg and CPS, that he walked out of the bipartisan congressional investigation.  The article led the reader to believe that possibly 10 – 30 Children were “missing”, when the link was fixed that number had grown to 90,000+ Children.

WHERE ARE THE 90,000 LATINO CHILDREN CPS

Lawmakers say Obama administration delivered 90,000 immigrant children to predators..  Forget the lies!!!!  Not one name on a U.S. Border Patrol or I.C.E. signed and sealed document with supporting DNA proof of proper FAMILIA ancestry, has been shown as documented proof of return of Child to proper family.  R.S.

It is all too obvious, this evil plan and plot that was a part of an administration for 2 too many terms, now THERE is Obama’s Legacy, which is a huge part of Biden’s Legacy, and it is all too easy to see where and why all the lies and voter fraud was hatched as an evil #AntiAmerica, #AntiChild PLAN and PLOT.

FINALLY SOME HOPE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND CPS

Executive Order on Strengthening the Child Welfare System for America’s Children by President Trump

Jaco Booyens, the founder of SHAREtogether, revealed that the former President made a big impact during his presidency.  President Trump was determined to break trafficking rings.

In his interview with NTD, Booyens talked about the most recent trafficking bust in California, police officers arrested 64 people and rescued two women in Riverside County.

According to information obtained from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, these arrests are part of Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.  It is an annual operation that covers large areas of the nation.  The department revealed that the sting “ran for four consecutive days before concluding on January 28, 2021.”

“It’s a big orchestration, to execute a sting or a bust, like what we’ve just seen in California, and it takes months and months of planning and funding,” Booyens said.  “And that’s why it’s very important for both local and federal, local, state, and federal government to support the fight against sex trafficking, because you cannot do it on your own.”

These operations should have standing in court and this requires a different approach.  The judicial system works with the police in order to shut down these ill practices.

Booyens adds that before Trump “we’ve never had an office in the White House designated and dedicated to fighting sex trafficking.  No former president in the history of this country has used his or her platform to denounce the exploitation of children and then appropriate funding.  So we’ve seen an incredible impact over the last four years, particularly towards the support for law enforcement”.

Regular police officers are not trained to take part in sting operations. The process requires special training, resources and effort.

“We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the apprehension, the arrest of perpetrators and rescue of victims under the Trump administration, no question about it,” Booyens said. “In these cases that you’re seeing now such as California, and you’ll see some others coming out soon, they’ve been 9, 10 months in the making under the Trump administration—in that mechanism of funding law enforcement appropriately, having special task forces.”

“Whether those policies and systems that were put in place will remain or not, we don’t know,” said Booyens.

“Under the Trump administration, we saw a massive morale lift.  There was a morale lift within the nonprofits, our organization and the other 170 that we’re connected with, and there was a general morale boost.  We have support from the White House now.  We actually now can see law enforcement departments talk to one another.”

The Trump administration was the first to support this type of interdepartmental communication.

“For instance, when a child is tracked in let’s say, Dallas, Texas, that pimp or predator doesn’t keep that child in Dallas, Texas.” Booyens said.  “Now let’s say we find her in Nevada. You now are asking the Dallas Police Department to talk to the Nevada police department and that historically has not happened.

“We saw that kind of an inter-department communication line be open because of President Trump, and then, of course, the other people in that administration who made trafficking a focus.”

Our society struggles with several threats at the moment.  Some people promote this problem and kids spend too much time at home.

“There is a large sector of our society, let’s just be real, that don’t see a problem with sexualizing children, with indoctrinating children in kindergarten with certain conditions and mindsets about sex and consent,” Booyens said.

“We’ve got multiple states in this country at the moment trying to lower their age of consent to 14, some have lowered it to 16.  Laws in those states are now in direct contradiction to statutory rape or in direct contradiction to the anti-sex-trafficking law in that state which says a child 17 and under is a victim.”

“Parents and educators have to teach children how to recognize predators.  We should get involved in their online activities.  Predators are everywhere, most particularly.. in Washington D.C…”

Proclamation On December 31, 2020 By Our President

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Presidential Proclamation on National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2021

Proclamation on National Slavery
and Human Trafficking Prevention
Month, 2021

Human trafficking is a horrific assault on human dignity that affects people in the United States and around the world.  It tears apart communities, fuels criminal activity, and threatens the national security of the United States.  During National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, we reaffirm our commitment to eradicate this abhorrent evil, to support victims and survivors, and to hold traffickers accountable for their heinous crimes.

Tragically, through force, fraud, and coercion, human traffickers deprive millions of victims of their unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Often referred to as “modern slavery,” this intolerable blight on society involves exploitation for labor or sex and affects people of all ages, genders, races, religions, and nationalities.  As the United States continues to lead the global fight against human trafficking, we must remain relentless in our resolve to dismantle this illicit and immoral enterprise in our cities, suburbs, rural communities, Tribal lands, and transportation networks.

My Administration has prioritized ending human trafficking since its earliest days.  As one of my first acts as President, I instructed Federal agencies to do what was necessary to bring human traffickers to justice and assist survivors on their road to recovery.  Since then, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with other Federal agencies, has aggressively pursued these criminals, dismantling the financial infrastructure of their networks and arresting over 5,000 human traffickers.  In 2019 alone, Federal law enforcement agencies initiated more than 1,600 new investigations into human traffickers and the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) human trafficking task forces opened more than 2,500 new cases on the frontlines.  At my direction, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched its new Center for Countering Human Trafficking, which utilizes personnel from 16 DHS components, including special agents, victim support specialists, and intelligence research specialists, to focus on disrupting and dismantling trafficking organizations and providing support and protection to victims.

A year ago, I was proud to host the White House Summit on Human Trafficking, honoring the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA).  During this historic event, I signed an Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States.  Through this order, my Administration established the first-ever White House position focused solely on combating human trafficking.  Last year, I also released a comprehensive National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking (NAP), built around the “three pillars” of the TVPA: prevention, protection, and prosecution. The NAP also includes a fourth pillar which recognizes the invaluable benefit of implementing collaborative and cooperative efforts that crosscut all three pillars and involve a multitude of stakeholders and professionals from various disciplines and sectors.  Using this strategy, the United States Government will employ a whole-of-government approach to improve our capabilities and build on existing momentum in our fight against human trafficking.

We remain focused on ensuring that survivors of these horrific crimes receive the care and support they need and deserve.  My Administration is empowering and funding faith‑based and community organizations to provide survivors with vital services, including medical and counseling services, safety planning, educational opportunities, and vocational training.  Further, my Administration has doubled the amount of DOJ funding to combat human trafficking compared to the previous administration and funded the largest package of DOJ grants to fight these crimes in American history.  I am proud that these grants included the first-ever funding for safe housing opportunities for survivors nationwide.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic this year, my Administration has been unwavering in its efforts to stop this scourge domestically and around the world.  The DOJ and the Department of Health and Human Services engaged with State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments and nongovernmental organizations to understand the impact of coronavirus on human trafficking and published resource guides for those in the fight on how to operate and provide services during the pandemic.  The Department of State also launched a year-long competition for proposed projects to address the pandemic’s impact on efforts to combat modern slavery.  Additionally, the United States Agency for International Development adapted their approach to overseas programmatic work to ensure that survivors are able to access the critical support services they need without delay.  No matter the circumstances, we will remain relentless in this work and will spare no resource in offering hope to the victims and survivors of this global atrocity.

While we have reached new milestones in this fight for freedom, we must remain steadfast in our pursuit to end the evil practice of human trafficking and slavery.  This month, we restore our commitment to bringing human traffickers to justice and to preserving the dignity and worth of every person.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do proclaim January 2021 as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating in the annual observation of National Freedom Day on February 1, 2021.  I call upon industry associations, law enforcement, private businesses, faith-based and other organizations of civil society, survivors and advocates, schools, families, and all Americans to recognize our vital roles in ending all forms of modern slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities aimed at ending and preventing all forms of human trafficking.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

DONALD J. TRUMP

The Giving Season Is Here, Sewer Rats Are Everywhere

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Your Child Needs You to be a Good Parent before it is too late.

Global Child Sex Abuse network
uncovered with ties to US

A tip earlier this year from the United States has led to the uncovering of a major child sex abuse network in Australia with ties to the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and New Zealand.

According to The Associated Press, Australian authorities announced Wednesday that 16 men have been arrested in New South Wates, Queensland and Western Australia in recent months on 828 charges of sexually abusing children, producing and distributing child abuse material and bestiality.

Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Justine Gough said that a child care worker and a children’s soccer coach are among those facing charges.  Gough added that investigators had identified a total of 46 victims in Australia as young as 16 months and no older than 15 years.

“No child should be subjected to abuse and violence from the people they trust, whether that is a family member, a childcare worker or a soccer coach,” Gough said, according to the AP.  “Sadly and heartbreakingly, this has been the case for the victims.”

A total of 18 “matters” have been referred to the U.S., where three men have been arrested in connection to child abuse material, the news service noted.

The investigations resulted from a February tip from the U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to Gough, which warned Australian police that a New South Wales man was uploading child abuse material.

Upon the arrest of a 30-year-old man, authorities reportedly searched his computer, which revealed an online child abuse network with which the man was connected.

Gough said that the pedophile circle used “the regular internet,” as well as the dark web, to connect with each other and share materials.

When contacted by the AP, the Homeland Security Investigations’ representative to Australia, Adam Parks, declined to comment on the three arrests in the United States.

However, he did say there were several ongoing investigations within the country, adding that the child abuse ring was a global network “rooted in Australia.”

This comes as several investigations in recent months have uncovered human trafficking networks across the U.S.

In October, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) said that a trafficking probe, called Operation Autumn Hope, resulted in 179 arrests and 109 victims rescued.  The effort included more than 50 law enforcement agencies and other organizations as part of a mission to end sex trafficking across the state.

In August, Ohio’s Operation Safety Net led to the rescue of 25 children aged 13 to 18 in just three weeks after its launch, according to the U.S. Marshals Office.

That same month, Operation Not Forgotten in Georgia recovered 39 children aged 3 to 17, with nine people arrested at the time.

President Trump Cares About Every American, And That Includes American Children

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President Trump’s Crackdown on Human Trafficking Matters to all Good Parents.

Why President Trump’s Crackdown on
Human Trafficking Matters to
Pro-Life Voters

The Pro-Life Movement is primarily focused on ending abortion in America and giving support to pregnant women who would otherwise be vulnerable to abortion.  While it may seem that the matter of human trafficking is a separate cause, in reality, the abortion and the trafficking of women and children are intertwining causes.

Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, wrote last month about Planned Parenthood’s involvement in conducting abortions on women and minors who were sex-trafficked.  In that article, Newman quoted from a report published by the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) that stated a shocking statistic.

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Our President cares about all Americans.

Out of 768 sex-trafficked women who responded to their survey, nearly 90% (683) had at least one abortion between the ages of 11 and 17. Eighty-eight percent of those 683 women, noted that their abortions had taken place at Planned Parenthood.

While, President Donald J. Trump has done much to take away abortion funding and establish policies that respect and protect innocent life from the moment of conception until natural death, what many may not know is that during President Trump’s first term, there has been a dramatic crackdown on human trafficking within the United States. 

Since President Trump’s administration began in January 2017, and through August, 2020, the USA Today reported that the FBI along with Homeland Security Investigations and ICE have made 8,559 criminal arrests related to human trafficking.  The number of arrests have increased each year – all of which have outstripped the number of arrests during former President Barack Obama’s last year of office.

Another news story reported that during the Trump Administration, approximately 1,300 missing children have been rescued by the U.S. Marshall’s service through August 2020.  And that does not even take into account the adult women who have been rescued.

In October alone, a quick Internet search turned up the following news stories:

  • October 9, 2020, in Reno, Nevada:  A sting conducted by the FBI’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force made 28 arrests.  All arrestees “knowingly engage[d] in, and pa[id] for, sex acts with a minor.”
  • October 26, 2020, in Honolulu, Hawaii:  A task force comprised of the FBI, AG’s office, the Honolulu Police Department and other federal, state and county agencies rescued five minor girls, ages 16-17, from sex trafficking.  Their investigation into the traffickers continues.
  • October 26, 2020, in Beaumont, Texas:  In a story headlined as a case of “Modern Day Slavery,” a two-day joint operation involving the Beaumont Police Department and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office netted the arrest of 21 men, half of which believed they were arranging to have sex with minor girls.  Shockingly, the Texas Attorney General’s office noted that there are an estimated 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking in Texas at any given time.
  • October 27, 2020, throughout Ohio:  Federal, state and local law enforcement joined together in “Operation Autumn Hope” which was an impressive statewide crackdown on sex trafficking.  In all, 109 human trafficking victims were rescued – 45 of which were minors. The joint task force arrested 179 male traffickers.
  • October 27, 2020, in Oak Grove, Missouri:  Ten women and three under the age of five were discovered in a human trafficking sweep that included state and local law enforcement.  Five men were detained.  The investigation is ongoing.

Of the 124 women and children rescued from human trafficking rings in these October incidents alone, if 90 percent of them had at least one abortion, in keeping with the abortion rate reported in the AAPLOG study results, that would mean over 110 abortions may have taken place as a result of sex trafficking.

“When human trafficking is stopped, abortions are also prevented,” said Troy Newman.  “That makes ending human trafficking a huge issue for pro-life voters.  The Trump Administration has done more to address human trafficking than before it, and we are grateful to them for the lives this enormous effort has saved.”

Vice President Mike Pence held a conference call on January 9, 2019, in which he sought support for the border wall.  During that call, he told participants, including Operation Rescue staff, that human sex traffickers and other criminals were victimizing women and children by the thousands, and that human trafficking over the U.S./Mexico was, at that time, a two-billion-dollar annual trade.

President Trump’s border wall has contributed to hindering human traffickers who were pouring over the U.S. Border with Mexico before he took office.  Trump announced over the weekend that 400 miles of border wall have so far been completed, making the border safer than it has ever been.

“Trump’s heroic crackdown on human trafficking has saved lives and spared women and children torment at the hands of their traffickers.  We support his efforts to protect the innocent – from the unborn to adults – from exploitation, abuse, and death,” said Newman.  “For the pro-life supporter, Trump has more than earned our votes.  The pro-abortion Biden-Harris ticket, wants to re-open our borders to illegal crossers, and that will surely include human traffickers.  That, along for their radical support for abortion, disqualifies Biden and Harris from receiving our votes.  I look forward to a second pro-life Trump term.”

O.U.R. Response To New York Times

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Operation Underground Railroad

The New York Times Misses the Point:
Not Preventing Children from Being
Sexually Victimized Would be the Real
Misservice to Society

At Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), we are extremely proud to play a small part in helping to protect our society’s largest silent political constituency—the children.

A just published New York Times magazine piece raised the issue of whether one law enforcement program trying to address the problem of child exploitation, OperationNet Nanny” in Washington State, is the right approach to apprehending would-be child sexual predators.

The Times’ reporting questions whether hundreds of perpetrators, particularly some young men in their 20s, who have been identified, arrested, and successfully prosecuted for taking part in online “Net Nanny” sting operations, are being unfairly targeted and too harshly punished.

Following our mission to help protect children from sexual exploitation, our organization has become a strong supporter of Operation “Net Nanny,” a preventative-minded child protection initiative the New York Times acknowledges has a 95% conviction rate in hundreds of cases that have gone to trial.  O.U.R. is proud to back this effort and others that help prevent children from being sexually victimized in the first place.

The select cases highlighted by the New York Times (out of hundreds) were largely those of young men in their 20s with no prior criminal records.  The Times chose to only mention in passing that “some caught in stings are violent predators.”  This included 60-year-old Curtis Pouncy, whom the Times noted has “a history of brutal sex crimes” that “included raping a 13-year-old girl he picked up from a bus station as well as a 19-year-old at knife point.”  Pouncy was arrested in a Washington State “Net Nanny” operation while on supervised release in early 2019.  He is now serving life in prison.

One of the hundreds of cases the Times did not highlight was that of Bryan Earle Glant, 24, of Seattle.  Glant, a well-resourced young man, was tried, convicted, and sentenced to nine years in prison on two counts of attempted first-degree rape of a child.  Emails and text messages contained in his court record show Glant arranging through online communication to meet “Hannah,” a police officer posing as a mother, to engage in sex acts with her two daughters, ages 6 and 11.  Glant did not just discuss doing something online.  His messages were not the mere unguided explorations of a young man.  No.  He acted, showing up at the agreed location with lubricant in his pocket.

Imagine if police and their Net Nanny operation were not on the other side of the door that day.  How would the lives of those 6- and 11-year-old children have been different?

At his trial and on appeal, Glant unsuccessfully tried to argue that O.U.R.’s support of the “Net Nanny” program was “outrageous government conduct.”  We were pleased that the court rightfully dismissed those claims.  We are also pleased the court reaffirmed our lawful ability and efforts to provide tools and resources to help law enforcement agencies get those who chose to prey on our children off our streets.

The New York Times led readers to believe that there were “no victims” in “Net Nanny” cases.  This is not factual.  “Net Nanny” cases did result in the rescuing of actual victims.  While the “Net Nanny” arrests of perpetrators did not involve physical contact with a child, in several cases victims of those arrested came forward or the Washington State Police found evidence where the predators did sexually abuse a minor.  The majority of victims who came forward in “Net Nanny” cases were under the age of 11.

Throughout the life of the “Net Nanny” program, law enforcement involved in its supervised multi-jurisdictional operations followed protocols—and the judicial system agreed, clearly finding there was no entrapment under long-standing and tested legal standards.

How the judicial system decides to serve justice on those lawfully charged with violating the law is an issue left for each state to determine, including the severity of sentencing for convicted child sex offenders.

In the end, keeping child predators off the street is paramount, and we will always support law enforcement in their legal efforts to protect children, hopefully before they are preyed upon.

We believe among the best tactics in the fight to bring child sex exploiters, propagators, and abusers to justice is supporting and helping arm the good guys with better technology and expertise.  Domestically, this involves public/private partnerships that help support the nation’s law enforcement officers and prosecutors at the federal, state, and local levels in their important work by providing technology, software, expertise, and training where taxpayer budgets fall short.

This also involves sharing the latest intelligence we glean through legally authorized work O.U.R. does internationally with law enforcement, NGOs, and governments to help rescue victims of child sex exploitation, abuse, and trafficking.  To date, O.U.R. has assisted in the rescue of more than 4,000 victims globally since our first international operation in 2014.

Since our founding, O.U.R. has always worked hand in hand with law enforcement in the U.S. and abroad, and we will continue to do so, helping to provide the necessary ammunition so they are well-armed and equipped to stop predatory trollers seeking their next child victim.

Our team is composed of top former federal, state, and local law enforcement professionals experienced in child exploitation, trafficking, and digital world policing.  One of our newest team members is the former head of the Washington State PatrolNet Nanny program, Carlos Rodriguez, who joined O.U.R. this year following a distinguished 27-year law enforcement career.

We are honored to have Carlos on our team now.  Together with professionals at all levels of the public and private sectors, we can pool our knowledge, resources, and collective passion to protect children at home and abroad to make sure shrinking budgets never deter anyone from the ultimate goal: safeguarding innocent children and bringing guilty perpetrators who seek to prey on them to justice.

Law enforcement and child protection advocacy groups have done unheralded yeoman’s work in the past 20 years to strengthen efforts to combat the unconscionable exploitation of children.  But there remains so much more that must be done.

Today, the sad truth is this:  we still do not know the full extent of the enticement, exploitation, and in far too many instances, the sexual assault, of children.  In the U.S., the most developed nation in the world, the country’s leading measure of criminal victimization—the National Crime Victimization Survey—still does not measure crimes against children under 12.

Those who want to underestimate scale of the problem or claim to know with certainty who is motivated to criminally victimize a child in the many forms it takes are not being truthful.  We simply don’t know.

What we do know with certainty is that with each passing day, our children are becoming even more dependent on the Internet and increasingly engaged in the exploration of online and digital virtual worlds, even more so in the present moment with millions still staying home because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Honestly ask yourself this question—in the world we live in today, do we want law enforcement to have more resources, tools, and public and private support to combat child exploitation and abuse, or not?