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Human Trafficking Awareness

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Latest trends in U.S. Child Sex Trafficking

Today we are excited to share our newest research.  Survivors have graciously allowed us to hear their stories, and in order for us all to be a part of the solution, we’re excited to share their stories with you.

Explore the Findings

Participants’ age of entry into the life

  • Youngest age of entry was less than 1-year-old
  • One in six were under the age of 12
  • Most frequently reported age is 15

Two themes in U.S. child sex trafficking emerged from this report:

  1. Technology is playing an increasing role in grooming and controlling victims of child sex trafficking.  75% of victims who entered the life in the past decade were advertised online.
  2. Less familiar forms of child trafficking, including those trafficked by family members or without a clear trafficker, are emerging.  80% of all victims under 10 were trafficked by a family member.

Without survivor input, our anti-trafficking movement risks wasting time and resources — and most importantly, endangering children.  We are truly grateful to all of the organizations and survivors that shared their stories and made this work possible.

Today is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay, and our research also showed that 2 out of 3 survivors never saw a help resource during their abuse.  You can change that by sharing the Human Trafficking hotline today everywhere you have a community on social media.

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“Survivor insights keep us grounded in the reality and complexity of their experience so that the best interventions can be developed to defend children from sexual abuse.”
Brooke Istook, Director of Strategy & Operations

Child Predators – The Washington Agenda Pt-2

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It is time for every person to be judged and sentenced equally.

Sewer Rats protecting Sewer Rats

Pretty much ties it all together in a dirty #AntiChild knot.  What is “NOT” surprising is the fact that Dennis Hastert and Jerry Sandusky was big-buddy Child Predators, right along with so many big names like Ed Savitz from PA, philanthropist Samuel Rappaport (Democratic member of the PA House of Representatives), Lawrence Scott Ward (in prison for Child Porn), former DNC Chair, Ed Rendell, and even a Podesta (not surprised, shame on you Hillary AND BILL)….

It’s real easy to see why OUR LAW MAKERS SAID NOTHING as every chance at a normal childhood, along with their rights, was taken from Our Children, while being given to the perverse.  EQUAL JUSTICE????  The “have-nots” draw sentences in the 2 and 3 digit range, while the “SEWER RATS” use their revolving door card.
Robert StrongBow

Victim’s Testimony Reveals Establishment-Connected East Coast Trafficking Network

Child Predators – The Washington Agenda Pt-1

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It is time for every person to be judged and sentenced equally.

Letter: Don’t let Child Abuse go under the radar

Chicago  –  A few pages after yet another story about the latest in the Harvey Weinstein saga, I read a Tribune editorial entitled: “The toughest job in state government,” and came upon a paragraph that reduced me nearly to tears.

It read: “The mother of a 2-year-old toddler from Charleston allegedly left him alone for days in a playpen with two peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and a bottle of vitamin water with a small hole pricked in the top.  He was discovered days later, dead from dehydration and starvation or a combination, according to the medical examiner.”

While the Dec. 19 Tribune editorial focused on the problems within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, child abuse problems in America are pandemic.

The latest 2015 Child Maltreatment Report from The Children’s Bureau was published in January 2017.  The CB report “shows an increase in child abuse referrals from 3.6 million to 4 million.  The number of children involved subsequently increased to 7.2 million from 6.6 million,” according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children.  “The report also indicates an increase in child deaths from abuse and neglect to 1,670 in 2015, up from 1,580 in 2014.  Some reports estimate child abuse fatalities at 1,740 or even higher.  The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average almost five children every day to child abuse and neglect.”

It got me to thinking. Is child abuse getting its proper coverage in the media and attention from officials?  Or is it being shoved aside because it doesn’t wear a celebrity face and status?

I cannot know the trauma caused by sexual harassment.  But I do know it can be survived.  A child’s maltreatment and death, however, cannot.
— Jim Dudas, Naperville 

RCMP E Division & TX AG LE Division Fight Child Trafficking

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Director David Maxwell, Sergeant America Bonnet and Lieutenant Lannie Hilboldt of the Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division were recognized during receipt of the award.

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Division Receives Award from Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Law Enforcement Division of his office received a special award from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for partnering with its “E” Division Major Crime Unit on an investigation to stop the sex trafficking of underage girls from Canada to the United States.

Director David Maxwell, Sergeant America Bonnet and Lieutenant Lannie Hilboldt of the attorney general’s Criminal Investigations Division were recognized during receipt of the award.

Known as “Project E-Bountiful,” the collaborative law enforcement effort focused on the illegal sex trafficking activities of members of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints and their now imprisoned leader, Warren Jeffs.

Investigators from Attorney General Paxton’s office seized key evidence from Jeffs’ YFZ Ranch, near Eldorado, Texas, which was crucial in subsequent successful prosecutions in Canada.

RCMP Chief Superintendent Trent Rolfe, who led the operation, conveyed his appreciation to Attorney General Paxton’s Law Enforcement Division for its “exemplary work ethic and dedication to duty . . . in keeping with the highest standards and tradition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

“We’re honored that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police asked for our Law Enforcement Division’s help on the investigation, and that we were able to play a role in bringing to justice the despicable individuals who were involved in the sex trafficking of innocent and vulnerable victims,” Attorney General Paxton said.

“This award is well deserved.  Texas is a safer and better place because of the hard work the men and women of our Law Enforcement Division perform every day without any expectation of recognition.”

Established in 1920, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.  It fights terrorism, organized crime, illicit drugs and offenses that threaten the integrity of Canada’s national borders. 

TX AG HTU Stops Child Sex Trafficker

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Domingo Gonzalez, 48, of Uvalde Texas

AG Paxton’s Human Trafficking Unit
Arrests Uvalde County Man in
Child Sex Trafficking Case

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) of his office arrested 48-year-old Domingo Gonzalez of Uvalde on a warrant for Compelling Prostitution in Bexar County.

Compelling prostitution is committed when a person knowingly causes another by force, threat or fraud to commit prostitution.

It also occurs when a person causes, by any means, a child younger than 18 to commit prostitution regardless of whether the actor knew the age of the victim when the offense occurred.

Gonzalez’s case was referred to the attorney general’s office after a 15-year-old girl was rescued from domestic sex trafficking.

During an interview with law enforcement officials, Gonzalez confessed to committing the act of prostitution, and HTU investigators discovered that the person Gonzales paid to have sex with was the 15-year-old victim in their investigation.

The Human Trafficking Unit collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to rescue individuals who are victims of labor and sex trafficking.

If you suspect human trafficking, call the attorney general’s office at 512-463-1646,
email: humantrafficking@texasattorneygeneral.gov,
or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

For more information and additional resources, visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/human-trafficking