New Laws Aim to Combat Human Trafficking

Governor Scott signed four bills into laws on July 30, 2015.  Laws include harsher punishments for those charged with human trafficking as well as not releasing the addresses of safe houses. Story Here

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

"This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace. It highlights the hidden risks that workers may encounter when seeking employment and the steps that governments and businesses can take to prevent trafficking, including a demand for transparency in global supply chains. "The bottom line is that this is no time for complacency. Right now, across the globe, victims of human trafficking are daring to imagine the possibility of escape, the chance for a life without fear, and the opportunity to earn a living wage. I echo the words ...

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Buyers of Commercial Sex Online in the United States

  The above chart shows commercial buyers of sex online within the United States.  The research was conducted and gathered by Thorn. 'THORN DRIVES TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION TO FIGHT THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. We partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children.' Fore more information about Thorn and the work they are doing to combat sex trafficking of children, please visit their website https://www.wearethorn.org/    

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South Florida Woman Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/South-Florida-Woman-Arrested-in-Human-Sex-Trafficking-Ring-293062451.html   <script type="text/javascript" charset="UTF-8" src="http://www.nbcmiami.com/portableplayer/?cmsID=293055581&videoID=0jC6sG14NHK_&origin=nbcmiami.com&sec=news&subsec=local&width=600&height=360"></script>

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10 Reasons You Should Quit Watching Porn

http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/11/10-reasons-why-you-should-quit-watching-porn.html  

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Florida sees increase in calls to human trafficking hotline: Hotline received nearly 1,000 calls last year

http://www.wesh.com/news/florida-sees-increase-in-calls-to-human-trafficking-hotline/30694394 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida child welfare officials say calls reporting suspected human trafficking in Florida have doubled since 2010. The hotline received nearly 1,000 calls last year, compared to 480 in 2011. The most recent survey from the Department of Children and Families found that 28 percent of all Florida child human trafficking victims are located in the 12-county region that comprises Central Florida. DCF said Tuesday that the increase is a result of a successful ...

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U.S. Department of Defense Reports Progress in Awareness of Human Trafficking

Official Reports Progress in Awareness of Human Trafficking By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 – Defense Department awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues is paying off significantly because of mandatory employee training, the program manager for DoD’s Combating Trafficking in Persons program has reported. As DoD observes National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Sam Yousef noted how annual training for DoD’s military, civilian, and contractor workforce is driving home the department...

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National Prayer Breakfast

On behalf of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force Faith Alliance Subcommittee we would like to invite you to the National Prayer Breakfast in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month 2015.  Presidential Proclamation - http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/31/presidential-proclamation-national-slavery-and-human-trafficking-prevent   Please join Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed; Ms. Linda Smith, Founder and President of Shared Hope International; and fellow leaders in the anti-human ...

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3 Sentenced in Human Trafficking Ring involving 14 year old girl

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/3-sentenced-alleged-prostitution-ring-involving-14/njWkN/   ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A federal judge on Thursday handed down three sentences in what she called the worst case she’s seen in 23 years. Three alleged gang members were accused of prostituting a 14-year-old Orange County teenager. Investigators said the girl was forced to walk alone at night on Orange Blossom Trail while the suspects watched her from motel balconies. The victim said she was given the code word "pineapple" to use if she were in trouble. She ...

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