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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Shop Eileen Fisher this Saturday, December 13th. 10% Proceeds donated to member organization, Born2Fly.

We're thrilled to announce that the Winter Park location of major women's retailer EILEEN FISHER is partnering with Born2Fly to stop child trafficking! EILEEN FISHER has been a pioneer in fair trade and looking for alternative sources for their supply chains. Fair trade means that slaves (including child slaves) didn't make the clothes you're wearing.   Please join us this Saturday at Eileen Fisher in Winter Park and know that you are not only supporting a fantastic retailer in your community, but also an internationally recognized not for profit working to end child ...

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Sex slavers arrested in Orlando for trafficking women from prison, MBI says

An elderly man and two other suspects were charged Thursday in an unusual human-trafficking scheme — recruiting felons from a Florida prison for women for a violent prostitution operation in Orlando, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation announced today. (more…)

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ORANGE COUNTY GANG MEMBERS CONVICTED OF SEX TRAFFICKING OF A MINOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2014 Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III, announces that a federal jury has found Xavier Francisco Villanueva, a/k/a “X,” (25, Orlando) Jose Carmona, a/k/a “Hood,” (21, Orlando) and Ashley Nicole Barnett, a/k/a “Snow,” (25, Orlando) guilty of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, for which they each face up to life in prison. Carmona and Barnett were also found guilty of aiding and abetting each other in the sex trafficking of a minor. This charge carries a minimum sentence of 15 years, ...

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