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April 2020

By: Mike April 8, 2020

Milwaukee, April 7, 2020 – The Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission (MHRC), the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Institute for Health and Equity, Milwaukee Sexual Assault Review and Milwaukee Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Division is releasing today a report that examines the geospatial characteristics of sex trafficking of juveniles and young adults in the city of Milwaukee from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2016. This report supplements a March 2018 report the group published that estimated the magnitude of sex trafficking in Milwaukee.

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April 2020

By: Lauretta Brown April 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — While many Americans are coping with the fear and uncertainty of the global coronavirus pandemic, the pornography industry has responded by providing free access to content — an offer that has drawn harsh criticism from leaders of the fight against sexual exploitation.

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April 2020

By: Khara Jabola-Carolus April 8, 2020

This week, Hawaiʻi observed an increase in reports of landlords on multiple islands pressuring “arrangements” and sexual conduct from women unable to pay rent due to lost income from the COVID-19 crisis. This tells us that there is likely an increase in unreported incidents.

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April 2020

By: Glenn Puit April 13, 2020

A man arrested by Las Vegas police on suspicion of soliciting a child for prostitution is a licensed social worker in Nevada, according to a state licensing board.

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April 2020

By: NCOSE April 19, 2020

We care about the safety and well-being of those in the sex trade. If you or someone you know has been exploited, abused or in other ways victimized, here are some places to find support and help.

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April 2020

By: Shared Hope International April 16, 2020

This groundbreaking field guidance seeks to identify strategies aimed towards just and fair responses to sex trafficking victim-offenders throughout the criminal justice process. We must end the re-traumatization of victims and work towards restoration.

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April 2020

By: Amber Jamieson April 15, 2020

“We’ve received more cases at our office in the last two days than we have in the last two years,” one women’s advocate told BuzzFeed News.

One woman, unable to pay her April 1 rent after losing her income due to the coronavirus crisis, said she texted a prospective landlord inquiring about a more affordable property. He responded with a dick pic.

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April 2020

By: Laura Newberry April 15, 2020

Armed with condoms and disposable thermometers, the outreach workers ventured out to streets in South Los Angeles notorious for sex trade activity.

They expected that some women would still be working on this chilly Friday night in early April. But what they saw caught them off guard.

Two weeks into the mandated stay-at-home orders designed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, not only were sex workers out in pre-quarantine numbers — the johns were, too.

Los Angeles Times / Read Full Article

April 2020

By: Asia Simone Burns April 13, 2020

A Brookhaven man was arrested on child molestation charges after investigators said he had sexually explicit conversations with someone he thought was a minor.

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office said it took 30-year-old Rodney Wayne Beasley III into custody after he communicated with one of their investigators, thinking it was a young boy. 

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April 2020

By: Chelsea Prince April 10, 2020

A Buford man was arrested last week after the child he thought he was chatting with online turned out to be a state investigator, officials said Friday.

Evan Charles Rider, 29, is facing charges of computer pornography and child exploitation in connection with a sting operation conducted by the GBI’s Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit. He was arrested last Thursday by Gwinnett County police.

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