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Anti-sex trafficking organizations release video targeting Nevada’s legal industry

Originally published in The Nevada Independent By Jackie Valley The National Center on Sexual Exploitation has released a video attacking — and calling for an end to — Nevada’s decades-old legal prostitution industry. The two-minute video features women who say they were held hostage, sold for sex or trafficked as children in Nevada, where brothels are legal in […]


KSL: Grassroots campaign to help protect kids from porn on social media

By Dan Rascon, KSL TV | Posted – Mar 26th, 2019 @ 9:28pm Excerpt from: SALT LAKE CITY — A grassroots campaign is going after social media giants Instagram and Snapchat, saying it’s time to police their rating system of 12+, because teens have too easy access to porn. The campaign will be rolled out […]


KNPR: Nevada Sells Sex But Does That Make It Worse For Women?

Lisa L. Thompson, our VP of Policy and Research, recently appeared on Nevada Public Radio to debate whether Nevada’s legal brothels promote sexual exploitation (obviously yes!). Katy Hartley from Awaken Reno also joined Lisa in arguing against these brothels. Overall, Lisa and Katy had the opposition on their toes and did a great job arguing against […]


Will Nevada’s Female-Led Legislature Choose to Reform Its Legal System of Sexual Exploitation?

The following is an op-ed originally published by It’s big news: female lawmakers now hold 32 of the Nevada state legislature’s 63 seats. Thus, Nevada has the distinction of being the first state in the country to seat a female majority to its legislative assembly. But, that this momentous occasion has transpired first in […]


‘Honestly, it terrifies me’ Teen-related apps may actually contain X-rated material

The following is an article originally published by KUTV – Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Parents beware: teen-rated apps may not be what you think. What may be rated for 12- or 13-year-old users may actually contain X-rated material. “Honestly it terrifies me,” said Melissa McKay, a Salt Lake County mother of five […]

Article Massage Envy sex assault lawsuit claims rise to 5 in N.J., 400 nationwide

This article was originally published by Lawyers representing women across the country alleging they were sexually assaulted at Massage Envy franchises have added another New Jersey woman to their lawsuit – bringing the number of plaintiffs to five in the state. Nationwide, more than 400 allegations of sexual assault at the chain’s locations have been made in […]


CBN News: ‘Dirty Dozen List’ Accuses Businesses and Nevada of Sexual Exploitation

The following article was originally published by CBN News You might be shocked at some of the famous names accused of committing or at least tolerating sexual exploitation in America. Twelve are named by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) in what it calls the Dirty Dozen List. NCOSE announced the list at a […]


ESPN: The state of human trafficking and sports

Original Article Published by ESPN Our biggest sports events have joy and compelling stories but also have a dark side, as they are major targets for potential human trafficking threats. The U.N.-backed International Labour Organization estimates that there are more than 40 million current victims of the various forms of human trafficking globally. For perspective, in the […]


Verily: Netflix’s ‘Baby’ Glamorizes Sexual Exploitation of Minors

Original Article Published by Verily Magazine In the #MeToo era, we have seen countless women bravely come forward to share their stories of sexual assault and harassment. Many of these accusations have been brought against powerful men who have used their status and rank to take advantage of vulnerable or young women, holding their lives, careers, and emotions hostage. One of […]


Significant wins seen in the battle against pornography

Published by the Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — If it’s happened to one vacationer or business traveler, it’s happened to millions: You turn on the TV in your hotel room. On comes the hotel channel. There’s a menu of options you can click. One of those options will be something along the lines of […]


Boston Globe: EBSCO accused of including sexual content in school databases

The following is an excerpt from The Boston Globe about pornography on EBSCO research databases. EBSCO was included on our 2018 Dirty Dozen List due to this lack of filtering on their databases, and the potential for children to be exposed to pornography while at school. NCOSE is continuing to research EBSCO databases and reports significant progress […]


House passes bill targeting child sex robots

Published in Washington Times  The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill prohibiting the importation and interstate sale of realistic sex dolls and robots designed to resemble children. Introduced by Rep. Dan Donovan, New York Republican, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” would rein in the sale […]