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By Haley Halverson Stephanie Peterson, a former middle school teacher in New Smyrna Beach Florida, has been arrested after she was accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy. However, if you go by most major news coverage you will find headline after headline characterizing this crime as “having sex,” a “sexual relationship,” or even a “sex romp.” […]
Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation
United States Congress is making measurable progress in putting online trafficking sources out of business – or in jail – but it is contended that more needs to be done to eradicate the problem. The Communications Decency Act was passed in 1996 with a good purpose in mind, but as Lisa Thompson of the National Center […]
Sex advertising websites and their users would face penalties for sex trafficking under a bill passed by the U.S. House Feb. 27, amending a law that had shielded such offenders. Similar legislation is pending in the Senate. A bipartisan group of 388 legislators passed H.R. 1865, termed the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online […]
Yellow Hammer: VIDEO: Human trafficking victim shares heartbreaking AND inspiring story at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit
Human trafficking survivor Lynne Caffery said she was “sold and given and resold and given to males and females for merchandise and guns and drugs and raped repeatedly” as a trafficked victim of a biker group and the Mexican cartel before landing in prison and, eventually, finding hope, education and a new life. Caffery told […]
WASHINGTON (BP) — Sex advertising websites and their users would face penalties for sex trafficking under a bill passed by the U.S. House Feb. 27, amending a law that had shielded such offenders. Similar legislation is pending in the Senate. A bipartisan group of 388 legislators passed H.R. 1865, termed the “Allow States and Victims […]
It’s been a wide-open secret for years: pimps and traffickers using websites like BackPage to advertise women and children for sale. Law enforcement has turned to these sites to find criminals and victims but the prosecution of the internet companies has been largely out of the question. The problem? A provision in the Communications Decency […]
Breitbart: Exclusive — Conservative Leaders Demand Jeff Sessions Intervene in Disney-Fox Merger over ‘Harmful and Explicit Content’ Concerns
Several top conservative movement leaders are pressing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in a proposed Disney merger with 21st Century Fox over concerns that the resulting essentially monopolistic control of content creation in one company would produce even more “harmful and explicit content” inappropriate for children and families. The conservative movement leaders wrote to […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after the passage of H.R.1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017 (FOSTA): ‘Though I am proud of the success we have had in combatting human trafficking, we must do more to ensure that this moral injustice ends and […]
Public Now: House Passes Wagner Bill, Takes Major Step Forward In Fight To End Online Sex Trafficking
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and bill cosponsors Congresswoman Mimi Walters (CA-45), Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH3), released the below statements following House passage of H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking […]
WASHINGTON (BP) — A legal loophole that has shielded sex advertising websites and their users from prosecution may be reversed after the U.S. House of Representatives heard arguments today (Feb. 27). A bipartisan bill, hailed by such advocates as the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), would amend Section 230 of the Communications Act of […]
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