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Law Firm Representing Sexual Assault Victims Against Major Corporation Receives Award from National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Bold national firm recognized for its consistent diligence in representing women who have been sexually victimized by Massage Envy employees WASHINGTON, DC, June 3, 2019 – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation is set to award the law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP with its Civilian Leadership Award at the 2019 Coalition to End…


2019 CESE Summit Seeks to Unite and Bolster Efforts to Protect Women, Children, and Men from Sexual Exploitation

The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Dulles just outside Washington, D.C. on June 12-15. The event is hosted by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) and it is bringing several hundred attendees together from across the United States and from at least 15 different…


Statement: Survivors of Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Send Message: “Nevada is Not Safe for Women”

Washington, DC – Survivor of sex trafficking, Rebekah Charleston, together with other survivors of sexual exploitation and violence have released a blistering video denouncing Nevada for legal prostitution—a legal framework which fuels sexual exploitation and violence. The video was released in association with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Valiant Hearts, Awaken, Exodus Cry and…


STATEMENT: 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue: Exploiting Diversity to Sanitize Its Legacy of Sexual Objectification 

Washington, DC –The latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will hit stores next week. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) denounces Sports Illustrated for its legacy of sexual objectification of women and its crass exploitation of cultural diversity to sanitize its actions. Hijab and burkini model gimmicks notwithstanding, the 2019 Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue carries…


STATEMENT: Montana Labels Porn a Public Health Crisis

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE  Washington, DC – On April 23rd, Montana became the 15th state to pass a resolution recognizing the public health harms of pornography. “Similar to tobacco in the 1950s, research & science have caught up with the harmful impacts of a pervasive industry. That is why the National…


STATEMENT: Pornography’s Public Health Harms Addressed During National Public Health Awareness Week

Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE As the National Public Health Awareness Week begins, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation raises awareness about the public health impacts of pornography. “It’s time to recognize the public health harms of pornography this year during National Public Health Awareness Week,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of…


STATEMENT: Pimp Files Legal Argument Against Sex Trafficking Survivor

A Lawsuit By a Sex Trafficking Survivor Against Legal Brothels Draws Pimp’s Ire Washington, DC – Lance Gilman, a legal brothel owner and pimp in Nevada, has filed a “Motion to Intervene as Defendants” in the lawsuit which seeks to end legal brothels in the state of Nevada. This lawsuit was initiated by Rebekah Charleston,…


STATEMENT: Time for App Rating Accountability

Child advocates call for accurate app ratings due to online grooming for abuse, sex trafficking, pornography, and self-harm. #fixappratings Washington DC – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Utah State Senator Todd Weiler, Protect Young Eyes, child advocate Melissa McKay, and dozens of other organizations, are calling for a solution to the current system for…


Sexual Exploitation Survivors, Advocates Call on NFL to Banish Robert Kraft from Team Ownership

Statement by Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy and Research, NCOSE  Washington, DC – Survivors of sexual exploitation are appealing to the National Football League (NFL), following the arrest of Patriot’s owner, Robert Kraft, for allegedly purchasing women at an illicit massage parlor/spa in Florida last month. In advance of the NFLs Annual League…


Major Video Game Platform Steam Removes Rape Day Game After Opposition; Others Remain

Steam is named to the 2019 Dirty Dozen List as a facilitator of sexual exploitation Washington, DC – After coming under fire from the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for listing a video game featuring the rape and murder of women, major video game distributor Steam has backtracked and removed the game. Despite their “allow…


Major Video Game Platform Steam Lists Video Game Featuring Rape & Murder of Women

Washington, DC – Less than a year after Steam, the largest online video game distributor, changed their policy from prohibiting nudity and sexual violence to an “anything goes” policy that would allow the sale of any game that was not illegal or “straight up trolling”, a new game is under review and has been listed…


Youtube “Fix” To Pedo Video Ring Not Enough To Protect Kids, Advocates Say

Google named on the 2019 Dirty Dozen List for facilitating sexual exploitation Washington, DC – According to news reports, YouTube has blocked comments on most videos featuring minors to combat child exploitation, following the unveiling of pedophilia rings on its platform. “To the cynical eye, it appears that YouTube could be trying to retain the…