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Comcast Executives Are Making Significant Improvement to Digital Well-Being and Safety Features

Comcast NBC Universal executives met with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) last week to discuss improvements Comcast is making for digital well-being and safety. After three years on our Dirty Dozen List and many letters, emails, and phone calls back and forth with their leadership, Comcast executives told us: “We took your feedback […]

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2018 Dirty Dozen: Comcast

U.S. House Passes a Bill to Ban Child Sex Dolls

Child sex dolls are incompatible with a civilized society. This Wednesday, the House of Representatives, agreed with that statement by passing a bill to prohibit the importation and interstate sale of sex dolls or robots designed to resemble children. This bill, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” was introduced […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

“Show Dogs” Recalled – Thank You Global Road Entertainment!

The movie “Show Dogs” is a children’s movie about a detective dog who goes undercover at a dog show. Unfortunately, it also has a story line that normalizes unwanted genital touching and sends a troubling message that grooms children for sexual abuse.

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Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

VICTORY! Another Hotel cancels ‘Black and Blue’ event eroticizing violence against women

We asked our friends, Love People Not Pixels, in Houston if they could lead the charge directly in getting an event that eroticized violence against women canceled. Our CESE Summit has energized and united many of the groups in Houston and they were eager (and hopeful) to take it on.

Personal: Trafficking & Prostitution

VICTORY UPDATE: The Movie “Show Dogs” Grooms Children for Sexual Abuse

UPDATE 5/23/18 6:30 PM – THE FILM HAS BEEN PULLED TO BE RECUT!! STATEMENT FROM THE PRODUCERS: “Responding to concerns raised by moviegoers and some specific organizations, Global Road Entertainment has decided to remove two scenes from the film ‘Show Dogs’ that some have deemed not appropriate for children,” a statement from the studio said. […]

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Issue: Child Sexual Exploitation

Victory: Amazon Halts Sale of Child Sex Dolls

We congratulate Amazon today for removing the anatomically correct child sex dolls that have been for sale on its website. The sale of such dolls and similar material has earned Amazon a spot on the National Center’s Dirty Dozen List for the past two years. We also congratulate the thousands of supporters and activists in […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Amazon

Backpage CEO Guilty Plea Portend End to U.S. Sex Trafficking

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & CEO NCOSE Washington, DC – A guilty plea revealed by multiple news sources of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer portends an end to sex trafficking as we know it in America. The U. S. Department of Justice has finally struck at the heart of the world of sex trafficking, […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Abolitionists Applaud Presidential Signing of FOSTA-SESTA, Provide Resources for Sex Trade Survivors

Tuesday, President Trump signed H.R. 1865, FOSTA-SESTA, into law. The National Center on Sexual Exploitation welcomes this new legislation. “Finally, immunity for those engaged in online sex slavery is over,” said Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “Before FOSTA-SESTA, sex trafficking victims were essentially barred from the civil courts when […]

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Issue: Prostitution – Bright Light on the Red Light

Indictment Against Backpage April 2018

On April 6, 2018, it was reported that seven individuals connected to Backpage were arrested and their property seized by the FBI. A federal seizure notice appeared on the website the same day.   Here is a copy of the indictment.   See the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s Press Conference and Rally about the closure […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

Press Conference On Government Seizure and Shutdown of Backpage.com

Press conference and rally regarding the shutdown of Backpage at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Summit. Survivors, Advocates Celebrate Watershed Moment as Backpage.com is Seized by the Department of Justice Online Press Conference at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Summit   After years of advocacy by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and […]

2018 Dirty Dozen: Backpage.com

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