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NCOSE Joins Brief to Prevent Backpage Owners From Hiding Assets To Avoid Payment of Damages to Sex Trafficking Victims

The infamous story of Backpage.com’s exploitation and trafficking of women and children is fairly well known at this point. What is little known, however, is the raging battle being waged in the courts to prevent Backpage’s erstwhile former owners from absconding with millions of dollars in illegal profits made from their now-shuttered sex business. The…

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NCOSE 2018 Impact Report: The Fall of Online Trafficking Titan Backpage; Walmart Removes Cosmo; Comcast Safer for Kids; And More!

2018 was our most successful year to date, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Whether your support was financial, taking actions through our website, praying for our movement, sharing our social media posts, or simply telling your friend about the issue of sexual exploitation, you helped make 2018 the strongest year for our organization…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Is the online sex trafficking era about to meet the ‘delete’ key?

This article originally appeared on FoxNews.com.  Across the web, online administrators are hitting “delete” on sex ads. Several websites built solely around prostitution and sex trafficking, such as Cityvibe, have begun going dark, and mainstream websites like Craigslist and Reddit are removing their “Hookers” and “Personals” sections which acted as thin veneers for sex trafficking…

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Lisa Thompson Joins EWTN to Discuss FOSTA-SESTA Victory

Our Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach Lisa L. Thompson joined EWTN News Nightly to discuss the biggest victory in the fight against online sex trafficking in decades, the Senate’s passage of FOSTA-SESTA. This legislation amends the Communications Decency Act to allow victims of online sex trafficking to hold the websites that facilitated their abuse accountable!…

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Craigslist and Reddit finally get out of the Sex Trade thanks to FOSTA-SESTA

24 hours after the United States Congress passed a landmark piece of legislation to combat online sex trafficking, with near-unanimous bipartisan support, the most significant legislative action in decades, major prostitution websites are going dark. They are doing this on their own! Of importance to me, includes a drastic change in policy by Reddit. Reddit…

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CBN: ‘A Victory for Survivors’: Congress Passes Anti-Sex Tracking Bill – How It Targets Backpage and Other ‘Bad Actors’

WASHINGTON – At long last Congress has passed a bill to combat online sex trafficking now that the Senate has approved the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) 97 to 2. “In an increasingly technology-driven world, it is important for us to continue working to stop the evils of sex and human trafficking. Proud to…

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Senate Listens to Survivors of Sex Trafficking, Passes FOSTA-SESTA

The Senate today passed FOSTA-SESTA by a vote of 97-2. The legislative package included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner, and an amendment sponsored by Rep. Mimi Walters which incorporated the vital reforms contained in S. 1693 the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), sponsored by…

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