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A Third Case of Child Abuse Showed up on This Mainstream Porn Site

Excerpt from The Sun A fourth-grade Catholic school teacher will spend nearly seven years behind bars for filming herself raping a teenage girl and then uploading the videos to a porn website. Dawn Giannini recorded several videos of herself sleeping with a girl – who is also a relative of hers – when the girl…

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TikTok Safety Tools Are Turning Off After 30 Days and Putting Kids in Danger

With more than 500 million active users worldwide, TikTok is a social media video app for creating and sharing short videos and the app is well known for being popular with minors. TikTok has been placed on the 2020 Dirty Dozen List due to lack of moderation and insufficient safety controls, which put minors at risk of exposure…

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Is Visa Processing Payments for Sex Trafficking Porn Videos? It’s Likely.

The credit card company, Visa, is partnering with the pornography industry by processing payments for pornography with themes of sexual violence, racism, and incest – and sometimes even videos of real-life sex trafficking victims. It is impossible for the pornography industry to judge from the content of a video or image whether force, fraud, psychological…

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This Gang Knew Wyndham Hotels Were Prime Locations for Sex Trafficking

In 2011, a Change.org petition was launched to address rampant gang-based sex trafficking in Wyndham hotels. The petition argued: From 2006 to 2011, members of the Crips gang in San Diego ran a child sex trafficking ring of at least 16 girls out of various area hotels. Two of the properties on which many instances…

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BISNOW: 3 NorCal Hotels Named In Sex Trafficking Lawsuit

Originally published at BISNOW By Dean Boerner The lawsuit alleges that the plaintiff, referred to in the lawsuit as B.M., was 16, and “pimped at the three hotel chains, repeatedly and over a long period of time,” National Center on Sexual Exploitation General Counsel Benjamin Bull said. The center is a New York-based nonprofit acting as co-counsel…

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation Files Lawsuit Against Wyndham Hotels

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has taken a significant step forward in bringing a measure of justice to survivors of sex trafficking this week. NCOSE is co-counsel on a case that was filed against nationwide hotel chain Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Inc. and others for knowingly facilitating the sex trafficking of a 16-year-old girl…

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Tweet at TikTok With Just a Few Clicks

With more than 500 million active users worldwide, TikTok is a social media video app for creating and sharing short videos and the app is well known for being popular with minors. However, due to lack of moderation and insufficient safety controls, TikTok has facilitated a space for sexual grooming by abusers or potentially sex traffickers. …

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Will YouTube’s COPPA Improvements Address Pedophile Comments on Kids’ Videos?

YouTube has long been criticized by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation for its inefficient efforts to remove sexually graphic and grooming material. In 2019, NCOSE researched claims of pedophile rings, child erotica, and child exploitation on YouTube and found alarming results confirming the original reports and continued use of the platform for exploitive purposes. Learn more…

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Encryption Blocked Justice for This Sex Trafficking Case, These Companies Don’t Care

Below is an excerpt from the written testimony of New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary in December 2019. The single most important criminal justice challenge in the last ten years is, in my opinion, the use of mobile devices by bad actors to…

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Article Disputes the “Better a Robot Than a Real Child” Argument

Sex dolls, and particularly child-like sex dolls, have become increasingly normalized in recent years as shown by movies like Lars and the Real Girl. Some people claim that these dolls are a valid alternative to real, partnered sex and, disturbingly, some even argue that child sex dolls could be helpful for pedophiles. Excerpt from ABC…

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