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Amazon Promotes Incest-themed Pornographic Books to Stepdads

You promote what you permit. Unfortunately, in the case of Amazon, that includes incest-themed pornographic books. If someone makes the innocent search “stepdad daughter” on Amazon.com, the online marketplace returns highly explicit “erotica” featuring themes of incest on the first page of results. This material is often highly graphic, includes manipulation from positions of authority, […]

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Airline industry treats sexual assaults in the skies like an inconvenience, not a crime – USA Today

Excerpt of Article on USAToday.com In April 2016, I was sexually assaulted on an overnight flight. I awoke to a male passenger grabbing my crotch repeatedly. He hit and blocked me as I yelled “no,” slapped his hands and scrambled to get away and alert the crew. Despite my efforts, and to my shock, no action was taken by the […]

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Campaign to #FixAppRatings Highlights Danger of Grooming and Sexual Abuse on Apps

Last December, we sat down with survivors of domestic minor sex trafficking. They knew about our work at NCOSE trying to change policies that facilitate sexual exploitation and said they had something they wanted us to understand. The oldest was 15. These young girls shared their heartbreaking stories with us, all of which included the […]

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School Assignment Google Search Pulls Up Pornographic Content

Current college student and mother of 3 boys Stephanie Strawser was working on an essay on slavery for class and did what most students do first: she Googled it. Looking for a synonym for the word ‘bondage’ for her assignment, Stephanie was instead bombarded with pornified imagery and sexual content. The problem was so bad […]

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Youtube’s “Fix” to Pedo Rings on Its Platform Is Not Enough To Protect Kids

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 ability to monetize videos of children with hundreds of thousands, and millions, of viewers who […]

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Podcast: Victories and Progress Against Sexploitation in 2018

While this work is sometimes dark and depressing, we are so grateful to see many victories from 2018! Join us in looking back and recognizing the forward momentum our movement has, from corporate policy progress at Walmart and Comcast, to more state resolutions recognizing the harms of pornography, and more! 1) SUBSCRIBE to our podcast. […]

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Superhero Shows on Netflix Mix Childhood Heroes with Graphic Sex

Do you have a child that loves superheroes? Do you have a Netflix account? Then you may have heard of Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive superhero series, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Iron Fist, and The Defenders. These shows are readily available and advertised throughout the Netflix site and app, and may especially entice young fans […]

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Lawsuit Says United Airlines Didn’t Help Teen Sexually Assaulted on Seattle Flight

Excerpt from SeattlePi.com, published Jan 22, 2019 A lawsuit filed last week accused United Airlines of failing to protect a 16-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted on a July 2017 flight from Seattle to Newark, New Jersey. Vijaykumar Krishnappa, 29, was sentenced to 90 days at a federal court in New Jersey earlier this month. But the […]

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How Snapchat Was Used to Groom and Sell a 17-Year-Old Sex Trafficking Victim

Devin Ashford was charged in Lincoln, Nebraska for sex trafficking of a minor and possession of child pornography. Devin Ashford was arrested for sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl, after the young woman he exploited was able to call her mother for help. This launched a police investigation, and one month later police got search warrants for […]

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Nevada Has the Highest Rates of an Illegal Sex Trade in the Nation

Legalized prostitution in Nevada has also led to an increase (not decrease) in the state’s illegal sex trade. In fact, Nevada has the highest rates of an illegal sex trade in the country, adjusted for population—63% higher than the next highest state of New York and double that of Florida.[i] At least 5,016 individuals are being sold […]

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