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Phylicia Henry of Courtney's House DC speaks about online child safety at the "Protecting Children from Online Exploitation" national symposium

Industry Experts Sound Alarm on Emerging Threats to Online Child Safety

Online child safety should be top of mind for all of us—not just parents. We protect children from undue harm and exploitation from harmful industries elsewhere—such as the tobacco industry—but our systems and laws have not kept pace with technological advancement and our children’s well-being is at severe risk as a result. That reality was…

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Why The “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act” Matters and Why NCOSE Endorsed It

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation supports the bipartisan “Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Act.” Right now, America runs an annual report that ranks and analyzes how well countries are combating human trafficking. Unfortunately, the criteria for this report does not take efforts to combat demand (sex buying behavior) into account, which reduces the incentive for…

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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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Pimp Files Legal Argument Against Sex Trafficking Survivor

A Lawsuit By a Sex Trafficking Survivor Against Legal Brothels Draws Pimp’s Ire 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, a survivor of…

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Attorney Benjamin Bull to Head National Center on Sexual Exploitation Law Center

Statement by Patrick A. Trueman, President & Chief Executive Officer, NCOSE Washington, DC – The National Center in Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) announced today that one of the nation’s leading constitutional law experts has joined the organization as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Benjamin W. Bull will lead NCOSE’s Law Center fighting child sexual abuse,…

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Attorney General Nominee Was Asked Two Important Questions About Online Sex Trafficking

William Barr, the Attorney General Nominee, was asked several questions about sex trafficking during the Senate Confirmation Hearing on January 15, 2019. Two of these questions stood out. On January 9th, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) wrote a letter to Senators of the Judiciary Committee, requesting that they address William Barr’s “commitment to rigorous enforcement of…

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U.S. Navy Submarine Commander Demoted After Purchasing Prostituted Women

A United States Navy submarine commander was demoted last summer after he admitted to hiring prostituted women while stationed in the Philippines.  The Navy was quick to act in taking disciplinary action against the commander, who abused his power/money to exploit women, once the accusations were proven true. Sexual exploitation in the military is tragically…

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Help Ensure the Next U.S. Attorney General Starts Enforcing Laws Combatting Sexual Exploitation

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings for Mr. William Barr for the position of U.S. Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) next week. Help us urge the Committee to ensure Mr. Barr’s commitment to rigorous enforcement of the nation’s laws combating sexual exploitation, and to adopt proactive measures in…

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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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Action Alert: Tell Senators to Pass Bill to Help American Sex Trafficking Victims

UPDATE: After over 130 activists used our platform to contact Senators to support the TVPRA, the Senate passed all four bills. We are deeply grateful for our team of committed activists who helped make this victory a reality. Help victims of sex trafficking by getting the Senate to reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act! This package…

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