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NCOSE Director of Public Policy Testifies in Front of Bipartisan Task Force

On October 1, 2020, Dr. Eleanor Gaetan, Director of Public Policy at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), testified in front of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence. The task force, which includes Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Susan Davis (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY), was holding a virtual roundtable…

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The Stories of the Survivors Represented in Charleston v. State of Nevada

Bekah Charleston survived. Bekah grew up in Keller, Texas, as the youngest of six children. She comes from a good home and her parents have been married for 57 years. As a little girl, Bekah loved soccer, school, and cheerleading and she looked forward to going to church every week with her family. But that…

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STATEMENT – Nevada’s Legalized Prostitution Violates Thirteenth Amendment, Holds Women and Girls in Sex Slavery

NCOSE Law Center Will Argue on Behalf of Two Sex Trafficking Survivors in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on December 9 Washington, DC (October 8, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Law Center will be arguing that Nevada’s pro-prostitution law conflicts with federal laws that ban sex trafficking and violates the Thirteenth…

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STATEMENT – Lawsuit Filed Against Trafficker, Pornography Studios, and Pornography Websites on Behalf of Sex Trafficking Survivor

Washington, DC (September 25, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Law Center, the law firms Haba Law, Dicello Levitt Gutzler, have jointly filed a federal civil suit on behalf of sex trafficking survivor Jane Doe against her trafficker known as Cissy Steele (or her alias Cissy Gerald), pornography production companies Diabolic Video…

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Jeffrey Epstein and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft

Survivors of Sexually Exploitative Multi-Billionaires Are Still Awaiting Justice

Survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation were dealt an unjust blow when lawyers for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft were able to convince certain Florida judges that videos investigators gathered of him paying for sex in an illicit massage parlor should not be admitted to court. Kraft faces two charges of solicitation of prostitution…

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STATEMENT – No Second Chances for Sex Traffickers: Arizona Supreme Court Asked to Withhold Problematic “Second Chances” From the Arizona Ballot

National Center on Sexual Exploitation Files Brief Highlighting How the Measure Undermines Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Washington, DC (August 14, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) Law Center filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of anti-trafficking and victim-services organizations with the Arizona Supreme Court in support of the plaintiffs in…

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#TraffickingTruths: Realities of child sex trafficking!

Right now, we are experiencing a cultural moment centered on combatting the devastating and very real issue of child sex trafficking. However, despite the well-meaning intent behind much of this national discussion, many of the theories and social media posts being passed around are riddled with misconceptions that actively harm the anti-trafficking movement. For instance,…

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Image of a man holding a cell phone with a blurred screen to represent the injustice of Son Jong-woo, operator of "Welcome to Video," escaping true justice for his crimes

Justice Denied as Man Behind Horrific “Welcome to Video” Child Sexual Abuse Site Walks Free

In July 2020, the South Korean man responsible for operating “Welcome to Video” — one of the world’s largest child sexual abuse material (often referred to as “child pornography”) websites — appeared to escape the full extent of justice after the Seoul High Court denied his extradition request to the United States. Such a rejection…

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Screenshot of an infographic from the 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

Real Sex Trafficking Statistics: A Look at the Federal Human Trafficking Report

Note: While the National Center on Sexual Exploitation prefers to use the term “survivor” rather than “victim,” in order to accurately reflect the report’s findings and remain consistent with language used in the TVPA, this blog uses the word “victim.” The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report is a compilation of all United States federal human…

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National Center on Sexual Exploitation Supports “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act”

Washington, DC (July 31, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has announced support for the “Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act,” which allows for law enforcement to gain lawful access to encrypted data. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) filed the House companion bill to the one introduced by Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) on…

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