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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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On Wayfair and the Problem with Sex Trafficking Conspiracy Theories

On Wayfair and Viral Conspiracy Theories About Sex Trafficking

Recently the media and social media platforms have been flooded with claims that the popular furniture company, Wayfair, is participating in or complicit with child sex trafficking. Beginning as a random musing from one individual who noted a perceived discrepancy on a web page for a specific Wayfair product, theories have since taken on a…

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Ghislaine Maxwell is pictured with Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest is a Step Toward Justice for Survivors of Epstein’s Abuse

Ever since Jeffrey Epstein’s untimely and unjust death in August 2019, survivors, advocates, and many others have been asking an important question regarding those who participated in the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by Epstein: Will justice be served? Due to Epstein’s connections with a vast web of wealthy and influential individuals, many have worried…

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Carmen Caliente, in an Instagram video, explains how she was groomed and sex trafficked by Lanfranco Pescante and subsequently pushed into the sex industry

Carmen Caliente Explains How Grooming, Sex Trafficking Led to Life in Pornography

Sexual exploitation is a web of intersectionality that spans the globe and all manifestations of sexual abuse and exploitation feed into and off of one another. Recent news of predatory grooming, sexual abuse, rape, and sex trafficking allegedly perpetrated by a wealthy individual in Florida are more evidence of this reality. Lanfranco Pescante (Franco), the…

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STATEMENT – NCOSE Praises Department of Justice for Takedown of Top Sex Trafficking Site CityXGuide.com

Washington, DC (June 19, 2020) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) commended the U.S. Department of Justice for indicting the owner of the notorious sex trafficking site CityXGuide.com. A 28-count indictment against Wilhan Martono was issued on June 2 and announced today. After the notorious Backpage.com platform was shuttered in 2018, CityXGuide stepped…

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