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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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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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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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Leading Contributors to Sexual Exploitation Revealed: 2019 Dirty Dozen List

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) today launched its 2019 Dirty Dozen List, a list of carefully selected entities that are major, mainstream facilitators of sexual exploitation in the United States. “No corporation should profit from or facilitate sexual exploitation,” said Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on […]

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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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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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Haley Halverson Appointed to DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect

Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation was appointed to the Washington DC Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect this week. This Committee advises DC Mayor Muriel Bowser on the multi-faceted continuum of the District of Columbia’s child welfare services, including prevention, early intervention, treatment, and […]

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U.S. House Passes a Bill to Ban Child Sex Dolls

Child sex dolls are incompatible with a civilized society. This Wednesday, the House of Representatives, agreed with that statement by passing a bill to prohibit the importation and interstate sale of sex dolls or robots designed to resemble children. This bill, the Curbing Realistic Exploitative Electronic Pedophilic Robots Act of 2017, or “CREEPER Act,” was introduced […]

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Tell Congress to Stop Shielding Sexual Harassment Perpetrators on Capitol Hill

Right now, thanks to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, sexual offenders or harassers in the government are shielded from public exposure through private settlements that keep their names sealed. One Capitol Hill staffer noted how this system perpetuates harassment in government, telling Buzzfeed, “When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the […]

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Louisiana is the 5th State to Formally Recognize Public Health Harms of Pornography

This summer, Louisiana joined Utah, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Arkansas in formally recognizing the public health harms of pornography. Louisiana passed a state resolution declaring pornography a public health hazard for children. This resolution differs in language from the model resolution the National Center on Sexual Exploitation produced yet it maintains important themes recognizing pornography’s […]

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