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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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Podcast: How Do Strip Clubs and the Military Relate to Sex Trafficking?

Ep. 31 Dan O’Bryant addresses the way strip clubs feed sexual exploitation Strip clubs are often seen as a harmless form of entertainment for men. While they are certainly everywhere from the sides of interstates to the heart of our nation’s capital, and pull patrons from all walks of life, some of strip club’s most […]

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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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Podcast: What Do Sex Buyers Really Think?

Ep. 30 Peter Qualliotine discusses online forums where sex buyers discuss their ‘hobby” What goes on in the mind of a sex buyer? People who buy sex are driving the market for prostitution and sex trafficking but we don’t know enough about them. This question will be answered by Peter Qualliotine Co-Founder/Director, Men’s Accountability, Organization for […]

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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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Google: A Complicated Case of Corporate Influence

Google’s unofficial slogan is “don’t be evil.” For the enormous multinational technology company that is now intimately involved in most people’s lives this seems like a good goal. But does Google live up to this slogan? In short: it’s complicated. Google is a vast corporate empire. Most of the people who work within the corporation […]

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The Battle Against Big Tech on Sex Trafficking

Dec. 24, 2016 — that’s the night that 16-year-old Desiree Robinson was murdered by the man who purchased her for sex on Backpage.com. Backpage.com had operated as an advertisement website, akin to Craigslist, for years and made millions of dollars by posting ads for prostitution and sex trafficking, just like the ad that delivered Desiree […]

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The Global Supply Chain of Sexual Exploitation & the Necessity of Combating the Demand for Commercial Sex

Lisa L. Thompson serves as the Vice President of Policy and Research for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, where she oversees NCOSE’s strategic planning for increased public understanding of sexual exploitation related issues. Below is a summary of her remarks on the topic of curbing demand for commercial sex from a Briefing at the […]

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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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Podcast: Are Legal Brothels in Nevada Safe and Here to Stay?

Ep. 28 Haley Halverson shares an update on legal brothels in Nevada. Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, provides an update on research, survivor testimonies, and legal battles regarding legal brothels in Nevada. This episode discusses how: 1) Even legal prostitution cannot get rid of sexual […]

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