The Catholic Church and Pedophilia: Trafficking Children as Sex Slaves

Source: Humans Are Free

In the years we have covered the topic of “medical kidnapping” and child abductions through child social services, we have exposed the corruption behind these “legal” kidnappings, and the reasons why they happen.

One of the reasons, tragically, that children are kidnapped and taken from their families is for child sex trafficking, which some have reported brings in more money than the illegal drugs and illegal gun trade, combined.

Sadly, religious institutions, many of which have their own child social services, can be among the worst offenders when it comes to trafficking and kidnapping children.

Health Impact News investigative reporter John Thomas takes an in-depth look into the child sex scandals of the Roman Catholic Church in this article, the first one of a three-part series on this topic.

The Truth About Pedophile Priests and Child Molestation in the Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church is on the verge of an internal civil war.

The battleground is between those who would liberalize the traditional definition of immoral sexual behavior for its clergy, and those who want to restore the conservative values of the Catholic faith as it has been known for more than a thousand years.

The scandal involving pedophile priests and the cover-up of their crimes against children and young men is bringing the liberal/conservative clash into sharp focus. [17]

It is still a crime in the United States for an adult to have sexual encounters with boys and girls. Such crimes are called sexual assault or child molestation. [1] Those who commit such crimes are called pedophiles. [2] There are no exceptions granted by these laws for members of the clergy.

By focusing on the pedophile crimes committed by clergy of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) in this article, I am not overlooking the crimes other pedophile groups commit against children — Those acts are equally immoral and illegal!

The focus of this article is on the types of criminal charges levied by the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation against predator priests and the cover-up of those crimes by the Roman Catholic hierarchy of bishops and cardinals.

Clearly, Protestant churches also have clergy and staff that who have committed sex crimes [7], but the focus today is on the Roman Catholic Church (RCC).

This is the first of three articles on pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). This article goes much deeper than one on one sex crimes against children. It also looks at the systematic cover-up of those crimes by the Catholic hierarchy.

A future article will look at the trafficking of children for use as sex slaves and the use of children for ritualistic sacrifices. Another article will highlight the heroic Catholic priests and bishops who are risking their lives to tell the truth about what is happening in their church.

Some of these whistleblowers are now in hiding in fear for their lives, while others have been killed or blackballed from parish work.

The Consequences of Having been Sexually Molested as a Child are Devastating

The lives of thousands of children have been destroyed by the network of pedophile priests. It often breaks the capacity to trust other people and cripples the ability to have healthy adult relationships with spouses and their own children.

Some victims of child molestation find it impossible to hold down meaningful employment, because of their inability to interact with authority figures in the workplace.

Perhaps worst of all, for many, the victims of child sexual assault have lost their ability to have a positive relationship with God.

Sadly, many will never face the difficulty of marriage and employment, because the resulting shame, anxiety, and depression drove them to suicide.

Underneath the sexual abuse of children, whether homosexual or heterosexual, there is a fundamental devaluing of human life. Perpetrators arrogantly see children as expendable beings to be used for their pleasure regardless of the consequences to the child.

As a society, we have been learning to value our children and move beyond the notion that children are our expendable possessions. [8, 9]

Sadly, as we see in the scandal that is rocking the Catholic Church today, there are apparently many who do not agree with the principle that children should be protected and defended from harm as a first priority.

The long history of Catholic orders of priests and nuns taking care of widows and orphans — those who are sick, poor, disabled, or prisoners, and feeding the hungry — which goes back beyond the 14th century [23], is being marred by evil acts of child abuse.

The disclosure of rampant sexual molestation, torture, and neglect of children by priests and nuns has become commonplace in the Catholic institutions that were intended to serve children. [22, 24]

The widespread molestation of children by priests in local parishes throughout the United States [5, 11] has further broken the trust people once had in Catholic institutions.

Child Sexual Molestation Must be Reported to Police as a Crime

Most states require that incidences of child sexual abuse or molestation are to be reported to the police as a crime regardless of who commits the crime. [1]

The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect defines child sexual assault as:

“Contacts or interactions between a child and an adult when the child is being used for sexual stimulation of the perpetrator or another person when the perpetrator or another person is in a position of power or control over the victim.”

Sexual abuse has been defined to include:

“…inappropriate physical contact, making a child view sexual acts or pornography, using a child in making pornography, or exposing an adult’s genitals to a child.” [1]

Adults who commit repeated acts of child molestation are called pedophiles.

Pedophiles are sexually attracted to children and want to use their sexual power to dominate and control someone who is smaller and weaker. [25]

It’s about using children for sexual gratification and about the building up of self-esteem. All pedophile acts are illegal. [2]

Is Pedophilia a Crime or a Mental Illness?

From a mental health perspective, pedophilia is considered to be a mental illness.

An opinion article published in The New York Times reports there is a movement in the Unites States asking for a softer response to pedophiles and to treat them as unfortunate victims of an illness.

Some would even suggest that we consider pedophiles to have a disability that should provide them with protection by disability laws – since they can’t help being who they are. [3]

It may be true that some pedophiles experience sexual attraction to children and don’t act on their attraction (attraction is not a crime). However, for those who do act upon their impulses, pedophile acts still remain a heinous crime against innocent victims.

The Hierarchy of the RCC Treats Child Molestation as a Personnel Matter

Apparently, the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) has not considered child molestation of boys and girls by priests to be criminal activity.

Rather, officials of the RCC consider child molestation and child rape by priests to be confidential personnel matters. The hierarchy treats perpetrators more like victims of an illness rather than as perpetrators of crimes. [4, 5]

As we learned from the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sex crimes committed by priests in that state, priests were rarely disciplined for what is euphemistically called “inappropriate behavior” and were systematically moved from one church to another after being counseled and told to pray more when their sex crimes began to become public. [4, 5]

Statistics show that 82% of pedophile sex crimes identified in the Pennsylvania grand jury report were against boys and 18% were against girls. [6]

$4 Billion Payment of Damages for Sex Crimes didn’t Make the Problem Go Away

Sex crimes against children by RCC priests were sometimes resolved privately throughout the United States with large payouts of money in exchange for silence.

Over 4 billion dollars was paid out to victims between 1950 and 2015 for crimes committed by priests. [10]

Reports from records kept by bishops of the RCC indicate that priests committed crimes against an estimated 15,000 children in these cities: Boston, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino CA, Oakland, San Francisco, San Diego, Lafayette LA, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Camden NJ, Bridgeport CT, Oklahoma City, Louisville KY, Chicago, Tucson, Seattle, Spokane, Fort Worth , Dallas, Omaha , Jackson MS, Milwaukee, Toledo, Davenport IA, Denver, Portland OR, Charleston SC, St. Petersburg FL, Miami, Orlando, St. Augustine, St. Louis, Fairbanks AK, Wilmington DE, Hartford CT, Burlington VT, Altoona-Johnstown PA , Manchester NH, Washington D.C., and in many other cities.

It is estimated that only one third of these victims have come forward to file for damages. [11]

The Problem is Actually Much Larger than the RCC Bishops Report

Priests actually accused of sex crimes against children total 5,700 to 10,000. Because of the statute of limitations, only a few hundred of these pedophile priests have been tried, convicted, and sentenced for their crimes. [11]

Criminal indictments in Pennsylvania for sex crimes against children have rocked the Catholic World including the Vatican. [12]

“More than 300 predator priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades,” a Pennsylvania Grand Jury reported in August of 2018.

Their report decried a systematic cover-up of these crimes by the hierarchy of the RCC.

“More than 1,000 child victims were identifiable, but the real number was ‘in the thousands,’ the grand jury estimated, given those children whose records were lost or who were afraid to ever come forward.” [13]

State Attorneys General in 10 states, including Missouri and Illinois, are investigating sex crimes committed by Catholic clergy in their states. In Nebraska, the state Attorney General is inviting people to come forward to tell him their stories of sex abuse in preparation for a possible investigation. [12, 14]

In Michigan, Attorney General Bill Schuette ordered simultaneous surprise raids on the offices for each of the seven Catholic Church dioceses. [14]

Archbishop Claims that he didn’t know that Sex with Children was a Crime

During a deposition about sex crimes against children, Archbishop Robert Carlson of St. Louis, Missouri, claimed that he couldn’t remember when he realized that a priest having sex with a child was a crime.

He now knows, but can’t remember when he had this realization. [12]

The following clip from his testimony speaks volumes about how high-level Catholic clergy are trying to protect themselves and criminal priests who have sex with children.

All 34 Bishops In Chile Suddenly Resign Over ‘Absolutely Deplorable’ Pedophile Priest Scandal

It’s more than Individual Crimes – It is Interstate Conspiracy

Evidence is mounting that high-level church officials, including many US bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and even Pope Francis, were aware of pedophile acts against young boys by priests, and they condoned these crimes by covering them up.

They protected offending priests and shifted them between church parishes in different states when their criminal child molestation began to be exposed. [12]

The transfer of known pedophile priests between parishes in different states has triggered the possible application of federal racketeering laws known as RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations). [15]

Knowingly covering up criminal activity of pedophile priests and promoting the continuation of their crimes by sending them to other states could be seen as racketeering. Conviction under federal RICO laws could lead to the confiscating of Catholic Church assets throughout the United States. [12]

Fake News from Catholic News Organizations is Hiding the Full Story

Many longtime Roman Catholics may be finding the preceding information hard to believe and may find the information in the remainder of this article beyond belief.

Many have been getting their news about the RCC from tightly controlled and officially sanctioned media outlets of the RCC. They have been fed a steady diet of fake news from these news outlets saying that all is well with the church.

However, a group of conservative Roman Catholics, historically faithful to the traditional values of the RCC, has established an alternative news organization to present the truth about the criminal and moral failings of priests and leaders in their church.

They are revealing the truth that not all is well. Their goal is to cleanse the church of moral and criminal corruption, which they see as closely related to the existence of a self-protecting network of priests and bishops who have a history of molesting children and sexually assaulting young male seminarians.

At Least 231 Children Abused at Catholic Boys’ Choir Run by Pope Benedict’s Brother

This news service is called “Church Militant.” They recently published a commentary about fake news that is being distributed by many RCC news services, which are controlled by Catholic Bishops or Catholic institutions.

One of their investigative journalists is Michael Voris. Mr. Voris is the author of Militant: Resurrecting Authentic Catholicism published in 2016. [16]

Mr. Voris is one of the key spokespersons for the alternative RCC news service – Church Militant. [17]

He explains that most mainstream Catholic news organizations report the “news” that the establishment of the church wants reported. They function more like press release readers than journalists. [18]

Mr. Voris stated:

There is something sort of floating around in the Catholic ether that needs to be addressed head-on. It is the credibility of Catholic “news” outfits that have close association with the church establishment – and those associations can be either direct or indirect financial relationships.

Some of them are directly dependent on the bishops such as CNS (Catholic News Service), which is the bishop’s news outfit.

And then there are others, many others in fact, that are closely related financially and are dependent on keeping good relations with bishops like CNA (Catholic News Agency), EWTN, Relevant Radio, even Bill Donohue at the Catholic League to a degree because he needs the approval of the establishment to keep appearing that everything he says is trustworthy – like all of them – so he can keep getting paid.

These outfits cannot afford to fall out of favor with the bishops because they will suffer tremendously in the area of advertising or exposure or having the seal of approval taken away or getting access to various church events and personalities for interviews and all of that.

In short, they are beholden to the establishment and therefore cannot take too great of a chance of running afoul of them.

This is also true of multiple Catholic radio outfits that are essentially EWTN affiliates. They are allowed to air EWTN programming for free, but they must tow the party line because if they don’t then the programming will be taken away and now they are high and dry without very much to broadcast. …

At the end of the day there is this sort of monolithic structure of Catholic news outfits that in the end aren’t really news.

Here is the rule of thumb, if they are on good terms with the establishment – WATCH OUT. They report to you only so much.

There is a line that they will not cross because since they are to varying degrees dependent on bishops that would be professional suicide and well everyone likes a paycheck. …

They cannot be relied upon to bring you the entire truth in complete context. I’m sorry, having spent my entire professional career over three decades in secular media as a professional – truth and context are everything.

Right now, many of these outfits are more PR outfits for the bishops rather than news outlets.

Where were these Catholic journalists for all these years, those who had the inside track on such knowledge when children and seminarians were being raped by homosexual clergy?

Again, this has gone on for decades.

Where were they when the faith life of the church was being completely gutted by malevolent men in bishop’s robes?

They were nowhere to be found.

They were off collecting their paychecks, reading and printing diocesan press releases telling you everything is good in the church. [18]

Watch the full commentary from Michael Voris:

The Problem of Sex Crime Cover-up has Risen to the Vatican

It is now believed that Pope Benedict’s resignation in 2013 may have been triggered by a 300-page Dossier that he received reporting the immoral behavior and sex crimes of priests in the RCC. [19]

Allegations are now being raised against Pope Francis which suggest that he is part of the cover-up of criminal activity by priests.

He continues to be silent on recent allegations being made against him and pedophile clergy by faithful Catholics who are demanding that he take the lead in addressing the sexual scandals in the RCC. [20]

Watch the Vortex commentary for the full details about the silence of Pope Frances:

Pope Francis Blocks Investigation into Sex Crime Cover-up by a Cardinal

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Vatican’s former doctrine chief, revealed that just months into the papacy of Pope Francis, the Pope blocked an investigation into sex abuse allegations against Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor.

A member of the “St. Gallen Mafia,” Murphy-O’Connor played a key role in electing Francis to the papacy. [14]

The St. Gallen Mafia was a group of cardinals and bishops that worked for years to elect Jorge Bergoglio (now known as Francis) as Pope.

The group wanted a drastic reform of the Church to make it much more modern and current. [21]

Did Pope Francis Know about the Rape of Deaf Students by Priests?

CBS News reported on the sex abuse scandal at the Antonio Provolo Institute with locations in Italy and Argentina.

Hundreds of deaf children at both institutes were serially raped by Catholic priests over several decades.

When the abuse was exposed in Italy, the priests were transferred to a location in Argentina where under Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, they continued their crimes against children at the Argentinian school. [22]

Conclusion: Time to Speak Out Against Sexual Molestation by Catholic Priests

This is clearly a time for Roman Catholics to voice their opinions about the crimes going on in their church.

The practice of being silent about sexual molestation and letting the hierarchy take care of the matter is coming to an end, because the criminal justice system is starting to do what the church hierarchy failed to do during the last 70 years.

When I read excerpts from the 1,400 page Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on sex crimes committed by priests, I was deeply saddened to read reports such as the following:

By a man testifying before the Grand Jury on October 18, 2016:

The man came forward in 1994 and reported he had been sexually molested by Father Guy Marsico while at St. Leo the Great (in Rohrerstown).

Marsico asked the boy’s parents for permission for the boy to spend the night at the rectory. The boy’s parents knew he wanted to be a priest and granted permission for the boy to stay overnight.

The boy went to the rectory to stay overnight. Marsico had boxes on a spare bed. Marsico told the victim he could not remove the boxes and that he had to sleep in the same bed with Marsico. Marsico made the boy undress.

Marsico gave the boy full body massages and touched the boy’s penis. Marsico put his mouth on the boy’s penis. The boy stated that Marsico and he slept together in the same bed overnight. The boy also blacked out for a period of time due to fear. The boy was 13 years old at the time.

The boy disclosed that he told his mother about the abuse when he was 14 years old. His mother did not tell anyone. The boy told his father about the abuse when he was 16 years old. His father did not tell anyone.

The boy felt strong enough to report the abuse to the Diocese of Harrisburg. Diocesan officials confronted Marsico. Marsico admitted to sleeping in the same bed with the boy and giving him massages. Marsico stated that he “brushed his penis aside” when massaging the boy’s stomach and pelvic area. Marsico sent the boy a letter of apology.

The Diocese of Harrisburg agreed to pay for prescription medications and counseling for the boy. The boy later found out that his counselor reported what occurred during his counseling to the Diocese. The boy disclosed that he attempted suicide in 1986. [4]

Apparently, it is common for Catholic parents to learn about sexual molestation of their children and to do nothing about it.

I was raised Roman Catholic in the 1960s and was somehow indoctrinated to believe that priests and nuns were special people who shouldn’t be questioned. It appears that kind of training was common, and these parents and many other Catholic parents just weren’t willing to stand up for their children when confrontation of a priest and his crimes was needed.

If there was ever a time to speak out about cases of sexual molestation, now is the time.

Regardless of the state where you live, if you have been molested by a priest or nun, or you are the parent of a child who has been molested, then you may wish to file a report with your local law enforcement agency.

You also may wish to contact the attorney general’s office in your state and provide the office with your testimony about what happened.

Source and references: HealthImpactNews.com;

[1] “Child Sexual Molestation Law and Legal Definition,” USLegal, Inc.
[2] “Legal definition of Pedophile,” Legal-Dictionary, TheFreeDictionary.com.
[3] “Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime,” Opinion, Margo Kaplan, The New York Times, 10/5/2014.
[4] “Excerpts from the grand jury report on child sex abuse in 6 Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses,” Local News, lancasteronline.com, 8/19/2018.
[5] “Catholic Church clergy sex abuse: Read the full grand jury report.”
[6] “The Pennsylvania Report By the Numbers,” ACTS Apologist Blog, 8/27/2018.
[7] “Jury Convicts Saddleback Youth Mentor of Molesting Boys at Church,” Bob Ditmer, 8/23/2018.
[8] “From Child Protection to State-sponsored Child Kidnapping: How Did we Get Here?” Monica Mears, Health Impact News, 10/30/2015.
[9] “The Ease with which Government Kidnaps Children – A Review of Current Legislation and the Multi-Billion Dollar Child “Protection” Industry,” Connie Reguli with commentary by Terri LaPoint, Health Impact News, 9/17/2018.
[10] “NCR research: Costs of sex abuse crisis to US church underestimated,” Jack Ruhl, Diane Ruhl    Accountability, National Catholic Reporter, 11/2/2015.
[11] “Major Sexual Abuse Settlements in the Catholic Church,” BishopAccountability.org.  
[12] “Exposing Clerical Rot,” The Download, YouTube, 8/24/2018.
[13] “Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 ‘predator’ priests,” Jennie Matthew, New York – AFP, 8/14/2018.
[14] “Headlines—October 4, 2018,” Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D., Church Militant.com, YouTube, 10/4/2018.
[15] “Criminal Law Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Law,” Justia, Retrieved 10/3/2018.
[16] Militant: Resurrecting Authentic Catholicism, Michael Voris, 1/18/2016. PDF Download Militant Resurrecting Authentic Catholicism Free
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[21] “The Anti-Benedict Conspiracy,” Rod Dreher, The American Conservative, 9/25/2015.
[22] “Argentina investigates alleged sex abuse at school,” CBS News, 10/4/2018.
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Doctors and cops among 277 arrested in human trafficking, online prostitution sting in Florida

Source: NBC

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A week-long undercover sting targeting human trafficking and online prostitution in Polk County ended with 277 arrests that included doctors, pharmacists and law enforcement officers.

“That’s the most we have ever arrested in the history of the sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Grady Judd said.

Operation No Tricks, No Treats” started last Tuesday, October 10 and ran through Monday, October 16. During that time, undercover detectives posted fake ads or profiles online posing as prostitutes or someone who solicits prostitutes. Other detectives responded to profiles and ads posted by prostitutes.

According to the sheriff’s office, 51 of the arrests were related to those who advertise as prostitutes online and 209 of the arrests were those who solicited undercover detectives posing as prostitutes. Seventeen arrests were made for other offenses.

Sheriff Judd identified some of the suspects arrested in the undercover operation as doctors and pharmacists, former and current law enforcement officers, a lawyer, two men who traveled to have sex with minors and two sex offenders.

These are some of the men arrested that the sheriff identified:

  • Cancer surgeon at Tampa General Hospital
  • Pediatrician at Health Care Alliance in Wesley Chapel
  • Teacher from Lake Academy
  • Active Colonel in the US Marine Corps
  • Air Force veteran
  • Retired Broward County deputy sheriff
  • Retired police officer from Birmingham, Alabama

The sheriff’s office even caught one of their own. Former Sergeant Luis Diaz resigned from the force after 17 years.

“We are absolutely embarrassed,” Sheriff Judd said. “We hold our own accountable. He messed up and no longer works for the Sherriff’s Office.”

Investigators say 215 suspects drove to Polk County from locations throughout Florida. Some were in the state visiting from Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

“Welcome to Polk County,” Judd said to them during his news conference.

Polk County detectives worked with detectives and investigators from Haines City police, Lakeland police, Lakes Wales police and Winter Haven police.

“We are committed to fighting human trafficking by arresting those who engage in prostitution and trying to identify human trafficking victims,” Sheriff Judd said in an earlier news release. “It’s no secret…you need to stay out of Polk County if you’re going to commit crime.”

Those arrested for soliciting a prostitute were:

1 Adams Mark 2/11/66 WM Ruskin, FL
2 Aderhold Jr John 7/30/83 WM Statesboro, GA
3 Albert John 8/12/86 BM Winter Haven, FL
4 Alcantar Cesar 10/2/79 HM Lakeland, FL
5 Aldana Nelson 5/3/77 HM Tampa, FL
6 Alejandro Samuel 11/5/94 HM Kissimmee, FL
7 Andrews Dexter 4/11/91 BM Kissimmee, FL
8 Antoine Eddy 3/28/53 BM Riverview, FL
9 Auguste Steve 5/14/86 BM Orlando, FL
10 Barbosa Joel 9/12/81 BM Kissimmee, FL
11 Beltran-Aponte Pedro 11/22/98 HM Kissimmee, FL
12 Benjamin Shuai 2/17/96 BM Kissimmee, FL
13 Bennett Justin 5/12/89 WM Mulberry, FL
14 Berti Deigo 1/14/76 HM Kissimmee, FL
15 Blas-Aviles Aldo 3/25/97 HM Mulberry, FL
16 Bowman Ryan 3/17/79 WM Tampa, FL
17 Branch Lashown 10/24/88 BM Lakeland, FL
18 Brito Jonathan 5/26/81 HM Tampa, FL
19 Brown William 4/6/81 BM Davenport, FL
20 Brown Jr Guy 2/27/86 BM Clermont, FL
21 Burgess Stephen 2/24/69 WM Tampa, FL
22 Burke Marvin 5/1/90 BM Apopka, FL
23 Caballero Jorge 8/27/66 HM Auburnale, FL
24 Carias Juan 6/24/79 HM Tampa, FL
25 Castro Harry 12/8/75 WM Oviedo, FL
26 Cebero Carlos 8/22/74 HM Mulberry, FL
27 Chaemchoey Navapat 3/19/84 OM Lakeland, FL
28 Chan Robert 10/22/71 AM Lakeland, FL
29 Chapelle Spencer 10/7/87 WM Key Largo, FL
30 Chen Peter 1/21/67 AM Plant City, FL
31 Conte Richard 2/3/75 WM Clermont, FL
32 Courtney Arthur 3/6/88 WM Kissimmee, FL
33 Cruz Richard 8/6/94 HM Kissimmee, FL
34 Cunha Eduardo 4/2/68 HM Apopka, FL
35 Daulta Hemant 2/6/93 IM Tampa, FL
36 Davis Eric 10/26/69 BM Land O’ Lakes, FL
37 Davis Larry 2/25/43 WM Lakeland, FL
38 Debesa Serafin 6/22/81 WM Winter Haven, FL
39 Diaz Luis 11/22/73 HM Polk County,FL
40 Dos-Santos William 4/27/83 OM Kissimmee, FL
41 Dowdy Donald 8/2/63 WM Plant City, FL
42 Dugue Diego 11/22/78 HM Kissimmee, FL
43 Duran Christian 7/23/91 HM Ruskin, FL
44 Dustal Kevin 3/12/66 WM Lakeland, FL
45 Ellison Eric 6/14/71 BM Tampa, FL
46 Escobar Alec 8/9/97 HM Lakeland, FL
47 Escobar Julio 10/26/88 HM Winter Garden, FL
48 Espina-Palma Owen 3/28/78 HM Plant City, FL
49 Etheridge, Jr. Percy 3/14/70 BM Winter Haven, FL
50 Felton Dennis 12/29/92 WM Tampa, FL
51 Feregrino Alegandro 11/14/95 HM Davenport, FL
52 Fernandez Jeran 5/28/95 HM Dundee, FL
53 Fernandez Edgar 11/26/97 HM Davenport, FL
54 Ferrer Daniel 5/3/91 WM Davenport, FL
55 Figueroa Francisco 6/2/92 HM Orlando, FL
56 Fisher Jason 4/19/85 WM Brandon, FL
57 Floresca Virgil 9/1/77 AM St. Pete, FL
58 Flores-Solorzano Frederik 2/16/91 HM Lake Worth, FL
59 Forero Harold 1/31/71 HM Tampa, FL
60 Forest Jonathan 3/28/88 WM Polk City, FL
61 Foster Chandler 5/1/92 WM Keizer, OR
62 Franquiz Jesus 3/31/72 HM Davenport, FL
63 Freeman Frank 5/28/65 WM Magnolia, DE
64 Galindo Druso 2/22/68 HM Odessa, TX
65 Garcia Renado 1/29/88 AM Lakeland, FL
66 Geddada Suresh 5/10/84 AM Tampa, FL
67 Gibril Amro 6/21/89 IM Orlando, FL
68 Gilbert Jonathan 2/22/87 BM Tampa, FL
69 Gonzalez Carlos 10/30/92 HM Winter Haven, FL
70 Gonzalez Alexis 6/15/79 HM Davenport, FL
71 Gonzalez-Quintana Yandy 6/1/84 HM Tampa, FL
72 Govey John 6/22/62 WM Winter Haven, FL
73 Gregg Ron 3/22/95 BM Brandon, FL
74 Gupta Shobhit 11/15/89 WM Clermont, FL
75 Ha Chau 9/7/79 WM Lakeland, FL
76 Hall Thomas 10/8/63 BM Tampa, FL
77 Harris William 6/10/77 WM Pinellas Park, FL
78 Harrison Carlon 3/4/80 BM Kissimmee, FL
79 Hawkins Marcus 11/30/98 OM Riverview, FL
80 Hernandez Jr Miguel 6/4/97 HM
81 Hernandez Jr Alberto 12/31/81 HM Plant City, FL
82 Hill Creston 6/7/88 BM Tampa, FL
83 Hong Alfredo 12/15/89 OM Kissimmee, FL
84 Houston James 5/16/80 BM Delmar, DE
85 Howell Emery 3/24/62 WM Highland City, FL
86 Hoyos Ulises 9/7/87 HM Dover, FL
87 Huggins Braxton 4/27/94 BM Lakeland, FL
88 Hulbert Justin 7/25/93 WM Orlando, FL
89 Hull David 5/10/58 WM Land O’ Lakes, FL
90 Hundley Jordan 2/28/99 BM Lakeland, FL
91 Huntsinger Chris 5/14/73 WM Gastonia, NC
92 Jacob Salil 11/23/66 WM Valrico, FL
93 Johnson Demetres 8/21/70 BM Kissimmee, FL
94 Johnson Daniel 7/18/89 WM Winter Garden, FL
95 Jones Darius 4/20/89 BM Lakeland, FL
96 Jones Dortrie 6/11/83 BM Orlando, FL
97 Juan-Martinez Jose 3/3/95 HM Tampa, FL
98 JUVENILE   17 yrs old HM Orlando, FL
99 JUVENILE   16 yrs old HM Clermont, FL
100 JUVENILE   17 yrs old HM Orlando, FL
101 JUVENILE 17 years IM Lakeland, FL
102 Kamble Shashikant 3/10/87 IM Temple Terrace, FL
103 Kawasmeh Saad 10/4/74 OM Orlando, FL
104 Khadse Akshay 7/15/92 OM Orlando, FL
105 Khaled Gebarin 1/19/51 OM Tampa, FL
106 Kimmell Samuel 8/10/92 WM Nevada, MO
107 King Tony 5/13/80 WM Tarrytown, GA
108 Klotch Douglas 4/24/46 WM Palmetto, FL
109 Lagoan Aben 6/3/85 BM Lakeland, FL
110 Lanier Raymond 3/22/84 WM Plant City, FL
111 Lee Elliott 2/25/85 BM Dunwoody, GA
112 Letchworth Samson 9/11/80 WM Lakeland, FL
113 Lopez Angel 9/14/89 HM Lakeland, FL
114 Lopez-Borrego Jose 8/23/74 HM Tampa, FL
115 Lopshire Jordan 8/5/87 WM Matthews, NC
116 Lowes Adrian 12/8/73 WM Winter Springs, FL
117 Lucas Marco 2/21/93 HM Lakeland, FL
118 Lyken Lawrence 4/22/93 BM Dublin, GA
119 Lynn Robert 10/31/83 WM Cleveland,TN
120 Maclin Justin 7/17/97 BM Riverview, FL
121 Maldonado Yonatan 3/6/98 HM Orlando, FL
122 Marin-Sosa Migdonio 4/19/63 HM Orlando, FL
123 Martinez Alejandro 12/5/84 HM Longwood, FL
124 Martinez-Maldonado Carlos 4/24/81 HM Riverview, FL
125 Mathes Kevin 7/26/67 WM Mulberry, FL
126 McGowan John 3/29/96 WM Avon Park, FL
127 McSwain Nicholas 4/5/82 BM Lakeland, FL
128 Mejias Omar 10/22/91 HM Cape Coral, FL
129 Melendez Alfredo 11/23/91 HM Tampa, FL
130 Melia Anthony 7/22/64 HM Dickenson, TX
131 Merkiel Michael 3/25/87 WM Plant City, FL
132 Merrill Willie 3/14/78 BM Lakeland, FL
133 Miller Michael 5/19/73 WM Melbourne, FL
134 Miller David 3/4/59 WM Ocala, FL
135 Miranda Luis 10/16/95 BM Lakeland, FL
136 Mitchell Foley 12/7/82 BM Detroit, MI
137 Montanez Francisco 8/24/54 HM Lakeland, FL
138 Montesano Anthony 6/2/73 WM Lakeland, FL
139 Morales Richard 12/3/78 HM Brandon, FL
140 Muscato David 11/4/56 WM Lithia, FL
141 Neto Mario 6/25/97 HM Lakeland, FL
142 Paschall Deatrick 4/5/76 BM Lakeland, FL
143 Patel Bhavikkumar 8/5/75 IM Lakeland, FL
144 Patterson Mark 7/21/59 WM Plant City, FL
145 Pena Jose 8/11/77 HM Clermont, FL
146 Perez Juan 8/7/84 HM Kissimmee, FL
147 Perez Gonzalo 4/15/96 HM Plant City, FL
148 Perez Christian 3/5/82 HM Sefner,FL
149 Perez Jose 11/23/87 HM St Petersburg,FL
150 Persaud Shawn 4/6/95 IM Orlando, FL
151 Peti Richard 9/29/65 WM Elizabeth, NJ
152 Pilato Chase 10/2/96 WM Orlando, FL
153 Ponce Carlos 10/1/76 HM Lakeland, FL
154 Potnuru Samrat 3/16/91 IM Lake Mary, FL
155 Proctor Patrick 3/17/56 WM Toronto, CA
156 Quintero Enrique 2/1/90 HM Frostproof, FL
157 Rachko Jared 3/8/99 WM Winter Park, FL
158 Ramirez Hector 1/16/92 HM Norman Park, GA
159 Ramirez Raul 10/11/90 HM San Jose, CA
160 Ramirez Matthew 6/21/96 HM Wimauma, FL
161 Ramirez Antonio 5/14/96 HM Norman Park, GA
162 Ramjit Ryan 4/12/84 IM Orlando, FL
163 Ramos Eduardo 8/6/83 HM Orlando, FL
164 Rector James 10/7/58 WM Clermont, FL
165 Reddick Shaquon 2/27/97 BM Eustis, FL
166 Rey Christopher 11/25/86 WM Clearwater, FL
167 Reynolds Donald 10/2/54 WM Hoover, AL
168 Richman Brian 6/6/79 WM Winter Springs, FL
169 Rivera Jessie 6/5/93 HM Plant City, FL
170 Rivera Hector 2/15/86 HM Tampa, FL
171 Rivera Christopher 1/4/72 WM Davenport, FL
172 Rodriguez David 10/21/90 HM Baton Rouge, LA
173 Rodriguez Juan Luis 11/2/78 HM Orlando, FL
174 Saikho Sengdao 3/23/71 AM Lakeland, FL
175 Salgaldo Luis 3/18/90 HM Orlando, FL
176 Sanchez Dalbim 12/25/89 HM Brandon, FL
177 Scott Kevin 10/29/65 BM Norfolk, VA
178 Serebrowski Yisroel 8/12/77 WM Orlando, FL
179 Serrano Merlin 9/17/76 HM Miami, FL
180 Silva Da Rosa Allessandro 2/21/78 HM Orlando, FL
181 Singh Vijay 8/1/70 OM Tampa, FL
182 Smith Joshua 1/29/75 WM Belleview,FL
183 Smith,Jr. Charles 2/18/69 WM Plant City, FL
184 Steinhauer Joshua 4/4/78 WM Brandon, FL
185 Stokes Christopher 8/19/84 WM Mulberry, FL
186 Suarez Omar 2/28/83 HM Brooksville, FL
187 Summers Robert 5/17/74 WM Tampa, FL
188 Swain Malcolm 11/22/59 WM Longwood, FL
189 Tadlock Rex 7/9/53 WM Plant City, FL
190 Taipale Christopher 2/26/79 WM Sumpter, MI
191 Tanner Charles 8/21/78 BM Plant City, FL
192 Tazi Hicham 7/11/83 OM Orlando, FL
193 Tercero Santiago 2/25/85 HM Tampa, FL
194 Tomaino Steven 9/21/66 WM Austin, TX
195 Torres Joseph 4/14/94 HM Orlando, FL
196 Torres Aramis 3/18/72 HM Davenport, FL
197 Trejo-Martinez Joakin 5/4/94 HM Mulberry, FL
198 Vasquez Juan 3/13/75 HM Winter Haven, FL
199 Vega Santo 1/23/77 HM Kissimmee, FL
200 Walsh Michael 10/13/87 WM Clermont, FL
201 Ward Christopher 12/27/74 WM Bartow, FL
202 Waters Raymond 6/24/68 BM Palmetto, FL
203 Wilkerson Leon 11/14/77 BM Riverview, FL
204 Willett Tyler 8/22/85 WM Ocoee, FL
205 Williams Kenneth 9/26/81 BM Lakeland, FL
206 Wood Travis 2/3/91 WM Mulberry, FL
207 Yagual Jose 9/25/73 HM Groveland, FL
208 Zhu Ye 12/5/82 AM Cape Coral, FL
209 Zoll Justin 12/14/78 WM Riverview, FL

Those arrested for offering to commit prostitution were:

1 Abraham Elly 11/24/95 HF Kissimmee, FL
2 Allen Priscilla 10/5/90 BF Tampa, FL
3 Baihat Tabatha 2/2/85 WF Orlando, FL
4 Buckley Shannon 6/18/94 WF Kissimmee, FL
5 Castendyk Paul 9/11/97 WM Mulberry, FL
6 Collins Latoya 8/25/81 BF Orlando, FL
7 Cortes Eduardo 1/22/71 BM Tampa, FL
8 Cradrado Giselle 11/7/91 HF Orlando, FL
9 Davila-Rodriguez Yesenia 12/27/89 HF Clearwater, FL
10 Dobbs Amber 4/18/96 WF Orlando, FL
11 Doby-Morris Antoine 2/16/88 BM Hollywood, FL
12 Eaves Kokiela 10/20/89 BF Tampa, FL
13 Figueroa Amanda 3/13/95 HF Kissimmee, FL
14 Finn Steven 4/28/80 WM Coral Gables, FL
15 Glenn Catiesha 11/28/85 BF Tampa, FL
16 Gonzalez Victoria 3/29/90 HM Tampa, FL
17 Gonzalez-Perez Yoel 8/8/84 HM Tampa, FL
18 Harris Regina 10/18/88 BF Atlanta, GA
19 Heiser Heather 6/21/80 WF Tampa, FL
20 Herron Kiana 10/19/95 BF Orlando, FL
21 Isaula Junior 6/1/97 HM Miami, FL
22 Jeune Yasmick 4/5/88 BM Pompano Beach,FL
23 Johnson Leah 8/4/78 WF Lakeland, FL
24 Knockenus Rhonda 9/18/84 WF Bartow, FL
25 Martinez Victoria 9/28/89 HF Tampa, FL
26 Miranda Yessenia 1/20/86 HF Davenport, FL
27 Morejon Eduardo 7/13/90 HM Tampa, FL
28 Mukesh Arlene 6/23/97 IF Winter Garden, FL
29 Nazario Nicole 9/27/96 HF Orlando, FL
30 Newton Shornlin 7/5/84 BF Orlando, FL
31 POSSIBLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM 21 yrs old BF Ocoee, FL
32 POSSIBLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM 36 yrs old WF Spring Hill, FL
33 POSSIBLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM 27 yrs old HM Richmond Hill, NY
34 POSSIBLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM 25 yrs old WF Gainesville, FL
35 POSSIBLE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIM 28 yrs old WF Orlando, FL
36 Powers Josefina 8/29/60 WF Port Orange, FL
37 Ribelin Brittani 12/30/91 WF Riverview, FL
38 Rivers Robert 10/25/89 BM Tampa, FL
39 Robinson China 12/13/97 WF Ft L Lauderdale,FL
40 Scott Marcel 1/16/95 HM St. Pete, FL
41 Shavers Chevy 9/10/90 BF Tampa, FL
42 Simmons Megan 10/26/90 BF Winter Haven, FL
43 Smith Sarah 2/27/86 WF Winter Park, FL
44 Stanley Tiffany 4/18/78 WF Tampa, FL
45 Sulavka Alex 1/8/99 WM Pinellas Park, FL
46 Talavera-Ramos Fabiola 7/29/93 HF Kissimmee, FL
47 Vickers Kelsey 4/4/94 WF New Bern, NC
48 Villavicencio Jennifer 11/13/86 WF Tampa, FL
49 Whitfill Jessica 4/15/92 WF Orlando, FL
50 Wood Kayla 9/30/92 WF Debarry, FL
51 Worley Kambriel 1/29/83 BF Orlando, FL

Others arrested were: 

1 Aria Brianna 3/2/96 HF Orlando, FL Transporting for Prostitution
2 Brinkley Keivon 4/5/94 BF Orlando, FL Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution
3 Carbonell George 5/28/75 WM Homeless Poss of Meth, Heroin, & paraphernalia
4 Chavez III Alejandro 9/28/85 HM Plant City, FL Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution
5 Cruz Gladibel 8/19/76 HF Orlando, FL DWLSR Knowingly
6 Fay Megan 7/17/87 WF Thonotosassa, FL Aiding & Abetting Prostitution, Transporting Offer to commit Prostitution
7 Hamilton Drumond 1/14/80 BM Deland, FL Possession of Marijuana
8 Hawkins Bentley 4/20/64 WM Davenport, FL Lewd Battery, Use 2-Way Communication Device, Travel to Meet a child
9 Hernandez Abdiel 3/17/76 HF Tampa, FL Battery
10 McSweeney Sean 8/18/88 BM Orlando, FL Deriving proceeds,Ecstasy,Paraphernalia
11 Patterson Larry 12/14/88 BM Orlando, FL Poss cocaine WITS, Poss vehicle to sell drugs, Resisting arrest, Loitering, Poss paraphernalia
12 Pernaherrera Alvaro 7/10/94 HM Orlando, FL Traveling to meet minor, Use of computer to seduce child, Transmisstion of material harmful, Lewd Battery
13 Plastini Louis 4/4/48 WM Orlando, FL Deriving proceeds from Prostitution proceeds from Prostitution
14 Vasquez Armando 10/27/57 HM Spring Hill, FL Human Trafficking
15 Vaughn William 8/9/79 WM Tampa, FL Poss firearm by convicted felon, Poss controlled substance, Poss Cocaine, Poss Meth, Poss Marijuana
16 Viera Angela 5/5/86 WF St. Cloud, FL Trafficking Cocaine, Resisting arrest, Loitering, Poss Marijuana & Paraphernalia
17 Walker Amy 5/6/86 WF Valrico, FL Transporting for Prostitution

I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have

This is the type of Evil we’ve allowed to fester upon this planet. It’s time to end this once and for all. I call to all citizens of this great nation to take up the responsibility of knowing what has been promoted behind the scenes. People such as Nadia and millions of others shouldn’t have to tolerate this type of treatment just because of our inability to confront these dark aspects of our society.

This type of stuff has been going on for a very long time. Human Trafficking is treated like a business in many Elitists circles. They have no respect to the miraculous gift that we call life. They use and abuse us for their own gain; but this is all going to change.

We are undergoing a massive restructuring in all respects. Our Mental, Emotional and Spiritual bodies are transforming at this moment. That is why many of these things are being revealed to the public. These dark aspects within our collective consciousness are demanding to be recognized and resolved or else they will destroy our way of life.

Luckily though there are many people in this world today that are doing this very thing. Human trafficking is being shut down worldwide. The criminals who committed these acts are being or will be arrested within the near future. The people involved in this criminal acts will be quite shocking; most Americans have come to believe these individuals as upright and outstanding citizens.

Yet in reality they are involved in the most despicable acts being committed upon this planet. They no longer have power over the world as well, they have lost the war and now we’re in the cleaning phase. These criminals are scared shitless and they should be. Because it’s not a matter of if they will be a arrested; it’s a matter of when.

So let’s all make a commitment to end these horrific crimes against humanity. These women don’t deserve to be treated like this!

Timothy Frappier

By 

Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad describes her extraordinary journey from suffering at the hands of Islamic State to human rights campaigner

The slave market opened at night. We could hear the commotion downstairs where militants were registering and organising, and when the first man entered the room, all the girls started screaming. It was like the scene of an explosion. We moaned as though wounded, doubling over and vomiting on the floor, but none of it stopped the militants. They paced around the room, staring at us, while we screamed and begged. They gravitated toward the most beautiful girls first, asking, “How old are you?” and examining their hair and mouths. “They are virgins, right?” they asked a guard, who nodded and said, “Of course!” like a shopkeeper taking pride in his product. Now the militants touched us anywhere they wanted, running their hands over our breasts and our legs, as if we were animals.

It was chaos while the militants paced the room, scanning girls and asking questions in Arabic or the Turkmen language.

“Calm down!” militants kept shouting at us. “Be quiet!” But their orders only made us scream louder. If it was inevitable that a militant would take me, I wouldn’t make it easy for him. I howled and screamed, slapping away hands that reached out to grope me. Other girls were doing the same, curling their bodies into balls on the floor or throwing themselves across their sisters and friends to try to protect them.

While I lay there, another militant stopped in front of us. He was a high-ranking militant named Salwan who had come with another girl, another young Yazidi from Hardan, who he planned to drop off at the house while he shopped for her replacement. “Stand up,” he said. When I didn’t, he kicked me. “You! The girl with the pink jacket! I said, stand up!”

His eyes were sunk deep into the flesh of his wide face, which seemed to be nearly entirely covered in hair. He didn’t look like a man – he looked like a monster.

Attacking Sinjar [in northern Iraq] and taking girls to use as sex slaves wasn’t a spontaneous decision made on the battlefield by a greedy soldier. Islamic State planned it all: how they would come into our homes, what made a girl more or less valuable, which militants deserved a sabaya [sex slave] as incentive and which should pay. They even discussed sabaya in their glossy propaganda magazine, Dabiq, in an attempt to draw new recruits. But Isis is not as original as its members think it is. Rape has been used throughout history as a weapon of war. I never thought I would have something in common with women in Rwanda – before all this, I didn’t know that a country called Rwanda existed – and now I am linked to them in the worst possible way, as a victim of a war crime that is so hard to talk about that no one in the world was prosecuted for committing it until just 16 years before Isis came to Sinjar.

On the lower floor, a militant was registering the transactions in a book, writing down our names and the names of the militants who took us. I thought about being taken by Salwan, how strong he looked and how easily he could crush me with his bare hands. No matter what he did, and no matter how much I resisted, I would never be able to fight him off. He smelled of rotten eggs and cologne.

I was looking at the floor, at the feet and ankles of the militants and girls who walked by me. In the crowd, I saw a pair of men’s sandals and ankles that were skinny, almost womanly, and before I could think about what I was doing, I flung myself toward those feet. I started begging. “Please, take me with you,” I said. “Do whatever you want, I just can’t go with this giant.” I don’t know why the thin guy agreed, but taking one look at me, he turned to Salwan and said, “She’s mine.” Salwan didn’t argue. The skinny man was a judge in Mosul, and no one disobeyed him. I followed the thin man to the desk. “What’s your name?” he asked me. He spoke in a soft but unkind voice. “Nadia,” I said, and he turned to the registrar. The man seemed to recognise the militant right away and began recording our information. He said our names as he wrote them down – “Nadia, Hajji Salman” – and when he spoke the name of my captor, I thought I heard his voice waver a bit, as if he were scared, and I wondered if I had made a huge mistake.

Nadia Murad eventually escaped her Isis captors. She was smuggled out of Iraqand in early 2015 went as a refugee to Germany. Later that year she began to campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking.

In November 2015, a year and three months after Isis came to [my home town] Kocho, I left Germany for Switzerland to speak to a UN forum on minority issues. It was the first time I would tell my story in front of a large audience. I wanted to talk about everything – the children who died of dehydration fleeing Isis, the families still stranded on the mountain, the thousands of women and children who remained in captivity, and what my brothers saw at the site of the massacre. I was only one of hundreds of thousands of Yazidi victims. My community was scattered, living as refugees inside and outside of Iraq, and Kocho was still occupied by Isis. There was so much the world needed to hear about what was happening to Yazidis.

I wanted to tell them that so much more needed to be done. We needed to establish a safe zone for religious minorities in Iraq; to prosecute Isis – from the leaders down to the citizens who had supported their atrocities – for genocide and crimes against humanity; and to liberate all of Sinjar. I would have to tell the audience about Hajji Salman and the times he raped me and all the abuse I witnessed. Deciding to be honest was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, and also the most important.

I shook as I read my speech. As calmly as I could, I talked about how Kocho had been taken over and girls like me had been taken as sabaya. I told them about how I had been raped and beaten repeatedly and how I eventually escaped. I told them about my brothers who had been killed. It never gets easier to tell your story. Each time you speak it, you relive it. When I tell someone about the checkpoint where the men raped me, or the feeling of Hajji Salman’s whip across the blanket as I lay under it, or the darkening Mosul sky while I searched the neighbourhood for some sign of help, I am transported back to those moments and all their terror. Other Yazidis are pulled back into these memories, too.

My story, told honestly and matter-of-factly, is the best weapon I have against terrorism, and I plan on using it until those terrorists are put on trial. There is still so much that needs to be done. World leaders and particularly Muslim religious leaders need to stand up and protect the oppressed.

I gave my brief address. When I finished telling my story, I continued to talk. I told them I wasn’t raised to give speeches. I told them that every Yazidi wants Isis prosecuted for genocide, and that it was in their power to help protect vulnerable people all over the world. I told them that I wanted to look the men who raped me in the eye and see them brought to justice. More than anything else, I said, I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine.

 Nadia Murad was abducted with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their home village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq, was attacked by Isis. Captured alongside her sisters, she lost six brothers and her mother. She was awarded the 2018 Nobel peace prize jointly with Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege. This is an extract from her autobiography, The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State, published by Virago.

Child Trafficking Bust: 123 Missing Children Recovered in One Day

This is good news; I’m always glad to hear stuff like this. These human trafficking rings need to be put to an end. Than we’ll need to dismantle the Interplanetary Corporate Conglomerate because they actually were perpetrators of these unacceptable crimes as well. Trading human beings for technology is their crime. They will answer for their transgressions and I hope they see this post. Because in the end I’m going to do all I can to remove them from their power. I will seek you all out and make sure you answer for the crimes you have committed. You may think your breakaway civilization is untouchable and you’ll never answer for what you’ve done. 

Yet in reality you will; many others, including myself will make sure of it. There is nowhere in this galaxy you can hide. We will find you and you will be brought before the people you paid little respect towards. You will stand trial and your deeds will be known to all of humanity. This needs to be done in order for humanity to move on from these dark ages and you’ve capture and trial will be a catalyst meant for healing. You are not God; we are not cattle and we are NOT FOR SALE!!!

Timothy Frappier  

Source: Humans Are Free

Over 120 missing children were recovered in a one-day sweep in a Michigan county, as U.S. Marshals tried to locate victims of sex trafficking.

Out of 301 files of missing children in Wayne County, 123 were identified and recovered safely during the operation led by the newly formed Child Recovery Unit.

The sting throughout Wayne County took place on Sept. 26 but was publicized a week later on Oct 3 by the U.S. Marshals Service.

“All of the children located were interviewed about potentially being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring during their period of time that they were deemed missing,” said a statement from the U.S. Marshall’s office.

A composite image of missing children from a campaign by the 

“Three cases were identified as being possible sex trafficking cases, and one homeless teen was transported back to the command post after it was discovered that he had not had anything to eat in three days.”

It was the first time an operation of this kind had been conducted in Wayne County.

“The message to the missing children and their families that we wish to convey is that we will never stop looking for you,” the U.S Marshals statement said.

Watch: Child Sex Trafficker Admits On Camera To Have Killed 400-500 Children

According to FBI data, over 441,000 entries were filed for missing persons under the age of 18 in 2017 alone.

Sources: TheEpochTimes.comUSmarshals.gov

Ashton Kutcher Rescued 6000 Sex Trafficking Victims. Almost All Of Them Had Something In Common…

Source: Stage2Omega

OCTOBER 13, 2016

Actor, activist and businessman Ashton Kutcher visited “The Today Show” this week to speak with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about the new season of his Netflix original series, “The Ranch.”

But what he was most interested in talking about was his organization’s work to end human sex trafficking and child pornography.

In the interview, Kutcher tells the hosts about Thorn, the organization he began with his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, in 2008.

Through his work with Thorn, Kutcher has learned that almost all sex trafficking victims have one thing in common—they’re targeted online:

“We’re building digital tools to fight human trafficking. Basically, the purchase and commerce for human trafficking is happening online, just like everything else now,and so we’re building digital tools to fight back against it.”

Thorn’s self-described mission is “to drive tech innovation in the fight against trafficking.” On the organization’s website, it explains just how it goes about its work:

“We partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. The site also lists 20 members of what it calls The Thorn Technology Task Force, comprised of technology companies that lend their knowledge, time and resources to the work that we do. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe are listed among the names who are helping Thorn’s cause.”

So far, Thorn has been a quiet success, with some impressive, real-world numbers to back up its mission statement, as Kutcher explains:

“We’ve built a tool to help law enforcement prioritize their caseload and recover victims and find traffickers. And we’ve found and identified and recovered over 6,000 trafficking victims this year. And we’ve found, identified, and recovered 2,000 traffickers.”

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But Kutcher says he and his organization aren’t stopping there — they’re also working towards a truly ambitious humanitarian goal:

“Our next battle, my next commitment…I’m going to make a pledge that I’m going to eliminate child pornography from the internet.”

Thorn’s approach — using internet technology to find victims and their captors — is apt, because the major threat to victims isn’t white vans parked on corners with kidnappers awaiting passersby: it’s online.

Disturbing data which the organization compiled shows that everyday sites like Craigslist are frequently used as a means of doing business in the illegal sex industry.

Even more terrifying is that in 2015, 75% of child sex trafficking survivors Thorn surveyed were sold online at some point.

Asia, a survivor who spoke to Thorn during last year’s survey, told the organization:

“People are posted and sold online multiple times a day. As far as the ad that was posted up [for me], there was a girl who eerily looked like me…just [like] you can go find a car, there was a picture, and a description, and a price.”

Anti-human trafficking group Polaris reports that The International Labor Organization estimates 4.5 million people are currently working against their will for sex traffickers. And the underground sex economy in 2014 was worth $290 million in Atlanta, Georgia, alone, according to an Urban Institute study.

Source: http://www.theearthchild.co.za/ashton-kutcher-rescued-6000-sex-trafficking-victims-almost-something-common/