Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

By Drew Mikkelsen, KING 5 News, on February 25, 2015— “After eight years going after child pornography collectors and producers, Detective Ian Polhemus said he has seen a sharp increase in cases. Polhemus believes Washington now has more child pornography offenders per-capita than any other state in the union. He blames a tech-savvy community and good … More Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

To Prevent Sex trafficking from becoming Super Bowl Scourge, FBI Intensified Law Enforcement Efforts

By Eric Adelson on January 31, 2015 for Yahoo Sports— “On the Saturday before the Super Bowl, a 23-year-old on the northern edge of this sprawling city scans escort offers on the Internet. There are dozens of listings, many with photos of girls in suggestive poses and little clothing. This is a huge weekend for … More To Prevent Sex trafficking from becoming Super Bowl Scourge, FBI Intensified Law Enforcement Efforts

Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

Originally posted by Ryan Masters on January 21, 2015, for Santa Cruz Sentinel— “Deborah Pembrook is an advocate for victims of human trafficking. She is also a survivor of the human sex-trafficking trade. On Tuesday night, Pembrook joined a panel of community leaders which included police officers, social workers and representatives from faith-based organizations for … More Santa Cruz Human Trafficking Victim Shares Her Story

This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

By Paula Froelich, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Travel, on December 10, 2014— “Buddhist nuns are everywhere among the streets of Myanmar — of all different ages, some as young as 5. Dressed in pink loose-fitting shirts and pants with orange scarves, they have shaved heads and rely on alms to pay for their schooling, food, housing, … More This Burmese Nunnery Saved 200 Girls From Sex Slavery

Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Originally posted by TBO.com staff on December 8, 2014— “A Polk County undercover human trafficking sting netted 61 arrests, including a husband and wife, and a PGA professional who said he has used social media sites to engage in sex for money with more than 100 females. The undercover operation, from Thursday through Sunday, targeted … More Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

The Faces Behind the Sex Trade in King County

By Thanh Tan, Times Editorial Columnist, on November 20, 2014— “How many of us associate the word “pimp” with cable reality shows about fancy cars rather than a trade that exploits vulnerable human beings? “It used to be a noun, someone who managed people in prostitution,” says Leslie Briner ofYouthCare, who has trained more than … More The Faces Behind the Sex Trade in King County

PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE

FEATURED EVENT PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION To learn both views and more from local Seattle experts on the positions of legalizing prostitution, decriminalization, and the human rights issues in this provocative topic. DATE: 11/18/14 TIME: 5:15 PM (DOORS OPEN @ 5 PM) LOCATION: RONALD GEBALLE AUDITORIUM @ UW PHYSICS-ASTRONOMY BUILDING A102 MAP COST: FREE … More PROS + CONS OF LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION FORUM IN SEATTLE