Modern Slavery/Human Trafficking

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Post by Volkonski » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:32 pm

34 ARRESTED IN GEORGIA IN OPERATION SOUTHERN IMPACT II
Postal workers, pastors, disc jockeys and youth directors were among more than 70 arrested in eight states.


http://www.11alive.com/mobile/article/n ... e=facebook
A total of 76 people – some of them postal workers, pastors and daycare administrators – were arrested as part of a massive, multi-state child exploitation operation conducted across eight southern states, including Georgia.

In Georgia, 34 people were arrested and 13 children were rescued during Operation Southern Impact II, according to the GBI. Many of those arrests involved the possession and/or distribution of child pornography.

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Six of those arrested in Georgia traveled for the purpose of meeting and having sex with a minor. There was one arrest involving sextortion, which involves subjects who obtain sexually explicit photos of minors and then threaten or blackmail the victim for additional obscene images or videos.

Eight registered sex offenders were also arrested in Georgia. At least one foster parent with young children was arrested.


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Post by Volkonski » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:30 pm

More than 120 missing children found in Michigan human trafficking sting

https://www.chron.com/news/article/More ... =sftwitter
More than 120 children were recovered in Detroit as part of an initiative to find victims of sex trafficking, according to officials.

The U.S. Marshals Service found 123 children on Sept. 26 out of the total 301 cases they were investigating.

All the children who were recovered were interviewed by authorities.

Investigators said at least three of the children showed signs that they were victims of sex trafficking or sexually victimized.


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Post by TollandRCR » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm

Sometimes our law enforcement does its job. But 120 kids? Who let that happen?


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:47 pm

TollandRCR wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Sometimes our law enforcement does its job. But 120 kids? Who let that happen?
Runaway kids that get gathered up by the bad guys?



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Post by Whatever4 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:48 pm

Interesting press release. https://www.usmarshals.gov/news/chron/2018/100318.htm
The one-day initiative took place Sept. 26 throughout Wayne County. The USMS DMCRU coordinated with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, HUD-OIG, Detroit Police Department and the Michigan State Police and investigated missing child case files prior to the operation. Participating officers were given the case files and began investigating their whereabouts by visiting last known addresses, friend’s homes and schools in hopes of finding them in a safe place.

Out of 301 files of missing children, 123 were identified and recovered safely during the operation. All 123 children were physically located and interviewed -- standard protocol for the Michigan State Police. 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. 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. He was then debriefed and turned over to Child Protective Services for aftercare.
So most of them weren’t trafficked? Only 3? Were the rest custodial interference? Runaways? Castaways?


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Post by Shizzle Popped » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:27 am

Whatever4 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:48 pm
So most of them weren’t trafficked? Only 3? Were the rest custodial interference? Runaways? Castaways?
Something smelled about this from the first time I heard it. 123 kids found and interviewed in a single day? Really? Oops. No, only 4 were actually missing. Most of the rest had already been located but the police had not been notified by their parents. And everything is about human trafficking now because that's the new big thing. I'm betting federal money has been tied to it. I'm thrilled that they found the 4 missing kids but this isn't anything close to what it was made out to be. Fake news courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service.
The U.S. Marshals Service said a major effort to find missing kids and victims of sex trafficking in one Michigan county resulted in the recovery of 123 children in September. But state police said just four of the children were actually missing.

According to the Michigan State Police, the majority of the children had been reported missing, then returned home, but their guardians didn’t notify police, according to The Detroit News. The revelation suggests the service may have wildly exaggerated the success of the operation in an Oct. 3 press release.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us ... 70d0583d5a


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