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 cell phones of individuals involved in a prostitution sting. On those phones, officers

She was 49, a recent immigrant and deeply in debt to a loan shark back home in China when she answered an employment ad three years ago that promised thousands of dollars a month, but offered no job description. She realized too late that she had been tricked into working at a massage parlor in Flushing, Queens, where besides kneading backs, she was expected to sexually service up to a

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Mar 2019

Trucker Tuesday!

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Mar 2019

Sextortion

Public service announcement warns teens about ‘sextortion’ This intense PSA from the Department of Justice warns teenagers about the dangers of sharing private moments online. “Sextortion” is a growing problem and has led some kids to take their lives. To read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/public-service-announcement-warns-teens-about-sextortion/2016/05/10/23437d5c-16bc-11e6-971a-dadf9ab18869_video.html?fbclid=IwAR3MqSErrWvIRxnZD_NyAfMBe9L7bjqQMFSBDoQLWTy-QK2MbuZm9JBHFG0&noredirect=on&utm_term=.25d154a9a686

  The shock of reading that state legislators are calling for the legalization of prostitution in our state still leaves me shaking. Sens. Julia Salazar and Jessica Ramos are leading the charge, joined by Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblyman Dick Gottfried. They are pushing to fully decriminalize the sex trade, meaning pimps and johns alike would get a free ride for the harms they cause. As if the sordid and

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