OCTOBER 19, 2015
Fresno man gets 10 years for sex trafficking of teen
Tryvell Powell, 34, used Facebook to lure 16-year-old girl from Modesto
BY MEGAN GINISE
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A Fresno man was sentenced Monday to over 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor after using Facebook to lure a 16-year-old girl from her Modesto home.
Tryvell Powell, 34, plead guilty on July 27 after a relative of the girl reported seeing pictures of the teen in an online advertisement for prostitution. Powell had convinced the girl to come to Fresno, where she engaged in sex acts with strangers for Powell’s monetary benefit
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WOODBURY, Minn. – Thirteen men have been charged in several sex trafficking stings in Washington County.
The men are accused of engaging in prostitution with minors beginning in August of last year. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports undercover officers, posing as minors, placed ads soliciting sex on Craigslist and Backpage.
Six men were arrested last week at the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury. Four men were arrested in a similar sting in October 2014 and three more were taken into custody in August of last year.
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput held off on filing charges in the first two stings until now because police wanted to conduct a third sting. All 13 are charged with hiring or engaging in prostitution of a minor.
The Pioneer Press reports that the wording of the ads varied. In one Backpage ad, undercover officers posed as 15- and 17-year-old girls saying, “Bring yur fantesies and $$$$ make me smile and we’ll make you shivver. Two young naughty girls who have nothing better to do today,” according to a criminal complaint filed against a 20-year-old Twin Cities man.
IS TO ACT AGAINST HUMAN INJUSTICE, AGAINST ANY VIOLATION, OF ANY FORM,RIGHTS,ACTION,OR TREATMENT OF SLAVERY
IN WHICH CONSIST: CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING,CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING PROSTITUTION OR ANY FORM HUMAN TRAFFICKING,LABOR,
OR ANY FORM OF SLAVERY USA OR INTERNATIONAL, BY CREATING A WORLD WERE NO HUMAN IS FOR SALE,
BY BRINGING JUSTICE TO THE TRAFFICKERS, WHO SALE HUMANS.THIS IS INVOLVING: RESCUE, PREVENTION, OUTREACH, INTERVENTION,REHABILITATION,
EDUCATION,AWARENESS,SO WE CAN END SLAVERY,AND TEACH PEOPLE TO SPEAK WHEN THEY SEE SLAVERY SO WE CAN BRING JUSTICE
TO ANY PERSON WHO IS SLAVERING . AND WE CAN MAKE A WORLD OF NO MORE SLAVERY.
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People really meant well and wanted to do something great, and it just… didn’t turn out so well. If you haven’t gotten quite enough cringe-worthy moments, haven’t seen quite enough “good intentions” gone awry, then try googling “anti sex trafficking poster.” A lot of what you’ll see is best described as “click bait” — but often the “bait” is the very substance of exploitation itself; this is toxic stuff and undermines our goals fighting trafficking.
In an attempt to get the world to pay attention to the dark realities of human trafficking, we might actually be hurting the people we’re trying to help and the audience of the communication piece. When it comes to marketing anti-trafficking efforts, good intentions abound but we can do better.
1. DON’T MAKE VICTIMIZATION SEXY.
Violence…sex… violent sex… violence… sexy violence… violence… Game of Thrones does it seamlessly, and ratings soar! So why shouldn’t we? After all, this issue is pretty heavy, and reminding people that really cute girls are affected by it might make it all a little easier to think about. Oh wait — that is madness.
Sexualizing victimization is degrading. People fighting trafficking must take a stand against exploitation and human degradation.
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Beware: while we may want to make the issue more “approachable,” we never ever want to achieve that by making images about the subject of trauma and abuse seductive or sexually provocative. In a culture where sex and violence too often appear side by side and become intertwined, we must be careful when situations come up where we are handling stories and subjects that involve both. Human beauty is to be celebrated, but sexualizing victimization is messed up stuff and something to be consciously avoided.
2. AVOID REINFORCING A SKEWED POWER DYNAMIC.
Because exploitation and trafficking is founded on reinforcing or establishing a power dynamic that renders the victim (seemingly) powerless, those of us fighting this can’t stand on that same foundation.
If we believe in freedom and dignity, it should come across in the images we choose.
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At ANGELS IN THE FIELD, we think even simple things like camera angle matter: choosing photos taken from a high angle can place the viewer in a position of power and invite the viewer to condescend in pity to help. Photos which are taken at eye level, or even a lower angle, highlight the strength and resilience of the child and invite the viewer to partner in further empowering the child. The traffickers saw these individuals as people with very little power, and their sense of self in the situation of trafficking hinged on the identity of being the powerful one. One of the worst things we could do in our communications is simply hold the victim in “powerlessness,” and place the viewer where the trafficker left off. Along with that, any language that over-exaggerates a power disparity probably isn’t healthy (such as, “YOU are her only hope”).
3. STEER CLEAR OF SENSATIONALISM.
No image could capture the horror and deep injustice of child trafficking. However, At ANGELS IN THE FIELD we still avoid sensationalizing the issue in a way that would be intended to produce an effect of shock, fear, or guilt in the viewer. Shock and guilt aren’t sustainable motivators. Trading honest, dignifying presentations of the issue for short-term reactions isn’t really a great idea.
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More importantly, sensationalism prevents bystanders and victims themselves from recognizing actual situations of potential trafficking in their midst. We avoid images of infants, taped mouths, blood splatters, cages, suitcases (with people inside), ropes, etc… These images may be relevant to certain specific and extreme cases of human trafficking, but we believe they actually interfere with helping victims self-identify and prevent the public from spotting trafficking. Exaggeration can also devalidate the true and more commonly shared experiences of survivors of human trafficking, alienating the public from sympathizing with common trafficking cases.
USE IMAGES TO BUILD HUMAN CONNECTION & HOPE.
The individuals pictured in our communication is someone’s sister or brother, someone’s daughter or son. A good guideline is this: if it’s not an image you’d like to see of your sibling or child, don’t use it. Because we believe in the reality of hope and the power of love, our written policy at ANGELS IN THE FIELD is that any image used that reflects a child’s victimization must be placed near an image that illustrates strength, resilience, and hope.
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Many people working in fields of psychology, social work, healthcare and even journalism are familiar with the term “vicarious trauma,” which is the idea that people exposed to the severe trauma of victims can also experience traumatization and its effects. At ANGELS IN THE FILED, we’re mindful of this reality for our staff and have resources and support. But people walking down the street and scrolling through their Facebook timelines didn’t sign up to be traumatized by our anti-trafficking posters and graphics. Drive-by traumatizing does not promote freedom and dignity for all people. However… if people can experience vicarious trauma, then perhaps instead they can also experience vicarious healing and recovery. To that effect, we see significant amounts of people supporting ANGELS IN THE FIELD, connecting that effort to their own childhood trauma and journeys of recovery. That is the power and responsibility of communicating about this issue: the more we display the reality of light in dark situations such as these, the more we can give everyone the hope they need and deserve in their lives.
WE HAVE SUPPORTED PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BACK TO LIVES OF FREEDOM AND MEANING..
Between 2010 and 2012, the number of human trafficking victims identified in California tripled. According to the FBI, the San Francisco Bay Area is one of three regions in the United States with the highest density of child sex trafficking. While a percentage of these victims have been trafficked from Mexico or Asia for the purposes of forced labor, the majority are U.S. born citizens who are forced or manipulated into the commercial sex trade as minors.
Those most likely to be affected are children who come from environments of extreme instability, abuse or trauma, and a background of foster care, homelessness or the juvenile justice system. These youth are easy targets for gangs and traffickers, and are often forced or manipulated into street prostitution. Without supportive adults and mentors in their lives, many of these young adults miss out on crucial parts of their education, and fail to develop life and job-seeking skills. At age 18, those living in foster care or receiving services as a minor suddenly find themselves on their own.
Unequipped with the relevant skills to seek employment in burgeoning local industries, these individuals become trapped in a dangerous cycle of poverty and exploitation.
Come and be a voice
DEBRA LOPEZ. message is simple and clear!
If you see anyone underage being prostituted, this is human trafficking. It does NOT matter how they are dressed, how they talk, how they act like they are happy. Anyone under the age of 18 being sold for commercial sex is a victim of human trafficking (TVPA).
If you see evidence of pimp control no matter what the age of the prostituted person, this is human trafficking. It doesn’t matter how old they are, how they are dressed, if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, how they talk, etc. Anyone being sold through force, fraud or coercion, is a victim of human trafficking (TVPA).
No one should be a slave walkaton July 18th 2015
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COME AND BE MY VOICE
ANGELS IN THE FIELD IS GIVING A WALKATON, COMING SOON TO THE SHELTON HIGH SCHOOL AT 3737 N Shelton Springs Rd, Shelton, WA 98584. July 18. 2015. STARTING AT 9 AM TO 4 PM
ANGELS IN THE FIELD AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING
CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING
It is that time of year again to rally up my friends and family to participate and support me in the Washington State Walk with Us to raise funding so we can continued our worked to prevent, and continued to do awareness,and rescue victims of human trafficking and child sex trafficking victim and to take action to prosecute the predators who are trying to get away with this tragedy. We as people are not commodity,nor to be sold at all, but because of you the people who make this day on coming and learning to walk the mile so we can raised our voice so we can give and raised funding for this day. You can make your own poster on not for sale in big letters,or we the people are not commodities, or any way you can make this posters so you will show it as you walk. Thank you for all your past support, In these tough economic times, I need you more than ever! Every donation helps to fund valuable victims that are out there being used by traffickers, to manipulate them into making money for the traffickers. Angels in the field is there to rescue this victims that are suffering, and being victimize by people that think they can take, and overpower, peoples mind by trafficking victims. Every dollar counts! And without you we can’t do it. Your continuing support for Angels in the Field Rescue Me for Freedom, Brave I am Free (AITFRMFF) has enabled to commit to help victims of slavery, human trafficking, child sex trafficking, research, rescue, rehabilitation. It takes more than thousands of dollars to really continued on with rescue and rehabilitation, After 9 years today we have concord to bring rehabilitation, to all of victims with no funding, and still have with the grace of GOD has succeeded with rescue by the grace of God. This is where you come with faith to walk with us and donate 5 dollars a mile or whatever you want to give, or sponsor for the walkathon. Brave i am free.
Then we are going to have the sponsors, in which will be giving whatever they want to donate and don’t have to walk at all, however if you still want to walk and participate, with us it will be awesome. Remember you’re the one that will make it happen. You’re the one that will put a success in rescuing and restoring victims by your giving to this mission. Come with Angels in the field that is proud, to have every walker here to increased education and awareness ,and and even rescue, and restoring. just giving this awareness at the school for teenager and children, and everybody that wants to come and learn to be safe by knowing the reality of human trafficking on this day. To increased attention in awareness, education to continue efforts, So we may find the missing and exploited children, and to find and rescue victims that, are brought to market back to rescue them to safety.
So please join Angels In The Field, July 18 2015 with my family, friends, and organizations to make this walkathon happen. This year Saturday, July,18th 2015 Shelton high school track to Walk! If you are unable to attend, I hope that you will consider sponsoring us in this effort. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly to support the victims of Slavery, Child Sex Trafficking victims and men because the AITF Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs! All checks should be made payable to ANGELS IN THE FIELD @ P.O BOX 1693 SHELTON WA 98584. or press donation and give on line and give directly to the bank that has Angels in the field.
Or you can donate online by visiting OR CALLING US TO donations FOR ANGELS IN THE FIELD, and get a tax deductible so you can get back your funding this is a 501c3 organization and put down that the donations are for the walkathon. When you give it will be return by taxes. Or you can call at( to DJ 360-463-7912) or (427 4189)
ANGELS IN THE FIELD.
Has given people the awareness of the incredible, growing of this pandemic that continued to bring humans to slavery, enduring value of friends and family. I no longer, take anything for granted and cherish everyday as I myself was a victim for 22 years of slavery and since 2007 have birth Angels In The Field and has appreciated what life has to offer to me in this times of rescuing and restoring victims of slavery so they may have the freedom that I once had. Thank you in advance for your support to fund rescue, awareness, research for this devastating taken of humans, that I and many others live with every day. Each step we take brings rescue and bring the victims to us closer to bring a cure for mentally, abuse they have endure, and to have a world without Slavery. COME AND JOIN US