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Halushka is a Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School professor and a juvenile and criminal justice expert. She says these victims face a lifetime of recovery and could get restitution.

Police say those 12 suspected pimps face potential charges at the state and federal level, possibly up to 30 years in prison for the production and distribution of child pornography. As well as charges of human trafficking of a minor.

But these investigators say they don’t feel that’s enough.

“To know that an exploiter who took advantage of an individual could be free and clear in 10 to 25 years is just not right,” said Michael Glennon of the FBI.

“We’re not going to stop fighting for these kids,” Price said.

Nineteen children were rescued from a human trafficking ring selling local kids as sex slaves all over the country.

Twelve suspected pimps were arrested in the undercover sting. Cities the children were included Detroit, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Kalamazoo, Redford Township, Warren, Dearborn and Clinton Township.

Guns, teens clothing and condoms were found across metro Detroit as the FBI, state and local police were involved in the operation, announced on Tuesday.

“They were being assaulted either sexually, physically,” said Sgt. Edward Price of Michigan State Police. “A lot of times they deal with mental abuse.”
Over a five-day period the operation was planned for three months, called “Operation Cross Country,” rescuing 149 sexually exploited children in 135 cities. About 150 suspected pimps are now behind bars.

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Metro Detroit had the second-highest number of children rescued in the sting. All girls, 12-17 years old and their living conditions were described as horrible.

“Sleazy hotel rooms that are dirty, a lot of times there are needles and drugs in these rooms, or houses as well,” said Price. “There could be crack pipes, there could be needles. They might be keeping the girls hooked on drugs to keep control of them.”

Police say they relied on information from national agencies, tips from the public and the internet.

“Backpage.com, Craigslist, there are thousands of websites advertise.”

Police say human trafficking is not just a problem in the city, adding many of the girls rescued were not found in Detroit but in the suburbs.

“The traffickers are really focusing on the vulnerable class amongst us, our runaways, our neglected kids,” said Lisa Halushka. “And they can be found anywhere. it is not an inner-city problem.” Halushka is a Western Michigan University-Cooley Law School professor and a juvenile and criminal justice expert. She says these victims face a lifetime of recovery and could get restitution.

Police say those 12 suspected pimps face potential charges at the state and federal level, possibly up to 30 years in prison for the production and distribution of child pornography. As well as charges of human trafficking of a minor.

But these investigators say they don’t feel that’s enough.

“To know that an exploiter who took advantage of an individual could be free and clear in 10 to 25 years is just not right,” said Michael Glennon of the FBI.

“We’re not going to stop fighting for these kids,” Price said.

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The two-week joint sting, known as “Operation L and P,” netted 101 arrests in both Lake and Polk counties. The investigation concluded late last week. (Photo: Dave D’Marko, News 13)

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CAIR leader Ahmad Saleem, a Muslim youth coordinator, was also one of the men arrested. Investigators said the men all went to a home in Clermont with the hopes of having sex with a child. The car Saleem traveled in had a license plate that said, “Invest in children,” according to investigators.
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I am sure Ahmad Saleem believes he is following in Muhammad’s footsteps. Muhammad’s favorite wife Aisha was 6 when he married her.
CAIR Florida representatives Ahmad Saleem (left) and CAIR Florida Spokesman Ali Kurnaz (right) back in March: The Council of American-Islamic Relations Florida filed a notice of claim, stating its intention to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the FBI for killing Boston bombing accomplice Ibragim Todashev.
“We must hold our civil servants to the highest standards,” says Kurnaz (here).
Here’s what CAIR says about their pedophile leader who targeted for rape children between ages 10 and 14 (they’ve taken the page down):
Ahmad Saleem
Ahmad Saleem
Orlando Regional Coordinator
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Ahmad Saleem is an active community organizer in Orlando, Florida. He is responsible for spreading CAIR Florida’s impact and presence in the Orlando community which includes serving and protecting the civil rights of the community as well as maintaining healthy relationships with other Muslim organizations, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and the media. He is the son of Pakistani immigrants. His father, a pediatrician, and his mother, a school teacher, instilled in Ahmad the joy of caring for others and serving them wholeheartedly with love and dedication.
He graduated with a degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF). During his time there, he led many initiatives via his leadership of the Muslim Student Association at UCF. This included hosting or speaking at events such as “Islam and the West,” “Arab and Muslim Americans and the Elections,” “Islam and the World,” and many other timely topic events. He helped raise awareness for his community members to vote and was, and still is, an active part of organizing the Florida Muslim Capitol Day that is held annually.
He also started an initiative called Project Friendship where he worked with people of other faiths and groups to meet and socialize with the intention to break barriers and to help build bridges between one another. During his time building these projects, Ahmad was able to develop a strong sense of awareness of American community dynamics and aims to apply this new knowledge and treasured experience to better serve our nation.
Apart from being the former MSA president at UCF, he was the MSA National service director, a board member of Muslim Youth Project USA, a student of many learned scholars from across the world, and is a motivational speaker who has been invited to speak throughout the country.
Mr. Saleem is the founder of Saleem Academy, an organization dedicated to empowering Muslim youth globally. Under it, he has conducted his “Inspired by the Quran” and “Muslim Youth Survival Guide” weekend seminars. In addition, he has also created many empowering online videos and courses. He continues to actively engage in any educational or community building efforts that he can to help uplift and raise American and global communities to new heights.
Ahmad regularly lectures on issues related to activism and Islam and Muslims in the West. He has taught on subjects that range from political activism, Islamic belief, history, spirituality, culture, and many more. He hopes to see a world where bridges are built to close the gap between people of different faiths and races and statuses, in the spirit of celebrating diversity and focusing on and appreciating the similarities and differences that unite us.
Ahmad passionately believes in America’s ideals for justice and equality and happiness for all and hopes to help resurrect the practice of those ideals in the present time. He feels that Islamophobia is a serious danger to Americans and not in line with the spirit of our Founding Fathers and that it needs to be stopped as soon as possible. He believes that by eliminating Islamophobia is the only way to bring a peaceful domestic and global future for everyone. “There is no better time than now,” he says, “for us to make a genuine truce between one another, to resolve our differences, and to live happily alongside one another as a peaceful, loving, and diverse community.”
That’s CAIR’s leadership.
“101 arrested in child-sex sting,” WND, June 2, 2015

Muslim leader among those busted
More than 100 people, including the Orlando leader of the Council of American-Islamic Relations, were arrested in a two-county Florida sex-sting operation, many of whom for allegedly trying to have sex with children.
The investigation concluded last week, authorities announced Tuesday.
Many of those arrested had jobs working with children, including theme-park workers at Universal Orlando and SeaWorld, and a former Walt Disney World cast member who left the job before his arrest. SeaWorld said the men charged were no longer employed at the theme park.
“These are very dangerous people and they are after our children,” said Grady Judd of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
During the first week of the sting, investigators say, 22 people traveled to Clermont, Florida, thinking they were going to have sex with a child between ages 10 and 14. Seventy-nine others were arrested on charges connected to prostitution.
Ahmad Saleem, a Muslim youth coordinator, was also one of the men arrested. Investigators said the men all went to a home in Clermont with the hopes of having sex with a child. The car Saleem traveled in had a license plate that said, “Invest in children,” according to investigators.
Saleem is also founder of the Saleem Academy, an organization “empowering Muslim youth globally” and also served as the Orlando coordinator for CAIR.
A note posted at the Saleem Academy website Tuesday stated, “Closed. May God bless you, guide you, and illuminate the right path for you, and keep you firm on it. Keep me in your prayers.”
“He’s well known as a community outreach leader interacting with teens in and around the Orlando area,” said Judd.
Judd said the operation was designed to send a strong message to anyone in Internet chat rooms that sex with minors won’t be tolerated.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office released the following in a statement:
“The first week of the operation targeted adults who were looking for sex with a child. During this phase, the detectives posed as either a child or a parent of a child as they were solicited by those interested in sexual activity with the child. As this phase progressed, 22 individuals were arrested after traveling to the location to have sex with who they believed to be a child, two of whom were already registered sex offenders. The age range for the target child was 10-14 years old in these cases.
“During the second week of the operation, detectives targeted those involved in crimes related to prostitution. As this portion of the operation progressed, 79 individuals were arrested on charges related to prostitution. Some of those arrested in this phase were also in possession of drugs and were therefore charged accordingly.

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Billings man who built ‘stone dungeon’ for sex slaves in basement will spend 7 years in prison

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A Billings man will spend seven years in prison for attempting to purchase two women to use as sex slaves in what he called a “stone dungeon” he built in the basement of his Billings home.

Steven Currence pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Arizona to one count of attempted sex trafficking as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. District Attorney’s office. He was sentenced Sept. 10 to seven years in a federal prison, with three years supervision after his release. He will then be required to register as a sex offender.

Currence must also forfeit $13,654.87 from a bank account — money he planned to use to buy sex slaves after he sold property in Roundup.

Currence was indicted in May 2014 on two counts of attempting to engage in trafficking. One count was dropped in his plea agreement.

According to court documents, on Aug. 13, 2013, Currence made contact with an undercover FBI agent, whom he told he was “definitely interested” in attempting to purchase a sex slave online.

He spoke to the agent at least 23 times between August 2013 and May 2014 regarding the slave auction.

In these conversations, Currence told the officer he was looking for a “housekeeper with benefits” and said the type of woman he was looking for would “take care of things, clean the house, take care of me.”

“These slaves will never leave,” Currence told the agent. “I’m not looking for love, they’re just going to be in here and they are going to be serving.”

Currence planned to buy two women for $5,000 each.

According to court documents, Currence met with the undercover agent on March 6, 2014, at his Billings residence and showed the agent a “stone dungeon” he had created to house the “slaves.” The basement contained a heavy wooden cross, whips, chains and other restraint devices. The windows were covered by insulation. Currence pointed out to the agent where he was planning to install cages to hold the women.

The court documents do not say where the house is. However, according to Yellowstone County property tax records, Currence owns three houses on one block, at 2914 Third Ave. S., 305 S. 30th St. and 312 S. 30th St.

Currence intended to buy two slaves, one whom he would chain to his bed, and the other whom he would chain in the basement. He said the chains would be long enough for the woman to reach the bathroom, according to court documents.

Currence told the agent he wasn’t worried about the women escaping and he planned to have a lock box in which to keep the women’s passports, and said this way they would have “no ID, no passport, no money, no clothes and no idea where they are.”

He planned to put bulletproof plastic coating on the inside of his bedroom windows so the slaves couldn’t place “help” signs in the window.

When law enforcement agents raided the Billings home, they found not only the things in the basement, but also two 50-foot chains installed in Currence’s bedroom.

When Currence arrived in Phoenix to buy the slaves, he brought with him eight U-bolts he intended to use to restrain the slaves’ wrists and ankles on the journey back to Montana, according to court documents.

Currence was recommended for placement in an institution in Seagoville, Texas. The judge recommended him for an inmate drug treatment program.

Currence was one of four men sentenced in relation to this sex trafficking sting orchestrated by the FBI. All four men had some way to restrain the women in their homes.

According to a Phoenix News Times story, the other men are Charles William Bunnell III, of California; Edward Kandl, of Tucson, Ariz.; and Edward Stevens, of Mesa, Ariz.

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Ex-LO cheerleader gets prison in sex trafficking
Julia Lynn Haner was a Lake Oswego cheerleader in 2011-12

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Published: September 28, 2015, 10:46 am Updated: September 28, 2015, 2:22 pm
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Julia Haner, Sept. 3, 2014 (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Julia Haner, the former Lake Oswego cheerleader who admitted to human trafficking, was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison on Monday.

Haner said Monday she takes full responsibility and promised U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman she will no longer be involved with prostitution.

Following her prison term, Haner will be on a supervised release for 5 years.

The 20-year-old Haner pleaded guilty in June to violating the federal Mann Act, which makes it a crime to transport someone between states for prostitution. She and the victim used to ride the school bus together to Lake Oswego High School.

The judge said Haner betrayed a friend, but was betrayed herself during a difficult childhood. For that reason, he agreed to give her less time in prison than she could have received.

Haner was indicted in 2014 for the sex trafficking of a minor. She was a cheerleader at LOHS during the 2011-12 school year, and was arrested along with a man named Konrod Mason.

In April 2014, she removed a GPS ankle monitor and fled, eventually being caught in San Francisco in July. Police in California had charged her with conspiracy of human sex trafficking and possession of a concealed weapon.

She was extradited to Oregon to face these charges.

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Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution
7 hours ago father, mother and brother all carried out varying roles within the operation, with Dardai Snr driving the women to different towns and cities to meet clients.
The women had been forced to see up to five clients a day and worked “whenever the phone rang”, the court heard.
‘Left to starve’
The court heard Dardai Jr set up profiles of the women on adult websites with their photos and numbers, and when clients called, he and his father would tell the women what to say.
One of the victims said Dardai Jr had on occasions strangled her for “not smiling enough for clients” and had fainted after one beating. She was also beaten by Kiraly, the hearing heard.
Mark Monaghan, prosecuting, said the victim was refused medical help and lost 3.5 stone (22kg) in weight.
He said: “The victims were coerced into prostitution, there was violence and threats of violence. The defendants all have important roles within the family business.”
Det Insp Neil Blackwood, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “The treatment these poor women suffered at the hands of these offenders is nothing short of barbaric.
“One victim was often severely beaten, subjected to physical, sexual and psychological torment and was frequently left to starve as the family went out and spent the money they had received for selling her body to strangers.”
He added: “These women were a commodity

Family jailed for trafficking Hungarian women for prostitution
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From the section Manchester
Ferenc Dardai, Ferenc Dardai Jr, Melania Kiraly and Daniel DardaiImage copyrightGMP
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(L-r) Ferenc Dardai Sr, Ferenc Dardai Jr, Melania Kiraly and Daniel Dardai all admitted sex trafficking
A family who trafficked and enslaved two Hungarian women to force them into prostitution have been jailed.
Police rescued the women, aged 30 and 21, from a home in Spa Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester on 26 March.
Daniel Dardai, 19, Ferenc Dardai, 42, Ferenc Dardai Jr, 22, and Melania Kiraly, 42, were jailed for between three and six years.
They could be subject to the first slavery and trafficking prevention orders at a hearing next month.
The family members, all of Spa Road, pleaded guilty at Bolton Crown Court to sex trafficking offences.
Ferenc Dardai Jr was jailed for six years, with his brother Daniel jailed for three.
Ferenc Dardai Sr was jailed for four years. His wife Kiraly was jailed for four years and four months.
‘Like a slave’
Judge Peter Davies, passing sentence, described the victims’ ordeal, which lasted for more than six months, as a life “characterised by fear”.
One woman, who had travelled to the UK from Hungary a year before, said she had been “treated like a slave” whilst living with the Dardai family.
She was forced to eat with separate cutlery “so they would not catch any infection” and was only given bread, butter and salami to eat.
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Police found the two Hungarian women at the home in Spa Road, Bolton, in March
The court heard that elder son Ferenc Dardai had been the “prime-mover” and had beaten the women whilst collecting the £150 they made each day.
His father, mother and brother all carried out varying roles within the operation, with Dardai Snr driving the women to different towns and cities to meet clients.
The women had been forced to see up to five clients a day and worked “whenever the phone rang”, the court heard.
‘Left to starve’
The court heard Dardai Jr set up profiles of the women on adult websites with their photos and numbers, and when clients called, he and his father would tell the women what to say.
One of the victims said Dardai Jr had on occasions strangled her for “not smiling enough for clients” and had fainted after one beating. She was also beaten by Kiraly, the hearing heard.
Mark Monaghan, prosecuting, said the victim was refused medical help and lost 3.5 stone (22kg) in weight.
He said: “The victims were coerced into prostitution, there was violence and threats of violence. The defendants all have important roles within the family business.”
Det Insp Neil Blackwood, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “The treatment these poor women suffered at the hands of these offenders is nothing short of barbaric.
“One victim was often severely beaten, subjected to physical, sexual and psychological torment and was frequently left to starve as the family went out and spent the money they had received for selling her body to strangers.”
He added: “These women were a commodity to these offenders; they served no other purpose than to earn money to fund a lifestyle of drugs and gambling.”

LANSING — The third person in a Lansing-based sex-trafficking ring has been sentenced to prison.

Jonathan Purnell, 28, of Lansing, was sentenced to 5½ years to 20 years in prison Wednesday by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Joyce Draganchuk.

Purnell pleaded guilty last month to two counts of transporting a female for purposes of prostitution as part of a plea agreement. He was facing 13 charges for human trafficking and encouraging minors to become prostitutes, among others.

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The sex-trafficking ring used Backpage.com to advertise at least eight girls and one adult, according to court documents. The girls ranged in age from 15 to 17 and prosecutors said they were enticed or forced into prostitution.

Purnell is the third person to be sentenced in connection with the ring.

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Christopher Bryant, 25, of Lansing, was convicted in federal court in December on multiple counts of sex trafficking. He was sentenced in May to 40 years in prison.

Mariah Haughton, 18, of Lansing, pleaded guilty in June to human trafficking and transporting of a female for prostitution. She was sentenced last month by Draganchuk to four to 20 years in prison.

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16333727-smallNorthern Division police believe they may have uncovered a human trafficking ring after raiding an illegal brothel in Tacarigua on Wednesday night.

According to reports, around 9.30 pm officers from the Arouca CID led by Senior Supt David Abraham and Supt Hendron Moses raided the property on the Eastern Main Road in Tacarigua near Jubilee Street after they received several reports from neighbors of hearing screams coming from the house.

Police found two Venezuelans, a Guyanese and a Trinidadian woman, ages 28, 26, 24 and 21 inside.

Investigators said the Venezuelans could not speak English but the Guyanese and Trinidadian women told the police they were being held captive by a group of men. They women appeared to be healthy but were taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope and medically examined.

While investigators initially believed at all four might have been victims of human trafficking, the Guyanese and Trinidadian became suspects after a Spanish translator was brought in to interview the Venezuelan women yesterday.

The Venezuelan women reportedly told police they entered Trinidad illegally several months ago and were brought to the location, which is sometimes is used for illegal gambling and prostitution. They both claimed that the two other women supervised the operation and would ensure that the house was clean, that they were fed and that they did not try to escape.

Officers of the Ministry of National Security’s Counter Trafficking Unit and Northern Division Police were interviewing the victims up to late yesterday in an attempt to obtain more information on the operation. The victims are expected to be placed in a secure custody and will receive counselling while investigations continue.

The Guyanese and Trinidadian women were being detained at the Arouca Police Station up to late yesterday as police were considering charging them under the Trafficking in Person Act.

The legislation passed by Parliament in 2011 criminalises trafficking and exploitation of persons. The minimum punishment for one of several offences under the legislation is a $350,000 fine and 12 months in prison.

Anyone with information on this case or any other suspected incident of human trafficking are asked to contact the Counter Trafficking Unit at 800-4CTU

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Social media becomes recruiting tool for pimps in North Texas
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“The first time I was ever touched by men, I was hurt,” says Crystal, who now helps mentor formerly trafficked women at New Friends New Life.

By TASHA TSIAPERAS ttsiaperas@dallasnews.com
Staff Writer
Published: 17 August 2014 10:52 PM
Updated: 18 August 2014 12:26 AM
A 14-year-old girl from Allen writes on a social media site about a fight with her mom. A kind woman messages back, asking if everything is OK.

When the girl replies that it’s not, the woman takes her side and tries to befriend her. Later, the teen runs away from home with the woman and a man, who turn out to be a prostitute and her pimp.

For the next month, they sell the girl into prostitution in Texas and five other states.

It’s an example, police say, of how pimps, hiding behind fake identities, increasingly use social media to lure young girls into the trade.

Unscrupulous predators and the popularity of online networking have made it tougher for authorities to crack down on sex trafficking.

Police estimate that 100 adolescents are trafficked every year in Dallas. And some social media sites have exacerbated the problem. About 80 percent of teens use online social networking sites, research shows.

Pimps are preying on teens on social networking sites, said Staca Shehan, director of the case analysis division of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

She called it one of the biggest changes in that kind of crime in five to 10 years.

Many of the children who are preyed on are runaways, often fleeing from abusive homes into the arms of exploitative pimps. Historically, the pimps would go to bus stops or malls to recruit troubled teens. Now, that recruitment has gone digital.

Before, pimps had “to sell the dream face to face … one girl at a time,” said Dallas police Sgt. Byron Fassett, of the high-risk victim and trafficking unit. “Now the pond to fish out of just got even bigger.”

A catalog for pimps

Despite efforts to warn teens away from posting personal information, they continue to cultivate Web-based personas. It’s exactly what social media sites want — the intent is to use personal data for advertising. But it also creates a juvenile catalog for pimps to browse, Fassett said.

Police say Ladarin Franklin met a 13-year-old girl in January on Mocospace, a site that matches people. About a month later, the girl ran away from her Arlington home to be with Franklin, 32.

He sold her into prostitution for three months until he was arrested May 1, police said. Franklin’s sex-trafficking case is pending, records show.

The woman who lured the 14-year-old Allen girl from her home was sentenced in January to seven years in prison for sex trafficking and indecency with a child. The pimp got 20 years for sex trafficking and sexual assault of a child.

The teen was reunited with her mother.

In both cases, the traffickers earned the trust of their victims before the girls turned to them to get away from home. It’s a common tactic, police say.

“We always have a saying, ‘Before I hurt you, I’m going to help you,’” Fassett said.

Many victims come from abusive homes. Others may be homeless or fleeing a natural disaster. They’re vulnerable — and looking for safety.

“Pretty soon, ‘Take care of you’ becomes ‘You have to work for what I’m providing you,’” said Steve Kam, FBI supervisory special agent.

The abuse and trauma that make some girls such easy targets also keep them with the pimp. They believe security and safety are bought and paid for with sex, said Katie Pedigo, executive director of New Friends New Life, a nonprofit aid group.

“It may hurt, but at least it is comfortable and it is known,” she said. “Security and health and wellness doesn’t feel comfortable, because it’s something they don’t know and they haven’t known their entire life.”

Crystal’s story

Crystal was 8 years old when she was first sold into prostitution by a relative. When she was a teen, she ran away from home, but started prostituting herself because she didn’t know where else to turn.

Crystal, whose real name is being withheld to protect her privacy, said she remembered liking the other women her uncle sold into prostitution because they were nice to her.

“I didn’t know I was being coached, being brought into the game,” she said. “The first time I was ever touched by men, I was hurt. And then it was over with, they would give me candy or something to make it not seem so bad.”

Now 44, Crystal helps mentor formerly trafficked women at New Friends New Life. Though her story is painful to share, she hopes others can learn that there is life after being trafficked.

“At that time, I didn’t know there were places out there for me,” she said. “I didn’t know, so that’s why I went back.”

Big business

Pimps are businessmen. And human trafficking is big business.

“Traffickers know that if they can successfully recruit some young, at-risk, vulnerable girl, there will be customers that are paying,” said Bradley Myles, executive director of the Polaris Project, an anti-trafficking organization.

In Dallas, the illicit market for sex is estimated to be worth about $99 million, according to the Department of Justice.

Often, youngsters who fall prey to sex trafficking simply fell through the cracks.

“It’s very sad because it means no one was looking for them,” said Shehan, with the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “No wonder they were vulnerable to the control of the pimps.”

There is no simple solution. Most social networking sites have terms of service that prohibit sexually explicit materials. Backpage.com, a site regularly connected to prostitution cases, even links to human trafficking resource sites.

Pimps will use veiled language to advertise sex services online. And once authorities target one site where pimps might be recruiting and selling teenagers, a new site launches, Shehan said.

Now that sex is often sold online and isn’t relegated to a few seedy street corners, people may not realize it’s still a problem.

“People don’t want to believe it occurs in their communities,” said Kam, the FBI agent. “Your average citizen is never going to realize they’re just hanging out at a motel waiting for someone to contact them.”

Just because it’s out of sight doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, he said.

“If we call it slavery, nobody would be confused.”

BY THE NUMBERS: CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

$99 million: Value of the illicit sex market in Dallas

1,000: Number of calls the Center for Missing and Exploited Children receives a month about child sex trafficking

1 out of 7: Proportion of children reported missing in 2013 who were probably victims of sex trafficking

30: Percentage of teen girls who report being sexually harassed in chat rooms

15: Percentage of teens who have received sexually suggestive texts or images

SOURCES: U.S. Department of Justice, Pew Research Internet Project, Polaris, Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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Posted: Sep 23, 2015 12:33 PM PDT
Updated: Sep 23, 2015 1:00 PM PDT

A Millington man has been found guilty of running a teenage sex trafficking ring.

A jury found 51-year-old Michael Lilley guilty on multiple counts of sex trafficking minors, along with other offenses.

READ: 11-page federal criminal complaint against Michael Lilley

“Michael Lilley coerced vulnerable, underage teens into sacrificing their bodies sexually for his own monetary gain,” U.S. Attorney Edward Stanton said. “Because a jury recognized how reprehensible his criminal actions were, Lilley will now be spending many years in a federal prison with no chance of parole.”

From May 2013 to September 2013, Lilley had four minors engage in commercial sex acts out of his Millington home, backhouse, van and other locations, according to a release from the Department of Justice. The victims were 15, 17 and 17-year-old students, some of whom attended Brighton and Millington high schools.

Investigators said Lilley used text messages and explicit photos of the teens to market them to various males who willing to pay for sex. In addition to trafficking the victims, Lilley transported the juveniles to local restaurants and homes where they would engage in commercial sex acts.

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Lilley accepted the payment from these men and then split the profits with the teens.

According to court information, the teens were trafficked for as little as $60 per sexual endeavor. The majority of the individuals who solicited sex were Hispanics in rural areas including Millington, Covington, and Atoka, according to the DOJ.

These counts Lilley of which Lilley was found guilty include four counts of sex trafficking of a minor, one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, three counts of sexually exploiting a minor, one count of attempting to sexually exploit a minor, three counts of distributing visual depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and one count of possessing at least one digital storage device containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Lilley is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday, December 17th. He faces a minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment and a maximum of life.

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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.

Another ad offered sex with a 32-year-old woman and her 14-year-old deaf daughter.

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BY DEBRA LOPEZ Advocacy/ PRESIDENT

If “male prostitute” is an uncommonly heard term, then “male sex trafficking victim” is rarer still. If you looked at the early literature, legislation and media coverage of sex trafficking, it would appear that the commercial sexual exploitation of men and boys is a relatively new concept, something that did not exist until recent years. In reality, men and boys are subjected to commercial sexual exploitation in many countries around the world, and they even outnumber female victims within certain subcategories of trafficking. To ignore these facts is not only inaccurate, but also dangerous – it has led to the oblivious abandonment of tens of thousands of victims.

The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the legal impetus behind the counter-trafficking movement in the United States—is actually split into three divisions, one devoted entirely to the Violence Against Women Act. It is an apropos attachment to a document declaring that “At least 700,000 persons annually, primarily women and children, are trafficked within or across international borders. Approximately 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States each year.” It goes on to state, “Many of these persons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion…It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services” (emphases all mine).

While it is indisputable that the vast majority of survivors of commercial sexual exploitation are female (likely around 98 percent, according to the International Labor Organization), it is not true that women and girls constitute the vast majority of all human trafficking victims globally. The same source approximates that 42 percent of victims of state-imposed labor exploitation are male. That number increases to 60 percent when considering labor exploitation in private economies. When you add sex trafficking data, this does mean that more of the nearly 21 million victims worldwide are female than male. Nevertheless, the difference is not so disparate as to merit neglecting the men and boys involved.

And what about that 2 percent of victims of commercial sexual exploitation that is male? Are these 400,000 men and boys being overlooked? As awareness of male victimization has increased, so has recognition of the plight of individual male victims. Early versions of the Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Reports—which are undoubtedly some of the most comprehensive sources of country-specific human trafficking information—have very few references to male victims of sex trafficking. In 2007, Japan, Malta and Slovenia acknowledged the existence of the problem. In contrast, the latest report (2014) contains references to this phenomenon in the narratives for Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, El Salvador, Eritrea, France, Ghana, Iceland, Israel, Kenya, the Philippines and Qatar. It is likely happening in many more countries, but expectations of who constitutes a trafficking victim, as well as culturally reinforced ideas of who can be victimized, prevent further reports of male sex trafficking from being made or taken seriously.

If a single victim is one victim too many, then human trafficking experts, first res-ponders and service providers must first be aware of the very real exploitation of men and boys in human trafficking—both for labor and for commercial sexual purposes. They must learn to devote equal attention to all genders when screening potential victims and to provide appropriate and sufficient services for all those who are victimized, not merely those who fit a stereotypical description of a victim/survivor of human trafficking.

The mainstream media and well-intention-ed but misinformed or inadequately trained professionals within the counter-trafficking movement have perpetuated the image of a young, foreign, female victim. Just as it is easier to believe that a foreigner is a victim of trafficking than a U.S.-born citizen because it helps to externalize the danger onto a separate population, it may also be easier to believe that only the “weaker sex” is victimized. This notion is wrong and it is harmful. While women and girls obviously deserve protection, correcting false perceptions is the first step toward ensuring that boys—and yes, men—are also safe.

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