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2014

The Super Bowl Could Never Not Be Breeding Grounds for Sexual Exploitation – Huffington Post – February 2, 2014

McCann Erickson Launches ‘Not so Super’ Campaign for NY State Anti-Trafficking Coalition – January 31, 2014

NYPD Conducts Pre-Super Bowl Crack Down on Sex Trafficking – January 28, 2014 – CNN

Young Prostitutes Get Help, Not Jail, Under New Law – January 21, 2014 – Legislative Gazette

Cuomo Signs Law to Help More Sex-Trafficking Victims – January 10, 2014 – LoHud

News Archives

2013

Stubborn Cycle of Runaways Becoming Prostitutes (NY Times, September 15, 2013)

Sex Trafficking Case Shows Need to Pass Women’s Equality Bills (Legislative Gazette, August 6, 2013)

150 Pimps Arrested in Nationwide Trafficking Bust (CBS, July 29, 2013)

Child Prostitution Bust by FBI (Associated Press, July 29, 2013)

Human Sex Trafficking Bill Introduced in Albany (Staten Island Advance, May 21, 2013)

Advocates Look to Strengthen NYS Human Trafficking Laws (WAMC, February 4, 2013)

Global Sex Trafficking and the Guy Next Door (Huffington Post Blog, January 11, 2013)

New York’s Brutal Trade in Human Lives (New York Daily News, January 11, 2013)

Judge Makes Example of Pimp by Imposing Sentence Outside of Federal Guidelines (Newsday, January 4, 2013)

New York Trafficking Reports

City Releases new anti-trafficking video for cabbies – January 3, 2013; New York, NY
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“Appeals Court: Westchester OK To Try Douglas Allen in Sex-Tour Case” – December 26, 2012; Westchester County, NY
An appellate court has ruled the Westchester County DA’s office may proceed with charges against a Poughkeepsie man running prostitution tours to Asia.
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“New York’s Red Light District in Photos” – December 20, 2012; New York, NY
Portraits of victims of sex trafficking who hail from Hunts Point, a Bronx neighborhood often described as New York City’s red light district.
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“Our Bodies, Ourselves: A New Village Voice Policy on ‘Adult’ Advertising” – December 19, 2012; New York, NY
The Village Voice announces their editorial staff will take all possible steps to ensure that no one uses their pages to profit from “the physical or economic coercion, sexual or otherwise, of any human being.
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“NYPD Fires Accused Pimp Cop” – December 11, 2012; Brooklyn, NY
Officer Monty Green was fired from the NYPD by Commissioner Ray Kelly after departmental trial that arose from accusations Green was moonlighting as a pimp.
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“3 Brothers From Mexico Charged with Sex-Trafficking in New York” – December 10, 2012; New York, NY
NY authorities say three brothers extradited from Mexico are being accused of trafficking at least three young women, as young as 14, and forcing them to work as prostitutes.
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US Trafficking Reports

“Vegas Limo Company Raided in Federal Investigation” – December 13, 2012; Las Vegas, NV
Federal authorities arrested nine persons, including the owner and eight employees of a prominent limousine service in Las Vegas after being indicted on federal racketeering charges related to the facilitation of illegal prostitution, amongst others.
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“Ex-Madam Says Happy Hookers Don’t Exist” – November 11, 2012; US
Tania Fiolleau, a former victim and perpetuator of sex trafficking has authored a memoir, “Souled Out,” recalling personal experiences and a broader look at the effects of prostitution on women as individuals and society as a whole.
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2012

Abolishing Prostitution: A Feminist Human Rights Treaty (Women’s Media Center, August 28, 2012)

She Has a Pimp’s Name Etched on Her (New York Times, May 24, 2012)

Prosecutors Focus on Pimps and Clients, Instead of Prostituted Persons (New York Times, May 3, 2012)

DA: 14 Charged in NYC Sex Trafficking Case (Associated Press, April 30, 2012)

Not Quite a Teen, Yet Sold for Sex (New York Times, April 19, 2012)

Girls, Boys Are Sold on the Streets within 48 Hours of Running Away (Baltimore Sun, April 18, 2012)

Bill Would Strengthen Human Trafficking Law (Ithaca Journal, April 12, 2012)

America’s Sex Trafficking Victims (New York Times, April 5, 2012)

The Fight Against Modern Slavery (New York Times, March 22, 2012)

Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods
(New York Times, March 17, 2012)

The Myths & Realities of Human Trafficking (Forbes, January 24, 2012)

2011

Judge Vacates Prostitution Convictions of Sex Victim-Andrew Keshner (New York Law Journal, July 18, 2011)

The John Next Door- Leslie Bennetts  (Newsweek, July 18, 2011)

Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door- Amy Fine Collins  (Vanity Fair, May24, 2011)

Woman Becomes Victim of Sex Trafficking by her Husband (New York Law Journal, May 9, 2011)

Anti-Sex Trade Turns Focus to Men Who Buy Sex  (Women’s eNews, April 18, 2011)

End Demand NYC – Human Trafficking: A New York Problem  (Sanctuary for Families (podcast), March, 2011)

The Mail-Order Bride Trade is Flourishing (Businessweek, January 6, 2011)

2010

Deception in Advertising: Local Sex Ads & Human Trafficking Victims
(Huffington Post, Dec 2, 2010)

NYC’s Hidden World of Human Trafficking  (CBS2, Dec 7, 2011)

Former Runaway, Victim Sues Village Voice Media (New York Daily News, September 21, 2010)

Largest Human Trafficking Case in the U.S. (New York Times, September 20, 2010)

Craigslist Shuts Down Adult Services(New York Times, September 4, 2010)

New Law Allows Sex Trafficking Victims to Clear Names
(New York Times, August 16, 2010)

Escaping the Life (The Crime Report, June 30, 2010)

Queens Madam Forced Young Korean Women Into Lives of Sex Slavery (NY Daily News,  June 29, 2010)

Human Trafficking ‘Serious’ in U.S., Report Says (Bloomberg Business Week, June 14, 2010)

Big Pimping
(The Crime Report, June 14, 2010)

Washington Gets Serious About “Johns” (Seattle Times, June 4, 2010)

8 Charged in Brooklyn in Sex Trafficking Case
(New York Times, June 2, 2010)

Launch of Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign (Street Insider, May 20, 2010)

The Rise of Teen Prostitution (Lisa Evers’ Street Soldiers, Hot 97.1 FM podcast, May 16, 2010)

Taking a Stand on Principle: Advocates Reject Craigslist Money
(Daily Planet, May 6, 2010)

Craigslist Is Subpoenaed Over Sex Ads (New York Times, May 3, 2010)

Women’s Advocates Don’t Want Craigslist’s Charity
(Salon.com, April 30, 2010)

Sex Ads on Craigslist Pay Off in More Revenue, More Scrutiny(New York Times, April 26, 2010)

Charges Called ‘New Low” for Gambinos (New York Times, April 20, 2010)

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