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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gov. Bryant receives human trafficking task force report - The Dispatch



 "Factors that lead to domestic minor sex trafficking are particularly prevalent in Mississippi, the report found. They include not only poverty and lack of education, but a high rate of police corruption, crime, runaway and homeless youth and demand for prostitution. The report also stated that domestic minor sex trafficking has become so common it's been normalized and, in some cares, glamorized by te"

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Study reveals the sad secret world of child prostitution | Scoop News

“It makes me angry on behalf of the children, angry that the child doesn’t have a better community.
“It’s not that the families didn’t care, it’s that they actually didn’t have the capacity to care for these kids. And the communities were turning a blind eye, so the schools didn’t notice.
“It made me wonder how someone can go to school every day while coming down off methamphetamine, having been out doing sex work the night before - and never have that picked up by anyone at the school?”

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Friday, July 3, 2015

FBI — Louisiana Motel Owner Pleads Guilty in Sex Trafficking Case

"According to evidence presented in court and documents filed in connection with the case, Patel acknowledged that, in his role as the former owner of the Riviera Motel, he regularly rented rooms to individuals who are charged as sex trafficking co-conspirators in connection with this case, knowing they were pimps who forced and coerced women to engage in prostitution. Patel admitted that although he never personally recruited, groomed or coerced any of the victims, he benefited financially from the sex trafficking operation."

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hospitals train staff to spot victims of human trafficking - Modern Healthcare



"Nearly 88% of trafficking survivors reported having some kind of contact with the healthcare system while they were trafficked, according to a 2014 study in the Annals of Health Law. “No other sector plays a more critical role,” Barrows said. The bad news is most healthcare providers know little to nothing about trafficking and receive no training on how to identify and help victims. “The vast majority are absolutely clueless,” Barrows said. “Only a handful are looking at it seriously.” "

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