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US Marshalls recover 35 children in operation

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Operation Saftey Net started by US Marshals recovered 35 missing children according to the US Department of Justice Monday. More than 20% were connected to human trafficking. Out of the 40 cases referred to the Marshal Task Force, 5 have remained unfound. 

39 Missing Children Found in Two Week Sex Trafficking Sting Opperation

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“Operation Not Forgotten” led by the U.S Marshals Service (USMS)  Missing Child Unit, Georgia state and local agencies along with others, worked together to find 39 children from Atlanta and Macon, Georgia.
According to a press release by the USMS, the state of Georgia and local agencies conducted a two-week operation that rescued 26 children and found the safe location of 13 others. 

Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to charges of transporting minors for illegal sex acts

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Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate charged with luring girls so the late financier could sexually abuse them, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday at a hearing in which women who accused her of enabling their abuse gave statements denouncing her “heinous” crimes.

Hometown Heroes: Brianna Chaves Brings Awareness to Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking has recently had a big spotlight in the media, and our personal hero, Brianna Chaves, works to raise awareness for human trafficking, and has also worked at a shelter for survivors of trafficking.  We recently spoke with Brianna about how she found herself working for this important cause, and she even shared a heartbreaking survivor story with us. 

Super Bowl crackdown on human trafficking yields 47 arrests and rescues of 22 victims

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Five people were charged with trafficking — three of them accused of federal crimes and two charged with violating Florida law. Another 34 suspected accomplices or possible traffickers were arrested on trafficking-related charges, such as money laundering or drug possession. In addition, eight suspected “Johns” or sex buyers were arrested, Fernandez Rundle said.

Human trafficking survivor says Indigenous women and girls especially at risk

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Bridget Perrier says she had a good childhood until she was molested by a family friend at age eight. She began acting out and was relinquished by her adoptive parents to the Children’s aid society when she was 11. She was placed in a group home, from which she would be lured into a path of sexual exploitation and violence for a decade.

‘Lost Girls’ Trailer: Amy Ryan Discovers a Sex-Trafficking Ring After Her Daughter Goes Missing

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be plenty of new indie movies that you’ll have to wait several months to see in theaters, some of them will be available for you to watch sooner than you think. One of them will be Lost Girls, a new thriller inspired by Robert Kolker’s best-selling true story of the same name.