June 25, 2019

@LaunchHashtags News Feed Wrap-Up – June 25, 2019

Human Trafficking headlines from around the world. https://twitter.com/launchhashtags

POLICE TAKE DOWN ‘BIG BOX STORE’ OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

There were 60,000 registered users in at least 116 different countries and at least 19,013 users purchased 30-day premium memberships.

https://www.opp.ca/news/#/viewnews/5d0a5a8c58303


HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN AMERICA AMONG WORST IN WORLD: REPORT

According to a recently released report by the State Department, the top three nations of origin for victims of human trafficking in 2018 were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/human-trafficking-in-america-among-worst-in-world-report


KIRKLEES GROOMING GANG: POLICE ARREST 44 SUSPECTS OVER SEXUAL ABUSE OF GIRLS IN YORKSHIRE

Mohammed Akram, 33, of Thornton Lodge in Huddersfield, has been jailed for 22 years for rape, trafficking for sexual exploitation, sexual assault and child abduction.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/kirklees-grooming-gang-yorkshire-child-sex-abuse-police-arrests-a8968501.html


MODESTO MAN GETS 16 YEARS IN EAST BAY HUMAN TRAFFICKING CASE

Timothy Allen Townsel, 21, had been charged with human trafficking of five victims, including minors, as well as street terrorism and other gang charges.


US ADDS SAUDI ARABIA TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING BLACKLIST

According to the US’ annual report on human trafficking, Saudi Arabia has failed to prevent large scale violations committed against its foreign labour force.


HUMAN TRAFFICKING ENFORCEMENT OPERATION IN RESULTS IN 22 ARRESTS

All four of the arrested women were offered victim-centered services from the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion,.


CONVICTED LUFKIN SEX OFFENDER OUT ON BOND RE-ARRESTED FOR CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT

A Lufkin man who was released on bond in March for indecency with a child was re-arrested on Friday for child sexual assault.


BERLIN’S ASIAN FOOD HUB IMPLICATED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING NETWORK

German police have identified a popular Asian food market in Berlin as an important way station in a global human trafficking network.

https://www.dw.com/en/berlins-asian-food-hub-implicated-in-human-trafficking-network/a-49317006


63 ARRESTED ACROSS LOUISIANA FOR CHILD EXPLOITATION AS PART OF OPERATION BROKEN HEART

The two-month long operation identified, arrested, and prosecuted people who produced, distributed, received, and/or possessed child pornography, engaged in the online enticement of children for sexual purposes, engaged in sex trafficking of children.

https://www.knoe.com/content/news/63-arrested-across-Louisiana-for-child-exploitation-as-part-of-Operation-Broken-Heart-511745782.html


FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF WALT DISNEY CONVICTED OF CHILD RAPE, GETS 7 YEARS

Michael Laney, 73, who was the Vice President of Walt Disney, has been found guilty of four counts of first-degree sexual abuse and sentenced to 81 months in prison.

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