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Uber Partners With Texas Attorney General to Educate Driver-Partners About Human Trafficking

Uber rideshare is partnering with the Texas Attorney general to educate drivers on human trafficking. Assistant Attorney General Mallory Myers Vincent works with the Human Trafficking and Transnational/Organized Crime Section. It is estimated that there are 25 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. In the state of Texas, there are around are 79,000 victims of youth and minor sex trafficking. There are information sessions that are open this week in Dallas and Plano, Texas. This session will highlight the suspicious activity that uber drivers should watch out for.

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Tampa: Human trafficking investigation leads to 5 arrests

“It’s very likely that this arrest saved her life,” said Hillsborough County, FL. Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Once in custody, the 18-year-old woman told deputies she was being held against her will by Fried.” Fried used force, fraud and coercion to manipulate the victim to perform sexual acts at various locations within Hillsborough County.

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“For years, sex trafficking ventures have brazenly operated in and out of hotels throughout this country,” the complaint says. “Criminals parade their misconduct openly on hotel properties throughout the United States while the hotels and hospitality industry continues to neglect the criminal misconduct to continue earning a profit at the expense of human life, human rights, and human dignity.”

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Teen who was human trafficking victim rescued in Tampa, deputies say

A 28 year old woman was placing advertisements of an 18 year old girl on adult escorting sites around Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies arrested the 28 year old and 18 year old but on different charges. That is where the sheriffs learned that she was being held against her will, they say the arrest saved her life. The victim was released and connected to Selah Freedom.

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News: Perpetrators

Tampa: Human trafficking investigation leads to 5 arrests

“It’s very likely that this arrest saved her life,” said Hillsborough County, FL. Sheriff Chad Chronister. “Once in custody, the 18-year-old woman told deputies she was being held against her will by Fried.” Fried used force, fraud and coercion to manipulate the victim to perform sexual acts at various locations within Hillsborough County.

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News: Survivors

Gov. Abbott pardons sex trafficking survivor

While jailed in Austin, TX. Robbie Ann Hamilton asked God to help her quit drugs and to get out of that life. After participating in groups like Alchoholics Anonymous and New Friends New Life in rehab, she turned it around, committing her life to helping homeless addicts.

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Sex trafficking survivors thrive in new Las Vegas environment

The Metropolitan Police Department has a human trafficking task force that includes the department’s vice unit; law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels; Refuge for Women, the Rape Crisis Center, Seeds of Hope and a network of survivors who meet monthly to discuss how best to assist human trafficking survivors in the valley.

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News: Politics

Radisson Latest Hotel Company to Commit to Fighting Human Trafficking

Radisson Hotel Group announced a partnership with ECPAT-USA, a policy organization seeking to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children, and has become the latest hospitality company to sign the organization’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, joining several hotel, airline and travel management companies.

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