Category: New Jersey

East Brunswick rabbi pleads guilty to sex trafficking

An East Brunswick rabbi, who is registered as a sex offender, has pleaded guilty to paying to have sex with an underage victim. Rabbi Aryeh Goodman of East Brunswick pleaded guilty to interstate travel in aid of racketeering enterprises in connection with soliciting prostitution with a minor, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of New Jersey.

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Rutgers Researchers Define the Emotional Bond Forced onto Adolescent Victims of Sex Trafficking

Rutgers University researchers have defined the relationship that forms between children who are sold for sex and the criminals who traffic them. Traffickers with multiple victims use isolation, favoritism and conflict to turn the victims against each other. This, combined with the shame of their forced sexual acts, causes victims to become more withdrawn and dependent on the trafficker.

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Awareness for Human Trafficking

In Union, New Jersey Keyla M. Munoz, a victim specialist for the FBI Newark Division provided a presentation to Kean University students that explored the complexity of human trafficking. An example she used was how pimps would manipulate women into believing they would be models and stars in movies, getting them to unknowingly sign up for a system that aims to exploit them and their values.

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