Stop Native American Indian SEX Trafficking! President Trumps help to Protect Human Traffick Victims!!

Native America; Human Trafficking in Native Communities

Since the Presidential Proclamation of 2010, we have annually observed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking prevention Month. Despite all the media attention and many worthy organizations fighting this problem, there are still over 40 million slaves in the world today. Women and girls account for 71% of those victims.
Before the colonization of the U.S., Native Americans held women in high regards as life bearers and the future of their people. They were the political, spiritual and ceremonial leaders and violence against women was*is) forbidden.

There are 27 million slaves in the world today, more slaves than during the transatlantic slave trade; human trafficking is tied with arms dealing as the second largest criminal enterprise an is the fastest growing; about 80 percent of all trafficked individuals are female; about 50 percent are children. 

The 70 percent of these women are victims of the sex trade; and between 244,000 and 325,000 American youth are considered at risk for sexual exploitation of minors occur each year in the United States.

This figures, however, are limited estimates of your at high risk for human trafficking and do not take into consideration adults US citizens trafficked for sex. Each year, an estimated $150 billion is generated by victims trafficked, $99 billion of which comes from sex trafficking and $51 billion from other forms of trafficking. 

Each year, between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States from other countries. One study estimates 30% of shelter youth and 70% of street yorkers are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. They maybe coerced into prostitution for “survival sex” to meet daily needs for food shelter or drugs. 

Now I am starting to understand why most women do things for their children. My disadvantage was two father’s who didn’t care about their own children. I did my very best to care for my children, but it always felt I wasn’t good enough for anyone, not even myself. The harder I fought to keep things together the more they fell apart. I would pray, ask family for help, and nothing.

Nationally, 450,000 children run away from home each year. One out of every three teens on the street will be lured toward sex trafficking within forty eight hours of leaving home. Statistically, this means at least 150,000 children lured into sex trafficking each year. The ages for boys 11-13, for girls 12-14. The she’s of these children is scary. I want to see human trafficking stopped. You can well imagine victims of human trafficking are not able or willing to raise their hands to be counted. Added go that, when trafficking is exposed, the proof required to bring the perpetrators to justice makes prosecution very difficult. There is much work to be done in the legal system, on the matter. Who do you trust? They could be in on the trafficking, or the traffickers.

Human Trafficking

in the United States

by: Delana Forsyth

Many people don’t think about the sale of human beings happening right here in America. If we consider the possibility of human trafficking within our borders, our assumption may be that it’s confined to Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, and other large cities. Even those who recognize that human trafficking is as much an American disgrace as an international one sometimes don’t realize this crime doesn’t just occur in our big cities.Although human trafficking has certainly been discovered in large urban areas, it can flourish in upper-class suburbs, rural areas, and even in small towns like the one lived.

Human trafficking happens in upper-middle-class neighborhoods where people who travel or do business internationally “invest” in domestic help, who upon arrival in America can become modern slaves.

In search of a cost-effective workforce, resort communities, hotels, and country clubs sometimes unknowingly hire agencies that are actually fronts for slave labor.

In places where regular conferences are held- including but not limited to political and business conferences- as well as at large sporting events, sex-trafficked individuals are made available because traffickers know there are consumers with money who buy them.

That’s why whenever I am presented with a reasonable (and sometimes, I must confess, not completely reasonable) opportunity to enlighten folks about the modern day slavery that’s happening all around us, i take it, because i know the extent to which this problem permeates our land. its prominence here makes sense if you think about it. Human trafficking follows money. America, being the richest nation in the world, stands to reward human traffickers with some of the highest profits anywhere.

Local coalition raising awareness of human trafficking during January
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
By Kayla Molander
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 12:42 PM EST
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition is doing a series of seminars throughout the month to educate the public about human trafficking. The coalition is hosting four free Human Trafficking 101 presentations on Zoom this month. The seminars will go over what human trafficking is, what it looks like in our area, who is fighting against it here, and how you can get involved. According to the coalition’s co-chair, Sandy Sieben, human trafficking is often thought of as someone approaching you in a dark alley late at night and kidnapping you, but that’s not the reality. In actuality, 90-95% of all human trafficking happens at the hands of someone you know. “Those who are recruiting for trafficking, they look like you, they walk like you, and they talk like you,” says Sieben. “They’re going to know what your interests are, they’re going to know what makes you smile. And that’s what will lead you to them and lead them to you. And then it becomes a relationship, and then it turns into trafficking.” ADVERTISEMENT: People also tend to associate human trafficking with child sex trafficking, but that’s only one small piece of what trafficking is. People of any age, gender, or sexual orientation can be a victim, and sex is not always involved. People can be labor trafficked, when they’re forced to work for little or no pay with no chance of escape. That can be common in our area.
“We have young kids that are selling drugs, maybe small quantities at first, and then they’re forced to sell larger and larger quantities, and very quickly they’re deeper into the selling of drugs than they ever wanted to be, and they don’t have an easy way out,” says Sieben. Everything I am writing is public information. I can only print the truth, because people don’t have a clue what’s going on behind the scenes. Now, more than ever, we need your support to shine a light of hope to prevent and stop the horrific crime of human trafficking. We have a month of FUN(ds)! scheduled for October and we need your help to reach our goal of raising $75,000! With your support, we can sustain our programs which provide resources to students to keep them safe and provide awareness of human trafficking; continue on our mission to have Freedom Stickers posted in every bathroom across the U.S.; and train and empower individuals to recognize the signs of human trafficking. The pandemic has changed our lives, but human trafficking continues to flourish, especially through online contact and grooming. Awareness and prevention are essential and we cannot do this work without your help. In October, we’ll be presenting a series of short, fun, informative videos and live streaming on social media. Topics will include survivor stories, how traffickers work to lure and keep their victims, trafficking tattoos, how IOB got its start, and many more, gathering information on traffickers and has been instrumental in providing intelligence to local law enforcement which have resulted in recoveries of victims and arrests of perpetrators for four of our last Super Bowl operations.

Democrats want to abolish ICE. President Trump wants to help ICE abolish human trafficking. In 2018 alone, more than 23,000 human trafficking victims were identified in the United States. Of these victims, 65% were women. More than 1 in 5 were children. It’s a “level of evil that you would never believe is even possible in a modern age,” President Trump said in January. “The level of evil is incredible.”
President Trump has joined law enforcement officers to fight for the voiceless and end this scourge of modern-day slavery in our country. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)—which Democrats have called to be abolished—has arrested more than 5,000 human traffickers over just the past three years. “I want to thank ICE. They have been incredible,” President Trump said. Rather than dismantle law enforcement agencies, as the far left demands, President Trump has doubled funding for the Department of Justice to combat human trafficking. The President also signed the largest DOJ grant package in history to stop trafficking. It included, for the first time ever, grants to provide safe housing for survivors. All told, since taking office, President Trump has signed nine pieces of bipartisan legislation that target human traffickers, both domestically and internationally. This week, the Trump Administration released its National Action Plan to build on these important steps. It lays out a strategy in three parts: prevention of trafficking, protection for victims, and prosecution for the criminals who fuel this evil industry. In January, President Trump recognized the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. That day, he signed an Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States. With that order, he created the first-ever White House position focused solely on ending trafficking. Americans also heard that day from Bella Hounakey, a survivor of trafficking whom President Trump invited to speak at the White House. “At age 13, I was brought into this country. I survived trafficking, along with 19 other girls. Afterwards, I was placed in foster care, but this negative experience in my past should not wholly define who I am today,” she said. “Today, I am a college graduate. Today, I am an American citizen.” Last fiscal year, ICE initiated 1,024 human-trafficking and forced-labor related cases. These actions led to 2,197 criminal arrests, nearly 700 convictions, and, ultimately, the rescue of more than 400 victims. The Trump Administration Is Fighting the Evil of Human Trafficking. Under President Trump, our First Americans are being put first again! President Trump is committed to honoring the heritage of America’s first inhabitants, our Native American communities. To that end, his Administration just released a plan to continue partnering with Native Americans to build a brighter future for all people.
The plan, titled “Putting America’s First Peoples First: Forgotten No More,” outlines President Trump’s core principles to fight for these communities:
Respecting tribal sovereignty and self-determination.
Promoting safe communities
Building a thriving economy with improved infrastructure
Honoring Native American heritage and improving education and delivering better health outcomes.
President Trump’s policies will add 51,000 Native American-owned businesses and up to 196,000 new jobs for tribal communities. In addition, tribal entrepreneurship will be supported through growing opportunities for access to Federal contracting.
With a priority on education, Federal investments will be increased in tribal colleges and universities, and $10 million is pledged to support the creation of new tribally operated charter schools. Federal funding will be doubled for the improvement of the quality Bureau of Indian Education schools and other education options, as well.
The plan also continues to prioritize the important work of Operation Lady Justice, President Trump’s task force to address missing and murdered indigenous persons.
MORE: How the White House Is Seeking Justice for Native Americans
I have lived in a beautiful rural area. Our region consists of small, sleepy Pennsylvania farming communities and cities, with some of the afet streets in the country, so i thought. Tourism abound here, with beautiful winters and very warm summers that smell so good you want to bottle it. I began to realized that human trafficking was happening here in America after doing research and realized I had been trafficked. not only overseas, but right here in our backyard. It was the worst atrocity I’d seen or known on planet earth and she was driven to take action. Through her dedication for more than a decade, thousands have linked arms with us in the fight against human trafficking — including YOU!
Not surprisingly, this area attracts conventions and other gatherings, a well as wealthy (some very wealthy) individuals for upscale and resort living. If human trafficking can happen in my hometown no place is safe.
Wife of former pastor accused of sex crimes denied bid to be put on house arrest
Alisa Haynes is charged with tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.

Author: WTOL Newsroom
Published: 11:50 AM EDT March 25, 2019
Updated: 11:50 AM EDT March 25, 2019
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TOLEDO (WTOL) – The wife of a former Toledo pastor accused of sex crimes, who herself is charged with tampering with a witness in the case, was denied a bid to be released from jail.

Alisa Haynes, wife of Anthony Haynes, wanted to be put on house arrested with an ankle monitor so she could stay with her aunt.

Haynes is charged with tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.

READ MORE: Wife, step-daughter of pastor accused of child sex crimes, plead not guilty to various charges
READ MORE: FBI releases details of witness tampering allegations in pastor sex trafficking case

Haynes’ attorney says her release would ensure she would have no contact with the victims of the case and would appear before court.

The government does not agree with this, saying no combination of conditions would make her release acceptable.

They also say they can’t assume Haynes would appear before court, and the safety of the victim is paramount.

The judge also pointed to Haynes’ history of failing to appear before court, but said he would consider the same motion later in the case after he had more time to review information.

Wife of former pastor accused of sex crimes denied bid to be put on house arrest
Alisa Haynes is charged with tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.

Author: WTOL Newsroom
Published: 11:50 AM EDT March 25, 2019
Updated: 11:50 AM EDT March 25, 2019
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TOLEDO (WTOL) – The wife of a former Toledo pastor accused of sex crimes, who herself is charged with tampering with a witness in the case, was denied a bid to be released from jail.

Alisa Haynes, wife of Anthony Haynes, wanted to be put on house arrested with an ankle monitor so she could stay with her aunt.

Haynes is charged with tampering with a witness, victim, or informant.

READ MORE: Wife, step-daughter of pastor accused of child sex crimes, plead not guilty to various charges
READ MORE: FBI releases details of witness tampering allegations in pastor sex trafficking case

Haynes’ attorney says her release would ensure she would have no contact with the victims of the case and would appear before court.

The government does not agree with this, saying no combination of conditions would make her release acceptable.

They also say they can’t assume Haynes would appear before court, and the safety of the victim is paramount.

The judge also pointed to Haynes’ history of failing to appear before court, but said he would consider the same motion later in the case after he had more time to review information.

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Holidays are some of the most vulnerable times for children and families. Typically because excitement permeates the atmosphere, the anticipation of preparing meals and celebrating with family and friends lowers safety guards. According to the Darkness to Light Foundation, 90% of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser. Approximately 30% of children are sexually abused by a family member. There is an estimate that 60% of children who are sexually abused are abused by people the family trusts
As a prerequisite to creating a safety plan, it is essential to have an age-appropriate conversation with your child about sex education, body safety, boundaries, and consent. Informing your child that you are here for them while teaching them that they are in control of their own body allows them to feel empowered.

She has attended three of the last four Super Bowls to assist law enforcement with sex trafficking jail intelligence. In Atlanta, she and other analysts looked at how many inmates and prisoners from facilities located near the game were making calls to individuals actively posting escort ads, assuming they were arranging sex trafficking jobs.

McDade Hood said they looked at nearly 135,000 unique calls and found that 2% of calls from the jails went to individuals with posted ads, 1% from the prison system.

“Anywhere there’s disposable income and a large number of people, especially from out of town or online, there’s going to be the sale of sex,” McDade Hood said. “There’s also a better likelihood there will be minors there to be exploited. You’re going to have the sale of sex in Atlanta, Portland, La Grande, Medford and Bend.”

McDade Hood said victims’ relatives have been known to be traffickers.

“It’s a shock to people’s social conscience to think that a mom could show her daughter how to charge for sex, how to rent a room when she’s 14, walk a track or post an ad.

“Sometimes, it’s not the mom’s free will. She may already be in ‘the life,’ and her significant other tells her that the daughter is going to be the next money-maker.”

Sending traffickers to prison

One of local law enforcement’s big success stories with prosecuting sex traffickers in Portland is the Moncello L. James case. He was sentenced in March 2018 to more than 17 years in prison after being found guilty of multiple counts of compelling and promoting prostitution.

James was trafficking from both outside and inside the Multnomah County Justice Center. Jail intelligence and a willing witness helped detectives in their nearly yearlong investigation into James, who also had been convicted of pimping and pandering in California.

James has a profile on the “write-a-prisoner” pen pal site and a personal prisoner blog that states, “I’m single and looking to meet new friends and see what happens.”

The jury’s decision to sentence him to 210 months in prison was welcome news to the five local law enforcement groups that helped bring him to justice, including McDade Hood’s unit.

“This job will hopefully outlive me here,” she said. “There’s such a connectivity among domestic violence, gang issues, sexual violence and sex trafficking. As a county, it’s something we’re always looking at – all those intersections.”

At the time of this interview, the sergeant said the jail had 12 suspects in custody who had been indicted on sex trafficking-related charges and an estimated 12 to 15 sex trafficking victims.

Multnomah County jail intelligence statistics from December 2018 show that at least 595 minors and 1,191 adults are believed to be victims of sex trafficking in the Portland metro area. More than 1,000 people have been suspected or prosecuted as traffickers, while 949 have been charged with purchasing. McDade Hood said the numbers are based on citations.

Going after purchasers

With the 2018 statistic that nearly 1,000 people have been charged with purchasing in the Portland area, McDade Hood and her team of interns from Portland State University are hoping to launch a new research project to discover more information about local buyers, also known as “johns.”

McDade Hood said purchasers come from all parts of society; they can be doctors, attorneys, police officers, business people and school teachers. Although the idea for a research study is still in the early stages, she expects a proposal to be ready by summer.

Multnomah County is at the forefront of a national movement to prioritize the arrest and prosecution of buyers to help reduce demand for sex-trafficked youths and adults.

“There are many agencies in the U.S. that don’t touch the buyers,” McDade Hood said.

Prosecutors with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office believe buyers are the crux of the problem.

“As long as there are buyers out there, there will always be traffickers looking for ways to make more money,” said J.R. Ujifusa, senior deputy district attorney, and supervisor of the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office Human Trafficking Team. “Whether or not you purchase a minor, or try to purchase a minor, it increases demand for recruiting, grooming and the exploitation of minors.”
Ujifusa said purchasing an adult also has implications buyers often don’t consider.

“Even if the purchased woman, or man, is 19, 20 or 23 … they still have that trauma from when they were a minor and first got into this,” he said.

SBAD program takes shape

In an effort to decrease demand for sex trafficking in the Portland area, in 2010, Multnomah County leaders researched the idea of a special program to educate sex buyers about how their actions affect victims, community members and their own health and families.

“John schools” aren’t a new concept, but Ujifusa said Multnomah County wanted its new Sex Buyers Accountability and Diversion, or SBAD, program to go even further, by drawing on the experience of researchers, social service agencies, survivors, medical professionals and law enforcement. He said having survivors tell their stories is especially powerful.

County leaders sought advice for the program from a nationally known researcher, Michael Shively from Abt Associates, who’s been the lead researcher on a number of National Institute of Justice studies on john schools and reducing demand for sex trafficking.

Shively helped create an overview of anti-demand tactics used around the country and found that john schools did indeed have a significant effect on reducing the recidivism rate for men who purchased or tried to purchase sex. County officials considered Shively’s research and advice as they created SBAD.

“We learned there are two kinds of buyers when it comes to purchasing adults,” Ujifusa said, “those who are ignorant or unaware of their actions and how their actions affect sex trafficking and those who are only concerned about themselves.”

The SBAD program is available to those charged with a misdemeanor for purchasing or trying to purchase an adult. First-time offenders who complete the eight-hour, $1,000 course can get their charge dismissed. Eight hundred men have completed the program since it began in 2011.
“It really tries to open up their minds, and eyes, about traffickers, quotas and the fact that it may appear that these individuals want to do this, or are willing to do this, but there may be other things going on behind the scenes,” Ujifusa said.

The program is not available to anyone who purchases, or attempts to purchase, a minor – which is a felony.

“Most of the time in those cases we’re looking at sex offender registration and treatment, as well as prison-type sentences, because those individuals are either seeking out or don’t care whether or not they’re purchasing minors.”

Ujifusa said the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office worked diligently with Oregon lawmakers to make the charge of sex with a minor a felony. Before that, it had been a misdemeanor. In addition to the sex with a minor charge, buyers may face charges of sexual assault, online enticement, luring or child pornography.

Even though it’s been years since McDade Hood first heard those recorded phone calls about sex trafficking, she is still shocked by what she sees and hears.

“I’m still surprised every single day. I just don’t know how people can cause such havoc to other individuals,” she said. “That mental manipulation is so hard on people. I believe people heal from the bruises a lot easier than their mental scars.

We love our convenience stores and value our partnerships with them. They are at the frontlines in the fight against human trafficking since c-stores are easy places to stop for snacks, refuel, and use the restroom. Which makes them a place frequented by human traffickers and their victims. Our Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program trains c-store staff on the indicators of human trafficking and gets Freedom Stickers into their restrooms, giving victims of human trafficking a chance to see there is help and there is hope to escape the life.

C-stores have been open throughout the pandemic. Spread the love with us and show them how much we appreciate them. Take a minute to make a sign. Get creative with anything you have at home, and then post your masterpiece to Facebook or Instagram.

Truckers Against Trafficking

Since 2009, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) has been working to discover and disrupt human trafficking networks. They are raising up a mobile army of transportation professionals to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking, in order to aid in the recovery of victims and the arrest of their perpetrators.

2,496 Calls have been made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline by truckers.

1,230 Victims have been identified because of truckers.

TAT was the inspiration for our Convenience Stores Against Trafficking (CSAT) program and have been great partners in our work. We are so happy to link arms with them in the fight against human trafficking! To learn more about TAT, click here.

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Fact check: Over 8,000 US trafficking arrests since 2017 have not included members of Congress.
Fact check: Over 8,000 US trafficking arrests since 2017 have not included members of Congress
Camille Caldera
USA TODAY
The claim: There have been 3,138 human trafficking arrests — including 38 members of Congress— in the U.S.
A post on Instagram claims that since President Donald Trump issued his first executive order on human trafficking, there have been over 3,000 arrests in the United States alone.

“This includes 38 members of Congress. 23 Democrats & 15 Republicans,” the post reads. It is a screenshot of a tweet from the account MAGACOUNTRYinc on Aug. 12.

In a reply, the account user credited the information to “the newest episode of Deplorable Nation,” a podcast. On an episode on Aug. 11, the podcast host repeated the same statistics about total arrests and members of Congress, but offered no substantiation.

The users behind the post on Instagram and Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY. The podcast host could not be reached for commen
Fact check: Over 8,000 US trafficking arrests since 2017 have not included members of Congress
Camille Caldera
USA TODAY

The claim: There have been 3,138 human trafficking arrests — including 38 members of Congress— in the U.S.
A post on Instagram claims that since President Donald Trump issued his first executive order on human trafficking, there have been over 3,000 arrests in the United States alone.

“This includes 38 members of Congress. 23 Democrats & 15 Republicans,” the post reads. It is a screenshot of a tweet from the account MAGACOUNTRYinc on Aug. 12.

In a reply, the account user credited the information to “the newest episode of Deplorable Nation,” a podcast. On an episode on Aug. 11, the podcast host repeated the same statistics about total arrests and members of Congress, but offered no substantiation.

The users behind the post on Instagram and Twitter did not respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY. The podcast host could not be reached for comment

Fact check:Barack Obama did not spend $65K on prostitutes, code-named ‘pizza’ and ‘hotdogs’

Over 8,000 arrests by FBI and ICE for human trafficking since 2017

Trump has issued multiple executive orders on human trafficking — the first in February 2017, just after he took office, and the most recent in January 2020.

Though it’s difficult to account for the totality human trafficking arrests across law enforcement agencies, some data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is reported to Congress on an annual basis.

And the human trafficking arrests reported by the FBI and ICE-HSI in the years since Trump took office actually outstrip the number in the viral post.

Fact check:Mask-wearing not connected to child trafficking In FY2017, the FBI initiated 782 human trafficking investigations and arrested 2,693 subjects. ICE-HSI initiated 833 human trafficking cases, which resulted in 1,602 criminal arrests.

In FY2018, the FBI initiated 667 human trafficking cases and arrested 479 subjects. ICE-HSI initiated 849 human trafficking cases and reported 1,588 criminal arrests.

The report for FY2019 isn’t out, but ICE-HSI has reported that it arrested 2,197 criminals associated with human trafficking.

That totals at least 8,559 arrests related to human trafficking, assuming no overlap.

Charts that inaccurately claim human trafficking arrest numbers dramatically increased under Trump compared to former President Barack Obama have also spread online, and been fact-checked by PolitiFact and FactCheck.org.

Fact check:Debunked conspiracy theories seek to tie Kamala Harris, human trafficking

No reports of members of Congress arrested for human trafficking
There have been no reports of members of Congress arrested for human trafficking.

A database from GovTrack records allegations of misconduct against members of Congress.

It reports just 16 allegations related to sexual harassment and abuse and 10 allegations of other crimes — none of which were related to trafficking — by members of Congress between 2010 and 2020, and none so far in 2020.

Fact check:Sex crimes by public officials not connected to Ghislaine Maxwell

Our rating: False
Based on our research, the claim that there have been 3,138 human trafficking arrests — including 38 members of Congress— in the U.S. since President Trump issued his first executive order on on the subject is FALSE. In fact, the FBI and ICE have reported over 8,000 arrests in the last three fiscal years. But none has been a member of Congress; there are no reports of this.

Our fact-check sources:
White House, Feb. 9 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking
White House, Jan. 31, Executive Order on Combating Human Trafficking and Online Child Exploitation in the United States
Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Fiscal Year 2017
Attorney General’s Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Fiscal Year 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Dec. 6 2019, ICE HSI announces record-high number of criminal arrests in FY19
Politifact, August 9, Graph showing rising human trafficking arrests under Trump draws on bogus data
FactCheck.org., August 14, Viral Chart Distorts Human Trafficking Statistics
GovTrack, Legislator Misconduct Database
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NEW YORK (AP) — A television actress best known for playing a young Superman’s close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.
Allison Mack was accused in an indictment unsealed by the federal court in Brooklyn. She entered her plea and was remanded to custody after Judge Cheryl Pollak refused a request from Mack’s lawyers to release her without bail. A bail hearing will be held Monday.
Mack, 35, starred in The CW network’s “Smallville.” Since that series ended in 2011, she has played only minor roles. Prosecutors said she helped recruit women for leader Keith Raniere and his cult-like organization called NXIVM. She told the women they were joining what was purported to be a female mentorship group, prosecutors said.
But “the victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor,” according to federal prosecutors.
“Mack and other … masters recruited … slaves by telling them that they were joining a women-only organization that would empower them and eradicate purported weaknesses the NVIVM curriculum taught were common in women,” prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said she required women she recruited to engage in sexual activity with Raniere, who paid Mack in return.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Kim Penza said in court that that “under the guise of female empowerment” Mack “starved women until they fit her co-defendant’s sexual ideal.”
Federal authorities raided an upstate New York residence near Albany where NXIVM was headquartered in March. The organization also ran programs in Mexico.
Raniere, 57, was arrested in Mexico, brought to the U.S. on March 26 and is being held without bail in Brooklyn.
The FBI has filed sex trafficking charges against him, saying that with the help of mostly female assistants, he blackmailed and coerced women into unwanted sex. Prosecutors hinted in earlier papers that Mack was one of the co-conspirators; it’s not clear who else may be charged.
Raniere’s attorney has said the facts would show Raniere did not compel or pressure anyone to do anything. He says everyone was acting in accordance with his or her free will at every instant.
Raniere sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars and his core disciples who include actresses, wealthy heiresses and a son of the former president of Mexico.
Mack’s “Smallville” co-star Kristin Kreuk says she was involved with one of the group’s self-help programs but left about five years ago. She wrote on Twitter last month that she didn’t experience any “nefarious activity” and was “horrified and disgusted” by the allegations.
Founded in 1998, NXIVM promoted Raniere’s teachings as a kind of mystical, executive coaching designed to help people get the most out of life. Enrollees in its Executive Success Programs paid handsomely for his advice. The organization also drew criticism from people who likened it to a cult.
Last year, the accusations took a new twist, with women who were part of a NXIVM subgroup coming forward to say that they had been physically branded with a surgical tool against their will.
Prosecutors said in court papers that Raniere created a society within NXIVM called “DOS” — an acronym based on a Latin phrase that loosely translates to “Lord/Master of obedient female companions.” Women were required to provide damaging material about their friends and family, naked photos and even sign over their assets as a condition for joining, they said. Many were branded with his initials, they said.
This story has been corrected to show that “Smallville” ended in 2011, not 2015.

Ex-49ers player Hayne to spend nearly 4 years in jail
SYDNEY (AP) — Jarryd Hayne, a rugby league star who also played briefly in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers, has been sentenced to at least three years and eight months in jail for the sexual assault of a woman in 2018…
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