We monitor and fact check media coverage of human trafficking and will share the top cases from each week with you. A broad view of what is happening across the country can be translated into action, allowing us to collectively change the system and the public narrative.
We often have a predisposed idea as to what a trafficker looks like, and sometimes it isn’t what we think. Sometimes the exploiters are high powered or well-known members of our communities.
California: Food company CEO arrested on prostitution charges with underage teenagers Charles Ian Charles Schenkel was arrested and charged with six felony counts of prostitution with minors ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. Subsequent to his arrest was the arrest of 22-year-old Amanda Emilia Perez of Huntington Beach, CA for her role in facilitating the crimes.
Nevada Football player Chris Green charged with soliciting child for prostitution Green’s arrest was part of a weeklong human trafficking sting led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force
We appreciate the recent focus on child sex trafficking on social media, but let’s make sure we’re leaning on the facts and real cases. When children are targeted by traffickers, they’re already vulnerable.
California North Park gang member pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking charge Jonathan Devon Price, 30, also known as “Lil’ TY,” admitted to prostituting an underage girl, which included taking her to meet with “johns” for sex.
California Sacramento Man Known As ‘Spice916’ Indicted On Suspicion Of Sex Trafficking A Minor Detectives allege that Butler – who went by the nicknames “Spice916” and “Spice” – recruited, harbored and transported a minor knowing they would engage in prostitution.
International Florida man pleads guilty to financing a sex-trafficking ring in the Philippines Christopher John Streeter directly participated in a scheme that sexually exploited children in the Philippines in order to produce child sex abuse videos for his consumption. During this period, Streeter communicated and negotiated with Philippines-based facilitators to recruit vulnerably poor and ill children, some of whom were as young as 12 and 13-years-old, to engage in sex acts on camera.
Human trafficking is embedded into our economies, crossing sectors and industries, especially the hospitality industry. Traffickers often take advantage of the privacy and anonymity accessible through hotels and motels. It is crucially important for hospitality employees be aware of human trafficking signs and report the police as soon as possible.
Tenessee Livingston man arrested for human trafficking Agents began investigating a tip to the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline from management at a hotel in Springfield. The hotel reported suspicious activity that appeared consistent with mandatory human trafficking training employees had received. During the course of the investigation, 45-year-old Timothy C. Duke was identified as the alleged individual at the hotel with a juvenile.
Colorado Judge sentences a man to 304 years in prison for human sex trafficking During the sentencing, Douglas County District Court Judge Theresa Slade said: “This is not a normal sentence, but this was not a normal crime. You are not a defendant who deserves a minimum sentence You were a master at victimizing these women. There is absolutely nothing this court can do to make these women whole.”
Massage parlor trafficking is an insidious form of trafficking that is incredibly organized and difficult to eradicate across the nation.
Oregon Bend police, FBI raid 3 Bend massage businesses in sex acts investigation Bend police, assisted by the FBI, have raided three Bend massage businesses, part of a 2-year investigation of community complaints that sex acts were taking place at the businesses. No traffickers were present, so arrests have not yet been made.
Texas. Massage parlor in far east El Paso temporarily closed after alleged illegal activity The El Paso County Attorney’s Office said an 18-month investigation has uncovered evidence of at least 25 violations at the massage parlor, including operating without a license, allowing massage therapists to dress in a sexually provocative manner and allowing employees to live on the premises. A member of the core faculty at our training institutes, El Paso County Attorney Amy Monsivais, is essential to this victim-centered approach in El Paso. Our team of current and former law enforcement bring their real-world anti-trafficking experience to every layer of Collective Liberty programming, and we’re proud to have Amy on the team!