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Child Exploitation

Christian Radio Personality Charged In Child-Sex Assault Probe

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Michigan say Christian radio personality John Balyo paid to have sexual encounters with minors. Homeland Security agents and office...

The Somaly Mam Story: What We Still Know About Sex Trafficking

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 06.05.2014 | Impact
Taina Bien-Aime

When trust is breached, those even slightly involved with the targeted fabricator panic and recoil. The fight or flight response kicks in: Does one stay silent and hide; or support and defend?

"Don't Look Away": Help to Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children During Major Sports Events

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

Brazil will receive millions of sports fans in the next two years for the World Cup and Olympics. This influx of tourists also means a higher risk factor to thousands of children that are living invulnerable situations in Brazil.

Feds Bust Online Child Exploitation Network

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen men were charged with operating an online child exploitation network that investigators said preyed upon hundreds of boys...

ViraVida: Offering a Turning Point For Victims of Child Exploitation

Jair Meneguelli | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Jair Meneguelli

The sexual exploitation of children and youth is one of the most destructive atrocities in the world and one of the worst human rights violations. Programs like this CAN make a difference. This is more than a social responsibility, it's a debt to the next generation.

International Sex Tours: What Are You Really Buying?

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Vanessa Pinto

What do you think of when you think of Costa Rica? Visions of volcanoes, zip lining, and rain forests are the first things that come to mind. But there is another reason to travel to Costa Rica that a certain segment of visitors don't disclose: sex tourism.

WATCH: Lisa Ling Visits Underage Sex Worker One Year After Rescue

OWN | Posted 02.12.2013 | OWN

Ashley can't sleep in the dark. But it's not a horror movie she once saw that keeps her awake at night; instead, she is haunted by the horrific life s...

Human Trafficking and Prostitution: Here's a Better Way to Confront Them

Steven Kurlander | Posted 03.24.2013 | Crime
Steven Kurlander

When it comes to the sex trade, there always will be occasional, much publicized sweeps of prostitutes and johns in some seedy section of a city. There always will be some righteous state legislators, too, introducing virtuous bills targeting some aspect of this socially unacceptable behavior.

Girl Tries To Sell 12-Year-Old Brother On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

Many kids joke about selling their little siblings. But one Alabama girl took the threat a bit too far. "12-year-old joyfull [sic] little boy (rea...

Former Teacher Accused Of Making Child Porn For Filming Students As They Changed

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 05.21.2012 | Crime

SHAWNEE, Okla. -- Nine students testified Monday that their former third-grade teacher took photos of them in her classroom and during a pizza party a...

"The Event": How My Kid Learned About Humanity's Ugly Side

Catherine Crawford | Posted 05.16.2012 | Parents
Catherine Crawford

For the next twenty-some minutes, we watched a video that was one of the most manipulative, sly and aggressive examples of salesmanship I've ever witnessed. Were we allowing our daughter, so full of hope, to be brainwashed right in front of us?

Man Gets 40 Years For Participation In 'Most Disturbing' Child Porn Ring

Posted 08.14.2011 | Chicago

A man arrested in 2006 for his alleged participation in a twenty-seven person, international child pornography ring was sentenced late last week to 40...

The Solace of Dark Novels and Memoirs

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Too many of us think it's only our family that's filled with horror, or secrets, or moments of the deepest shame. We read these books and we are less alone.

'World's Largest' Pedophile Ring Smashed

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police said Wednesday they have smashed a huge international pedophile ring, rescuing 230 children from abuse and arres...

Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation, Part 2

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

As part of a controversial policy, police in Oakland, CA round up and arrest hundreds of women and girls each year in the fight against sex trafficking, but only about 20 pimps, and virtually no johns.

Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation, Part 1

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The FBI has said more than 300,000 children and youth per year are forced into prostitution. But perspectives from the girls themselves, who are caught up in what's known as "the game," are often missing from reports.

The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Directed by British filmmaker Jamie Doran with Afghan investigative journalist Najibullah Quraishi, The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan reveals a stunning subculture nearly unknown in the West.

Eppie DeLeon, Break Dancer, Faces Charges For Child Exploitation

9News | Jeffrey Wolf and Chris Vanderveen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAMAR - A man who had gained some fame for his dancing skills was arrested over the weekend in Lamar. The Lamar chief of police says Eppie DeLeon t...

Facebook's Skirmish With UK Police Agency

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

The U.K.'s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre wants Facebook to prominently display an orange button on every page visible to U.K. users so they can easily report abuse to police.

'Orphan Doctor' Calls on World Community to End Orphan Crisis by Tackling Poverty

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Dr. Jane Aronson, founder and CEO of Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO), has issued a bold response today to a recent article on child trafficking. J...

An Open Invitation to Rachel Lloyd

Jim Buckmaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Buckmaster

For the sake of rescuing victims and prosecuting criminals, is it really a good idea to eliminate the only venue for adult service ads that is highly responsive to law enforcement?

U.S. Senate Holds Child Trafficking Hearing

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Conchita Sarnoff

It is high time to shift gears in our country and do something about child trafficking at the legislative level.

World Day Against Child Labor Highlights The Need To Do More For Africa's Children (SLIDESHOW)

International Rescue Committee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
International Rescue Committee

African nations are witnessing a different kind of labor crisis -- the use of young children and teenagers as cheap workers in exploitative jobs and industries.

Rubbernecking: Jon and Kate Plus Fate

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The only Gosselins I feel sorry for are all under the age of nine years old.

Exploiting Kids on YouTube is Not Okay

Sara Catania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sara Catania

Is it okay for a parent to publicly post his child's private moment of confusion? The child had no control over his actions in that moment, and he has no control over his dad's decision to share that private moment with others.