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Even 2-month-old babies can be cybersex victims – watchdog

July 17, 2017 ·  By Patty Pasion for www.rappler.com

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International Justice Mission says abuse comes in many forms, with children’s parents even sometimes involved in their own exploitation MANILA, Philippines – Eight in 10 victims rescued from online sexual exploitation are minors, with some of them as young as two months old, said International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM, a human rights group handling cases […]

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House passes anti-trafficking bill; measure goes to Senate

July 14, 2017 · 

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WASHINGTON The House passed a bill July 12 that puts more than $500 million over the next four years into efforts to fight labor and sex trafficking both in the United States and abroad. The bill — named after Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery and became an abolitionist — now goes to the Senate. “According […]

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3 arrested in human trafficking case

July 14, 2017 ·  By Courtney Ryan, FOX 11 News for fox11online.com

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GREEN BAY (WLUK) — A human trafficking bust has landed three people behind bars in Brown County. The sheriff’s office says investigators were tipped off to the activity starting Tuesday. The investigation ended with the arrests of a man, a woman and a girl. “We received information of commercial sex trafficking and also human trafficking,” […]

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Two arrested in child abuse case

July 14, 2017 ·  By www.wjhg.com

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in Fountain, charging them in relation to alleged abuse involving multiple children. According to arrest paperwork filed by BCSO, Frankie Dewayne Stallings, 34, is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse. Investigators wrote in a report that a child told them […]

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Health committee rejects Bill to legalise medical cannabis

July 14, 2017 ·  By Jack Power for www.irishtimes.com

Gino Kenny has been pushing for the legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Report says proposals would have unintended consequences The Oireachtas Health committee has voted to reject People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to legalise medical cannabis and said the Bill “should not proceed to committee stage”. The report by the committee on the proposals says the Bill has major legal issues and the proposed framework […]

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House passes sweeping overhaul of law to combat human trafficking

July 13, 2017 ·  By Emma Kinery , USA TODAY for www.usatoday.com

(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping reauthorization of the nation’s most comprehensive law to combat human trafficking, in a rare bipartisan vote. The bill allocates $520 million over four years toward programs that aim to identify and aid victims of trafficking and prevent it from occurring. The bill — called the Frederick Douglass Trafficking […]

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Arrest DR Congo Warlord

July 13, 2017 ·  By Ida Sawyer for www.hrw.org

Sylvestre Mudacumura, the military commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

Five years ago today, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sylvestre Mudacumura, the military commander of a rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on nine counts of war crimes. Congolese authorities, together with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, should redouble their efforts to send Mudacumura to The […]

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Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge

July 13, 2017 ·  By SARAH DILORENZO, ASSOCIATED PRESS for abcnews.go.com

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Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said Thursday. Brazil declared an end to the public health emergency over the mosquito-borne disease in May, 18 months after a surge in cases of the […]

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Doctor accused of molesting US gymnasts pleads guilty to child porn

July 13, 2017 ·  By Agence France Presse for news.abs-cbn.com

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WASHINGTON – A former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges of child pornography, avoiding tougher sexual assault charges in the first case to be heard against him. A Michigan federal court said Larry Nassar, 53, a doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 […]

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3-year-old killed for drinking milk from jug — authorities

July 13, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for newsinfo.inquirer.net

This July 7, 2017 booking photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Callene Barton after she was arrested in Orlando, Fla. Orange County sheriff’s investigators say 3-year-old Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel, was killed by his mother’s roommates, Barton and and her daughter Lakesha Lewis, because he drank milk from a jug. (Orange County Incarcerations via AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend’s 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room because he drank milk from a jug, authorities said Monday. The boy died of his injuries. Lakesha Lewis, 28, and her mother, Callene Barton, 58, have each been charged with first-degree […]

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