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Michigan State Police Rescue 25 Missing Children in Greater Detroit Area

Michigan State Police Rescue 25 Missing Children in Greater Detroit Area

BY MICHAEL WING Michigan State Police have rescued 25 children that were reported missing in the Greater Detroit area as part of a strategic operation to locate missing at-risk youth last week. In a Twitter post Wednesday, MSP announced that “Operation MISafeKid II” was conducted on Sept. 23, and successfully located the missing children in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties. […]

Human Trafficking Investigation Results in Conviction

Human Trafficking Investigation Results in Conviction

Anthony Wilfred Diaz (DOB 06/23/81), of Las Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced following a guilty plea to charges of attempted human trafficking, pimping, and possession of a firearm by a felon. Two victims were alleged in the complaint. In the last week of January 2020, law enforcement officers from around the State of California participated in a joint […]

Suspected Perpetrator arrested for Luring of a Minor

Suspected Perpetrator arrested for Luring of a Minor

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release During the months of July 2020 through September 2020, detectives with the Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Force and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit received information that an adult male was communicating with who he believed was a 17 year old juvenile female and a 15 […]

July 30th World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30th World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly appointed July 30th as the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. This UN Resolution declared this day necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” The 2020 theme will focus on those who are the […]

Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Human Trafficking in Ventura County

Ventura County Civil Grand Jury Announces Release of Report on Human Trafficking in Ventura County

An investigation was initiated by the 2019-2020 Ventura County Civil Grand Jury to determine if the County has a coordinated policy to address the issue of human trafficking, including funding, staffing, training and services available for victims. Human trafficking is not just a national or state problem, it is a problem in Ventura County. Also […]

Trump Creates New Position Dedicated to Fighting Human Trafficking

Trump Creates New Position Dedicated to Fighting Human Trafficking

BY BOWEN XIAO President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order on combating human trafficking, including the creation of a new White House position that will be dedicated to the task. Trump has made combating human trafficking a key goal of his administration and has often spoke publicly about the issue. He signed the executive order upon […]

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Human Trafficking

Sacramento Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Human Trafficking

James Arthur Powell (DOB 12/27/86), of Sacramento, was sentenced following a guilty plea to charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping and pandering.  Four separate victims were alleged in the complaint. The charges stem from incidents on March 20, 2018, in Camarillo.  While assisting the Citrus Heights Police Department regarding a runaway juvenile, Ventura […]

WARNING issued from the Ventura County READY TO STOP Campaign | Summertime Means Child Predators Are On the Hunt

WARNING issued from the Ventura County READY TO STOP Campaign | Summertime Means Child Predators Are On the Hunt

Editor’s note: Information on this important topic can also be found at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the Blue Campaign | One Voice… One Mission… End Human Trafficking. (Ventura, Calif.) – What do malls, arcades and airports all have in common? A significant increase in youth population during summertime. While children and youth are […]

Human Trafficking Arrests for Exploitation of 16 Year Old Girl in Newbury Park

Human Trafficking Arrests for Exploitation of 16 Year Old Girl in Newbury Park

Ventura County Sheriff Department – Incident Press Release On June 12, 2019  the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month long investigation that  led to the arrest of two suspects for Human Trafficking for their involvement in sexually trafficking  a 16 year old female in Ventura County. On May 22, 2019 the Riverside County Sheriff’s […]

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop: “I Will Not Be Sold”

Simi Valley Soroptimist Club Sponsors Human Trafficking Workshop:  “I Will Not Be Sold”

.   By Tim Pompey For many of us, human trafficking seems far removed from our world and our children. But with traffickers employing sophisticated recruiting techniques, particularly through the use of Internet technologies, trafficking’s influence is as close as a computer or iPhone. What’s more, some children may be involved secretly without any knowledge […]

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