Teens 'free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution'
By: CHELSEA SCHILLING
SACRAMENTO – Beginning on Jan. 1, child prostitution will be legal in the streets of California.
In fact, police officers in the state will be banned from arresting any person under the age of 18 for soliciting or loitering with intent, according to Senate Bill 1322. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill on Sept. 26, and it will go into effect Sunday.
Source: Christian Headlines
By: Jim Denison
Tanner Wendell Stewart is a professional photographer. He was in Sofia, Bulgaria when a Roma Gypsy man tried to sell his six-month-old son to him for $50, because Stewart said the baby was beautiful. That moment inspired Stewart to do something. He has now published a 365-day photo journal created to abolish human trafficking.
Called "Shoot the Skies," the book's photographs are stunning—a starry sky over snow-peaked mountains, a lightning storm over the plains, and other amazing moments in nature. Every dollar goes to The A21 Campaign, which exists to abolish injustice in the 21st century through awareness and education. There are an estimated 27 million slaves in the world today—A21 focuses on rescuing one victim at a time.
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Rather than being taken to jail, sex workers apprehended on the streets of Phoenix, Arizona are being handcuffed and brought to a church, where they can decide if they would rather be incarcerated by the state or undergo diversion therapy.
The policy, known as Project ROSE, is a Phoenix program that, according to Vice News, has aimed to help more than 350 people since it began in 2011.
High school students, teens as young as 13 and other children reported missing by their families were among 16 juveniles rescued from forced prostitution during Super Bowl festivities in and around New Jersey, the FBI said Tuesday.
Authorities arrested more than 45 pimps and their helpers, some of whom said they traveled to the New York region to traffic the women and juveniles at the NFL championship at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
A teenager in Siberia successfully auctioned off her virginity online.
"Money is urgently needed, so I am selling the most treasured thing," the 18-year-oldwrote on Russian auction website 24au.ru, according to a Huffington Post translation of the text.
From: LAS VEGAS SUN By Jackie Valley (contact)
A handful of Las Vegas billboards will be carrying messages aimed at helping victims of human trafficking, a crime authorities say often goes unreported.
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced the initiative Tuesday, calling sex trafficking a “serious international and local problem” that demands more awareness.
By Mark Ellis
Original Article: Godreports
They cross the U.S.-Mexico border for a night of pleasure in Tijuana, buying sex and illegal drugs. The dirty little secret is that some of the Americans cross the border to buy sex from children as young as six and seven-years-old.
Jodie Mac Lean was on a prayer walk in the red light district of Tijuana as part of her Youth With A Mission (YWAM) training in 2010 when her small group encountered something unexpected.
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