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‘I didn’t drink out of my water bottle anymore, which I think is what saved me’: Woman claims she was nearly abducted at a Pilates class

'This is so scary that we aren’t even safe in a Pilates studio.'

On Sep 11, 2022 by Dan Latu

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Teen sentenced to prison after appearing as bait in Backpage ad used for robbery

The teen was used as bait for a Backpage robbery scheme. Now she faces up to 20 years in prison.

On Jan 27, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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A Facebook message from a long-lost relative exposed a St. Louis baby ring

A Facebook message has kicked off an investigation into Homer G. Phillips hospital, which has long been suspected of hosting a baby-selling ring.

On May 7, 2015 by Jaya Saxena

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This sex worker claims she was exploited by an A&E reality show

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Dot, a sex worker says she was used and discarded by the 'rescue' show '8 Minutes.'

On Apr 30, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Sex workers are protesting in outrage over A&E’s new show

Organizations working with trafficking victims and sex workers want the show ‘8 Minutes’ canceled before it airs in April.

On Mar 25, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Even anti-trafficking activists want to kill this anti-trafficking bill

Leading advocates for survivors say the act is a bad idea.

On Mar 22, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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A Florida man allegedly sold his girlfriend to pregnancy fetishists on Craigslist

In a horrifying twist, the mom was also reportedly involved.

On Jan 7, 2015 by EJ Dickson

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The problem with the New York Times’s war on Internet sex trafficking

Nicholas Kristof's quest to shut down Backpage.com shows the destructive effects of the anti-trafficking prostitution "rescue" industry.

On Nov 5, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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Japanese mafia look to rebrand with new website, theme song

Needs more flash games.

On Apr 2, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Study shows the last people still using Myspace are sex workers

If your first reaction was, "Wait, people actually still use Myspace?!?!," you're not alone.

On Mar 13, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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Help catch sex traffickers by submitting a photo of your hotel room

Exchange Initiative busts illegal sex trafficking by comparing photos of hotel rooms with photos in escort ads. 

On Mar 12, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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The new era of organized cybercrime

The Web has caused growing pains for the entertainment, retail, and media industries—and the mafia, too.

On Jan 24, 2014 by Miles Klee

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Sons of Mexican cartel leaders flaunt guns, cars, and giant cats on Twitter

Wealthy narco heirs see little need for discretion.

On Nov 26, 2013 by Miles Klee

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Indonesian traffickers allegedly lure kids on Facebook

27 Indonesian children have allegedly been abducted this year by people they met on the social network.

On Oct 29, 2012 by Fernando Alfonso III