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Commercially Exploited Boys and Youth

Written by STOPP Website Staff (11/06/2017) Although we often focus on women and girls when we speak of sexual trafficking, we are aware that this happens to boys and male youth, as well. The following information is taken from an article written by Steven Procopio at Youth Today. Mr. Procopio emphasizes that often, law enforcement, courts, social services and others who work with sexually trafficked victims do not see the boys as victims, but as possible or future perpetrators. We need to be more aware of the background that leads boys into sexual exploitation, and be aware of their needs, Read More

FBI Rescues More Than 80 Children In Nationwide Human Trafficking Sting

From the Huffington Post on (10/19/2017) The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, recovered 84 children and arrested 120 suspected traffickers as part of a nationwide initiative. Operation Cross Country XI, ran from October 12 to October 15 and involved 55 FBI field offices and partners in Canada, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Half of the arrests occurred in Georgia. The staging grounds included hotels, casinos, truck stops, street corners and online. The average age of the victims was 15, and the youngest was only 3 months old. The baby was rescued Read More

STOPP Blog Posting

Written by STOPP Website Staff (9/1/2017) Welcome to the STOPP website, and to this first Blog posting. The purpose of the STOPP website is to provide updated news and information to those who are interested in, or who work with people who have been abused or trafficked. The Blog will address issues in those areas. Women who have been abused often suffer from multiple psychological and/or medical problems over time. They may experience symptoms of anxiety or panic, depression, or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. They often have eating disorders, or memory and dissociative issues, including Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Read More