Virginia human trafficking bills set to become law

Lawmakers set sights on sex trade by Gregg MacDonald Staff writer Virginia lawmakers are cracking down on human trafficking at both the state and federal level. On Feb. 11, the Virginia House of Delegates passed two bills by Del. Rob Bell (R-Albemarle) that will impose stiffer penalties on violators. The first, HB 235, orders those convicted of soliciting an underage …

New York Man Sentenced to over 24 Years for Violent Sex Trafficking

Defendant used brutal tactics to victimize multiple women and girls into prostitution ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Taleek Sherrod Swinney, also known as “Kash da Pimp,” age 26, of Jamaica Queens, New York, was sentenced today to 294 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for operating a sex trafficking ring using violence, force, and threats to victimize multiple …

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Seeking qualified speakers for Just Ask events

The Just Ask Prevention Project is in the process of selecting speakers for training events this spring.  If you know of a nationally-recognized speaker on human trafficking whom you would like to recommend, please contact Chris Davies with the Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services: chris.davies@fairfaxcounty.gov.  

WEBCAST: “Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking”

Tricked: Inside the World of Teen Sex Trafficking Viewing Information Webcast: January 29, 2014 — 7-8 p.m. (ET) Webcast: January 30, 2014 — 1-2 p.m. (ET) In this program, we take a look at how teens are targeted and drawn into the world of human trafficking. We help students understand and spot the scouting and manipulating techniques that are commonly used by traffickers. As an additional …