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FACEBOOK TRAFFICKER BUSTED; 3 MINORS AND 2 ADULTS RESCUED
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by Aimee | August 13, 2019 | agapewebsite.org

On Friday, July 5th, officers of the Phnom Penh Police and AIM SWAT arrested a woman for using Facebook to traffick 5 women and girls as young as 14 years old for sex. This is one of our first online child sex trafficking investigations and highlights a new method that the traffickers are using in an attempt to avoid detection and sell children.

After receiving a tip that the woman was using Facebook to seek customers, a covert surveillance operation and investigation were launched and confirmed that she was sending pictures of the girls via social media for her customers to choose and buy. Following this information, officers arrested the woman and rescued the 3 minors and 2 adult women who were in the process of being sold at a local guesthouse.

The victims confirmed they were being sold for sex to the profit of the suspect and all have been safely transferred to partner aftercare shelters. They will be represented by our legal team in the upcoming court proceedings, while the suspect has been charged with child sex trafficking-related offenses and will await trial from prison.


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Noah Fence
2019-09-27 13:57:39
This is SO sick and evil. Why can't we share it on FB in order to get the word out to help more people, and let them know that something can be done about it?
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Patty Miller-Greene
2020-01-03 01:12:00
I just started a fundraiser for O U R. for my birthday on FB to promote awareness of human trafficking! I've posted other things also! I intend to post everything I can get my hands on to stop this evil in any way possible I can help!!
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