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How to Report Human Trafficking 

If you have any reason to believe that someone is in immediate danger, please contact law enforcement immediately by calling 911. “Human Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of people through force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them for profit. Men, women and children…

Operation Wonky
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Operations
Operation Wonky

A bar owner was reportedly offering free accommodations, water, and electricity to attract new employees. After placing himself in a position of increased power, he reportedly encouraged six vulnerable hires to engage in sex work. Of these females, five were minors.   The vigilant OUR Rescue team in Asia used information…

ESD k9 Boone with handler
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Operations
ESD K9 Boone

An Illinois man is alleged to have secretly recorded his stepdaughter and other family members by using a camera that was disguised as a screw. Police say Timothy Mol, 45, placed the camera in a switch plate – the small piece of plastic that surrounds a light switch – on…

Our Rescue Operator standing in front of computer.
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Operations
Operation Los Cabineros

In Peru, it has been reported that two men worked together to create and distribute Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) of boys between 8-10 years old.  One of the suspects operated an internet center on the first floor of his home. With video games available to be played, this gave…

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Operations
Operation Snow White

In Thailand, a woman allegedly began trafficking a 13-year-old on her first day of work at a karaoke bar. For six days, the minor was reportedly exploited to provide business clients with the specific sexual services they desired. OUR Rescue operators became suspicious of criminal activity at the bar and…

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Education
The Truth Behind Sound of Freedom

With your newfound awareness gained from the film, knowing accurate information about child exploitation and human trafficking is the next step to effectively fight this unimaginable crime.

Rosco the dog
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Operations
More Than a Dog: Rosco’s Impact

Dogs are often described as “man’s best friend” because they provide unconditional love to their families and those around them.  Rosco, a 2-year-old labrador retriever, fits that description perfectly. However, he is no ordinary dog. He works to keep children safe by fighting back against predators seeking to sexually exploit…

A girl stands in a doorframe in Cambodia
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Education
Modern-Day Slavery: An Invisible Epidemic in Plain Sight 

Slavery is often talked about in the past tense, as if it no longer exists and hasn’t for quite some time. Unfortunately, that is not the reality.

A girl sits on steps holding a construction hat
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Education
What Is Forced Labor?

Defining Forced Labor  “Forced labor occurs when individuals are compelled against their will to provide work or service through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.” (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)  Specifically, forced labor refers to individuals 18 and older. Child labor, a subsection of forced…

A woman's arm is being tattooed with a heart
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Education
How Do Human Traffickers Mark Their Victims?

Human traffickers sometimes mark their victims with physical markings. These are often tattoos but can appear in various ways on the bodies of victims.

Human trafficking at the Super Bowl
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Education
Fighting Human Trafficking at The Super Bowl

While most of the world is focused on the game, law enforcement and organizations are focused on fighting human trafficking at the Super Bowl.

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Education
Why Hotels Are Being Sued For Human Trafficking

Hotels Are Facing a Surge of Human Trafficking Lawsuits