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When sex trafficking victims are U.S. Citizens

Posted by: Elaine McCartin Advisory Services and Communications Associate, Polaris Project | Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"...this idea that sex trafficking is only happening “over there” is false. In reality, sex trafficking happens right here in the United States. And it’s not just happening to foreign nationals, but to U.S. citizens—in all 50 states."

How to spot sex-trafficked girls in plain sight

Posted by: Emily Nelson, Fox19.com | Monday, November 30, 2015

"While heartbreaking, DeRomano's story isn't particularly unique. Nearly five thousand girls have been rescued from sex trafficking since 2003 and the FBI estimates thousands of others are still out there. The average age of these girls is just 13 years old."

Over 1,000 Arrests in National Summer Sex Trafficking Sting

Posted by: Cook County Sheriff's Office | Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A national coalition of law enforcement agencies conducted a summer sting operation that led to 1032 arrests – 961 would-be sex buyers (or “johns”) and 71 pimps or traffickers – Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. This initiative ran for approximately three months from June 1 – Aug. 30 and brought together 39

Human Trafficking Survivors Open Up About Horrors

Posted by: Eleanor Goldberg | Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A $32-billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is the world's fastest growing criminal enterprise, according to the U.S. State Department. An estimated 27 million people are victims of the crime, which involves being forced to perform labor or commercial sex acts. Victims are exploited in varying corners of the world, in dictator-run countries and

Final Four and Human Trafficking

Monday, April 6, 2015

Check out many articles written to highlight the presence of human trafficking in Indianapolis, especially during the Final Four: Fight Against Human Trafficking During Final Four Weekend Indiana's Plan to Fight Sex Trafficking During the Final Four

Sign the Pledge

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sign the pledge here and commit to "Not Buying It."

Indiana Is Not Buying It

Monday, April 6, 2015

"Our cultural tolerance of commercial sex along with constant objectification and sexualization of women and young girls fuels the demand for human trafficking."

Another Informative Night for Illuminate

Posted by: Jamie Hergott | Monday, March 23, 2015

Illuminate proved to be another classy, interactive and informative night for Purchased! The first hour of registration saw guests mingling, enjoying Josh Stoneking's delicious appetizers along side a cash bar, and constantly checking their silent bids on their phones. The atmosphere was good-natured with constant murmuring, laughing and introducing. As