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Florida teacher, pastor among 125 arrested in human trafficking sting: report

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A Florida teacher and a local pastor were among 125 arrested in a human trafficking sting.

Samuel Philips Jr., pastor at Be Limitless Church in Riverview, and teacher Joe Velasco were charged with soliciting another person to commit prostitution in the 20-day “Operation Round-Up,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said, according to FOX 13 News.

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A THIRD of children aged 7 to 9 use social media – and 40% of parents say it’s too time consuming to monitor their kids’ activity on the apps

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Many young children are using social media, and their activity is often going unmonitored by parents, a new poll finds.

Researchers from the University of Michigan surveyed parents of kids aged seven to 12 to ask about their children’s social media usage, and how involved they are in monitoring the activity.

Read shocking results here.

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Justice. Man Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Multiple Children Through Social Media Apps

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Man Sentenced to 55 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of Multiple Children Through Social Media Apps

A California man was sentenced today to 55 years in prison followed by a lifetime of supervised release for sexual exploitation of a minor and distribution of child pornography.

Jacob Blanco, 29, of Fresno, pleaded guilty in May 2020 to sexual exploitation of a minor and receipt and distribution of material involving sexual exploitation of minors. According to court documents, Blanco’s activities were discovered in March 2017 when the parents of a then six-year-old discovered the child had communicated with and created sexually explicit images at the request of another user on the social media application Musical.ly (now TikTok). Law enforcement investigators subsequently identified the offender as Blanco.

Investigators thereafter searched Blanco’s residence and digital devices and discovered that he had successfully persuaded and coerced multiple minors to produce sexually explicit material. Blanco used various methods of deception and enticement, including by pretending to be a modeling agent or to be a minor himself. Blanco used Snapchat, Kik, Musical.ly and other applications to communicate with minor females for the purpose of having those minors create and transmit to him images of themselves engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Blanco admitted, as part of his plea agreement, that he communicated with at least 50 minors and asked for and received sexually explicit images from many of them.

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Mark Your Calendars! Shared Hope’s Report Cards on Child & Youth Sex Trafficking will be released on Nov. 17.

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Prostitution Is Not A Musical. Pretty Woman: The Musical Tour begins in North America

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Based on the movie about a star-crossed meeting between a sex worker and a disillusioned businessman, the stage musical features a book co-written by the film’s director, the late Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J.F. Lawton, plus music by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. Also featured in the musical is Roy Orbison and Bill Dee’s hit “Oh, Pretty Woman,” which inspired the film

Broadway, listen up. Sex is not work. This musical perpetuates the myth, the lie. Prostitution is oppression. Shut IT down. They use the words “sex worker.” There is no room for this. This is more normalization, habituating society that this “work” is ok. 

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Gloria Allred sues UNC arts school, alleges sexual abuse of 7 kids

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Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred has filed a class-action lawsuit against the University of North Carolina School for the Arts, alleging that administrators condoned a culture of sexual abuse of children in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ms. Allred shared a copy of the lawsuit Thursday with The Washington Times, but asked that the last names of the plaintiffs not be reported. She filed the lawsuit on behalf of seven former students.

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