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12-13 Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

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The United States surgeon general last Tuesday warned that young people are facing “devastating” mental health effects as a result of the challenges experienced by their generation, including the coronavirus pandemic.

The message came as part of a rare public advisory from the nation’s top physician, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, in a 53-page report noting that the pandemic intensified mental health issues that were already widespread by the spring of 2020.

The report cited significant increases in self-reports of depression and anxiety along with more emergency room visits for mental health issues. In the United States, emergency room visits for suicide attempts rose 51 percent for adolescent girls in early 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019. The figure rose 4 percent for boys.

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12-12 – NYC Middle School Girls Walk Out Over Being Sexually Harassed By Fellow Students

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Around 100 students from a New York middle school left class in the middle of the school day on Friday to protest what they say is ‘rampant sexual harassment from peers’. The young students, consisting mainly of teenage girls from Tompkins Square Middle School, headed to nearby Tompkins Square Park to air their grievances and make their voices heard in public. The group addressed their fellow classmates as they detailed how girls who attend the school are subjected to unwelcome comments and touching from boys who go there.

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12-11 The Warriors Holiday Shop is Open and Waiting for You!

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Shop the Warriors💙this Holiday season and support survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Proceeds are used for everyday needs such as food, toiletries, transportation and the like. Thank you. #BeAWarrior💙 and help provide economic empowerment to support our communities. 
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12-8 At Ghislaine Maxwell trial, a fight over huge cache of photos of naked or semi-naked women

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NEW YORK — FBI agents found a cache of thick black binders — all labeled with names — that contain hundreds of naked or semi-naked photographs on CDs that Epstein stored in various places inside his 40-room Manhattan townhouse.

The labels on the binders were redacted from photos shown in court because prosecutors said they were names of “third parties” who are not relevant to the sex-trafficking case they are mounting against Epstein’s ex-girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, in a New York City courtroom.

Never-before-seen photographs taken by the FBI during a search following the financier’s July 6, 2019, arrest show several areas of Epstein’s gilded eight-story mansion, including the massage room where he allegedly sexually abused girls and young women.

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12- 7 Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri Will Testify Before Congress Tomorrow

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Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri will testify before Congress for the first time about how the social media app is trying to keep young people safe, amid criticism that the photo and video service is harming the mental health of teens.

“These are important issues, but we have shared goals. We all want young people to be safe when they’re online,” Mosseri, who has three children, said in a video posted on Twitter last week.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Data Security will hold the hearing on Dec. 8, at 2:30 p.m. ET. The hearing, titled Protecting Kids Online: Instagram and Reforms for Young Users, will look into “bombshell reports about Instagram’s toxic impacts,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Wednesday.

Sen. Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, has been hosting a series of bipartisan hearings about child safety along with Senator Marsha Blackburn and others.

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12-6 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Friday, December 3, 2021 Woman Who Laundered Over $2 Million for International ‘Child Modeling’ Websites Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 3, 2021

Woman Who Laundered Over $2 Million for International ‘Child Modeling’ Websites Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Federal Prison

A Florida woman was sentenced today to five years and three months in prison for engaging in a money laundering scheme in connection with an international, subscription-based, sexually-exploitative enterprise based in Florida that operated “child modeling” websites. As part of her sentence, the court also ordered her to forfeit $236,410.70.

Patrice Eileen Wilowski-Mevorah, 53, of Tampa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering on July 6. According to court documents, Wilowski-Mevorah laundered at least $2.3 million for the company known as Newstar Enterprise, which operated for-profit websites (the Newstar Websites) depicting sexual exploitation of vulnerable children under the guise of “child modeling.”

According to court documents, Wilowski-Mevorah joined the Newstar Enterprise around 2009 and fraudulently opened payment-processing and bank accounts under the pretense of a phony jewelry company. For 10 years, she routinely used the phony company’s accounts to conceal criminal proceeds from the Newstar Websites and transfer those proceeds back to principal members of the Newstar Enterprise. Wilowski-Mevorah continued to launder money for the enterprise until November 2019, when law enforcement authorities executed several search warrants across the United States and simultaneously seized the Newstar websites’ servers in the United States and Europe. Law enforcement officers then disabled the servers hosting the Newstar Websites.

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12-5 Modern-Day Slavery Uncovered in South Georgia

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ATLANTA — A yearslong human trafficking operation trapped migrant workers in “modern-day slavery” on South Georgia farms, according to a federal indictment unsealed last week. Victims include over one hundred laborers smuggled from Mexico and Central America into “brutal” and “inhumane” working conditions. Under the threat of gun violence, some were allegedly forced to dig for onions with their bare hands, earning only 20 cents for each bucket harvested. At least two people died on the job. Another was allegedly repeatedly raped. When not out in the fields, workers were detained in work camps …

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12-4 For Immediate Release: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RELEASES NATIONAL ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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Justice Department Anti-Trafficking Efforts Highlighted in 2021 National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking

Today the White House released the 2021 National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, which lays out a broad-based, multi-disciplinary, whole-of-government approach to addressing this crime and its harmful impacts on crime victims, their communities and our national security. The Action Plan calls upon the U.S. Department of Justice and its partners across the Executive Branch to implement a number of Priority Actions to enhance U.S. efforts to combat human trafficking.

“Human trafficking is an insidious crime that impacts some of the most vulnerable people in our country and around the world,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “Vindicating the rights of human trafficking victims and other vulnerable individuals ranks among the highest priorities of the Department of Justice. The department welcomes the issuance of this National Action Plan, which will streamline coordination among federal anti-trafficking partners, strengthening our ability to seek justice for victims and hold perpetrators accountable. We are committed to using every tool at our disposal to prevent human trafficking; increase detection, investigation and prosecution of human trafficking crimes; and expand support and services to protect and empower survivors.”

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