Sarah Lawrence Student Seen as Cult Victim Is Now Charged

Isabella Pollok was one of the students at Sarah Lawrence College who prosecutors said was exploited by a classmate’s father, Lawrence V. Ray. Now she is under indictment, too.

#federal-bureau-of-investigation, #human-trafficking, #nxivm, #psychology-and-psychologists, #raniere-keith, #ray-lawrence-v, #sarah-lawrence-college, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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John Geddert Charges: What Is Human Trafficking?

Experts say the filing of human trafficking charges against John Geddert, who died on Thursday, could have major ramifications for future prosecutions of coaches in the high-pressure world of elite sports.

#athletics-and-sports, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coaches-and-managers, #forced-labor, #geddert-john-1957, #gymnastics, #human-trafficking, #michigan, #sex-crimes

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Harvard Professor’s ‘Comfort Women’ Claims Stir Wake-up Call

The professor was widely criticized for writing that the women served Japanese troops willingly during World War II. A Korean survivor called the uproar a “blessing in disguise.”

#history-academic-subject, #human-trafficking, #japan, #south-korea, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Former U.S. Gymnastics Coach Is Dead After Human Trafficking Charges

John Geddert died by suicide shortly after he was charged with two dozen counts, including human trafficking and criminal sexual conduct, Michigan prosecutors said.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #geddert-john-1957, #gymnastics, #human-trafficking, #michigan, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #olympic-games-2012, #sex-crimes, #usa-gymnastics

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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.

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Prosecutor Says Executors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate Enabled His Abuse

The attorney general of the Virgin Islands said two longtime associates of Mr. Epstein’s were “captains” of his criminal enterprise and should not be in charge of his estate.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #indyke-darren, #kahn-richard, #sex-crimes, #southern-trust-co

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Netherlands Halts Adoptions From Abroad After Exposing Past Abuses

An inquiry found systemic abuses like child trafficking, lack of record-keeping and government complicity until 1998. Practices have since improved, the government said, but not enough.

#adoptions, #children-and-childhood, #human-trafficking, #netherlands

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Epstein Associate Is Charged With Rape of Minors in France

Jean-Luc Brunel, 74, is also being investigated on suspicion of human trafficking of minors for sexual exploitation, the Paris prosecutor said.

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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Is Arrested in France

Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.

#brunel-jean-luc-1946, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #france, #human-trafficking, #paris-france, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Canadian Fashion Mogul Peter Nygard Indicted on Sex-Trafficking Charges

Mr. Nygard was arrested in Canada at the request of the U.S. attorney’s office in New York City, which accused him of recruiting dozens of women for sex.

#extradition, #fashion-and-apparel, #human-trafficking, #nygard-peter, #sex-crimes, #winnipeg-manitoba

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Jeffrey Epstein Victim Fund Gets More Claims Than Expected

A victim compensation fund has already paid out millions of dollars, with more claims expected to be approved in the coming weeks.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #compensation-for-damages-law, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wills-and-estates

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Ex-Arizona Official Gets More Than 6 Years in Prison in Adoption Fraud Scheme

Paul D. Petersen, who served as Maricopa County’s assessor, arranged for women from the Marshall Islands to fly to the United States to give birth, prosecutors said.

#arizona, #arkansas, #fayetteville-ark, #fines-penalties, #frauds-and-swindling, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #human-trafficking, #maricopa-county-ariz, #marshall-islands, #mesa-ariz, #parenting, #petersen-paul-d, #phoenix-ariz, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #utah, #women-and-girls

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Justice Dept. Finds ‘Poor Judgment’ but No Misconduct in 2006 Jeffrey Epstein Inquiry

The results of an internal investigation into Miami prosecutors’ handling of child trafficking allegations against the disgraced financier prompted criticism that the department evaded responsibility.

#acosta-r-alexander, #barr-william-p, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #miami-fla, #office-of-professional-responsibility, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Nxivm’s Leader Is Guilty of Ugly Crimes. These Die-Hards Stand by Him.

Keith Raniere has been convicted on sex trafficking, fraud and other crimes, yet some ardent followers maintain his innocence.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #extortion-and-blackmail, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #sex-crimes

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How the Nxivm Sex Cult Leader Tore One Family Apart

Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, had abusive sexual relationships with three sisters who joined his organization, the family said. Their father still supports him.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #human-trafficking, #mexico, #new-york-state, #nxivm, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #sex, #sex-crimes

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Sex Cult Leader, Facing Life Sentence, Regrets Nothing

Several victims are expected to testify when Keith Raniere, the founder of Nxivm, is sentenced this week for sex trafficking, extortion and other crimes.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #mexico, #new-york-city, #racketeering-and-racketeers, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #sex-crimes

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

Ms. Maxwell, who fought to keep the deposition secret, repeatedly denied that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit, groom and sexually abuse young women.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #giuffre-virginia-roberts, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Apollo Board Will Review Leon Black’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Mr. Black, the chief executive and chairman of Apollo Global Management, asked independent board members to examine his relationship with the convicted sex offender.

#apollo-global-management, #black-leon-d, #boards-of-directors, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #private-equity, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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For Young Rohingya Brides, Marriage Means a Perilous, Deadly Crossing

Girls and young women from refugee camps in Bangladesh, promised to men they have never met, are undertaking the dangerous journey to Malaysia to join them.

#aceh-province-indonesia, #bangladesh, #human-trafficking, #indonesia, #malaysia, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #smuggling, #southeast-asia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #women-and-girls

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The Billionaire Who Stood by Jeffrey Epstein

Leon Black, whose $9 billion fortune could buy the best counsel in the world, paid at least $50 million to Mr. Epstein for advice and services after most others had deserted him.

#apollo-global-management, #black-leon-d, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #high-net-worth-individuals, #human-trafficking, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Clare Bronfman Is Sentenced to 81 Months in Nxivm ‘Sex Cult’ Case

Ms. Bronfman, a Seagram’s heir, played a crucial role in the group, using her family fortune to intimidate critics as it faced allegations that it was an abusive cult, prosecutors say.

#bronfman-clare, #bronfman-edgar-m-jr, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults

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Clare Bronfman, Facing Sentencing, Refuses to Disavow ‘Sex Cult’ Leader

Ms. Bronfman will be the first defendant in the Nxivm case to be sentenced. Prosecutors have asked for five years in prison.

#albany-ny, #bronfman-clare, #bronfman-edgar-m-jr, #human-trafficking, #mack-allison, #mexico, #nxivm, #raniere-keith, #religious-cults, #seagram-company-limited-the, #sex-crimes

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Convicted of Sex Crimes, but With No Victims

An online sting operation to catch child predators snared hundreds of men. What were they really guilty of?

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #crime-and-criminals, #human-trafficking, #operation-underground-railroad, #sex-crimes, #washington-state

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Virgin Islands Will Subpoena Billionaire Investor in Epstein Case

The territory’s attorney general wants to know more about Leon Black’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein, who died while facing sex-trafficking charges.

#apollo-global-management, #black-leon-d, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #museum-of-modern-art, #private-equity, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taxation, #wills-and-estates

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QAnon Followers Are Hijacking the #SaveTheChildren Movement

Fans of the pro-Trump conspiracy theory are clogging anti-trafficking hotlines, infiltrating Facebook groups and raising false fears about child exploitation.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #computers-and-the-internet, #corporate-social-responsibility, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #human-trafficking, #qanon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

A maritime expert surfaces in the proceedings against the longtime associate of Jeffrey Epstein.

#borgerson-scott, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness In the Pandemic

Prostitution is not illegal in Italy, nor is it regulated as an official occupation. But the coronavirus has forced many sex workers to accept certain risks in order to avoid poverty.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #human-trafficking, #italy, #politics-and-government, #prostitution, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Driving Across the Globe to Fight Child Trafficking

Renée Brinkerhoff has been on a quest, on almost every continent, to use racing “as a platform to do something about” a global scourge. Next stop, Antarctica.

#automobile-racing, #automobiles, #brinkerhoff-renee, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #children-and-childhood, #human-trafficking, #philanthropy

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Ghislaine Maxwell Asks For Release as Lawyers Say She’s “Not Jeffrey Epstein”

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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‘Ghislaine Maxwell Is Not Jeffrey Epstein’: Maxwell Asks for Release

In a new filing, Ms. Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to distance her from her former partner.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-hampshire, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #strauss-audrey-attorney

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The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein

Ghislaine Maxwell’s yearslong involvement with Mr. Epstein, who faces charges of sex trafficking and abuse, has raised questions about what she may have known.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #maxwell-ghislaine, #new-york-city, #palm-beach-fla, #prostitution, #sex-crimes

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Chrystul Kizer, Teen Charged With Killing Sexual Abuser, Is Released on Bond

Ms. Kizer was charged with premeditated murder in the 2018 death of Randall Volar. Her case attracted widespread attention, and a Chicago bail fund paid $400,000 for her release on Monday.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-pornography, #human-trafficking, #kenosha-wis, #kizer-chrystul, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex-crimes, #volar-randall-d-2018

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Prince Andrew and U.S. Prosecutor in Nasty Dispute Over Epstein Case

The spat over whether the prince is willing to help in a sex-trafficking inquiry escalated, with a top federal prosecutor effectively calling the British royal a liar.

#andrew-duke-of-york, #berman-geoffrey-s, #british-broadcasting-corp, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #great-britain, #human-trafficking, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #maxwell-ghislaine, #prostitution, #royal-families, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Regulators May Punish Deutsche Bank for Its Jeffrey Epstein Ties

Banking regulators in New York have been investigating the German bank’s yearslong relationship with the disgraced financier.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #deutsche-bank-ag, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #human-trafficking, #money-laundering, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #sex-crimes

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Fund for Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Gets Attorney General’s Approval

The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein’s estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims’ rights.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #feinberg-kenneth-r, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #reparations, #sex-crimes

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26 Arrested in People-Smuggling Case Linked to U.K. Truck Deaths

France and Belgium said the suspects were part of a wider network that transported the 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in Britain last year.

#belgium, #france, #great-britain, #human-trafficking, #smuggling

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Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims Stuck at Sea in Refugee Crisis With ‘Zero Hope’

At least three boats carrying Rohingya refugees have been adrift for more than two months. As of this week, rights groups that had been tracking the boats lost sight of them.

#bangladesh, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-trafficking, #malaysia, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rohingya-ethnic-group

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Attorney General Sees Too Much Secrecy in Epstein Estate

The top prosecutor in the U.S. Virgin Islands says the estate needs to provide more detail about Jeffrey Epstein’s finances and is insisting on clauses that could protect others from wrongdoing.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #sex-crimes, #southern-country-international, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #virgin-islands-us, #wills-and-estates

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Anger Erupts in China After Teen Says Guardian Repeatedly Raped Her

An 18-year-old has accused a prominent lawyer of sexually abusing her for years. The case has become a pivotal test for China’s fledgling #MeToo movement.

#metoo-movement, #adoptions, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #china, #human-trafficking, #sex-crimes, #university-of-bridgeport, #zte-corp

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