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Webcam - 07-23-2020

RESCUED: 2 Young Girls, Ages 16 and 17 (From Cybersex Trafficking)
ARRESTED: 2 Traffickers

Celebrate with us the rescue of two young girls in Latin America from online sex trafficking.

The girls thought they were accepting safe jobs in the city, but instead they were forced to perform live sex acts in front of a webcam. This abuse went on for two entire years. But with your support, and through the hard work of police and our investigative team on the ground, these girls are now FREE!

They are safely back with their families -- beginning their own journeys of healing. Their traffickers were arrested; they are facing charges and significant prison sentences. Friends, we are grateful for YOU and the part you play in empowering freedom!

*Names and photos are representational.



Halo

RESCUED: 3 Children
ARRESTED: 6 Traffickers

We are celebrating! After nearly a year of investigations, three young girls are free! One 14 year old, and two that are 17. Because of your support, TER national operatives have been able to track clues to a large human trafficking network that sells children for sex.

Investigators discovered that girls and boys under the age of 14 are in highest demand by customers in this trafficking ring, and hotel staff collaborated on the solicitation of customers and the sale of the children.

The three girls have entered the aftercare process and are undergoing evaluations. The traffickers await their fate in jail, with up to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $12,000 USD. The arrest of a few can lead to the discovery of other traffickers -- but for now, many more children will be spared these exploitative hands because justice is in the hands of the ordinary. You have not given up on this mission, and neither will we!

*Names and photos are representational.



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He's 13 years old. He should be playing soccer after school. He should be hanging out with friends. He should be playing video games.

Instead, this 13 year old boy was forced to have sex and give sexual services to strangers in back alleys. Multiple times a night.

He was controlled and sold by a Japanese gang in a major city in Thailand. There wasn't much hope for his escape.

But you believed with us in a world where young boys shouldn't be sold for sex. You helped fund the investigations and support needed to take this child off the streets and out of abuse.

And it worked.

Now he's free. He's living in a shelter for children and is receiving support to go back to school. The police are still working with authorities to make arrests in this case.

Thank you for fighting for his freedom. Your support means the world to us, and most especially, it means the world to him.

*Names and photos are representational.



Rescue Op. LP-3-2

The spring sun rises over an Indian village. The sun bakes the slab of a rural highway running through the village. Hot black wheels of motorcycles, of mopeds, vans, and trucks spin by, moving their respective ways. Some wheels bulge heavy with loads of goods to sell, some spin their way to daily errands in the village. Some sets of wheels are starting their morning alongside the rest, but they move on the hot pavement, shipping trapped women from secret locations in the village to a brothel by the highway.

This morning, these wheels commute to a day of forced sex work.

Four Indian women, separated from their family one week prior, were trapped in this brothel. They fell into the hands of a trusted family friend, who tricked them, then trafficked them into slavery. Traffickers worked in this rural brothel -- some as staff, one as the manager.

This spring morning was a morning interrupted. As the brothel manager scoops in his cash from a myriad of customers entering his business, he doesn't know that an investigator posing as a buyer hands over money, then walks up to the second floor, an unwilling woman drawn into the room behind him.

It's moments later, and fifteen Indian officers flood this brothel; it's chaos.

The police arrest five customers and three traffickers. The arrested traffickers beg officers with bribes, and a retired police officer comes to their defense, requesting the traffickers’ release, all to no avail. These men await their fate in jail.

The four women are free now from an indefinite future as forced sex slaves, and fewer wheels spin on the hot pavement toward the brothel by the highway.

*Names and photos are representational.


Believe LP

RESCUED: Six young girls, ages 15-16.
ARRESTED: 1 Trafficker.

Because of you, these six children are no longer being sold for sex in a Thai karaoke shop. Because of you, the shop owner and trafficker is now being prosecuted on multiple charges. Because of you, these girls have gone from lives of exploitation to lives of hope and healing.

Your funding of this mission equipped our national operatives to locate the girls, investigate their case, and ultimately coordinate with police and a government children’s home officer to bring rescue. It takes an army to fight for freedom and we cannot do this work without you. Thank you!

*Names and photos are representational.



Op Same Story

Five women, one teen boy. RESCUED!

They were all promised a good job. But they all ended up forced to work in a brothel. None were even allowed to leave unless escorted by pimps and enforcers. These survivors had different lives, but were trapped in the same hellish story.

Until seven TER national operatives and 22 police officers stepped in.

Through a joint operation made possible by TER investigative work and taking place in two different locations, these five women and teenage boy found freedom through a recent mission.

Seven male traffickers and brothel managers were arrested and if convicted each could face up to 10 years of imprisonment.

... And the story of rescue and freedom continues. Thank you to all of our TER supporters who make this work possible!

*Names and photos are representational.


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What if your daughter was 16 years old and pornography of her was sold for $6?
You'd want the exploitation stopped; you'd want justice.

This is exactly what our investigative team and police partners brought for young Kosum* during the recent Operation SCOPE.

Pornographic images and videos of Kosum, along with three more 16 year old girls, were consistently being sold by a trafficker. Our investigative team gathered evidence and delivered it to police partners. Soon after, the trafficker was arrested and is now facing charges.

Parents of all four girls were notified about the abuse; their daughters are now safe again.

We're grateful to our partners and community who continue to make this work possible!

*Names and photos are representational.


Rescue Op. LP-3

A well-known trafficker punches a police officer’s face as he tries to escape a brothel raid. With physical strength, the officer was able overpower the trafficker and arrest him- along with two other traffickers. The process of justice could now begin.

In Operation STRENGTH, two 18-year-old females, *Omala and *Trayi, were rescued from a brothel. Similar to the heartbreaking stories of many young Indian girls, Omala and Trayi were promised good jobs, but were, instead, forced into prostitution. As the field report shared, tears filled the women's eyes as they were rescued from the filthy brothel. The nightmare they were living was finally coming to a close.

The traffickers, finally caught and subdued by the brave officers, are now in jail, and if found guilty, will face up to ten years in prison.

The incredible strength the Indian police officer showed during this operation is truly heroic. Local police continue to dedicate their lives to making the systemic change needed to disrupt human trafficking, and we are so honored to work in support of them.

*Names and photos are representational.


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As a TER undercover operative entered a karaoke shop in Thailand, Malee*, a 16-year-old girl, greeted him. Little did she know that freedom would soon be hers.

With a simple payment to the trafficker, our undercover operative was able to take Malee* away from the karaoke shop. He then took her to a nearby location where local police officers, social workers, and staff from an emergency shelter were ready to help.

While our operative was helping authorities care for Malee* off-site, a different team of local police officers raided the karaoke shop and arrested the trafficker. Through further investigation, officers were able to rescue two more female survivors of sex trafficking, Nin* and Daw*, who were trapped in abuse.

One teenage girl and two young adult women are free today; their trafficker arrested and facing justice. We know the world is spinning with lots of hard news right now, but could you take a moment to celebrate the recent success of Operation BLOOM, anyway? Because freedom is still most definitely worth celebrating.

*Names and photos are representational.


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Our operatives in Thailand worked with police to rescue five teenage boys (all under the age of 18) from sex trafficking. The boys were brought to a resort by a trafficker and were being sold to provide sexual services to adult men. Police and our team planned and worked together, and they were able to stop the sale before the abuse happened. Operation PERSIST was a success.

The five teen boys are safe today in the care of the Social Welfare Department. The trafficker was arrested. We continue to be so grateful to work alongside such committed police partners.

We invite you to take a moment, and celebrate this good news of freedom and rescue with us.

*Names and photos are representational.


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*Shyla's boyfriend convinced her to run away from home. She was convinced that he loved her, so she went.

Shyla’s boyfriend had other intentions, though. Instead of giving her love, he gave her to a trafficker. Shyla found herself trapped in a brothel in rural India, forced to service men multiple times every day.

But Shyla's story didn't end there. TER operatives found her during their investigations and worked with local police to conduct a mission on Shyla's behalf. After multiple failed attempts, they finally found success.

Shyla's nightmare was over.
Field reports described her in tears.


Her two traffickers were arrested and are in jail. Shyla is in a safe home as her next steps are being assessed. Celebrate freedom with us today!

Shyla’s true story is an example of romantic manipulation— a cruel, yet common, method of manipulating men, women, and children into human trafficking.

*Names and photos are representational.


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