Author: Melody Hood

More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

More Than 8,000 Sex Buyers Arrested in Growing Movement to End Demand

Posted by on March 21, 2018 in CEASE Network, Success Stories

After 15 stings, more than 100 jurisdictions have participated in the National John Suppression Initiative, leading to the arrests of 8,280 sex buyers.

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Sold in America: The buyers

Sold in America: The buyers

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Media Coverage

In this three-part video series, Newsy examines the nationwide effort to crack down on the buying of sex.

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Demand Abolition Proud of CEASE Network’s Successful Multisector Approach

Demand Abolition Proud of CEASE Network’s Successful Multisector Approach

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in CEASE Network, News

We are motivated by an urgent need to eliminate harms caused to women and girls whose lives are jeopardized by this exploitative industry— a direct result of the demand created by sex buyers.

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‘It lights up the brain like crack’: Why men buy sex

‘It lights up the brain like crack’: Why men buy sex

Posted by on February 13, 2018 in Media Coverage

IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens spent a year investigating the commercial sex trade of children, a lucrative business where more than 1 million kids a year are abused. This is the fifth of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series.

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How to Scare a Predator

How to Scare a Predator

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

Shane Downing writes about sex buyer deterrence and accountability for The Chronicle of Social Change.

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Trafficking at Illicit Massage Parlors Hidden in Plain Sight

Trafficking at Illicit Massage Parlors Hidden in Plain Sight

Posted by on January 31, 2018 in Research

A new report from Polaris reveals an estimated 9,000 illicit massage businesses across the country

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California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

California Law Enforcement Empowered to Impound Sex Buyers’ Cars

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Policy, Success Stories

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will deter sex buyers by allowing law enforcement officers to impound their cars.

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USA Today: Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

USA Today: Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

Posted by on January 30, 2018 in Media Coverage, News

This is the first of 10 columns in the EXPLOITED series, which explores the cultural and economic forces that contribute to commercial sexual exploitation.

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86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

86 Sex Buyers Arrested in Phoenix Police Sting

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Media Coverage, Success Stories

Phoenix police vice operations opened a fake massage brothel and arrested 86 men for attempting to buy sex

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We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Media Coverage, News

Sarah Godoy, anti-trafficking researcher and professor at UCLA, writes for Forbes on tactics that target demand for paid sex, and how members of the community can be involved.

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Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims By Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims By Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Media Coverage, News

Nina Burleigh writes for Newsweek about men in the Seattle area who used their work emails at tech companies to purchase sex.

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Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Brian Ulicny: Interview with a Tech Visionary

Posted by on November 29, 2017 in Spotlight

Brian Ulicny is a founding member of Thomson Reuters Labs – Boston, where he’s used technology to develop creative ways to end labor and sex trafficking. We asked Brian a few questions about his work combating the illegal sex industry.

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