Category: Media Coverage

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

ABC News report highlights innovative work to end sex buying

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, News, Success Stories

“Nightline” takes an in-depth look at the groundbreaking work of Seattle-area law enforcement in confronting the demand for prostitution.

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To fight sex trafficking, target the men who buy sex

To fight sex trafficking, target the men who buy sex

Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Media Coverage

The Washington Post published this letter to the editor by Alex Trouteaud, our director of public policy and research, on April 24.

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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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‘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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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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BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

BBC: The chatbot taking on Seattle’s sex trade

Posted by on November 25, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

BBC North America technology reporter Dave Lee reports on a chatbot that’s deterring men from buying sex and reaching out to women who may be victims of sex trafficking in Seattle. 

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Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Curing ‘Johns’: Ten-week course aims to change sex buyers’ lives

Posted by on November 1, 2017 in CEASE Network, Media Coverage, Success Stories

This in-depth report examines Peter Qualliotine’s “Stopping Sexual Exploitation” class for men who have been convicted of sex buying in Seattle.

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New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

New NCAA policy sidesteps paid sex

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Media Coverage, News

The NCAA has taken a useful step against sexual violence on campus by requiring coaches and athletes to complete a course each year on its prevention. But there’s a glaring omission: the new policy makes no mention of prostitution, a notorious form of sexual abuse.

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