Category: Press Release

Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

Anti-trafficking organizations applaud members of congress for recommending Justice Department investigate Backpage

Posted by on July 14, 2017 in News, Press Release

We are thankful to Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Tom Carper (D-RI) for their leadership in the exhaustive investigation of Backpage.com’s role in facilitating online sex trafficking, and their clarion call for the Department of Justice to proceed with a criminal investigation.

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Demand Abolition Applauds Seizure of Sex-Trafficking Websites, and Resulting Felony Charges Against Accused Sex Buyers

Posted by on January 8, 2016 in Press Release

Cambridge MA, January 7, 2016—Demand Abolition, a national program working to reduce the demand for paid sex, applauds the unprecedented felony charges against a Seattle-area network of sex buyers brought by the King County Sherriff’s Office, the Bellevue Police Department, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the FBI. This action sends the clear message that […]

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35 Mayors Support Fight Against Sex Trafficking

Posted by on June 19, 2015 in Press Release

Mayors Sign Resolution to Target Demand for Paid Sex; Call on Federal Government to Provide Resources to Prosecute Sex Buyers and Traffickers and Support Victims SAN FRANCISCO, CA, June 19, 2015—Thirty-five mayors from across the country, including Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and New York, came together today in support of demand reduction tactics to end commercial […]

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National initiative to fight sex trafficking launched

Posted by on February 6, 2015 in CEASE Network, Events, Press Release

Eleven pioneering cities today announced the launch of the CEASE Network (Cities Empowered Against Sexual Exploitation), a collaboration of men and women committed to combatting sex trafficking by reducing demand for buying sex by 20 percent in two years.

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570 Sex Buyers Arrested in National Super Bowl Sting Operation

Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Press Release

Cook County Sheriff’s Office February 2, 2015 CHICAGO, IL – A national coalition of local law enforcement agencies conducted a sting operation that led to the arrests of 570 would-be sex buyers (or “johns”) and 23 pimps or traffickers, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The ninth “National Day of Johns Arrests” ran […]

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U.S. Conference of Mayors Targets Demand

Posted by on June 25, 2014 in Press Release

June 25, 2014 The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved a groundbreaking resolution to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children and vulnerable adults by stopping and deterring men from buying their bodies. The resolution, proposed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and cosponsored by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, was adopted unanimously this week at […]

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Boston Launches Program Targeting Men Who Buy Sex

Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Press Release

June 5, 2014 CAMBRIDGE, MA – The city of Boston has launched an initiative to reduce demand for prostitution by 20 percent over the next two years by going after the men who buy sex rather than targeting the women and children who are being prostituted. Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the program on […]

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National Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Sting Results in 373 Arrest

Posted by on February 6, 2014 in Press Release

For More Information: Cook County Sheriff’s Office 312-603-4242 For Immediate Release February 6, 2014 Printer-Friendly Version COOK COUNTY, IL – A national coalition of local law enforcement agencies conducted a sting operation that led to the arrests of 359 would-be sex buyers and 14 pimps/traffickers, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today. The seventh […]

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Columbus Day 2012: Law Enforcement Agencies Across the Nation Continue to Target ‘Johns’

Posted by on October 17, 2012 in Press Release

For More Information: Cook County Sheriff’s Office 312-603-4242 For Immediate Release October 17, 2012 Printer-Friendly Version (Chicago, Illinois – October 17, 2012) Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the results of the fourth “National Day of Johns Arrests.” Law enforcement agencies from across the United States continue to join the anti-demand momentum with a Columbus […]

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Operation Buyer Beware

Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Press Release

Law Enforcement Across the Nation Targets ‘Johns’ to End Human Trafficking Contact Cook County Sheriff’s Office 312-603-4242 For Immediate Release August 21, 2012 Printer-Friendly Version CHICAGO, IL — Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s “National Day of Johns Arrests” campaign launched its third nationwide sweep this month which resulted in 268 arrests of “Johns” and charged […]

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Demand Abolition Seeks to Abolish the Illegal Commercial Sex Industry in the United States by Eradicating the Demand for Purchased Sex

Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Press Release

Hunt Alternatives to host groundbreaking international conversation in Boston Media Contact Christian Megliola, Regan Communications 617.488.2862 Sean Flanagan, Regan Communications 617.488.2878 For Immediate Release April 26, 2012 Printer-Friendly Version Boston, MA (April 26, 2012) – Recognizing that lasting social change is established through sustained efforts, Demand Abolition, a program of Hunt Alternatives, has developed a […]

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Championship Numbers Tell Sad Story

Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Press Release

Contact Cook County Sheriff’s Office 312-603-4242 For Immediate Release February 07, 2012 Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced the results of the second “National Day of Johns Arrests.”  Building on the momentum of last year’s Columbus Day weekend pilot sweep of “Johns,” 20 United States law enforcement agencies in 8 different states simultaneously conducted sting […]

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