Monday, September 10, 2012

Sex Slavery: Western New York, USA

What do you think when you think Niagara Falls?
The scenic view? One of the 7 wonders of the world, right?

Well, just 1/2 hour away from this world wonder lurks the monster which ruins lives and childhoods - Sex Slavery.  It is so important to remember that slavery happens right under our very noses, and even the most beautiful looking places can be home to the most degrading and inhumane trade ever!  


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Victims: 2 girls under 18 years of age + 1 female adult over 18 years
ArrestedKenneth Graham, 24, of Amherst, N.Y.
When: Thursdays, August 30, 2012 (two weeks ago!)
If convicted: Up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 USD  fine
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" One of the minor female victims claims that Graham kidnaped her for a week and physically assaulted her [according to the complaint].  "This defendant used physical threats to try and control these victims and now he will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Any individual who considers similar behavior will also be prosecuted and faces a potential life sentence [in federal prison] if convicted.

The complaint further alleges that the defendant placed advertisements on the website backpage.com. One ad cited in the complaint read, "Amazingly Sexy Sweet Petite Companion 20 working out of the airport area." The acts took place in various hotels in the towns of Amherst, N.Y., and Cheektowaga, N.Y. The complaint further states that customers were charged $100 per half hour and $150 per hour.

Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes that HSI investigates. In its worst manifestation, human trafficking is akin to modern-day slavery. Victims pay to be illegally transported into the United States only to find themselves in the thrall of traffickers. They are forced into prostitution, involuntary labor and other forms of servitude to repay debts. In certain cases, the victims are mere children. They find themselves surrounded by an unfamiliar culture and language without identification documents, fearing for their lives and the lives of their families."

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Stories like this can happen to anyone.  This is why it is so important to not only be educated, but raise funds to FIGHT BACK and SAVE victims of human trafficking!  Without our help supporting agencies that rescue and help recuperate victims of slavery... who will save them?

Donate to our current fundraiser towards [free-them] HERE


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News Sources: U.S. Department of Homeland Security(quoted), Chanel 9 NewsWETMTVFox 23 News
The arrest was the result of an investigation by HSI (1) , Amherst Police Department (2) , Cheektowaga Police Department (3) and Buffalo Police Department (4).

14 comments:

Ana Carneiro said...

So many of these news don't make it into the international press... It's unbelievable that so many reporters seem to look the other way!
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