In 2014, Batts was arrested on several felony counts of sex trafficking, accused of running one of Alaska’s largest known prostitution businesses. She pleaded guilty to one class B felony charge of sex trafficking, in 2015, and was sentenced to serve five and a half years. Batts has been serving her sentence on electronic monitoring since March -- after spending time incarcerated and in a halfway house. Her days start early and revolve around the clock. The morning of her release onto parole, she made her coffee as usual, and a cup of hot cocoa for her teenage daughter.
Amendment to HB 287. Amend the title of the bill by replacing it with the following: AN ACT establishing a committee to study issues related to changing prostitution laws in New Hampshire. Amend the bill by replacing all after the enacting clause with the following: 1 Committee Established. There is established a committee to study … Continue reading NH HB 287 Update
Adult survivors are part of the narrative. Some of us have been having this community conversation for a long time before this article. It’s sad to me that it’s only audible under the media spotlight. - Melanie Dante
WITF Reports: While most people might think of human trafficking as something that happens overseas, a recent decision to try two people on human trafficking charges in Norristown, Montgomery County shows the crime is occurring here in Pennsylvania
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"That [Homeland Security raid] is going to expose a whole bunch of innocent people," Maxine Doogan, president of the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education, and Research Project told Raleigh-Durham's ABC 11. "There's a big question about how the government will honor people's privacy. People have the right to their privacy and they should not be convicted or set up for moral judgment for adult activity."
According to the state police report, Valimont paid the same woman $80 for sex in September, a claim that is backed up by text messages. Charges against Valimont include tampering with and fabricating evidence, obstruction of administration of the law or other governmental functions and official oppression.
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Hey Laura Le Moon. I share your frustration. Absolutely I hear you when you ask: “When will my story be mine and how come nobody wants to hear my story from my mouth? How come it is only you, piece of shit phony “allies,” that are allowed to get fame and fortune off my story? You rob my story, my voice, my power and run away with it after cutting off my legs and pushing me into the dirt to die. When will survivors be the ones to get rich off of their own stories??? Why am I hated and looked at with disgust and judgment for what happened to me while others are given boundless opportunities for the cotton-mouthed re-telling of someone else’s suffering and struggle?”
Congratulations Larry Krasner & Team. Best wishes for a successful term. We hope that - truly - justice makes us safer!