According to reports, Virginia Giuffre reached a settlement with Jeffrey Epstein in 2009 over allegations of trafficking. Later, after she sued Britain’s Prince Andrew, based upon allegations of sexual abuse, attorneys for Prince Andrew attempted to use the overly broad language from the 2009 settlement agreement to have her case dismissed. Of note is that
Sexual exploitation was the reason the Feds arrestee R. Kelley. After 30 years, he was convicted of Racketeering (RICO) and Mann Act violations; statutes usually used to take down Mob Bosses. He has not yet been sentenced. Below are some important lessons learned: The statute of limitations in RICO cases is 5 years from the date
When do survivors of sexual abuse “heal”? In their own time, over the course of many years, and sometimes, never fully. Events, locations, smells, or people can trigger emotions pushed down until they are nearly forgotten. Some are able to confront their experience head on. Others cope by abusing a vice, like drugs or alcohol,
Abuse is any action that intentionally harms another person. An aspect of abuse, called human trafficking is forcing, exploiting or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in sex acts for money. It is a dark aspect of our society that may would rather pretend does not exist. Victims of abuse
Murphy & Landon attorney Lauren Cirrinicione, an advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, is expected to speak at the Zoé Ministries human trafficking awareness event on January 23. January is Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month. The event, entitled “#Moving Forward, Hope in Action” will feature local community leaders, pastors, law enforcement and survivors, who
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. These dedications bring to light modern day slavery that occurs quietly in our cities and towns. Human Trafficking is the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex acts. Human trafficking is often thought of
What is Human Trafficking? It is defined as forcing, exploiting or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in sex acts for money. Human Trafficking is a serious crime; and one which is often hidden in plain sight. Who are the victims of human trafficking? Victims can be children or adults.
In 1999, the State of Delaware created the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) in response to the rising childhood mortality due to child abuse. OCA is responsible for preserving the welfare of children in Delaware. They collaborate with a number of child welfare agencies throughout the State. Because these children live in at-risk homes,