*A Christian advocacy group against the commercial sex trade and human trafficking launched a social media campaign to coincide with the millions of people who interacted online during Sunday’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, reports the Christian Post.
Shared Hope International says there were 12.2 million Super Bowl related posts on social networking websites during and after the game. “As a matter of fact, the halftime show alone garnered 862,000 comments,” officials stated.
The organization said that these types of large numbers related to the game means there is “a chance for us together to get in the game and create awareness for the fight against human trafficking, through online advocacy.”
Read more at the Christian Post.
Soloman Manasseh Mustafa, 38, was sentenced to life in prison and his accomplice Kalandra Wallace, 25, was sentenced to five years in prison for running a sex trafficking ring in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia.
The sex predators of the world have taken a blow.
The women of Atlanta, Georgia, and several other states are safe from one sick animal and his female accomplice for the rest of his life.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Soloman Manasseh Mustafa, 38, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, was sentenced to life in prison for running a sex trafficking ring in the Atlanta area that covered three different states.
U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell lowered the boom on Mustafa and his female accomplice Kalandra Annette Wallace.
*The FBI on Thursday arrested a Florida minister for having inappropriate contact with underage girls, reports Charisma News.
Luis Morales, a 57-year-old evangelist, was arrested at his Ormond Beach home last Thursday. Morales faces five counts of transportation of a minor with intent to engage in sexual activity. A woman named Rebecca Rivera, who was also arrested, was charged in two of those accounts, according to the federal indictment.
Amy Filjones, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, told the Daytona News Journal that prosecutors believe Morales traveled across state lines with at least six children and molested them.
Morales runs En Fuego for Jesus, which bills itself as a five-fold ministry. (En Fuego for Jesus translates as On Fire for Jesus.) He goes by the moniker “Apostle Tito” and his wife is known as “Prophet Linda.” Rivera is also named as a prophet on the ministry website.
“You need to repent. Get right with Jesus,” Linda Morales said to the parents of her husband’s alleged victims before the bond hearing, according to News4Jax.com. “Satan is the accuser of the brethren. So anybody that makes an accusation against a man or woman of God is on Satan’s team.”
Story originally reported at charismanews.com.
*This story is nearly unbelievable, but anything is possible in America. Two teens are claiming Craigslist helped them sell their bodies and become sex slaves.
They say, “Craigslist makes horrific acts like this so easy to carry out, and the men who arrange them very rich,” said one of the teens, who said she was forced into prostitution at the age of 11.
The girls submitted an open letter to the Washington Post about the Internet classifieds site in a time when a federal judge kept an investigation of Craigslist “adult services” section. The Letter was posted as an ad. (more…)
*News reports and public service announcements on South African TV estimate up to 100,000 people may fall victim to sex trafficking during the FIFA World Cup, which begins on Friday.
Concerned churches from across the globe are sending missionaries to the games to minister to sex workers and work alongside social services to help them.
There’s always been worry that the World Cup–such a huge, international event–will bring in customers to exploit local women and children, turning them into sex slaves, bought and sold as the property of pimps.
During the 2006 World Cup in Germany (where prostitution is legal), brothels expanded to meet demand so the estimated boost in sex trafficking didn’t happen. Some say that’ll be the case for this year’s and that the fear of “World Cup sex slaves” is just hype.
*The man suspected of sending a 16-year-old girl to Lawrence Taylor’s hotel room has been charged with sex trafficking, reports TMZ.
A federal grand jury has indicted Rasheed Davis, 36, for allegedly transporting an underage girl across state lines for the purpose of prostitution.
Filed in federal court in New York, the indictment alleges that Davis used “force, threats of force and coercion to compel [the alleged victim] to engage in a commercial sex act with another person for a fee of $300, which was ultimately paid to Davis.”
Taylor, meanwhile, claims that he pleasured himself and did not have sex with the girl upon her arrival at his hotel room in upstate New York. He was arraigned on charges of third-degree rape and patronizing a prostitute in Rockland County, NY and is free on $75,000 bond. He faces up to four years in prison is convicted.