Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 13 airs May 24, 2018

SMUGGLING VERSUS TRAFFICKING:
HOW MUCH DO CARTELS REALLY MAKE?

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This week we will explore the difference between human smuggling and human trafficking. We will examine the financial ramifications of paying a coyote to cross over into the U.S.  We will also talk about  debt bondage and the challenges to undocumented immigrants when they arrive in the U.S. 

Finally, we will analyze the cycle of revenue from human trafficking including labor trafficking, sex trafficking and drug trafficking. And, we will discuss the impact of a more secure border and increased risk factors for individuals living in the shadows.

Join us Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we delve into human smuggling and human trafficking across our borders.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


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Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

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Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 12 airs May 17, 2018

Three Ways Traffickers Snare Their Victims:
FORCE – FRAUD – COERCION

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The three primary legal requirements to define sex trafficking in the U.S. are Force, Fraud and Coercion. What do these terms mean and how do predators use them to lure in their victims for sex trafficking, sextortion and social media exploitation?

Join us Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we look at case studies to help you understand the differences between force, fraud and coercion and how to identify if someone you know may be a victim of exploitation.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 11 airs May 10, 2018

Who Are The Men That Are Buying Sex — Really?
A Hard Look at the “Demand” Side of Commercial Sex

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This week we will be rebroadcasting one of our most listened to shows to date!
(Original air date June 15, 2017)

Recently, I was having a dinner table discussion about commercial sex and exploitation when a family member suddenly made a statement, “sex buyers are all Caucasian men  in suits and are Republicans.” Well certainly this person is young and uninformed and I found it all quite amusing. And, perhaps she just saw a rerun of the movie “Pretty Woman.”
 
But it occurred to me that ALL of us have prejudices and preconditioning on the subject of sex buying. Certainly prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. We have all heard that ad nauseam. But, because of gangs and social media, commercial sex is not the casual activity we once thought it was.

There is a critical need to educate men and women that sex buying in a world of sex trafficking is not a victimless event. More important, if a cartel will violate a child for commercial gain, they will think nothing of violating and exploiting the sex buyer. This is one episode that should be heard and shared with men and women around the globe.

Join us Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we explore the phenomena of sex buying and the demographics of the perpetrators. 

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 10 airs May 3, 2018

Trauma is a Team Sport
Tyson Dever Shares his Story of Tragedy and Triumph

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Is life even worth living? That’s the gut-wrenching question Tyson Dever had to ask himself after an unexpected tragedy stripped away his lifelong dream, his most important relationship and even his ability to walk. Once he decided to live, he didn’t want to simply survive–he wanted to thrive.

By sharing the details of tragedy that no one talks about, Tyson offers an action plan for both those enduring personal tragedy, and the loved ones who long to help. Through vivid storytelling, he holds nothing back, explaining how the aftershocks of a moment’s collateral damage ripple well beyond the person at the center of the crisis.

Learn from Tyson’s front row seat in the ICU and rehab, and gain powerful tools tested through his decade of experience as a motivational speaker, to help you overcome the most difficult moments, as well as the everyday obstacles that threaten to hold you back.

Trauma doesn’t have to be an emotional death sentence. Let Tyson’s inspirational message provide the playbook you need to set and crush new goals, even in the midst of excruciating change.

Tyson Dever, in collaboration with author Sarah Paulk, released a new book, Trauma Is a Team Sport: How to Turn Tragedy into Goal-Crushing Motivation today. Through vivid storytelling, Tyson shares the details of tragedy that no one talks about and offers a peek behind the curtain of trauma, in an effort to help others navigate their own personal obstacles.

Join us Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as Tyson Dever and Sarah Paulk share how they created a playbook for anyone who wants to push beyond the boundaries life has dealt them.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 9 airs April 26, 2018

Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy: Keeping Our Kids and Our Communities Safe From Predators

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This week host, Opal Singleton, will be interviewing Captain Craig Poulson, Director of the Los Angeles Fire Department Leadership Academy.

Often fire department personnel are the first on a crime scene. It is critical they are trained to identify crimes of human exploitation. Million Kids serves as the Human Trafficking Instructor for the LAFD Leadership Academy and provides training on sex and labor trafficking, sextortion, social media exploitation and combating child pornography.

The LAFD Leadership Academy is the premier leadership training academy in the nation for developing leadership skills for first responders, community, and civic leaders. The Leadership Academy accepts students from across the nation (and internationally) and is an intensive graduate level course. The foundation for the Leadership program was developed at the United States Military Academy at West Point and was adapted to the leadership concerns of the fire service today.

Captain Poulson is an exemplary role model and administrator for the academy. In this interview he shares some of the aspects of leadership skills required for first responders. He is engaging and informative. You are sure to enjoy this show!

Join us Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we talk about how the brave men and women of the Fire Department are striving to keep our kids and our communities safe from predators.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 8 airs April 19, 2018

The Backpage Backlash – What Does It Mean?

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Recently, anti sex trafficking advocates seemingly experienced a great victory when

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Backpage.com operators, from left, Michael Lacey, James Larkin and Carl Ferrer in a composite of undated photos provided by police. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Backpage.com’s top executives were arrested and the assets of the company seized. Theoretically, these sex traffickers were put out of business. There were celebrations in the streets!

However, now that the dust has settled and balloons have lost their air, WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN?

  • Will sex traffickers find new websites and marketing venues?
  • Do we really believe pimps will simply decide to quit the business?
  • Will sex trafficking victims experience MORE violence as it is harder to make the quotas?
  • Will the victims be more exploited as they take to the streets to find business?
  • What impact will it have on Million Kids and law enforcement’s efforts to find missing kids?
  • What about reverse stings used to catch predators?
  • Will victim service providers be able to convince a victim to leave the life and sue Backpage?
  • Will commercial sex providers turn to the Dark Net? Or their own sites?
  • Will we see an increase in subscription services and webcam sex?
  • Does anyone really believe this has put sex traffickers out of business?
  • Will the ability of the sex trafficked victim to sue a website, where they were trafficked, bring on massive class action law suits where the victim receives little compensation?

Join us Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we explore the Backpage backlash.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing Kids: is an information distribution network dedicated to helping locate missing kids by utilizing social media to reach thousands of people throughout Southern California.​ MKMK is a free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child.
▪ Victim Gift Card Program: Carried by our local law enforcement agents, these emergency gift cards aid victims in escaping “the life” by keeping them safe while trying to locate space in a suitable safe house for them. It feeds, houses and clothes victims when necessary. These gift cards can literally save a victim’s life! 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.

Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity: Season 8 | Episode 7 airs April 12, 2018

RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING – PART 2

6 Common Ways to Recognize That Someone May Be in Danger of Becoming a Victim of Sex or Labor Trafficking

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This week we will be rebroadcasting one of our most listened to shows to date!
(Original air date May 25, 2017)

Many government agency personnel, law enforcement, non-profit organizations, and faith-based communities have asked us to outline the signs to look for in evaluating if a person might be a victim of human trafficking.

Human Exploitation is a complex subject and is difficult to define in a concrete 1-2-3- outline. In this show we will look at:

▪ Early signs of grooming
▪ Changes in behavior
▪ Signs of grooming through online video gaming
▪ Signs that a person is being exploited or sex trafficked
▪ Signs for Law Enforcement to consider in a traffic stop
▪ Signs that the person is a being exploited through labor trafficking

Join us Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7a.m. PST on VOICE AMERICA – Variety Channel as we continue to discuss possible indicators that a person is in danger of becoming a victim of sex or labor trafficking or may be currently being exploited.

If you missed the live show, you can listen to the archived show at ExploitedCrimes.com. You can also find us on iTunes at Exploited – Crimes Against Humanity

Like Million Kids on Facebook to get involved so we can say together, “NEVER AGAIN SHOULD A CHILD BE VIOLATED!”


RESOURCES, LINKS and CASES:


Donate-Button

Please Donate and Help Keep Kids Safe From Predators!

Your generosity helps us fund important programs such as:

▪ Million Kids Missing KidsA free service offered to parents and/or guardians of a missing child. 
▪ The Love Trap“The Love Trap” teaches school administrators, teachers, parents, and teenagers how predators identify a potential victim, the methods they use to recruit innocent kids, how parents can recognize the signs that their child may be being recruited, and, most importantly, it teaches a young person how to protect themselves so they will not become a victim of human trafficking.
▪ Exploited – Crimes Against HumanityOur free global internet training program about human trafficking and exploitation that reaches 170 countries and includes a powerful weekly podcast and corresponding blog with links to the cases and stories discussed on the show. 
▪ Live presentationsAll across the United States, Million Kids has trained tens of thousands of first responders, government agencies, civic leaders, school administrators, medical personnel, faith-based organizations, parents and grandparents about how predators operate and how to prevent young people from becoming victims of exploitation!

Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us keep kids safe from predators!

Read about the work of Million Kids and RCAHT in the media: HERE

GuideStarSeals_2017_gold_MEDThank you! It means the world to us!

With gratitude,

Opal Singleton,
President and CEO 
Million Kids

All donations are tax deductible and are used to help end human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children.


EXPLOITED: Crimes Against Humanity,” airs Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Voice America – Variety Channel. Click HERE to download the mobile app or to link via your computer to listen.