>Sabine McNeill (aged 74) was jailed for 9 years. >found guilty of six counts of breaching a restraining order telling her not to make claims or references about the case, made at a hearing at July 18 2016. >Her breach included leafleting a Church of England general Synod meeting in February with allegations of child abuse. >She was sentenced to nine years in prison by Judge Sally Cahill.
Brutal punishment for attempting to expose satanic ritual abuse of children in the UK.
>When police investigated, they concluded that the claims were “utter nonsense” and that the children, aged eight and nine, had been tortured into concocting accounts of “horrific events” by their mother and her partner.
Ah, so that’s all alright and clear then. Move along! Just parents torturing kids into lying about being raped and tortured.
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Operation MISafeKid was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service, Michigan State Police and several other agencies on Sept. 26 in Wayne County. It was a missing juvenile sweep to identify and recover missing children from the area with emphasis on locating victims of sex trafficking.
Authorities began investigating all missing child cases prior to the operation. They then began investigating the children’s whereabouts by visiting last known addresses, friend’s homes and schools in hopes of finding them in a safe place.
Out of 301 files of missing children, 123 were identified and recovered safely during the operation.
All of the children were interviewed about potentially being sexually victimized or used in a sex trafficking ring during the period of time they were deemed missing.
Three cases were identified as being possible sex trafficking cases. One homeless teen was turned over to Child Protective Services.
>KOREATOWN (CBSLA) — A nearly 30-year veteran of the county agency charged with keeping children safe has been arrested, accused of possessing images of children being sexually abused.
>Carlos Castillo, 54, of Hollywood was out on bail Wednesday after having been charged of having child pornography. The Los Angeles County Dept. of Children and Family Services confirmed his current position is assistant regional administrator.
>A 2016 DCFS newsletter describes Castillo as an “adoption manager.”
>The LAPD’s investigation into Castillo reportedly began after a tip was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
>Police served a search warrant at Castillo’s Hollywood home Tuesday. CBS2 News tried to talk to someone at the residence but received no answer.
>Several nearby residents told CBS2 Castillo is a nice man who helps out in the building’s garden and is part of the community. They were shocked by the news.
>“Very nice, very friendly is my view of him,” said neighbor Frederic Fournier. “I’m shocked.”
>DCFS issued the following statement on the arrest: “Our mission at the Department of Children and Family Services is to keep kids safe. We recently learned of the arrest of one of our employees for alleged disturbing activity that goes against our mission. We stand ready to assist our partners in law enforcement in their investigation.”
>Castillo’s case is being handled by the LAPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children task force.
Hundreds of human trafficking victims freed in 13 countries after vast Interpol operation
Interpol officers in Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Curacao, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and Venezuela took part in Operation Libertad.
by Kalhan Rosenblatt / / Updated
This photo made available by Interpol on April 30, 2018 shows an Interpol officer writing documents during a raid in night clubs in Georgetown, Guyana, on April 7, 2018.Nicola Vigilanti / Interpol via AP
Nearly 350 victims of modern day slavery across the Americas and the Caribbean have been freed after an operation by Interpol to spot human trafficking.
In a statement Monday, Interpol said more than 500 police officers in 13 countries — Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Curacao, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and Venezuela — worked to arrest 22 people during Operation Libertad.
“Operations like this show the power of Interpol providing a platform for the 13 participating countries, but what sits behind these numbers is the human story,” Interpol Executive Director of Police Services Tim Morris said. “Whether it is someone’s mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter, there is an intensely personal story that is usually, unfortunately, accompanied by a lot of suffering,”
Operation Libertad, which was funded by Canada, was planned for more than two-and-a-half years and carried out by Interpol’s Global Task Force on Human Trafficking.
The victims, which included men, women and children, were found working in night clubs, farms, mines, factories and open-air markets, according to the release. Many of those who have been identified as victims are believed to have been migrants seeking work.
The rescue operation puts a spotlight on issues trafficking victims face even after they’ve been freed from their traffickers.
Sarah Paoletti, professor and director of the Transnational Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, said people who fall into labor trafficking, like many of those rescued, are often trapped in a web of unending debts. And in some cases freedom from trafficking can translate into visa violation and deportation.
“If you leave the person you were promised to, you go from being a migrant to being unlawfully present,” Paoletti said. “You don’t earn the money back let alone making money to send to your family back home, and you end up in an even worse position.”
Denise Brennan, professor and chair of the department of anthropology at Georgetown and author of “Life Interrupted: Trafficking Into Forced Labor in the United States,” said that the victims who are also suffering from a momentous breach of trust can also feel apprehensive of law enforcement.
“You have people who are scared, whose trust is broken, who might not have clean underwear, or even know where they are. And strangers are saying, maybe not in their own language: ‘Don’t worry about it. Trust me.’ A lot can go wrong,” Brennan said.
Victims rescued in the Interpol operation have been provided with social services and NGOs that have helped provide support, according to Interpol. Paoletti and Brennan stressed the victim-centered approach, which goes beyond the moment of freedom for those who have experienced human trafficking, is crucial to successfully preventing re-trafficking.
“Leaving a situation of trafficking doesn’t just offer up relief. It can actually still invite a lot of fear of whats going on next,” Brennan said.
Many of those freed in the operation had travel documents taken from them in order for their traffickers to maintain power.
In one case in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, victims at a factory were stripped of their passports and never received wages, forcing them to depend on their handlers for housing, transport, food and the most basic necessities, according to Interpol.
Isolation in both removing travel documents and in proximity to towns and cities were both tactics used by traffickers busted by Interpol
In Guyana, young women were found working as prostitutes next to extremely remote gold mines from which they could not escape, investigators said.
“I was concerned when I read about the conditions of how off-the-grid those people were,” Brennan said. “Those conditions can lead to employers exploiting with impunity with no one watching. It can be both a technique to abuse and intimidate.”
Brennan and Paoletti said that the real work for these victims often starts after they’re freed.
“Now the hard work begins because they’re probably leaving with no documents, no money, no contacts and in many ways they’re in the hands of law enforcement or social service providers or government officials,” Brennan said. “Now, after having their trust so profoundly ruptured when in a situation of trafficking, they have no choice but to trust those who are giving assistance.”