NEWARK — More than two dozens pimps and prostitutes were arrested in New Jersey as part of an international sweep led by the FBI to crackdown on human trafficking, authorities said. In addition to the 29 arrests, a 17-year-old in New Jersey was rescued in what authorities called “Operation Cross Country X.” The FBI’s Philadelphia division… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Human Trafficking, New Jersey, News | Tags: FBI, Human Trafficking, New Jersey | Comments Off on 29 pimps, prostitutes in N.J. arrested in FBI child sex trafficking bust
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday signed legislation named for a Hamilton girl that’s designed to alert foreign governments when registered sex offenders travel abroad. The International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and cleared by… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 9th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, News | Tags: International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law, Monmouth County News, President Barack Obama | 1 Comment »
By Congressman Chris Smith
Eight years after I first introduced a bill to protect children in the U.S. and around the world from convicted pedophiles who travel in secret to or from the United States—currently below the radar of law enforcement officials—it is now on the verge of becoming law.
The House today passed, and sent to the President, my International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking (HR 515)—named for Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from Hamilton, N.J. in our congressional district who was sexually assaulted and killed in 1994. Megan’s assailant was a convicted, repeat sex offender living across the street, unbeknownst to residents in the neighborhood. Due to public outcry in response to the tragedy and to hard work by Megan’s loving parents, Richard and Maureen Kanka, the New Jersey State Legislature passed the original Megan’s Law (NJSA 2C: 7-1 through 7-II) in 1994 to require public notification of convicted sex offenders living in the community.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News | Tags: Child Sex Trafficking, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law | 2 Comments »
The undercover operation was conducted by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hazlet and Wall Township Police Departments.
Twelve females were charged with solicitation of prostitution and seven people were charged with promotion of prostitution. Additional charges included possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and possession of a weapon. A total of $5,000 was confiscated.admin | Filed under: Crime, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, FBI, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Prostitution sting, Richard M. Frankel, Sheriff Shaun Golden | Comments Off on 19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting
Your favorite blogger appears on News12’s Power and Politics with Luke Margolis this weekend opposite the indefatigable Democratic activist Jay Lassiter.
Our topic was Congressman Chris Smith’s commitment to human rights and his controversial comments regarding LGBT rights vs human rights last month.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Chris Christie, Gay Marriage, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Humanity, marriage, Marriage Equality | Tags: Art Gallagher, Boko Haram, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Rights, Jay Lassister, LGBT rights, Luke Margolis, marriage, News12, Nigeria, Power and Politics, Same Sex Marriage | Comments Off on Gallagher on Power and Politics this weekend
Joint Super Bowl Operation Targeting Commercial Child Sex Trafficking Rescue 25 Minors, Apprehends 45 Suspects
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of U.S. and New Jersey law enforcement agencies who took part in a Joint Super Bowl Operation deserve tremendous credit for rescuing 25 children ages 13-17 from lives of misery and sexual abuse, and for arresting 45 suspects who allegedly exploited the children for commercial sex, said Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees global human rights, and author of the landmark law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-386).
According to the FBI, which announced the arrests yesterday, some suspects claimed to have traveled to New Jersey from other states specifically for the purpose of prostituting women and children at the Super Bowl. High-profile special events, which draw large crowds, have become lucrative opportunities for child prostitution criminal enterprises, the FBI said.
“This unprecedented effort by federal agencies in collaboration with local law enforcement from New Jersey aggressively focused on combating commercial child sex trafficking,” said Smith. “The joint efforts and the extraordinary leadership shown by Governor Christie and the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task force is to be applauded for working effectively to help save lives.
“Young victims now have a chance for a new start thanks to these arrests and rescues. Those who took advantage of young runaways and women forced or mislead into a life of sex trafficking and abuse must now face justice. Hopefully this effective effort will become a prototype and have a chilling effect on perpetrators across the nation and around the globe.”admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Press Release, Super Bowl | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, New Jersey Coaltion Against Human Trafficking, Press Release, Super Bowl | 1 Comment »
The Asbury Park Press has a piece of the by the State and non-profit groups to crack down in human trafficking in New Jersey.
The Super Bowl is said to be big business for human traffickers. With the big game coming to the Meadowlands in February, the State and the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking is working to educate and mobilize local hotels to stop trafficking in their venues.
The sanctimonious nudniks should do their part and stop accepting ads that offer “A HOT SPECIAL TREAT Blondes and Brunettes Russian, Brazilian & Spanish Girls Brand New Girls Every week,” “Beyond Therapy” and the like.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Gannett, Human Trafficking, Neptune Nudniks, Super Bowl | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Human Traffickiing, Neptune Nudniks, New Jersey Coaltion Against Human Trafficking, Super Bowl | 2 Comments »