SEX TRAFFICKING CHARITIES CAUGHT LYING AND STEALING MONEY
  • Petitioned John W. Suthers

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Colorado Attorney General
John W. Suthers
Colorado Consumer Protection
Consumer Protection
Denis J. McInerney Chief, Fraud Section United States Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Fraud Section

SEX TRAFFICKING CHARITIES CAUGHT LYING AND STEALING MONEY

    1. christine Monfort
    2. Petition by

      christine Monfort

      san jose, CA

Recently the Village Voice exposed the Schapiro Group, a private consulting firm in Georgia, and the Women’s Funding Network of California, a women’s charity, for knowingly deceiving both congress and the public using false data manufactured through fraudulent research. These groups presented alarming reports of a sudden rise in trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls.

This false data was used to justify funding from private foundations, corporate donors, and potentially the government. No one would deny that the prevention of sexual trafficking of minors is vitally important. The safety of children is a commitment we share.

Unfortunately the false information propagated by the Schapiro Group and anti trafficking non profits does more harm than good.

Fraudulent research negatively impacts the crucial efforts of legitimate organizations that serve exploited and trafficked minors. When these organizations are not able to report that they have reached numbers of youth comparable to the inflated numbers of victims reported by the Schapiro Group, it jeopardizes their credibility and funding. Bogus data misrepresents not only the quantity of trafficked minors, but also their demographics. Boys and transgender youth are not appropriately included in the study. Additionally, we are concerned that increased funding for law enforcement efforts to combat a vastly inflated threat of the trafficking of minors is channeled instead into police actions directed not at traffickers, but rather against consenting adult sex workers, a vulnerable population that already suffers from social stigma, criminalization and unequal access to protection. We reject the concept that criminalizing members of any population is an effective way to rescue them.

Exploitation of children is an important issue that should never be lied about. To do so represents a greedy and cynical funding grab at the expense of frightening the public, deceiving donors, and misdirecting resources. To do so knowing that this effort will undoubtedly result in law enforcement targeting of adult women consensually working in the sex industry would surely not be consistently endorsed by the supporters of a large women’s fund.

Therefore, we, the undersigned, call on the United States Dept. of Justice to investigate the Schapiro Group and the Women’s Funding Network for conspiracy to commit fraud against their donors, the public and the US government. To the degree to which they received public monies, and provided false testimony before congress, we call for an investigation for fraud against federal and state governments as well.

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U.S. Department of Justice

Criminal Division

Fraud Section
Bond Building, 4th Floor
10th and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
Att: Denis J. McInerney
Chief, Fraud Section
202-514-7023

Here are some links about this:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-03-23/news/women-s-funding-network-sex-trafficking-study-is-junk-science/

http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-06-29/news/real-men-get-their-facts-straight-sex-trafficking-ashton-kutcher-demi-moore/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/22/AR2007092201401_pf.html

http://bebopper76.wordpress.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/Mythofsextrafficking

http://www.lauraagustin.com

http://rightswork.org/

NO EVIDENCE OF SEX TRAFFICKING AT SPORTING EVENTS:

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)

Research report on sorting out the myths and facts about Human Trafficking sex trafficking prostitution sex slavery at sporting events: 

The Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) :

 link to research report:

pdf verison: http://www.s-i-o.dk/tekst/WhatstheCostofaRumour.pdf

http://issuu.com/nswp/docs/whatsthecostofarumour.11.15.2011-1-?mode=window&pageNumber=1

Article link: http://www.dallasobserver.com/2012-02-02/news/the-super-bowl-prostitution-hoax-returns/

New research papers on sex trafficking:

http://eminism.org/store/pdf-zn/trafficking_web.pdf

http://www.partisans.org/2011/10/how-media-sensationalism-undermines-anti-trafficking-efforts/?fb_comment_id=fbc_5007062113701_860331_5007241666701

http://www.hrusa.org/workshops/trafficking/ThinkAgain.pdf

http://www.villagevoice.com/sex-trafficking/

News night BBC video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtaEdI3aiwg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rvA60zdkD8

http://mensnewsdaily.com/glennsacks/2009/10/30/more-on-the-great-sex-trafficking-scam-in-the-u-k/

Guardian newspaper:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/government-trafficking-enquiry-fails

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/oct/20/trafficking-numbers-women-exaggerated

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Atlanta, Georgia Exaggerated Sex Trafficking of Women to get govt. Grants

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      Atlanta, Georgia Hugely Exaggerated Sex Trafficking of Women to get government funding.

      The U.S. City of Atlanta, Georgia and Attorney General Sam Olens hugely inflated the number of Korean and other Asian women trafficked into the city’s sex trade so as to extract federal government funds, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Monday.
      An internal police memo in 2005 claimed “some 1,000″ Asian women and girls between 13 to 25, many of them Korean were being “forced to prostitute themselves” in the city.
      Atlanta police in 2005 asked the U.S. Department of Justice for money to form a taskforce to eradicate human trafficking, which was a much-publicized subject during the Bush administration. The Justice Department allotted a budget of US$600,000 based on a report from the Atlanta police which identified 216 women supposedly trafficked to the city for sex between 2005 and 2006.But an audit in July 2008 found only four, the paper reported.
      englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 02, 201

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    3. Sex Trafficking Charities caught lying and stealing money

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      There’s no question that any of us would do everything we could to stop the trafficking of children in the sex trade. But we also want to make sure that our contributions are being used effectively.
      FOX 4 Problem Solver Linda Wagar is Working for You with an investigation into an organization that is raising a lot of money to help fight child sex trafficking, but is also raising a lot of questions about how they use the money that they raise.

    4. Police are forcing prostitutes to lie about being forced

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      The Denver, Colorado Police and attorney general are forcing prostitutes to lie about being forced.

      The Denver Colorado Police (and other Police departments around the country) receive grants from the Federal government for fighting Sex Trafficking. When they don’t find any forced against their will prostitute victims – They make them up, so that they won’t lose funding.

      Denver Colorado vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez: “Prostitutes are not friendly. It’s not like you’re talking to a child-abuse victim or a fifteen-year-old sex assault victim who wants to cry out and wants to explain what happened or is just scared. These girls just flat out say, ‘Nope, that’s not what’s happening.’ “We have to help them realize they are victims,” Denver vice Lieutenant Aaron Sanchez says.
      So… the police are trying to invent victims? Where no victim exist?

      The prostitutes say that no one is forcing them and the police don’t believe them?

      So the police want the prostitutes to lie?

    5. Teen Girl Lies About Abduction By Sex Traffickers

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      Teen Girl Lies About Abduction By Sex Traffickers. 17-year-old girl believed abducted last week admits she made up story.

      By: Bay City News | 12/13/11 9:12 AM
      A 17-year-old girl who was believed to have been abducted from her Suisun City home last week admitted to fabricating the kidnapping to get sympathy from her family, according to Suisun City police.
      Almanza was taken to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, where she admitted that her abduction and imprisonment were false. She said she had made up the story to get sympathy from her family, police said. She admitted to writing and sending the text messages but said she had not expected law enforcement to get involved, police said. The teen was arrested for filing a false police report.

    6. Australian charity has been accused of faking the rescue of sex victims

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      THE head of an Australian charity that has been accused of faking the rescue of Thai hill tribe children from sexual slavery has resigned.

      Former Australian army commando Sean McBride stepped down from the Grey Man charity at the weekend following new claims about the organisation and an investigation into the hill

    7. Rachel Lloyd of GEMS talks about the Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      I can't believe I'm saying this, but for once I agree with a Village Voice story on trafficking. Today's article "The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax" is about the Super Bowl and the huge influx of trafficking victims that everyone's predicting. And the Voice is right -- it's just not true.

      For the last few years, the Super Bowl has been touted as the biggest trafficking event, especially for minors, in the country. While there have definitely been some reported cases, the statistics just don't bear out this claim.

      Hyperbole only obscures the true issue and damages the movement's credibility. It's critical that as a field that we pay attention to statistics, ensure that the information we're putting out there is accurate, and make sure people focus on the larger systemic issues that exacerbate and make young people so vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, instead of focusing on media-friendly quick fixes and sensationalized stories.

    8. Sex Trafficking Research - Where are the Victims?

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      There is a growing number of well respected researchers, journalists, scientists, professors, that have concluded in their research that the sex trafficking, sex slavery concept is based on emotion, morals, and monetary funding rather than facts, evidence and proof. They state that very few kidnapped, forced against their will, physically abused, raped sex slave prostitutes for profit have been found throughout the world. Their research concludes that women who enter into this type of work do so of their own free will. They also state that there are many anti-prostitution groups who simply do not like the idea of consensual adult prostitution and have distorted the facts in order to push their agenda and receive funding and money into their organizations in the form of donations, grants and to change the laws about prostitution. They state that these anti-prostitution groups use made up child sex trafficking statistics which they have no proof or evidence of.

    9. Sex Trafficking is very rare

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      Sex trafficking is illegal and the pentities are very severe. It is very difficult to force someone to be a sex slave, they would have to have 24 hour guards posted and be watched 365 days a year, 24 hours per day. Have the threat of violence if they refused, and have no one notice and complain to the authorities or police. They would need to hide from the general public yet still manage to see customers from the general public and not have the customers turn the traffickers in to the police. They would need to provide them with medical care, food, shelter, and have all their basic needs met. They would need to have the sex slaves put on a fake front that they enjoyed what they were doing, act flirtatious and do their job well. They would have to deal with the authorities looking for the missing women, and hide any money they may make, since it comes from illegal activity. They must do all of this while constantly trying to prevent the sex slaves from escaping and reporting them.

    10. Reached 50 signatures
    11. Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      According to the media hype There was supposed to be hundreds of thousands of under age child sex slaves kidnapped and forced to have sex with super bowl fans. At the Dallas Super Bowl 2011. WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL OF THEM??

      It was all a big lie told by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, government officials, and various anti-prostitution groups: Traffick911, Not for Sale, Change-org A Future Not A Past, Polaris Project, Salvation Army, Women’s Funding Network, and the Dallas Women’s Foundation, which are anti-prostitution groups that tell lies in order to get grant money from the government and charities to pay their high salaries, and get huge amounts of money into their organizations.
      As proved in the link below:

      Top FBI agent in Dallas (Robert Casey Jr.) sees no evidence of expected spike in child sex trafficking:

      http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/super-bowl/local/20110302-top-fbi-agent-in-dallas-praises-super-bowl-security-effort-sees-no-evidence-of-expected-spike

    12. The Media and Politicians

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      The media will say that millions of people are sex slaves without doing any real research on the topic. Only taking the word of special interest anti-prostitution groups which need to generate money in the form of huge government grants from taxpayers, and charities. These "non profit" group's employees make huge salaries, therefore they need to lobby the government, and inflate and invent victims in order to get more money into their organizations. If you look into how many real kidnapped forced against their will sex slaves there are, and not just take the anti-prostitution groups word for it. You will be very surprised. Where are all the forced sex slaves? I would like to meet the millions of slaves and see for myself if they were kidnapped and forced against their will.
      These groups lobby the government in a big way, getting Politicians to truly believe their lies.

    13. Anti Sex trafficking groups using false made up statistics

      christine Monfort
      Petition Organizer

      Sex Trafficking/Slavery is used by many groups as a attempt to outlaw all prostitution around the world by saying that all women are victims even if they do it willing. This hurts any real victims because it labels all sex workers as victims.This is done by the media, aid groups, NGO’s, feminists, politicians, and religious organizations that receive funds from the government. There are very strong groups who promote that all adult women who have sex are victims even if they are willing, enjoy it and go out of there way to get it. These groups try to get the public to believe that no adult women in their right mind would ever go into the sex business unless she was forced to do so, weather she knew it or not. They say that 100% of all sex workers are trafficking victims. These groups believe that two adults having consensual sex in private should be outlawed. Since they believe that it is impossible for a man to have sex with a woman without abusing the woman in the process.

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    • Joseline Menjivar SAN FERNANDO, CA
      • 12 months ago

      This is important to me because its been happening often.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      Sexual slavery and forced prostitution have adopted an enormity extent worldwide. To protect women, girls and children around the world, all governments must be called to create massive penalties and laws against it, the same goes for all the male customers. The men who have sex with these tortured women, girls and children must be punished as hard as the traffickers, pimps, brothel owners!

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    • Chantelle Howton AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have recently chosen this topic as an issue of inequality in an assignment and become so horrified at the actual statistics globally. I realize baby steps are going to have to be the beginning of the end to this, but it needs to be done!

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    • Nirvana Law EARTH, NY
      • over 1 year ago
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    • Tara Johnson DALLAS, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      No child should have to, or be forced to go through this.

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