U.S. 2013 Trafficking In Persons Report – Preview
United States downgraded from Tier 1 to Tier 2, an indication that the country was sliding in the effort to eradicate the menace by its failed leadership...
Petitioning The President of the United States
Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
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The U.S. House of Representatives
The U.S. Senate
I’m taking a stand to end slavery: modern-day labor, sex trafficking and child abuse…
Stephanie Brown, Richard’s 17-year old granddaughter, died of a fatal drug-overdose on March 16, 2007, after being hired at a local downriver strip-club in Lincoln Park, Michigan, where two patrons (a volunteer basketball coach and an ordained minister) including a dancer at the club, sex-trafficked Stephanie to a local motel down the street and where she died that morning.
Together the State of Michigan and Stephanie’s family successfully prosecuted the drug-dealing, junior high school volunteer coach and later settled out-of-court with the strip-club for employing an underage person for sex-work. However, Richard continues to pursue other legal rights, causes and criminal investigations in human and labor trafficking cases regarding Stephanie’s death at the local, state and federal levels including international awareness and education.
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