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Bridging Freedom in the News

Plan for community raises hope for sex-trafficking victims (TBO.com) January 25, 2015

Candlelight vigil walk mourns child sex trafficking victims (ABC Action News) January 17, 2015

January to spotlight human trafficking awareness in Tampa Bay area (Tampa Bay Times) January 9, 2015

Fashionollia 66 raises money for Bridging Freedom nonprofit (TBO.com) April 8, 2014

Human Trafficking News

Eric Bell Case, Tampa

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1209/120919tampa.htm

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1109/110929tampa.htm

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/11/2794392/florida-woman-named-pocahontas.html

http://bigstory.ap.org/content/feds-sex-trafficking-ring-used-backpagecom-ads

 

James Mozie/Florida Brothel Boom Boom Room Case, Tampa

http://cltampa.com/dailyloaf/archives/2012/05/08/florida-brothel-owner-gets-life-in-prison#.T6likMzYcXw

 

Weylin Rodriguez Case, Orlando

http://www.fbi.gov/tampa/press-releases/2012/orlando-man-convicted-of-sex-trafficking-of-minors-through-force-fraud-and-coercion

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-09-03/news/os-teenage-sex-trafficking-orlando-20120903_1_prostitution-victims-of-sexual-exploitation-fbi-agents

http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2012/nov/05/federal-jury-convicts-man-in-sex-trafficking-case-ar-554725/

 

General – Tampa Bay and Florida

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57378306-504083/tampa-man-arrested-for-sex-trafficking-allegedly-pimped-teen-in-orlando-hotel/

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/oct/13/3/tampa-targets-massage-parlors-ar-531866/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/two-more-palm-harbor-adults-charged-in-teenage-prostitution-case/1237975

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/new-port-richey-police-raid-massage-parlor-make-prostitution-arrest/1227293

http://www.tampabay.com/features/humaninterest/article1091612.ece

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/human-trafficking-victim-tells-pinellas-gathering-of-her-abuse/1144895

http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?a=3589

http://www.examiner.com/article/human-trafficking-sex-slavery-tampa-has-highest-rates-florida

http://voices.yahoo.com/human-trafficking-america-now-floridas-biggest-6005068.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/tampa-woman-recounts-tortured-years-as-victim-of-sex-trafficking

http://www.centralfloridafuture.com/opinion/time-to-tackle-sex-trafficking-1.2699046

http://www.wtsp.com/news/florida/article/275281/19/Florida-fights-the-ugly-crime-of-human-trafficking

http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=78518

 

General – National

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/nearly-80-juveniles-recovered-in-nationwide-operation-targeting-underage-prostitution

 

Older News

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/195341/8/Bay-area-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking-on-the-rise-?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/01/30/the-super-bowl-of-sex-trafficking.html

http://www.gofbw.com/News.asp?id=12707

http://www2.tbo.com/news/news/2010/sep/27/tampa-area-task-force-targets-child-prostitution-ar-28144/