Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Human Trafficking a local issue




By Tracie Morales
Press Democrat

Girls and women working as prostitutes on Santa Rosa Avenue are evidence that Human Traffciking is a problem not confined to distant countires, experts said Wednesday July 2nd.
This is a call to awarness, to understand an a call to action.
Santa Rosa police Lt. Nicholas Sensley said during a forum on human traffciking at congregation
Shomrei Torah.

About 250 people heard local, state and national officals and human rights advocates discuss the issue in Sonoma county.
Bobbi Turner, Crisis intervention manger with United against Sexual Assualt in Sonoma County said runaways are the most vonurable.
Most of the women working on Santa Rosa Avenue about 55 percent got started in Human Trafficking, she said.

About 250 people heard local, state an antional officials and human rights advocates discuss the issue in Sonoma County. The event was sponsored by local Soroptimist International of santa Rosa.

TRADE ........

The CIA estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 girls, boys and women are trafficked annually into the Unite states to be pimped out or sold for FORCED SEX.

Worldwide more than one Million people are trafficked across international borders against their will.

" WE ARE NOT FINDING VICTIMS IN THE UNITED STATES
BECAUSE WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR THEM."

Department of Justice.

Kidnapped 10 year old boy from China was Recovered by Monique Lessan




TESTIMONIALS
STEPHEN J. NUTTINGAttorney at Law6th Floor Nauru BuildingP.O. Box 5093Saipan, MP 96950
June 7, 2008Dear Monique:
Thank you so much for assisting my client in recovering her child. Despite the fact that we had a court order giving my client custody of her 7-year old son, and ordering the return of the child to Saipan, we had been waiting months for the California authorities to act on that order. During all of this time, I was receiving almost daily calls from my client asking for additional information on what was happening with her case. Unfortunately, I never had any news, and felt very ineffective. At the time there seemed that there was little I could do but advise my client that "these matters just take time."
Because of the many accolades for your firm I found on the internet, I decided to advise my client to retain your services. Because I specialize in family law matters, I know how difficult it can be dealing with the emotions involved, and the stressful situations those emotions produce. But you and Randy Torgerson, managed to control the situation, and to give my client confidence and trust, even when confrontations with the abductor/father proved extremely contentious, and threats of never-ending litigation seemed imminent. The manner in which you used the local authorities to convince the father to release the child to the mother, without resorting to the courts, was truly masterful and clearly shows the respect you must command from law enforcement personnel.
The mother and child have returned to Saipan and came into my office yesterday, bringing me a gift for all that I have done. I must admit that I felt somewhat guilty taking it, because I know that you and Mr. Torgerson were really responsible for reuniting this child with his mother. You truly made one little boy very happy and gave a mother back the real joy in her life.