Fari Trade events

Here are a Fair Trade event being hosted locally. Please attend this event and learn more about Fair Trade. This is a very important issue!

Tampa Bay Area:

Fair Trade Festival
Location: Vaughn Courtyard
401 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
United States

When: 10/18/2010 12:00 PM-4:00 PM EST

Child sex trafficking cases from around the world

I have found some articles relating to child sex trafficking in other parts of the world. Most Americans believe that this type of exploitation of children only happens in countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Mexico. This is an issue however that affects every city, province, village and country all over the world. This is an issue that affects 3rd world countries as well as 1st world countries. No country is above this tragic issue. Please feel free to check out these links on the various articles I have found.
Let’s keep doing what we can to help child trafficking!




Trial date set in human trafficking case

I am glad to see that this trial is underway. This is a sad case as one pedophile sold a child to another pedophile.

COVINGTON – A convicted child molester who allegedly sold a boy he sodomized to another pedophile will be tried in January on a human trafficking charge.

Bobby Jo Perry II, 39, of Elsmere faces five years to 10 years in prison if found guilty of the charge. He will be tried along with Lance Antonio Presswood, 42, of Cincinnati. Presswood is charged with first-degree sodomy.

The trial is set for Jan. 19 in before Kenton Circuit Judge Gregory Bartlett.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Kastner claims Perry accepted money from Presswood in exchange for allowing that man to also sodomize the boy.

Kastner claims Perry and Presswood became acquaintances while locked up at the Kenton County jail on charges unrelated to molesting the boy. Kastner said Perry accepted the money after the pair got out of jail, but Kastner didn’t know the amount that was exchanged.

Perry has been booked into the Kenton County jail at least eight times since 1997. Most of the arrests were on domestic violence charges. Presswood has been sent to the jail seven times since 2003 on charges ranging from cocaine possession to a probation violation.

Perry wasn’t present for the hearing setting his court date. He is currently awaiting sentencing after a jury found him guilty last week of first-degree sodomy. The crime is punishable by 20-50 years or life in prison, and the jury recommended a 45-year sentence. Bartlett will sentence Perry on Nov. 8.

Presswood, freed July 2 on a $1,000 bond after his initial trial date was postponed, was in the courtroom Monday but declined to comment.

The law making it a felony in Kentucky to force someone into labor, domestic work or the sex trade went into effect in July 2007. Ohio passed a similar law in December 2008.

Perry’s wife, 57-year-old Ernestine Perry, is also charged with multiple counts of rape for allegedly molesting the same boy. Her trial date hasn’t been set.

Freedom Center Opens World’s First Permanent Museum Exhibition on Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

CINCINNATI, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati has opened the world’s first permanent, museum-quality exhibition on modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

The exhibition, entitled Invisible: Slavery Today opened on October 9, and will be a permanent installation on the Freedom Center’s third floor east pavilion.

“This is a groundbreaking exhibition, but one entirely in keeping with our Mission of making the historic struggle for freedom relevant and meaningful for today’s audiences,” said Freedom Center CEO Don Murphy. “It would be comforting to say that slavery had been completely abolished at the end of the Civil War in 1865,” Murphy added. “But slavery exists today on a global scale, in many forms, and more people than ever are being exploited. Invisible tells this story in a way that will shock visitors but ultimately inspire them to become modern abolitionists.”

Invisible: Slavery Today was produced with several antislavery organizations, which provided content and guidance. The partners are Free the Slaves, Goodweave, International Justice Mission and Polaris Project. Underwriting of the exhibition came from The Skirball Foundation and Lois and Richard Rosenthal.

The exhibition consists of three main exhibition areas: one (the first) exploring the many forms of modern-day slavery; the second, which details the scope and causes of modern-day slavery; and a final section that provides information on global efforts to combat trafficking and slavery abuses. The five most common forms of slavery – bonded labor, sex trafficking, child labor, domestic servitude, and forced labor – are explained through the life experiences of real individuals from across the globe.

The new exhibition was designed by Seattle-based Touch Worldwide.

With the opening of Invisible, the Freedom Center also announced that it had appointed Paul Bernish, the museum’s Chief Communications Officer for the past six years, as its Director of Antislavery and Human Trafficking Initiatives – a new position and most likely the first in the museum field. Bernish will oversee the Freedom Center’s engagement in anti-trafficking efforts and lead the development of a curriculum on modern forms of slavery targeted to junior high and high school students.

SOURCE National Underground Railroad Freedom Center