CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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News

10/30/14

Ten years ago this month, the FBI stood up the Innocent Images International Task Force. Its mission: to investigate commercial websites—at that time mostly based in Eastern Europe—involved in the worldwide distribution of child pornography. A big task for a small but dedicated group of expert investigators from the U.S. and five other participating nations.

Fast forward to October 2014, and this group of investigators has grown from about a half dozen individuals to around 60 officers from nearly 40 countries. And the group's changed name—the Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force—represents its expanded mission today: to identify and bring to justice anyone involved in violent child sexual exploitation activities, whether online or in person, and to identify and rescue the victims of these crimes no matter where in the world they may be.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 00:00

Thank You Houston Team - Gala 2014

After many months of planning, organizing, and rallying, on Friday 10/24/2014 at Chateau Crystale, about 500 people gathered together for an evening of awareness, fundraising and disco dancing. Attendees, dressed in the 70's fashion with mini-skirts, maxi dresses, tie-dyed shirts, bell-bottoms, Go-go boots, and Afro hairstyles...

10/14/14

It is yet another example of how social media can be dangerous for young people. Recently, a Houston man was sentenced to 40 years in prison on child sex trafficking charges after identifying and contacting young girls through social media platforms and then luring them into prostitution.

Back in 2012, 20-year-old Tevon Harris—aka "Da Kidd" or "King Kidd"—didn't have a legitimate job. He lived on and off with his mother but mostly moved from one motel room to the next. And he was very good at manipulating people. Harris trolled social media websites looking for vulnerable young girls he could sexually exploit. Online, he complimented them. He offered them modeling jobs. And he promised them lots of money.

Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

OBV mailing address


We apologize that your mails and kind donations may have been returned during the transitions to the new mailing address in the last two months.  This issue has been resolved.  If possible, please re-send your mail to us:

One Body Village 445 Sugar Gate Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, 13 October 2014 00:00

Dad's coming home

Knowing Dad was coming home, after eating lunch, the children tried to smarten themselves up and stood at the door to wait for Dad. But later, they all could go to the bus station to pick him up.

Sunday, 14 September 2014 00:00

OBV Announcement

Dear Everyone,

We are currently working on the picture database.  There will be many disrupted or missing pictures from the website.

Please be patient, and sorry for the inconvenience.

On receipt of an email from uncle (an endearing term I use for Father Thong) about a request for help from OBV as their daughter has been missing for over two weeks along with her friend also in 8th grade, I tried to find a way to contact the victim's family and arranged a meeting the next day at their home, which is close to mine.

Within about 15 minutes, I received another email from the mother which started with an apology before enquiring about the fees we charge for finding and rescuing her daughter so the family can try to work something out. Honestly, I was quite stunned to receive this email. Luckily, she apologised first. I responded that OBV operates as a non-profit organisation, so if it is within our capacity we will do all we can to assist for free and assured her that the family should not be concerned about this. (When we met later, I realised why she had asked such a question.)

In order to raise the awareness about child sex trafficking, One Body Village is distributing the “Musical Play THE LIFE I LEFT BEHIND” DVD FREE of charge.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

A Visitor's Good Will

In the last few days I had been receiving e-mails from Father Martino with the approval to let guests visit our OBV home in Vietnam. A lady called us when she was still in the U.S. to express her excitement and enthusiasm to meet the children.

Mrs. Hoang Ngo and her family.

Two days later a call came in from Mrs. Ngo's Vietnamese phone number and we decided on a time and place to meet. When she asked if the children would like to have anything, I answered, "Your visiting us is more than enough." But she insisted on some kind of gift, so my response was, "Anything edible and usable." She spent that whole afternoon to buy rice, milk, oil and hygienic articles for the girls. Her enthusiasm was so overwhelming that it aroused my suspicion. Just to make sure, I asked her about the e-mails from her side. She stated not knowing of any e-mails because her nephew was the one who had sent them. I asked further for his name, but she wavered and could not answer.

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Two men and one woman have been charged in the kidnapping and repeated torture of a prostitute in Orange County motels.

The three suspects were identified as Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, of Costa Mesa, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, of Costa Mesa and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, of Silverton, Oregon.

All three suspects were arrested at the Days Inn on the 2100 block of Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa Monday.

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