2015 Protected Innocence Challenge Report
State by State Report Cards on the Legal Framework Protection for the Nation's Children
Eliminating Third party Control - A JUST Response Policy Paper
Eliminating the third party control barrier to identifying juvenile sex trafficking victims
Buyers Beware: : Mobilizing to End Demand
View the video at http://sharedhope.org/buyersbeware/
Demanding Justice Report
The Demanding Justice Report captures information on the features of demand for sex acts with children, and criminal justice enforcement outcomes of the cases that are pursued as commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC), while exploring the challenges and successes of implementing anti-demand enforcement methods.
Demanding Justice Project Report Fact Sheet
Explore our research findings and be prepared to discuss talking points on the Demanding Justice Project report with this intuitive fact sheet and infographic.
Demanding Justice Arizona
A Field Assessment of Demand Deterrence and Enforcement and Justice for Victims
Demanding Justice Benchmark Assessment
This report documents criminal actions brought against buyers of sex acts with children and outcomes of federal and state arrests, charges, and prosecutions of these buyers from 2008 to 2013.
Demanding Justice Benchmark Assessment Fact Sheet
Explore a jarring set of facts and infographics that delves into the numbers behind sex crimes and the buyers who perpetrate it.
Demanding Justice on Vimeo
The stats and stories presented in video format — they will shock, they will educate, they will lead to the justice they demand.
2014 Protected Innocence Challenge
The Protected Innocence Challenge is a comprehensive study of existing state laws designed to inspire and equip advocates.
Shared Hope Criminal Liability For Sex Acts With Minors
Our straightforward survey, presented in an easy-to-read table format, with state-by-state assessments of outcomes of criminal proceedings against buyers of sex acts with minors.
A Comparative Examination of Sex Tourism and Trafficking in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States (2007) The explosive DEMAND. report and video documentary uses undercover investigation to reveal the sophisticated business model behind sex trafficking and tourism in Jamaica, Japan, the Netherlands and the United States.
Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore victims of sex slavery, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children.
Demand Enforcement in the Dakotas
The four cases highlighted here reflect the confirmed ability to prosecute buyers under the federal sex trafficking law following the groundbreaking precedent set in United States v. Jungers which clarified that the federal sex trafficking law applies to buyers of sex with minors.
U.S. v Dean Sacco
The following case, which took place in Norwich, New York, involves a successful life sentence conviction for a man named Dean M. Sacco who took part in the trafficking of a child under the age of 14.
Working with Victims in Lakewood Case Comparison
The following comparison of three cases in Lakewood, Washington demonstrates the investigational technique of working from tips provided by recovered victims of child sex trafficking to identify and build evidence against buyers of sex with minors.
Georgia v Sharifi
The following sex trafficking case involves the investigation, arrest and prosecution of two traffickers and a buyer as co-defendants.
Fiero v Taylor
The following case, which took place in Rockland County, New York, highlights how the inadequate enforcement of commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) laws against a defendant accused of buying sex with a minor in a criminal proceeding was exacerbated by a civil proceeding that denied the victim the ability to seek civil damages under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Enforcing New Demand Laws in Massachusetts
Comparison of these cases reflects a consist approach during prosecution to amend a felony commercial sexual exploitation of a child charge to a misdemeanor solicitation charge, which carries a much lower possible jail sentence.
Sex Trafficking Buyer Convictions in Missouri
The first federal cases to charge an attempted buyer of sex with a minor under the federal sex trafficking law were prosecuted in the Western District of Missouri in 2009.
Arizona v. Michael C. Gilliland Case Study
The following case, which took place in Phoenix, Arizona, highlights the challenges of enforcing commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) laws against a defendant accused of attempting to buy sex with an older minor.
Protected Innocence Challenge Section 2 Issue Briefs
The following comprehensive set of briefs accompany the Protected Innocence Challenge State Report Cards to provide policymakers with explanations and sample legislation to strengthen anti-demand laws.
- 2.1 The state sex trafficking law can be applied to buyer s of commercial sex acts with a victim of domestic minor sex trafficking.
- 2.2 Buyers of commercial sex acts with a minor can be prosecuted under CSEC laws.
- 2.3 Solicitation of prostitution laws differentiate between buying sex acts with an adult and buying sex acts with a minor under 18.
- 2.4 Penalties for buyers of commercial sex acts with minors are as high as federal penalties.
- 2.5 Using the Internet or electronic communication to lure, entice, or purchase, or att empt to lure, entice, or purchase commercial sex acts with a minor is a separate crime or results in an enhanced penalty for buyers.
- 2.6 No age mistake defense is permitted for a buyer of comme rcial sex acts with any minor under 18.
- 2.7 Base penalties for buying sex acts with a minor are sufficiently high for all minors under 18 and not reduced for older minors.
- 2.8 Financial penalties for buyers of commercial sex acts with minors are sufficiently high to make it difficult for buyers to hide the crime.
- 2.9 Buying and possessing child pornography carries penalties as high as similar federal offenses.
- 2.10 Convicted buyers of commercial sex acts with minors and chil d pornography are required to register as sex offenders.