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Missing: Billy Spires (FL) (Mon, 26 Sep 2022)
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Missing: Jorge Morales (FL) (Fri, 23 Sep 2022)
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Missing: Mya Aguilar (CA) (Thu, 22 Sep 2022)
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U.S. Attorney's Office • Project Safe Childhood

Vinita Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Sexually Entice a Minor (Tue, 04 Oct 2022)
A Vinita man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to sexually entice an individual he believed to be a 14-year-old boy, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced John William Thomas Flechs, 37, to ten years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release.
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South Florida Resident Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Production and Distribution of Child Pornography (Tue, 04 Oct 2022)
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Preston County man guilty of sex offender charge (Tue, 04 Oct 2022)
Thomas Bradley Upole, Jr., of Terra Alta, West Virginia, has admitted to a sex offender charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced. Upole, 27, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Failure to Update Sex Offender Registration.”
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Previously convicted sex offender sent to prison again (Tue, 04 Oct 2022)
A 35-year-old non-U.S. citizen illegally residing in Palmview has been ordered to federal prison for obtaining child pornography and being unlawfully present in the United States
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South Georgia man sentenced to prison for distribution and possession of child pornography (Tue, 04 Oct 2022)
A Coffee County man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after his conviction on child pornography charges.
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Crimes Against Children

Libya: Immigration Authorities Detain Egyptian Minors Smuggled into the Country (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
On September 4, 2022, the Security Directorate of Tobruk, a city on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, announced that it had detained 287 undocumented Egyptian migrants who had illegally crossed the Egyptian-Libyan border. The migrants, many of them children as young as 12 years old, had been locked in a warehouse in the suburbs of Tobruk … Continue reading “Libya: Immigration Authorities Detain Egyptian Minors Smuggled into the Country”
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Egypt: Parliament Reviews Draft Laws Penalizing Forced Marriage of Minors and Practice of Black Magic (Tue, 30 Aug 2022)
In July 2022, the Egyptian House of Representatives reviewed two new draft laws that would criminalize the act of forced marriage of a minor and the practice of black magic. Draft Law on Underage Marriage On July 17, 2022, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives determined a penalty, under a draft … Continue reading “Egypt: Parliament Reviews Draft Laws Penalizing Forced Marriage of Minors and Practice of Black Magic”
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European Union: New Rules on Cross-Border Parental-Responsibility Disputes and Child Abduction Take Effect (Wed, 10 Aug 2022)
On August 1, 2022, the Brussels IIb Regulation took effect, which provides updated rules for cross-border disputes in the European Union (EU) regarding parental responsibility and child abduction. It repeals and replaces the Brussels IIa Regulation, which has been in effect since March 2005. The regulation aims to provide more efficient rules and expedite procedures … Continue reading “European Union: New Rules on Cross-Border Parental-Responsibility Disputes and Child Abduction Take Effect”
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Human Trafficking

Italy: Constitutional Court Eliminates Aggravating Circumstance in Immigration Case (Wed, 13 Apr 2022)
On March 10, 2022, the Italian Constitutional Court issued Decision No. 63 declaring the unconstitutionality of article 12, paragraph 3(d) of Legislative Decree No. 286 of July 25, 1998, containing the Consolidated Text concerning Immigration and the Condition of Foreigners (L.D. No. 286), which had established an aggravating circumstance for the crime of using forged passports … Continue reading “Italy: Constitutional Court Eliminates Aggravating Circumstance in Immigration Case”
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Panama; Colombia: Binational Agreement on Migrants in Transit Reached (Tue, 31 Aug 2021)
On August 9, 2021, Panama’s government announced that it had reached an agreement with Colombia addressing the number of North America-bound migrants who will be allowed to cross their shared border. The aim of the agreement is to ensure that border traffic can be managed in an efficient and safe fashion.The agreement provides a daily … Continue reading “Panama; Colombia: Binational Agreement on Migrants in Transit Reached”
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International: Former Child Workers Sue Chocolate Companies Alleging Forced Labor in Cocoa Supply Chains (Thu, 04 Mar 2021)
(Mar. 4, 2021) On February 12, 2021, the Washington, D.C.-based nongovernmental organization International Rights Advocates (IRAdvocates) filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of eight former child workers who allege they were trafficked from Mali and forced to harvest cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire beginning in 2011. The lawsuit accuses several multinational chocolate producers of […]
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Child Abuse

Libya: Immigration Authorities Detain Egyptian Minors Smuggled into the Country (Thu, 29 Sep 2022)
On September 4, 2022, the Security Directorate of Tobruk, a city on Libya’s eastern Mediterranean coast, announced that it had detained 287 undocumented Egyptian migrants who had illegally crossed the Egyptian-Libyan border. The migrants, many of them children as young as 12 years old, had been locked in a warehouse in the suburbs of Tobruk … Continue reading “Libya: Immigration Authorities Detain Egyptian Minors Smuggled into the Country”
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Japan: Children and Family Agency Establishment Act Adopted (Wed, 07 Sep 2022)
On June 15, 2022, the Diet (Japan’s parliament) passed the Children and Family Agency Establishment Act (Act No. 75 of 2022). The Children and Family Agency will be an external bureau of the Cabinet Office whose function is to oversee policies related to children in the country and their welfare. (Act No. 75, art. 2.) … Continue reading “Japan: Children and Family Agency Establishment Act Adopted”
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Egypt: Parliament Reviews Draft Laws Penalizing Forced Marriage of Minors and Practice of Black Magic (Tue, 30 Aug 2022)
In July 2022, the Egyptian House of Representatives reviewed two new draft laws that would criminalize the act of forced marriage of a minor and the practice of black magic. Draft Law on Underage Marriage On July 17, 2022, the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives determined a penalty, under a draft … Continue reading “Egypt: Parliament Reviews Draft Laws Penalizing Forced Marriage of Minors and Practice of Black Magic”
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