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NCMEC • Missing Children Alerts

Missing: Julian Figueroa (IL) (Thu, 23 Jun 2022)
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Missing: Ray Valdez Jr (TX) (Wed, 22 Jun 2022)
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Missing: Justin Appleberry (MO) (Wed, 22 Jun 2022)
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U.S. Attorney's Office • Project Safe Childhood

North Park Man Charged with Kidnapping 16-year-old Oklahoma Girl (Fri, 24 Jun 2022)
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Two Separate Cases Involving Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation Crimes Result in Sentences of 60+ Years in Federal Prison for Three Defendants (Fri, 24 Jun 2022)
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Federal Grand Jury B Indictments Announced- June 2022 (Fri, 24 Jun 2022)
TULSA, Okla. – United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the June 2022 Federal Grand Jury B. The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.
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Tonawanda Man Pleads Guilty To Receipt Of Child Pornography (Fri, 24 Jun 2022)
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Fort Pierre Man Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Fri, 24 Jun 2022)
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Crimes Against Children

Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents (Wed, 22 Jun 2022)
On May 18, 2022, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued Decree No. 11,074, which amended Decree No. 9,579 of November 22, 2018, and created the Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents – Protect Brazil and its management committee (comitê gestor).Decree No. 9,579 consolidated normative acts published by the federal executive branch that provide for infants, … Continue reading “Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents”
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Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence (Wed, 15 Jun 2022)
On May 24, 2022, Law No. 14,344, creating new mechanisms for preventing and confronting domestic and family violence against children and adolescents, was signed into law by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The provisions of the law were formulated in accordance with articles 226(§ 8) and 227(§ 4) of the Federal Constitution and with specific provisions … Continue reading “Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence”
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United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen's Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas (Tue, 24 May 2022)
On May 5, 2022, a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal statute criminalizing noncommercial child sex abuse committed by Americans while traveling overseas is constitutional. (United States v. Rife, No. 20-5688 (6th Cir. 2022).)Case HistoryUnited States citizen Micky Rife traveled to Cambodia in 2012, where he obtained a … Continue reading “United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen’s Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas”
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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

Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents (Wed, 22 Jun 2022)
On May 18, 2022, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued Decree No. 11,074, which amended Decree No. 9,579 of November 22, 2018, and created the Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents – Protect Brazil and its management committee (comitê gestor).Decree No. 9,579 consolidated normative acts published by the federal executive branch that provide for infants, … Continue reading “Brazil: New Decree Creates Comprehensive Protection Program for Children and Adolescents”
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Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence (Wed, 15 Jun 2022)
On May 24, 2022, Law No. 14,344, creating new mechanisms for preventing and confronting domestic and family violence against children and adolescents, was signed into law by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. The provisions of the law were formulated in accordance with articles 226(§ 8) and 227(§ 4) of the Federal Constitution and with specific provisions … Continue reading “Brazil: New Law Creates Protective Measures for Child Victims of Domestic Violence”
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United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen's Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas (Tue, 24 May 2022)
On May 5, 2022, a three-judge panel on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a federal statute criminalizing noncommercial child sex abuse committed by Americans while traveling overseas is constitutional. (United States v. Rife, No. 20-5688 (6th Cir. 2022).)Case HistoryUnited States citizen Micky Rife traveled to Cambodia in 2012, where he obtained a … Continue reading “United States: Federal Appellate Court Affirms US Citizen’s Conviction for Child Sex Abuse Crimes Committed Overseas”
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