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The Federal Way Coalition Against Trafficking is a group of committed individuals that educates and engages
our community so that each person can play a role in ending human trafficking.

It will take a community effort to eliminate human trafficking- we invite you to join us. 

Volunteer. Use your unique skills and talents to raise awareness and further the fight against human trafficking. 

Speak Up. Use your voice to influence and strengthen legislation. 

Donate. Use your resources to help prevent future cases of human trafficking.  

Learn. Educate yourself and share your knowledge with others.

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                     AWARENESS IS KEY TO PREVENTION


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Man charged for sex trafficking local teen in Oregon
By Raechel Dawson
2/06/17 2:17 PM

Federal prosecutors have charged a former Todd Beamer High School student with one count of transportation of a minor for criminal sexual activity.

Kamajah Jahrico Skannal, 20, is currently released on bail, but if convicted, he could face at least 10 years in prison.

Charging documents claim Skannal knowingly transported the victim on or around April 21, 2016, to Oregon through interstate commerce with the intent for the victim to engage in sexual activity, specifically using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.

A grand jury charged him after he was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 25, 2016.

Skannal, who was 19 when he was arrested, is alleged to have transported a then-17-year-old girl, who is now 18, to Oregon to work in a Beaverton strip club, among other illegal activities. [More]
 

Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking
By DON THOMPSON and TERRY WALLACE
10/06/16 8:15 PM

DALLAS (AP) — State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer on Thursday following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims had been forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.

Ferrer, 55, was arrested on a California warrant after arriving at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport on a flight from Amsterdam.

“Making money off the backs of innocent human beings by allowing them to be exploited for modern-day slavery is not acceptable in Texas,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican, said in a statement.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris said that Ferrer was arrested on felony charges of pimping a minor, pimping, and conspiracy to commit pimping. He is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond and will face an extradition hearing before he can be returned to California.

“Raking in millions of dollars from the trafficking and exploitation of vulnerable victims is outrageous, despicable and illegal,” said Harris, a Democrat who is running for the U.S. Senate in next month’s election. [More]
 

Police arrest 21 adults, save 4 children in child sex sting
by Steve Kiggins
9/20/16

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Nearly two dozen suspected child sex predators are off the streets after the Washington State Patrol conducted a sting operation in Thurston County.

Police said they caught some repeat offenders during what they call Operation Net Nanny.

The state patrol said they made a record-setting 21 arrests, and investigators said some of the suspects are no strangers to law enforcement.

One man has a child rape conviction from 15 years ago and another had only recently bailed out of jail for allegedly having child porn.

Kris Bennett, 52, faced a judge Tuesday afternoon. Police said he is already in trouble with the law, accused of committing other sex crimes involving children. [More]
 

 

 

February 28, 2017 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FWCAT-TEAM Meeting
Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
March 28, 2017 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FWCAT-Community Meeting Topic TBD
Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
May 20, 2017 - Saturday
9:00 AM - 12.00 PM
Break the Chains 5th Annual 5K
Federal Way, WA - FW Farmers Market
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