Hidden GoPro with images of 60 young girls, many of them minors, found in changing room at athletic facility

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FRANKLIN, TN- On Thursday, January 21st, the Franklin Police Department revealed that a hidden GoPro camera that was discovered inside a girls changing room and restroom at Premier Athletics has been reviewed.

The Sun reported that the hidden GoPro was recently found and had images of 60 young girls in the changing room; most of the females were minors. The police provided an update on the investigation. The update said, in part:

“Detectives believe that the suspect had been intermittently staging the camera to capture video in the restroom since September. Two of the 60 victims appear to have been partially undressed in the videos.”

The update added:

“Working with facility management, detectives have identified 47 of the 60 victims and are in the process of notifying their parents. Detectives are working to identify the remaining 13 victims.”

WKRN reported that police said the suspect is an employee of the business and that currently there is no evidence to suggest other restrooms or private areas in the facility were filmed. 

Franklin Police Detectives are also examining a variety of other evidence seized as part of the investigation and expect to file multiple charges. The department said:

“Once formally charged in this case, Franklin Police will identify the suspect, his charges, bond amount, and court date.”

The length of the time the camera was in the restroom is still unknown. WSMV reported that parents said they were feeling a wide range of emotions after learning of the camera found in the women’s restroom at the facility. 

In an email to its clients, Premier Athletics said:

“Premier Athletics takes the safety and well-being of our athletes very seriously.”

Reportedly, the discovery of the camera led to an unidentified longtime coach for Premier Athletics no longer working at the gym. Parents who spoke with WSMV said they were horrified and outraged. Parent John Woelk said:

“I would rather me take care of him than him go to Fort Leavenworth, let’s put it that way. This is total disrespect. This man took advantage of these young girls and everyone that comes up here.”

Lieutenant Charlie Warner with the Franklin Police Department said:

“This case is disturbing. As a dad, it’s disgusting and so, the calls that we’re getting in from concerned parents, we’re feeling that uncertainty and that pain along with them.”

In its email, Premier Athletics said:

“Premier Athletics does regular sweeps of the restrooms. In addition, Premier Athletics will work with the Williamson County K-9 unit to have random checks for suspicious electronics. Premier Athletics will support the Franklin police in any way that we can.”

Police warned that even though they have a suspect, it could still take time before there is an arrest. Lt. Warner said:

“As a parent, I can totally relate to wanting the police to go fast. Obviously, there’s a heinous crime that’s been committed. It’s impacted people’s lives and their privacy and there’s potentially embarrassing material that’s out there.”

He added:

“We worked hard to secure that so that’s not out there and now we’ve got to go through the tedious process of identifying the girls who have been victimized so that they can be given the justice that they deserve.”

In their media release, the Franklin Police Department said:

“The placement of a camera in such a private place is a violation of trust in its most extreme form. This is terribly upsetting to parents and their children and it is just as troubling to us. The Department is working diligently to safeguard sensitive images, to help victims, and their families cope, and to prepare a solid criminal case for the courtroom.”

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Mastercard and Visa to investigate Pornhub over allegations of child pornography, rape videos

December 7th, 2020

On Sunday, December 6th, credit card giants Visa and Mastercard announced that they are planning to investigate their business relationship with the bank of Pornhub’s parent MindGeek, a Canadian company that focuses primarily on pornography.

New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, write an article where he described the videos on Pornhub as recordings of assaults on unconscious women and girls. He wrote that the website carries rape scenes, revenge pornography, and other examples of explicit video taken without consent of the participants.

He wrote:

“The issue is not pornography, but rape. Let’s agree that promoting assaults on children or anyone without consent is unconscionable.”

Pornhub has denied all allegations. In a statement emailed to Reuters, the company said:

“Any assertion that we all CSAM (child sexual abuse material) is irresponsible and flagrantly untrue.”

Mastercard said that it would be investigation the allegations with Pornhub’s parent MindGeek’s bank. Mastercard said:

“If the claims are substantiated, we will take immediate action.”

Breitbart News reported that similarly, Visa is also planning to investigate directly with MindGeek. Visa said:

“It is actively engaging with the relevant financial institutions to investigate.”

The company added:

“If the site is identified as not complying with applicable laws or the financial institutions’ acceptable use policies and underwriting standards, they will no longer be able to accept Visa payments.”

Reportedly, billionaire investor Bill Ackman called upon Mastercard and Visa to temporarily stop payments to the porn site until the allegations are investigated. In his article, Kristof wrote:

“Its site is infested with rape videos. It monetizes child rapes, revenge pornography, spy cam videos of women showering, racist and misogynist content, and footage of women being asphyxiated in plastic bags. A search for “girls under18 (no space) or “14yo” leads in each case to more than 100,000 videos. Most aren’t of children being assaulted, but too many are.”

He added:

“A great majority of the 6.8 million new videos posted on the site each year probably involve consenting adults, but many depict child abuse and nonconsensual violence. Because it’s impossible to be sure whether a youth in a video is 14 or 18, neither Pornhub nor anyone else has a clear idea of how much content is illegal.”

Ackman suggested that it should be made illegal for porn sites to post videos before they are reviewed by a monitor and until the ages and consent for participants have been validated.

In response, Pornhub claimed that it has a vast team of human moderators who manually review “every single upload.” Pornhub also claimed that they have automated detection technologies. It did not say how many people were part of its review team.

In the United States, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced that he will introduce legislation that would give sex trafficking victims a federal right to sue sites such as Pornhub. Hawley praised Kristof for his “tremendous” investigative reporting. He tweeted:

“Tremendous reporting by @NickKristof on the exploitation that occurs on sites like Pornhub. It’s time for it to end. I will introduce legislation to create a federal right to sue for every person coerced or trafficked or exploited by sites like Pornhub.”

Pornhub continued to deny any allegations. The company said:

“We have zero tolerance for CSAM. Pornhub is unequivocally committed to combating CSAM and has instituted an industry-leading trust and safety policy to identify and eradicate illegal material from our community.”

Anti-trafficking activist Laila Mickelwait has called for Pornhub to be closed down because the platform does not do enough to oversee its content. Mickelwait founded her Trafficking hub campaign, which states:

“Pornhub, the world’s largest and most popular porn site, has been repeatedly caught enabling, hosting, and profiting from videos of child rape, sex trafficking, and other forms of non-consensual content exploiting women and minors. We’re calling for Pornhub to be shut down and its executives held accountable for these crimes.”

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) urged the Justice Department to investigate Pornhub back in March over allegations that the site exploits victims of sex trafficking, including children. Sasse also proposed an investigation into MindGeek. 

MindGeek reportedly denied the accusations, stating:

“Pornhub has a steadfast commitment to eradicating and fighting non-consensual content and under-age material. Any suggestions otherwise is categorically and factually inaccurate.”

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Has America lost its soul? Super Bowl Halftime Sex Show ignored human trafficking in the name of ratings.

February 2nd, 2020

MIAMI, FL- While law enforcement agencies and businesses in Miami were preparing for increases in human trafficking during the Super Bowl, the halftime sex show was riling up pervs and pedos all over the country with in your face crotch shots, tongue flicking, pole dancing, twerking, grinding, gyrating and displaying little girls in cages.

Sunday’s Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show in Miami Gardens, Florida included identity politics, anti-border patrol and human trafficking symbolism.

The show was celebrated as an homage to Latino culture. It was described as empowering to watch two women of color over 40 performing in a sexually provocative manner.

Shakira, who is Columbian, and Jennifer Lopez, a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent lit up social media and were described as everything from age-defying superstar athletes to disgusting and vulgar.

Being very pragmatic, I was wondering how the costume covering J.Lo’s crotch was staying on, was it glued? I was thinking that the cameraman was wondering the same thing due to the numerous closeup crotch shots, but he was probably just hoping to film a wardrobe malfunction.

While the mainstream media was busy debating whether Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s performance empowered or objectified women, they completely ignored the more significant issue; the exploitation of including prepubescent girls in their sex show.  

One part of the sexually charged performance featured J.Lo’s 11-year-old daughter Emme Maribel Muñiz and other children in cages singing. Some viewers claimed the lighting behind Lopez and Emme appeared to reflect a wire fence.

The display of Latino children in cages at the Superbowl halftime show was highly praised as a political statement on immigration policies. This is a common theme in anti-border patrol propaganda.

Children in cages was part of the mass hysteria produced by fake news reports regarding the Trump administration’s enforcement of the zero tolerance immigration policy at the U.S.- Mexico border.

The fake news mischaracterized the family separation policy and accused CBP and ICE officers of caging, beating, starving, neglecting, physically and sexually abusing children being held in immigrant detention centers.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show may have tried to send a message about the sexual empowerment of women and a statement about border enforcement, but human traffickers and pedophiles just see sex.

Newsflash J.Lo, by including your 11-year-old daughter in your halftime sex show she just became a pedophile poster child.

That’s what happens when your mix sex with little girls. She just went on the pedo radar and videos of the halftime show will be traded like any other pornography.

That’s the cold hard reality of mixing pole dancing, twerking and crotch shots in the same performance with innocent young girls. Welcome to the real world.

As far as the ridiculous imagery of displaying young girls in cages implying that immigration officers harm them, Customs and Border Patrol and other immigration enforcement officers are the ones trying to stop the human traffickers and protect women and children. They are protecting them from being forced to dance naked on strip poles.

Victims of sex traffickers are not dancing on strip poles to show off their buffed middle-aged bodies but because they were kidnapped, repeatedly raped everyday of their lives and sold into sexual slavery. By the time they are 50 they are either dead or wish they were. Not so empowering.

Shakira’s tongue flicking became the most popular meme of the Super Bowl halftime show. It was quickly explained away in the context of her paternal Lebanese cultural identity, as what is called a zaghrouta, an Arabic tradition used to express joy, excitement and celebration.

Of course, since most of the millions of viewers are not familiar with that tradition it just appeared as a sexual fetish. Her belly dancing is also praised as being part of her Lebanese cultural heritage, even though her Super Bowl belly dance includes a rope where she simulates being tied up as sexually alluring.

Human traffickers, rapists and pedos also use ropes to tie up women and children. I’m not seeing female empowerment here, more like the glorification of bondage, subjugation and rape.

The Pepsi Super Bowl LIV halftime show is just another example of feminist mixed signals trying to reconcile the #metoo and sexual liberation movements.

Where are all the feminists that used to hold up signs about women being beaten on Super Bowl Sunday? Now feminists are more concerned about complimenting women performers on how good they look for their age. This is not female empowerment this is superficial and dangerous.

At last year’s Super Bowl, a human trafficking operation conducted during the 11 days leading up to the game resulted in 169 arrests, including 26 traffickers and 34 people attempting to engage in sex acts with minors.

Nine juveniles were recovered with the youngest being 14-years-old. There were also nine adult victims.

Similar to the #metoo and sexual liberation confusion, Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime show was a combination of mixed signs, signals and symbols. A tribute to women that also functions as pornography for human traffickers, rapists and pedophiles.

Editor note: Law Enforcement Today is proud to support DeliverFund as our charity of choice in the battle against human trafficking.

DeliverFund Takes Over Backpages Old Offices

In this picture,  DeliverFund co-founder and Senior VP Jeremy Mahugh, Director of Operations Michael Fullilove, and Founder and Executive Director Nic McKinley were seen surveying their new location in Dallas, which opened up last year.

For years, Backpage was a haven for sex traffickers selling underage girls. That was until the federal government raided its offices and indicted several of its executives on charges of laundering money and running an online brothel.   

Backpage.com was found guilty of not just hosting ads for trafficked women, but actually coaching traffickers on how to creatively re-word the ads in order to keep law enforcement from picking up their trail.

Rumor has it DeliverFund played a pivotal role in taking down the company.  DeliverFund has not commented on that possibility.

Since then, in what might be the most bad-ass statement we’ve seen in years, DeliverFund has taken over the 3,000 square foot space to house their International Human Trafficking Analysis Center–a central point of information coordination and dissemination for law enforcement, select nonprofits and the professionals working to end modern-day slavery. 

Law Enforcement Today is proud to support DeliverFund and the work they are doing within the law enforcement community.  We encourage you to support their endeavors on this takeover by donating here.

We’ve told you about DeliverFund before. This team of former Special Operations Veterans, NSA analysts, members of Delta Force, CIA, FBI and Navy SEALs has its sights set on destroying human trafficking rings. These are the men and women that are rescuing innocent victims and devastating markets on a daily basis.

Here’s the issue. Our government has agencies to combat narcotics, firearms, smuggling, and a host of major problems in our country. Yet it’s 2018 and we still don’t have a dedicated department going after sex traffickers. See the problem?

Enter DeliverFund.

You may have seen founder and CEO Nic McKinley in Vice’s recent episode, ‘The Real Jack Ryan’. This former CIA and special operations vet brings his expertise to helping train police departments how to track and take down traffickers. 

Relocating to Dallas is a key move for DeliverFund, considering the high percentage of cases they’ve dealt with in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.

“Dallas has a great hub of people who care about doing good in the world and have the financial capacity to do it,” notes Mahugh. “There’s a large problem, but also significant capability to solve it. … Plus, we have a massive amount of law enforcement in this area who want to be part of the program, so having headquarters here lets us get many more officers trained for much less than it would cost them to get to Albuquerque for seven to 10 days. There’d be a lot more options we could provide.”

Eric Bauer, a lawyer who helped represent multiple victims against Backpage.com had this to say. “The two major criminal industries in this country are drug trafficking and sex trafficking. For drugs, we have the DEA. For sex trafficking, we have DeliverFund.

If you want to make a direct impact in the take down of human traffickers, you can support DeliverFund right here.


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