#sextrafficking | North Carolina man charged with human trafficking after police allege he kept a sex slave for 5 years | #tinder | #pof | #match

Salvador Espinoza Escobar, 48, of Asheboro, was arrested Wednesday when the investigation into the trafficking accusations began, according to a news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. The National Human Trafficking Tip Line alerted Randolph County officials about Espinoza Escobar, who the release says kept a person in sexual…

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#onlinedating | Sydney bookstore says it was targeted by pickup artists from ‘dating coaching’ company | Books | #bumble | #tinder | #pof

A commercial “dating coaching” company has been using a popular Sydney bookstore for its clients to test out predatory “pickup” techniques. In an open letter published online, Kinokuniya Sydney said it had been made aware the unnamed dating coaching company “has been using our store to give their clients practical…

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#sextrafficking | ‘Where we think it can’t happen is where it’s happening’ | #tinder | #pof | #match

Say “prostitute” and the word often conjures up certain images, along with many assumptions about the individual.  Nikeidra Battle-DeBarge, coordinator of the Manasseh Project, which works to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children, speaks to nearly 150 school employees from school districts throughout Montcalm County and participants from a…

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#sextrafficking | At MIT, Epstein Report Reopens Wounds — And Prompts Calls For New Leadership | #tinder | #pof | #match

It’s been a week since MIT released a report that outlined its ties to the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — and revealed details about an aggressive, often improvised process for accepting financial gifts at the elite institution. Attorneys at the law firm Goodwin Procter led the investigation, compiling the 61-page report which MIT…

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#onlinedating | Why it’s time to mute ‘gin enthusiast’ and any other dating app cliche | #bumble | #tinder | #pof

Dating app profiles have become a fertile ground for cliches and repetitive, meaningless phrases (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk) My grandfather’s favourite quote is: ‘Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.’ Clearly, my nonagenarian pop hasn’t spent much time on Tinder….

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