More than 100 teenagers — many of them children from broken homes — were rescued over the weekend in a sex-trafficking crackdown that swept more than 70 cities, the FBI said Monday. The youngest victim was 13 years old, the agency said. The sting resulted in the arrest of 159 “pimps” from San Francisco to Miami who were involved in the commercial exploitation of both adults and children, said Ronald Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s criminal investigative division. For the full article and video click..
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
In the August 2013 issue of the Community News an article titled, “Sex offender moves back to Kingston” included shocking statistics. “As of July 10, there are 18,277 active registered sex offenders who have registered as required and are living in Washington state. Of this number, 829 are registered with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office as living at county addresses; 270 are registered within the city limits of the four municipalities in the county, 106 offenders are in jail or prison, and 24 are listed as being transient.” For additional information about this article go to KingstonCommunityNews.com.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Our thanks to DD DeNotta Seafood Company and the Kitsap Sun for their generous donation of You Can’t Fool Me! Be A Safe Kid coloring books. This coloring book is designed to be read aloud and shared with a child. It discusses the topics of safety and abduction. We are in the process of setting up events to distribute the coloring books free of charge. Be sure and check our events page frequently for details.