Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thank You

Thank you to all who helped and supported Freedom13 this year.

Here's to a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year for all the children.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Buy a Book, Protect a Child.

When you buy a book, author Sandy Hill will donate the profits to stop child trafficking. Before the publisher’s official release date for Leyni’s God Adventure, Sandy is offering a 20% discount off the $9.99 retail price for either of her books. Want a free book? For every book you buy your name will be entered in a drawing. Refer a friend and if they buy a book both your names will be entered. The winner of a free book will be announced December 15th. Coming in 2016, Sandy has a new book about making friends.

Click here to buy a book!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Give Back Tuesday to Freedom13 without spending a penny!

Have Fred Meyer make a donation every time you use their rewards card. Click here and enter Freedom13’s number 89821 when you sign up. And many thanks to those already signed up.
  • Buy Sandy’s latest children’s book and the profits go to protect children. Click here.
  • Make a donation to Freedom13 to protect children. Click the donate button to your right.

Thank you to all who have given all year. The children are safer for it.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

New K-5 presentation from KidSmartz!

KidSmartzTM is proud to introduce our new presentation for children in grades K-5! Use this free assembly-style presentation to help kids learn about and practice the four rules of personal safety. You'll engage them with discussion, quizzes, and videos as you educate them about safety risks and self-protection strategies.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Attempted Abduction: Innovative Tools for Prevention

 Join the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) for a free 1-hour webinar on November 17th to learn about attempted abductions and how you can help prevent them from happening with our KidSmartz program. You'll hear about:
• NCMEC's statistics that identify how and when attempted abductions happen
 • Cases pulled from the news that highlight how children got away 
 • Innovative tools you can use with young children like videos and activities 
Get a tour of our brand new presentation you can use in your schools and communities to educate children about personal safety and self-protection strategies.
 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3 PM ET

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Petition: Trafficking Education in Schools

Every year, more than 100,000 children are sold for sex in the United States. Over 60 percent of trafficked children are under the age of 16, with the average age a child enters into sexual slavery being only 13 years old. They are repeatedly raped and beaten, advertised on theinternet, and are twice as likely to suffer from PTSD as soldiers in a war zone. Yet, through education we will end exploitation.
To help keep our children safe, sign and share this petition demanding that Congress mandate sex trafficking prevention lessons in our nation's schools. Exploitation begins with our children. Click here and sign the petition.

Friday, October 2, 2015

We are often asked,"Are boys at risk for trafficking?"

AURORA, Colo. (CBS Channel 4, Denver, 9/22/15) – An Aurora man who is allegedly HIV positive is accused in a child sex trafficking case.
Police say Sean Travis Crumpler, 48, let a dozen boys and men live with him in exchange for sex and food. They ranged in age from 16 to 21 years old.
Two of the men who lived in the home told investigators Crumpler is HIV positive.
According to the arrest affidavit, the FBI received an email the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) stating that the NCMEC had received “information that (name redacted) who had previously been reported as a missing child was posting videos of himself on Instagram that depicted that child using drugs, and engaging in pornography.”
Crumpler is a registered sex offender. He faces numerous charges of sexual assault and sex trafficking.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pierce County man pleads guilty to pimping, child rape

PORT ORCHARD — A Pierce County man accused of pimping and raping underage girls has pleaded guilty in Kitsap Superior Court. The Kitsap Sun reported that Ricky Lee Grundy Jr. entered his pleas Monday to human trafficking, promoting sexual abuse of a minor and three counts of child rape. The victims were 14 and 15 years old. Sentencing was set for Sept. 25. Prosecutors say it’s the most serious human trafficking case they’ve handled. Grundy kept rooms at hotels in Tacoma and Bremerton. Court documents say the girls were assaulted if they disobeyed Grundy. Prosecutors say the girls were runaways, and Grundy, a meth dealer, would provide them with the drug.’ (Associated Press, August 25, 2015) For full article click Kitsap Sun.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Police: Man tried to lure young girl into car first with candy, then knife

PORT ORCHARD — Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a young girl into his car first by offering candy, then by threatening her with a knife. A young girl was walking with her dog when she was approached by an unknown man, Port Orchard police said. The man tried to lure her into a car by offering her candy and clothing, police said, before showing her a knife and brandishing it toward her. The girl’s dog growled at the man, and she and the dog ran off. The girl’s age was not immediately released. She was not hurt in the incident.The suspect is described as a 6′ tall white man, with a thin but muscular build. He shaved his head, and wore a single earring. A scratch was visible on the left side of his neck and he was wearing a shiny black jacket, police said. The suspect was driving an older model blue Toyota. Anyone with knowledge of this incident is encouraged to call the Port Orchard Police Department at 360-876-1700. ( August 2015)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

National Night Out

Bring the family and join us Tuesday, August 4th from 5-8 pm for the National Night Out at the Silverdale YMCA. The evening will include lots of free fun activities for the children.
NNO defines the, “National Night Out as a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”

Freedom13 will have a booth at the event. Stop by and say hi and pickup our free materials to prevent the sex trafficking of our children.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Presentation and the movie Chosen

July 26th, 6 pm, Sylvan Way Baptist Church, 900 Sylvan Way, Bremerton. There will be a presentation, the movie Chosen with a Q&A time. Recommended for teens 13 and up as well as adults.

Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking...

TUNE-IN Tuesday at 9PM ET for the CNN special w/ Jada Pinkett Smith!

Jada Pinkett Smith has a heart-to-heart talk about becoming active participants in combating modern-day slavery in America. Watch "Children for Sale: The Fight to End Human Trafficking" (CNN, July 21, 2015)

Credit Card Companies Abandon Over Sex Trafficking Complaints

CHICAGO -- Major credit card companies, including American Express, Visa and MasterCard, will no longer let their cards be used to purchase adult ads on, a popular and controversial classified-ads site that critics say serves as a hub for sex trafficking and exploitation. For the full story click the link below.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

May 19th of this year was a historic day!

Congress passed, “The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015"
The bill will hold buyers accountable for abusing children and also provide funding for victim services. To read the full bill go to:
Be encouraged, our laws are changing in the battle to end sex trafficking of our children in America!


Friday, May 1, 2015

Amazing Day!

Tuesday’s event was amazing. We want to thank Principal Monroe for the opportunity to speak to the students.   What an encouragement to meet and talk with this group of teens who are tomorrow’s future. Many of them made a special effort to thank us personally for coming and sharing with them. Tomorrow is looking bright with promise. Thanks to everyone at New Frontiers Secondary School, what a difference you are making.
We want to thank Jo Lembo and Brianna from Shared Hope International for joining us. Brianna was our special guest speaker and we valued all she shared with us.
It was an amazing day with amazing people!
Kate (school counselor), Jo, Gene, Sandy, Brianna

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Buyers Beware!

Seven men have been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting in Kitsap County.
PORT ORCHARD — The Kitsap County sheriff’s office says seven men are under arrest on charges that they were soliciting prostitution.
The men, who range in age from 18 to 63 years old, were picked up Wednesday night during a sting operation in Port Orchard.
The men were booked into the Kitsap County Jail and bail was set for $10,000.
Detective Lieutenant Earl Smith says they plan to conduct similar operations in the future in their battle against human trafficking.
(The Seattle Times, March 26, 2015)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Police: Mother of runaway teen helps bust human traffickers

TACOMA, Wash. -- The mother of a runaway teen is being credited with breaking up a Puget Sound human-trafficking ring.
Two suspects were in court on Tuesday, and a third turned himself in to Tacoma police Tuesday night.
Investigators have uncovered at least two teenage victims and believe there could be more.
Charging papers say the three operated a sophisticated human trafficking ring using motels along the I-5 corridor mainly in Tacoma, but stretching from Everett through Olympia.
Police say they use the marketing website and craigslist to market the girls for sex. The mother of one of those victim's found her daughter's photo on and took it upon herself to get her daughter back. (, Jan 27, 2015)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Seattle updates law

SEATTLE — The Seattle City Council was unanimous Monday in changing the name of the crime of "patronizing a prostitute" to "sexual exploitation." Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes  asked for the name change to reflect "our more modern understanding that prostitution has a lot of unwilling participants."

The Seattle Times reports the crime remains a simple misdemeanor but the Washington Legislature is being asked to make it a gross misdemeanor. That would increase the maximum penalty from 90 days to a year in jail.  

The name change is “one more step in the City’s efforts to rewrite the prostitution narrative to target sex buyers more and prostituted persons less,”  (Associated Press, January 13, 2015)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

January is Human Trafficking Month

Click this link to find ways to help.

Mother Pimps Own Daughter

‘EVERETT, Wash. -- A Snohomish County woman (Jennifer Lee Wilson)  is accused of sex-trafficking her own teen-age daughter, and relatives say it all started when the girl was just 11 years old.’ (KOMOnews December 29, 2014)

Pimp Gets Two Life Sentences

‘SAN ANTONIO - Glen Dukes, 45, whom prosecutors labeled a “pimp” during his trial on human trafficking charges, was sentenced to two life terms in prison late Thursday…Dukes is also awaiting trial on a capital murder charge in the killing of a prostitute.’ (KSAT October 14, 2014)