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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. 

Learn. Educate yourself and share your knowledge with others.

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Backpage.com Settles Sex Trafficking Lawsuit
Thank you Attorny Erik Bauer
10/02/17

The website Backpage.com has settled a sex trafficking lawsuit brought by three girls who alleged they were sold for sex in the “escort” section of the website.  Trial in the case was scheduled to begin next week in Pierce County, Washington.

Filed in 2012, the plaintiffs alleged they were between 13 and 15 years old when they were advertised for sex on Backpage.com.  Each of the plaintiffs claimed a sex trafficker paid Backpage.com a small fee to post their sex ads in the “escort” section of the website.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs alleged the website should be held liable because it “knowingly developed a nationwide online marketplace for illicit commercial sex” and did so “because of the millions of dollars that they generated from the website every month.”  The plaintiffs claimed the website had a practice of “altering ads before publication by deleting words, phrases, and images indicative of criminality” and then “publishing the ‘sanitized ads’ for a fee.”

The lawsuit was the first in the country to defeat the website's argument that it is immune from sex trafficking lawsuits under the Communications Decency Act.  Passed in the mid-1990s to promote the growth of the internet, the CDA gives websites immunity from lawsuits for content posted by third parties.  Both the trial court and the Washington Supreme Court rejected the website’s argument that the CDA protected it from the plaintiffs’ allegations. [More]

 

Gov. Inslee signs bills improving protection for sex assault, trafficking at Federal Way City Hall Friday
Jessica Keller
5/21/17

Gov. Jay Inslee signed bills into law improving protection for sexual assault and human trafficking victims Friday at Federal Way City Hall council chambers. Among the bills signed were HB 1079, which created a no-contact order for human trafficking and promoting prostitution-related offenses and HB 1543 protecting parental rights of sexual assault victims who have children as a consequence and limiting the rights of the perpetrators. Jessica Keller, the Mirror

Read more about a Federal Way mother whose daughter was a victim of human trafficking

Learn more about the Federal Way Coalition Against Human Trafficking by visiting http://www.fwcat.org/


 
 

 

December 12, 2017 - Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Federal Way, WA - EX3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
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Federal Way, WA - Federal Way City Hall

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