ourafrica:

I’m so upset, angry and just completely disgusted about this story!


Matthew Durham, 19, allegedly confessed to sexually assaulting several children at an orphanage in Kenya, police said. (Credit: KFOR)

An Edmond teenager faces a possible life in prison sentence after authorities say they learned about shocking crimes he allegedly committed on an African mission trip.

The suspect was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he allegedly raped and molested a number of young children.

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral sex on him and even making other kids watch.

“This is a young man in our community that made choices to exploit children in an orphanage,” said United States Attorney Sanford Coats. “It’s a true tragedy all the way around.”

The 19-year-old suspect traveled overseas with a group called Upendo.

Upendo is an organization that assists neglected Kenyan kids by providing food, housing, clothes and religion.

While Durham volunteered to travel overseas several times over the last two years, on his last visit, the criminal complaint alleges, “Durham requested to stay at the children’s home in an ‘overflow bunk’ rather than at an offsite facility.”

During that visit, several alleged victims claimed Durham “often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.”

Once confronted, Durham allegedly came clean.

“A caretaker at the orphanage noticed something wasn’t right and confronted Mr. Durham. He admitted to some of the acts,” said Coats.

The affidavit continues, “The victims are believed to be both boys and girls between the ages of four and nine, at least one of whom is HIV positive.”

Prosecutors say while the alleged sex crimes were committed overseas, Durham can be held accountable for the crimes in Oklahoma.

Durham is being held without bond.


sexworkerproblems:

untouchmyhair:

ovo-yonna:

sckrewedup:

Spread the word

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http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/text-messaging-911-takes-effect/story?id=23728906the actual article and find out what areas in your state have it

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sexworkerproblems:

untouchmyhair:

ovo-yonna:

sckrewedup:

Spread the word

please be aware that this is in only CERTAIN areas and that your emergency call center may or may not have the technology ready to receive and process your text messages

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/text-messaging-911-takes-effect/story?id=23728906

the actual article and find out what areas in your state have it

Signal boosting

Please share this with the workers you know.

SWP

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fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

firstnametainted:

GIRLS — if you hit, slap, belittle, kick, punch, choke, throw things at, or control your boyfriends, you are the abuser. You are not a “strong woman”, “empowered”, or anything similar. You are hurting him. Even if his muscles are strong enough to take it, a hit or slap from someone you love is an emotional blow.

Written by a girl who’d never hit a guy.

true

unless it’s self defense there is never a reason to be violent towards a loved one


exgynocraticgrrl:

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

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Last night I had a strange dream that involved two abusive guys from my past along with my first rapist. Like somehow their pet parrots ended up on my property and I had to return them, but two escaped. I honestly just don’t even know. 


Trapped, a poem by Anonymous

"i recently came out of an abusive relationship and just wanted to share a poem I wrote about it.. it helped me get some feelings out and I would love to talk to anyone whose feeling trapped"

Im trapped inside this cage you’ve created just for me

The bars aren’t visible, only my eyes can see

Day in and day out you tear me to pieces

How much can I take until my whole self decreases

You act like such a hero in the lime light

But turn into the biggest of demons at night

I fear waking up every single day

Unaware of how far your next move will betray

Push Punch Strangle Hit

Ive done everything I can but quit

Why am I compelled to stay in this cage

Knowing I can escape but instead I take your rage

Its too hard for me to just walk away

Afterall we always said we were in this to stay

I never knew love could feel like this

Hate abuse anger and an emotionless kiss

Maybe one day ill finally break loose

But I know youll be standing there tying your noose

"I’d be lost without you if you left me i’d die"

Your threats make it hard to say goodbye

I think the guilt is what keeps me on your lands

Knowing that your suicide lies in the palm of my hands,

And On my face, body, mind, and soul

Your burdens have become my biggest downfall

Maybe one day youll set me free

Until then youll be holding tightly onto the key 


Drunk and alone
Whoops


I shut down to protect myself.

6 word story (m.s.)

 

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Q
I was sexually abused when I was 6, by a guy who was 15/16 at the time. I don't have the case number, but I know his first and last name and where it happened. Is there any way for a survivor to get access to records of the case? I want to know what happened to him, what he was punished with. I need closure.
Anonymous
A

Of course you can get access to the case number and file! You can ask your parents if they have any of the info or the number of the lawyer that they used. Otherwise if you call the police (not 911) just the local number and ask they could probably point you in the right direction of who to call next.


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Police car and ambulance are parked outside of our neighbor’s house two doors down. Saw the police exit and go to the door. These are the neighbors that don’t get along with my family. They’re actually assholes. But I do hope that whoever is hurt or whatever will be ok. 

Anyway, it totally freaked out my family. For once, the flashing lights and police officers didn’t come for our house. They’ve come for our house so many times in the nearly 3 years we’ve lived here. I really do get flashbacks from these experiences.