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On Wednesday’s crime segment Dr. Laurie Roth with
Dottie Laster in Hour 1 and Raymond Bechard in Hour 2
Hour #1: Continuing with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Dottie Laster is joined by Barbara Gonzalez the Press Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
ICE is serious about ending human trafficking.”
For more information about the role of ICE to end human trafficking, visit the website:
Dottie Laster is one of the nation’s leading advocates for human trafficking victims, a certified and experienced trainer to law enforcement and advocates across the country, and one who has clearly taken up the issue of awareness and education of human trafficking globally. Laster has been involved in the rescue and restoration of over 200 victims across the country, and through the Bernardo Kohler Center she is accredited to practice immigration law.
Dottie Laster has been featured in The Cantinera Documentary, Texas Monthly, MORE Magazine and all major networks and news programming. She has been instrumental in the rescue and restoration of hundreds of trafficking victims over her years of service. Most recently she is involved in shooting the pilot for an upcoming television show tentatively titled Project Red Light.
Laster is available for speaking engagements, presentations, and training for both the general public and law enforcement officials.
Hour #2: Raymond Bechard: Child Cyber Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Online is Big Business
Philippine based charities are looking for thousands of children who are victims of a growing crime: live online “shows” featuring the sexual abuse of children.
He describes a typical “cybersex den” in the city, a small house, with a corrugated iron roof. “It was almost empty inside apart from a dirty mattress on the floor and electric sockets hanging from the ceiling. Fathers and mothers bring their children here to show, and would get paid by the owner of the house.”…..read complete article; Cyber Abuse – Men Pay to Watch Philippine Children Being Abused Online
Raymond Bechard is an Author, Producer and Human Rights Advocate. He has worked to end injustice against all people for over twenty years. Bechard often advises social justice organizations in their mission to bring hope and encouragement to the world. Among other writings he is the author of the recently published books, “The Berlin Turnpike: A True Story of Human Trafficking in America,” (TheBerlinTurnpike.com) which is a close, historical examination of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and its place within all American communities, and “Unspeakable: The Truth Behind the World’s Fastest Growing Crime,” an expose of Child Trafficking in all its forms around the globe. Bechard also began and is the Executive Director of Men Against Prostitution And Trafficking (MENAPAT.org), the first anti-human trafficking Political Action Committee in America. Now, he is producing “Honor Bound,” a television series telling the previously untold stories of the US military’s humanitarian work throughout the world. (HonorBound.tv)