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They call it National Human Trafficking Awareness Month worldwide, or National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, in the United States.

They have a National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and operated by the Polaris Project (an NGO that purports to be a leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery by transforming the way that individuals and communities respond to human trafficking globally), that can be called 888-3737-888 providing 24-hour assistance, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Services include:
  • hotline crisis intervention
  • urgent and non-urgent service referrals - case management, emergency shelter, legal services and counseling
  • tip reporting to local, state and federal law enforcement
  • (and, I'm sure this is an oversight - "comprehensive resources, training, and technical assistance for the human trafficking field and those who wish to get involved." somehow that doesn't sound right.)

They have a national database of organizations and individuals working in the anti-trafficking field, a library of available anti-trafficking resources and materials, at www.traffickingresourcecenter.org.

Polaris Project has some interesting resource pages:


Resources:


A lot of reporting, and awareness, and so little reports about what is being done.



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If you found remains on your property, would you report it?

Do you think some people may find human remains, but keep from reporting it to authorities? Why, or why not?


I wonder sometimes if we would have more answers for our loved ones if someone would just lead the police to the found remains. Some of us are in need of bringing our loved ones finally home, and picking up the pieces.

There has got to be a way where people can disclose findings to individuals that can do the right thing with the information. Wouldn't society be better for it?

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013

Toronto, Ontario: Catholic Orthodox Priest accused of sex assaults at the Parish and in Funeral Home, 5 women speak out
 6:24 AM  666 - Venezuela
TORONTO, CANADA -- An east-end priest, already accused of sexual assaults involving several female parishioners, now faces more charges after another five women came forward with complaints, police said Wednesday.

Some of the latest assaults allegedly occurred in a funeral home.

Rev. Ioan Pop, 54, of the All Saints Romanian Catholic Orthodox Church was slapped with an additional five counts of sexual assault on Tuesday, police said.

Pop now faces a total of 13 sexual assault charges and one count of forcible confinement.

"It is alleged that he sexually assaulted women either in the Parish or in a funeral home," police said of the new charges.

Pop, who is considered an influential man within Scarborough's Romanian Orthodox community, was initially arrested Sept. 11 and charged with one count of sexual assault after a woman alleged she had been sexually assaulted at All Saints a week earlier.

"While at the Catholic Parish, the reverend sexually assaulted the woman," police said last month, referring to the Sept. 3 allegation.

Police said at the time that a couple entered the Catholic Parish and interrupted the assault.

But after police went public with the first charge Sept. 13, releasing Pop's photo and warning of the possibility of other victims, another seven parishioners stepped forward with similar complaints.

"I think people came forward because they felt more comfortable," Det.-Const. Teresa Curtis said upon revealing the new allegations Sept. 30.

After surrendering to police, Pop was charged with a further seven counts of sex assault and one count of forcible confinement.

Curtis said the second wave of accusations against Pop stem from allegations that occurred between 2005 and 2011 inside the church at 545 Danforth Rd., just east of Birchmount Rd., and also at homes in Toronto and Durham Region.

Those charges inspired the latest five women to launch complaints against the priest for assaults they claim happened in the church and an unnamed funeral home.

The Catholic Orthodox church has yet to comment on the sex abuse of its parishioners.

Police believe there may still be more victims.

http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2013/10/sun-news-toronto-priest-accused-of-sex.html

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Human remains found in east Kitchener

CTV Kitchener, September 20, 2013 6:27:00 PM
The discovery of human remains in a Kitchener park is being treated as suspicious.

A man walking his dog in a park near Tyson Drive, in the Bridgeport neighbourhood, found an adult woman's remains around 7:30 a.m. Friday near the banks of the Grand River.

"The fact that it was discovered outside, along with other factors, led investigators to believe that this could be a suspicious death," says Waterloo Regional Police Insp. Kevin Thaler.

Police arrived shortly after the discovery was made and remained in the area for much of the day Friday, also canvassing people who live near the park.

The woman's identity is not yet known. A post-mortem examination has yet to take place.

"The investigation is in its early stages," says Thaler.

Homicide detectives and forensic officers are involved in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-650-8500 ext. 8642 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

http://www.theloop.ca/news/ctvnews/local/ontario/article/-/a/2748307/Human-remains-found-in-east-Kitchenerfrom Kitchener, who may have been traveling through Sudbury to find work,  Unknown how died. Missing since 2000. But, like James Gabriel, was known to have mental health problems.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=2721.msg89888#msg89888field, near Greenhouse Road, Kiitchener, Ontario. Later identified as James Gabriel, 49. Not known how or why he died. Thought to have mental health problems. May have been off meds.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=3214.msg32344#msg32344dlewood Park. Persona identified, but identity withheld at request of family.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6253.msg92828#msg92828behind apartment building. Stephen Johnson, 37, held in case.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6629.msg99764#msg99764landfill, Kitchener
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6810.msg102271#msg102271Grand River near Riverbend Drive area of Kitchener.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6969.msg104960#msg104960 and http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6970.0Grand River across from Tyson Drive and the Bridgeport Community Centre area. Still being investigated. No details known.
http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=6969.msg104960#msg104960Tyson Drive, Bridgeport neighbourhood, adult woman. Near the banks of the Grand River. No identity yet.


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Last June, en Campbell and Nicole Sauve were digging post holes in their backyard of their Sarnia home when they come across bones and a human skull. They called police who taped off the area upon arrival and then contacted forensic anthropologist Michael Spence.

Spence ascertained that the remains belonged to a woman 25- to 30-years old who lived in the area between 1600 and 1800 A.D. She was found to be an ancestor of the present-day Ojibwa people and was found not to be connected to a murder.

The registrar informed the couple that an archaeological assessment would have to be performed on their yard, and the couple would have to foot the bill. Tracy MacCharles, the Minister of Consumer Services overseeing the registrar of cemeteries confirmed that people who find remains on their property are responsible for the archeological assessment. It is up to the discretion or the registrar to provide some or all of the compensation, but surely not a guarantee...and only if they apply  to be reimbursed.

So that makes me ask.... how many people found bones that would locate our loved ones, but instead discard them for fear of undue hardship?

Since 2001, 180 remains have been reported found in Ontario and dealt with by the Regstrar. I wonder how many more would have been. This is sad to me.

Source:  http://globalnews.ca/news/649482/sarnia-couple-receives-5000-bill-after-remains-found-in-backyard/

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Thunder Bay man charged with sex assaults on two Barrie men

By Tracy McLaughlin, Special to QMI AGENCY
Monday, September 9, 2013 4:15:01 EDT PM

A Thunder Bay man arrested in downtown Barrie with no pants on last June has since been charged with additional counts of sexually assaulting two Barrie men. 
 Jordan Mannisto, 28, is now charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of robbery and one count of performing an indecent act. 


In court, Mannisto, a long-distance truck driverarrested June 28 after witnesses told officers they saw a man walking along High Street in his boxers while masturbating at around 4 a.m.

He was charged with performing an indecent act and later released. 
 It was only later that it came to the attention of police that Mannisto may be linked to two separate cases involving violent sexual assaults and robbery in Barrie. 
 P[b]olice say in one incident a man was sexually assaulted while walking alone in downtown Barrie in the early morning hours Dec. 29, 2012.[/b]

A month later, another man was sexually assaulted while walking alone near Berczy Park at 4:47 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2013, police said.

At the time, Barrie police described the suspect as a black male, approximately six-foot-three inches tall.

In court, Mannisto had his handcuffs unsnapped and was released granted him bailMannisto will be residing in Innisfil. 


http://www.innisfilexaminer.ca/2013/09/09/thunder-bay-man-charged-with-sex-assaults-on-two-barrie-men

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Ottawa / Melissa Richmond | North Dundas | Missing July 24, 2013
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:58:13 AM »
North Dundas woman missing since Wednesday
Melissa Richmond, 28, last seen leaving home in beige 2004 Chrysler Sebring
CBC News Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:02 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2013 2:58 PM ET

Facebook group: Help us find Melissa Richmond
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Melissa Richmond's vehicle was recovered Friday evening in south Ottawa. (Ottawa Police Service)
Ontario Provincial Police say they are treating the disappearance of a woman from North Dundas Township as suspicious.

Melissa Kelly Richmond, 28, was last seen Wednesday, July 24, leaving her home driving a beige 2004 Chrysler Sebring, with the personalized Ontario plates RPGGIRL.

Police said they found the car Friday evening in Ottawa's south end.

An OPP spokesperson told CBC the disappearance was out of character for Richmond.

She is described as five-foot-eight inches tall, 165 pounds with blue-grey eyes and short dyed red hair. She was wearing glasses and a red T-shirt with a Mac & Cheese logo.

Anyone with information is asked to call SD&G OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/07/27/ottawa-missing-woman-melissa-richmond-north-dundas.html

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Update: Human remains found near popular Prince George trail belong to young man who went missing in 2008
 
By Staff Reporter, The Province May 24, 2013

Human remains found near UNBC identified as man who disappeared 5 years agowooded area near the University of Northern B.C. in Prince Georgetwo hikers found his remains on May 13, but a cause of death has not been determined.

RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says Lee was reported missing on March 16, 2008, and the last contact with him was a cellphone conversation in which he said he was lost in the Greenway trail system.

Douglass says Lee had brain surgery less than 10 days before he went missing as a result of a vicious attack two years earlier, and it will never be known whether complications resulted in his becoming disoriented.

He says police found more evidence near the area where the remains were discovered, in the vast trail that extends to Highway 16, and that the case raises suspicions.

A witness reported seeing Lee walking along the Greenway trail system three days before he was reported missing.

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Human+remains+found+near+UNBC+identified+disappeared+years/8427675/story.html


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Human remains found near Strathmore
Identity of deceased found in rural area not yet known
CBC News Posted: May 14, 2013 12:32 PM MT Last Updated: May 14, 2013 1:58 PM MT

RCMP are investigating after human remains were found in a rural area near Strathmore, about 50 kilometres east of Calgary.

The discovery was made near Range Road 275 and Township Road 232 on Monday by the owner of the land.

RCMP investigators will do an extensive search of the area Wednesday.

The missing persons unit is helping to identify the deceased, police said.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/05/14/calgary-strathmore-human-remains.html

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This is disturbing. If you take pictures from your phone there are new apps and websites where people are tracking "local" photos and in real time can immediately map the photo, even to exactly where the pic was taken. What does this mean, it means that if you take a picture of your child, a site can post the picture of the child, map the location of the child and begin to find out where the child lives, goes to school, etc. In real time!

Everyone that has a phone should contact their phone provider and ensure that their settings are to the point that it doesn't allow this technology. I can't believe we have to be this vigilent. Where in the world is our phone companies on this that it isn't automatically turned off and protected unless we want this option. Shame on them.

For a news report on this, visit http://www.youtube.com/embed/N2vARzvWxwY?rel=0


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By Justin Skinner, http://www.insidetoronto.com, Updated: February 25, 2013 10:15 AM
Ilene Sova brings Missing Women Project to Creative Blueprint Galleryhttp://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/toronto/ilene-sova-brings-missing-women-project-to-creative-blueprint-gallery

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