LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 28, 2014, Orphan Secure officially announced the launch of its United States operations to combat human trafficking. Orphan Secure is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that specializes in combating child sex trafficking around the globe. The organization is headed by former FBI Special Agent Rolando R. Lopez and is comprised of former and current federal and local law enforcement officers, former United States and international military special operations forces, intelligence officers and analysts from multiple national intelligence agencies.
Orphan Secure seeks to be a global leader in eradicating human trafficking by targeting criminal organizations involved in child sex trafficking. Through integrating intelligence operations Orphan Secure seeks to identify perpetrators, uncover their networks, liberate victims and safeguard potentials targets in cooperation with trusted law enforcement agencies and other NGOs.
This announcement comes several days prior to Super Bowl XLVIII, which will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Human traffickers have a history of exploiting major sporting events for their business by taking advantage of the large influx of spectators and increased demand for illicit sex.
In November 2013, Orphan Secure launched "Freedom!," a globally available anti- human trafficking mobile application that empowers individual victims and communities to anonymously and safely report cases of human/child sex trafficking in 10 languages by providing information from three categories – Victims, Traffickers and Suspicious Activity. Data sent via Freedom! is received by Orphan Secure and the Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Cell (AHTIC) where the information is then processed, analyzed and disseminated to allow for direct action by interested and trusted parties.
Freedom! is available for download on iTunes and Google Play.
Since 2010, Orphan Secure has been operating in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa to combat human trafficking.
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