TAMPA BAY, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This
morning, DeliverFund announced some preliminary results from
anti-human trafficking operations conducted ahead of and during
Super Bowl LV. Over 15 intelligence reports of suspected
traffickers were referred to law enforcement for potential human
trafficking investigation cases. Additionally, over 100 cases were
reviewed by DeliverFund and IAHTI team members and were submitted
to the Tampa Bay Fusion Center. DeliverFund has provided support to
IAHTI over the past year, partnering on operations in support of
human trafficker identification and law enforcement training.
"Every year, while 100 million people enjoy the Super Bowl
around the world, countless women and children are sex trafficked
in one of the most sickening and brutal crimes in human history,"
said Jeanne Parker, Director of
Special Programs at DeliverFund. "We are grateful to work with
our federal, local, and non-profit partners as we work to eradicate
human trafficking in the United
States. I would like to thank the IAHTI, Tampa Bay Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Gwinnett
County Sheriff's Office, Seminole
County Sheriff's Office, and the Montgomery County
Department of Police for trusting the unrivaled talents of
DeliverFund's analysts as we work to protect human life and crush
the criminal enterprises behind human trafficking."
"Human Trafficking Investigations are complex and require a
multi-faceted approach," said Jeremy
Lewis, President of the nonprofit organization International
Association of Human Trafficking Investigators. "IAHTI, which
includes active law enforcement and partners, has been supporting
large-scale events, along with providing training for the host
agency and outreach to the host community for the past five years.
IAHTI started out as an organization that provided training,
networking, and outreach and has since become a force multiplier
for host agencies across the United
States. Our team brings decades of investigative and
analytical support with the intent to support joint investigative
operations by identifying victims of exploitation. It is through
partnerships between organizations like IAHTI and DeliverFund that
victims will be identified and their traffickers prosecuted."
Tampa Bay ranks third in
the United States in human
trafficking reports, according to the National Human Trafficking
Hotline. DeliverFund has participated in Super Bowl operations over
the last 3 years, in addition to ongoing law enforcement operations
around the country.
DeliverFund was founded and is operated by a group of uniquely
qualified and trained individuals who have decades of experience
from careers in the CIA, NSA, Special Operations, and law
enforcement. They leverage cutting-edge technology into the
ultimate weapon against human trafficking.
The International Association of Human Trafficking Investigators
has provided training to anti-human trafficking and exploitation
practitioners from 64 countries since their inception in 2009. To
learn more about IAHTI, please visit https://iahti.org.
For more information about DeliverFund, please visit
https://deliverfund.org/. Analysts are available to speak with the
media regarding the operation, however, some law enforcement
details will not be available due to ongoing investigations. For
media booking, please contact Danielle
Prior at email@example.com.
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