Missouri woman charged for sex trafficking 14-year daughter with disabilities
August 24, 2018 | Brainwave Science
A Missouri woman has been charged with sex trafficking her 14-year-old daughter for money and drugs. According to The Columbia Tribune, the 49-year-old Renee Collins was arrested and charged with second-degree trafficking of her teen child and first-degree child endangerment. As per court documents, Collins’ boyfriend, 44-year-old William A. Thomas Jr., was charged with first-degree rape of the victim.
The 14-year-old girl was taken into protective custody and told authorities that her mother would ‘loan’ her to men. The victim told authorities she had been raped in exchange for cocaine provided to her mother. The girl has cerebral palsy and autism, is partially deaf, uses corrective leg braces and has the mental capacity of a 2- to 3-year-old child.
Sex trafficking is a crime that is rampant around the world. The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking around the world—and a $150 billion industry worldwide. But what many people don’t realize is that human trafficking—especially sex trafficking—is also rampant in the United States. It’s hard to quantify how many victims there are, but the anti-trafficking organization Polaris estimates that the total number of victims in the US reaches into the hundreds of thousands. Although slavery is commonly thought to be a thing of the past, human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits by trapping millions of people in horrific situations around the world, including in the U.S. Traffickers use violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other manipulative tactics to force people to engage in commercial sex or to provide labor or services against their will.
Advancements made in the rapidly-evolving tech sector may very well hold the key to control and eradicate traffickers that aim to profit from this modern day slavery enterprise. Technological advancements also provide unprecedented opportunities for law enforcement and service providers to monitor illicit activity, locate and rescue victims, collect and analyze data leading to the prosecution of traffickers, and streamline communication between anti-trafficking actors and agencies. One such technology that can change the landscape for investigations in organized crimes and trafficking cases is iCognative, offered only by Brainwave Science. With the power of brainwaves this remarkable, proven technology is distinctly suited for agencies looking to enhance, upgrade or supplement their traditional investigative practices.
iCognative detects information within the brain of any suspect or person of interest in the areas of drug and human trafficking. This may include information regarding known associates, details of the crime or information about the victim. Criminals cannot hide when their brainwaves are willing to confess.
In the Collins’ case, when iCognative is deployed during the interrogation it enhances investigation capabilities and delivers instantaneous results. The test can be conducted on all suspects. Case-related details that be used as stimuli to conduct a iCognative test on Collins and her boyfriend can be: the dates of crimes; the names of the places where it happened; pictures of those places; monies collected by sex trafficking etc. along with other case details that are confidential (Stimuli) are entered in the system to conduct a test. The test data is collected directly using a specialized, non-invasive headset that transmits data for analysis on completion of test. Analysis done using Brainwave Science iCognative produces virtually foolproof results with over 99% accuracy.
iCognative is a new word in investigative methods that can radically change the way of solving crimes by the power of brainwaves. The scale of the global challenge in organized crimes like trafficking is indubitably prevalent, thus it is the moral responsibility for providers of security solutions to empower law enforcement with the right tools and technology, such that of iCognative by Brainwave Science.