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human trafficking is the trade in humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or for the extraction of organs or tissues, including surrogacy and ova removal. Trafficking is a lucrative industry, representing an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade, compared to the estimated annual $650 billion for all illegal international trade circa 2010.

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A Stroudsburg man pleaded guilty on March 27, in US District Court to three counts of transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and one count of trafficking in heroin, "molly," and crack cocaine. Thurman Stanley, 40 ...
The report analyzed hundreds of Houston prostitution cases to reveal possible victims.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a teenage girl and forcing her into prostitution in San Diego. According to the Ventura police Department, ...
Exploitation is clearly at the heart of human trafficking. With respect to sex trafficking, exploitation implies forced prostitution or sexual abuses of vulnerable men, women, and children. According to the United States' Trafficking Victims Protection ...
"Our priority was looking for the victims of human trafficking," Judd said last week. "None of our prostitutes would admit to being victims of human trafficking even though several of them certainly had the profile. While we're confident they're ...
SAN RAFAEL (BCN) - law enforcement officials conducted a human trafficking operation in San Rafael on Friday that led to the arrest of 12 men, police said.

Chillicothe police, along with several other law agencies arrested 13 people during a two-day operation.
Tyrelle Lockett had been accused of transporting two underage girls from Delaware County, ages 16 and 14, to Calumet Park, Ill, in October 2013, "for the purpose of bringing them back to the Chicago area to engage in prostitution." RELATED. Sex ...
"human trafficking and sex slavery in Tennessee is more common than previously believed possible," said Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
He faces three charges of human trafficking and four prostitution offenses, court records show. police said an officer stopped Murray around 1:30 a.m.
"This bill is an attempt to reconcile what we know now and are continuing to learn about minor victims and human trafficking: that coercion and exploitation can take many forms but are always present when minors are involved in commercial sex ...
Chicago (CBS) - A man and his twin sons have been sentenced to federal prison for recruiting and trafficking minors for sex in the Chicago area.
A man and his twin sons have been sentenced to federal prison for recruiting and trafficking minors for sex in the Chicago area.
Chillicothe, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - A two-day human trafficking/prostitution sting involving four law enforcement agencies was just completed in Chillicothe.
Nathan Nicholson, 45, groomed his twin sons, Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett, to act as pimps in a family sex trafficking operation, according to the U.S.
Rapid City, S.D. - Six people have been either arrested or cited as the Rapid City police Department continues to investigate online sex trafficking and those who respond to online advertisements soliciting sexual activity. On March 23, six individuals ...
Halifax police arrested two men and charged them with human trafficking following an investigation dating back to last October.

Chicago (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A man and his twin sons have been sentenced to federal prison for recruiting and trafficking minors for sex in the Chicago area. Nathan Nicholson, 45, groomed his twin sons, Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett, to act as pimps ...
A pair of men have been arrested in connection with a prostitution ring in which women were supplied with drugs, stripped of their identification and bank cards and transported to hotels around Massachusetts to perform sex acts, the Massachusetts ...
PIKESVILLE, Md. (WBFF) - A Pikesville man was charged with human trafficking for allegedly forcing as many as nine women into prostitution and taking their money, police announced on Friday. According to Howard County police, 29-year-old William O.
LANSING (WWJ) - A Lansing woman is facing multiple criminal charges after authorities say she was caught running a prostitution ring by a state police trooper who had just completed a human trafficking training course. Forty-year-old Amber Speed was ...
Chillicothe, OH (WCMH) - Chillicothe police, along with several other law agencies arrested 13 people during a two-day operation. According to the Chillicothe police Department, the human trafficking/prostitution investigation was conducted over a two ...
William O. Murray, 29, of the unit block of Arrowhead Road, is charged with human trafficking and prostitution and is accused of forcing women into prostitution and taking their money, Howard County police said. police said Murray was stopped around 1 ...
Because one of those victims, identified in court documents as "L.V.," was under the age of 18, the indictment also charges Jones with one count of transporting a minor across state lines for illegal sexual activity and with the sex trafficking of a ...
When it comes to child sex-trafficking, Texas lawmakers are once again poised to focus on criminal enforcement this legislative session rather than providing ...
police say members of the Special Enforcement Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation on Oct. 23, 2016 regarding a ...
"human trafficking is a crime that can be stopped by increasing awareness of the signs," said Schuette. "One of the goals of the Michigan human trafficking Commission is to increase awareness, and thankfully, Michigan State Troopers recognized the ...
A 22-year-old Lubbock man admitted Wednesday in federal court to providing drugs to a 16-year-old girl he set up for prostitution. Dimitrise Lyghts faces a punishment of 10 years to life in prison after pleading guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge D ...
WARREN (WWJ) - A Warren man has been bound over for trial on four felony charges related to his alleged operation of a human trafficking operation.
"The Prince George's County police Department has dedicated resources to combatting the crimes of human trafficking and prostitution. Our investigators work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice and to rescue victims and get them to safety. In early ...
When it comes to child sex-trafficking, Texas lawmakers are once again poised to focus on criminal enforcement this legislative session rather than providing resources to victims.
One such issue which may not seem prevalent in southwestern Pennsylvania is the crime of human trafficking. This however is a larger issue locally than it would seem.
The indictment charges Jones with three counts of transportation for illegal sexual activity by coercion and enticement and alleges that Jones made three victims travel across state lines to engage in prostitution between May 1 and June 1, 2016. One of ...
What started as a traffic stop for a broken taillight, ended with a call to a specialized investigator who focuses on human trafficking in Tennessee. 41 Year old Moncelle Lamont Voorhies was pulled over by Murfreesboro police on Monday night around 7:30.
"Victims of human trafficking deserve a fresh start after the terrifying ordeal they have gone through," said Schuette.
BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - A Pearland man was arrested after he was accused of running a disturbing prostitution ring involving half a dozen underage girls ...
Originally published July 7, 2016, by Side Effects Public Media. It's not something you expect to see in a courtroom: 35 women, chatting, laughing, eating.
A Buffalo man forced girls as young as 14 to participate in a prostitution ring by using threats and intimidation, prosecutors said.
The attorney general will also be required to appoint a Committee on prostitution and human trafficking, which would adopt regulations for the evaluation, certification and monitoring of treatment programs for first-time offenders, according to the ...
A 20-year-old Pearland man has been arrested, accused of prostituting six Alvin ISD high school students during March 2016, according to federal court filings.
An intensive, six-day-long prostitution sting focused on human trafficking - including those soliciting sex from minors - netted 104 arrests in Polk County, including an active duty U.S.
At the same time, the film depicts what happens to the victims of human trafficking, by following two college girls Amira (Sharifah Amani) and Noreen (Liyana Jasmay), who are kidnapped and lured into prostitution. Before writing the screenplay, and as ...
POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has released more information about a six-day-long undercover investigation that focused on prostitution and human trafficking with a total of 104 suspects arrested. "Operation March Sadness" focused ...
Howard County, MD. (WBFF) - A reverse prostitution operation led to the arrest of five men in Columbia on Sunday night.Howard County police (HCPD) ...
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Three women pleaded guilty in Marion Superior Court in a human trafficking case that will likely yield no additional jail time, but spare a ...
KEN YUSZKUS/Staff file photoAlleged Lawrence madam Lori Ann Barron is seen in an earlier appearance in Salem Superior Court. Tuesday, Barron, through ...
According to the criminal complaint, following the raid, federal agents interviewed several human-trafficking victims, who "confirmed widespread and ongoing prostitution and drug distribution from the Victory Inn," and said that Avery and others were ...
Lansing - A state representative wants to close an exemption in Michigan's laws that allows law enforcement officers to have sex with prostitutes during ...
Gabriel Rogers, center, pleaded guilty Monday to promoting prostitution and agreed to testify against Dorian Brown, left, and Jason Dowell, who are set to go to trial later this year on human trafficking charges. (Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department).
Under Michigan law, it's legal for police to have sex with prostitutes during an undercover investigation, but state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, introduced a bill ...


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