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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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The trafficking of people into the UK is on the rise. The latest figures for 2015 suggest that 3,266 people were potential victims of trafficking, a 40% increase on the previous year. The largest number - 600 - came from Albania. The BBC's Reeta ...
A prostitution and human trafficking sweep during the NBA All-Star weekend resulted in 14 arrests on charges of solicitation, pandering and drug and weapons charges in Jefferson and Orleans parishes.

"Sex trafficking and prostitution are not victimless crimes," Portland police said in a written statement. "Victims of sex trafficking and prostitution are forced, coerced, and manipulated into this lifestyle against their will. They are forced to ...
Eugene Forrest III, 26, already was on probation after a pandering conviction in Jefferson Parish when he was arrested Feb. 17 in New Orleans and booked with human trafficking and trafficking a child for sexual purposes. (Courtesy of Orleans Parish ...
"Years ago, we called it child prostitution...now, it's human trafficking," said Kelly. The victims are given a variety of services with the help of Covenant House and other agencies.
Eight men were arrested Monday in Laurel when they responded to an online ad as part of an ongoing effort by Howard County police to curb prostitution and ...

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Hillsboro man is accused of trying to lure a child online as part of a weeks-long investigation by the Portland police Bureau's Sex ...
Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn is working with state legislators on a bill to crack down Delaware's massage parlors, targeting prostitution and human trafficking. State Representative Bryon Short is the chief sponsor of the bill. "What the ...
police claimed that this is the first time provisions of MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised crime Act) have been invoked against those accused of human trafficking. The charge sheet, which was filed before additional sessions judge Vimal Kumar ...
A new law would toughen regulations on the owners of massage parlors.
He was immediately sentenced to 1 to 15 years in the Utah State prison for the human trafficking violation and up to 5 years for the prostitution conviction, the attorney general's office said. According to charging documents, Rettenberger forced at ...
police claimed that this is the first time provisions of MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised crime Act) have been invoked against those accused of human trafficking. The charge sheet, which was filed before additional sessions judge Vimal Kumar ...
Ventura County Sheriff's authorities arrested five individuals in August 2016 after a six-month investigation of a human trafficking ring that forced 25 Chinese women into prostitution at hotels up and down the coast, including the Comfort Inn in ...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has cancelled the bail granted to a woman and others, accused of running a prostitution racket and administering growth ...
Phoenix police have been at the forefront of an evolution in police work throughout the metropolitan area to help human trafficking victims, not arresting them for prostitution and targeting traffickers and Johns instead. And two Ahwatukee residents ...
Las Vegas - A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.
Las Vegas - A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online.

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The Supreme Court has cancelled the bail granted to a woman and others, accused of running a prostitution racket and administering growth harmones to minors, including a nine-year-old girl, to force them into flesh trade. A ...
A man with a long criminal history in Utah was sentenced to prison Thursday after pleading guilty to starting a prostitution operation two months after his release from prison. Todd Jeremy Rettenberger, 38, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday to ...
Its most recent Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report criticised Hong Kong for lacking a comprehensive law in line with the internationally recognised UN Palermo Protocol on human trafficking and said the city did " not fully meet the minimum standards ...
Lt. Crosby says officers have to dig deeper in prostitution cases to be ever vigilant in their watch for human trafficking. The lines between prostitution, trafficking and exploitation can be thin and often blurred. "We have to take this seriously ...
A Wareham man has been arraigned and charged with human trafficking after authorities say they uncovered a prostitution operation he ran out of a hotel in ...
Lt. Elliott also sits on the state anti-human trafficking task force. In the second part of our investigation into the human trafficking problem on Friday, NBC26 will look more into that task force, what it's accomplished so far, and what it's goals ...
16-year-old girl, detained at hotel, returned to family.
"Too many people are still looking at sex trafficking as prostitution, and it's not," Talamantez said.
A 29-year-old woman previously accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who authorities say worked for her and two men as a prostitute in Costa Mesa pleaded guilty Wednesday to human trafficking and assault charges, according to court records.
A San Mateo man at the head of a Bay Area prostitution ring that trafficked women from overseas has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
A Sunderland couple, their daughter and a woman from West Springfield have been indicted on charges of human trafficking, prostitution and money laundering ...
Three teenagers, including a 15-year-old girl, were arrested by Ceres police on Thursday on suspicion of participating in a prostitution ring involving minors. During the last few weeks Ceres detectives have been following up on multiple tips about the ...
Four more human trafficking suspects have been held in Slovakia amid a major probe after raids took place in Scotland. Members of a suspected international human trafficking ring were arrested in the joint police raids in Glasgow last week which ...
State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis introduced legislation to do just that. The goal, she says, is to take aim at child sex trafficking in Missouri. If passed, anyone younger than 18 would not be charged with prostitution, and any adult ...
She was arraigned on single counts each of trafficking in persons for sexual servitude, deriving support from prostitution, money laundering and conspiracy to traffic persons for sexual servitude. human trafficking is punishable by five to 20 years in ...
People argue for continued prohibition of sex work on grounds of exploitation, human trafficking and the general degradation of women.
Osaka - Cases of forced prostitution and human trafficking were reported by 46 people across 17 prefectures in 2016, including 25 Japanese - the most since 2001, the National Policy Agency said Thursday.
The county, which participated in the national effort this year for the second time, ranked fourth out of 30 agencies that took part in the effort to combat prostitution and online sex solicitation by targeting sex buyers. "Ranking fourth in the ...
The FBI opened 802 human-trafficking investigations (resulting in 453 convictions) that year, while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) opened 1,034 sex- or labor-trafficking investigations (and got 51 sex-trafficking convictions). ... identifies ...
"I believe strongly that we need to do everything we can to stop human trafficking in our communities," Healey said in an interview.
People argue for continued prohibition of sex work on grounds of exploitation, human trafficking and the general degradation of women.
We know from our decade of work on human trafficking and forced labour that this approach will not help victims of trafficking." The Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and Amnesty International Ireland echoed the ... "Without demand there ...
LAST year human trafficking made the news in Fiji when a Fiji national, Faroz Ali, was found guilty of 31 human trafficking charges in scam that enticed and exploited Fijians to work in New Zealand, in what were New Zealand's first convictions for ...
Two months later she found herself getting trafficked and forced into prostitution. Benson said, "He immediately uses social media against me and said, 'You know, I have these pictures.
In Reno, 12 men were caught trying to buy sex illegally, as part of a national effort targeting the buyers.. A Nevada assembly woman wants to propose a new law ...
Tulsa -- The leader of an alleged child prostitution ring in Tulsa pled guilty to several charges Tuesday. Joshua Harring, 21, also known as "Maniack" pled guilty to several counts of sex trafficking of a child in court Tuesday. Harring will be ...
You see Asian massage parlors in just about every city and town, but are they legitimate businesses or a front for human trafficking? The term "massage parlor" actually means a front for prostitution, and it's a profitable business where the massage ...
The arrests come as part of a larger policy and enforcement effort at the state and national level to focus anti-prostitution and anti-human trafficking efforts on the so-called "demand" side - the pimps, traffickers and websites that advertise women ...
Kiersten R. Napodano, 23, Joelton, Tennessee, and Michael Scott Helton, 35, Oak Grove, are accused of operating a human trafficking and prostitution ring out of the Quality Inn in Oak Grove. Also arrested during that bust was a former Oak Grove police ...
Jurors in U.S. District Court in St. Louis found Thomas Thadeus "Enzo" Szczerba not guilty of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, a sex trafficking conspiracy charge and an enticement charge. Two of those charges carried penalties of at least ...
Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) - human trafficking has been a problem in the Miami Valley for several years now. Montgomery County Sheriff's Office human trafficking Liaison, Tonya Folks, says many people get human trafficking confused with prostitution.
Lao high school girls are being lured into China with promises of rich husbands only to find they have been sold to a brothel or forced into street prostitution, ...
A 17-year-old girl who was being sold for sex in a Miramar industrial neighborhood led to the arrest of two men, police said.


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