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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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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - police in Fayetteville have accused a man of beating a woman and forcing her into prostitution for money and narcotics.
Trafficking can take many forms. children are forced to fight as soldiers, young people are coerced into prostitution, and migrants are exploited through promises of work and decent pay. One of the most vulnerable populations, runaway youth, are most ...

The group operated out of the elder Sullivan's home in Converse, and posted the girls on Backpage, the online classified marketplace that shut down its adult section last week in the face of government allegations that it promotes human trafficking ...
The Monroe County District Attorney's Office has charged 17 people in a sting focusing on human sex trafficking, prostitution and heroin sales. County Detective Kim Lippincott headed the probe at a Stroudsburg hotel, with assistance from Pennsylvania ...
Suburban police departments applaud the closure of the adult ads section of Backpage.com, one of the world's largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking. But they also acknowledge they are losing ...
STROUDSBURG, Pa. - Authorities arrested 19 people in a large-scale prostitution sting at a hotel in Stroudsburg, Monroe County.

Mesa has passed a tough new ordinance to regulate escort services, giving police a way to make arrests for failure to obtain a license, without having to prove a sex act occurred.
State officials say about 2000 people pay for child prostitutes in Connecticut every year, but no one in the state has been charged with soliciting child.
"Oftentimes, ladies would be arrested for prostitution, where, although they were involved in prostitution, they're also victims of human trafficking," Rodgers said. "They're arrested on prostitution and they do jail time. No one looks sort of upstream ...
A man was accused of beating a woman and forcing her into prostitution for money and narcotics, a search warrant affidavit said.
Council declares January human trafficking Awareness Month, recognizes efforts to highlight impact.
Rohnert Park police have arrested five people in a series of stings since Wednesday in an effort to raise awareness to human trafficking, the department said.
But last Monday, the website removed all ads from its adult category after a U.S. Senate report claimed the company hid criminal activity by deleting words like "young" and "rape" from ads that would expose child sex trafficking and prostitution. The ...
State officials say about 2,000 people pay for child prostitutes in Connecticut every year, but no one in the state has been charged with soliciting child prostitutes under a felony-level law that took effect in 2013. It sounds shocking the first time ...
"Oftentimes, ladies would be arrested for prostitution, where, although they were involved in prostitution, they're also victims of human trafficking," Rodgers said. "They're arrested on prostitution and they do jail time. No one looks sort of upstream ...
January is human trafficking Prevention Month, declared each year since 2010 by presidential decree. However, there is still confusion as to what exactly human trafficking is. Despite seven years of raising awareness , on 21st November, the Washington ...
SAFE-T (Salvation army's Fight to End human trafficking program) was formed with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the Salvation Army and the Nebraska Attorney General's office.

Text of the bill states that the committee would study reports about sex work and human trafficking by Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in women, the ...
You should care about human trafficking in Rockford and Winnebago County not only because of the awfulness of the crime, but also because it affects public safety in the entire community.
A joint prostitution sting at a Blount County hotel resulted in the arrests of 10 people and one citation, Friday night.
Two York County Sheriff's Office deputies received Awards of Merit for their first federal human trafficking case in South Carolina.
Hundreds of people gathered at Balboa Park Saturday for the Junior League of San Diego's fourth annual rally and march calling attention to human trafficking - a problem that speakers said is all around us. prostitution is the most widely known form ...
Text of the bill states that the committee would study reports about sex work and human trafficking by Amnesty International, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in women, the ...
Backpage.com, a popular classified advertisement site, is ending the use of its adult advertisement section, a decision that is supported by the Myrtle Beach ...
Just last year the FBI reported working on more than a thousand human trafficking cases throughout the nation and helping 435 victims, some of those victims and cases happened right here in our state.
She is now an advocate at Veronica's Voice, a Kansas City home that helps survivors of prostitution and sex trafficking get back on their feet. "It's just a vicious cycle. You try to get out and a bill comes up," Parle said. Veronica's Voice has seen a ...
A couple is facing charges of human sex trafficking after being taken into custody by law enforcement in Ventura Wednesday afternoon.
Executives at the advertising website Backpage.com refused to testify before Congress on Tuesday after a Senate report that accuses the site of systematically editing its "adult" ads to remove words that indicate sex trafficking. Four top executives ...
A prostitution sting carried out by Johnstown police late Wednesday night led to the arrests of nine adults, including one 26-year-old Denver man accused of child trafficking as well as pandering a child. Commander Aaron Sanchez of the Johnstown police ...
U.S. magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant set a March trial for a 22-year-old Lubbock man accused of trafficking a teenaged girl for prostitution. Dimitrise Lyghts pleaded not guilty Friday before Bryant to a felony indictment of sex trafficking of a ...
An undercover officer posing as a truck driver at Johnson's Corner Truck Stop broke up a human trafficking ring, leading to the arrest of nine people Wednesday.
Another man who was in the vehicle with Price when police arrested him was also booked on outstanding criminal charges unrelated to human trafficking. The 17-year-old girl has been taken into protective custody and does not face charges of prostitution.
IOM had said, in 2016, that more than 70% of migrants from travelling from North Africa to Europe showed indication of human trafficking, organ trafficking, and exploitation along the way. The report added that 49% of the migrants said they were held ...
Nine adults were arrested and a juvenile was recovered following an undercover prostitution sting according to Johnstown police.
As part of human trafficking Awareness Month, TFEMS has released the results of a survey distributed to more than 80 La Crosse area law enforcement, human services, health care and educational organizations in December 2015.
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF Eric Watson, center, pledges BCSO assistance in pinpointing human trafficking in the county. With Watson during a press conference held at the BCSO Wednesday are Chief Deputy Brian Smith, left, and 10th District Attorney ...
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF Eric Watson, center, pledges BCSO assistance in pinpointing human trafficking in the county. With Watson during a press conference held at the BCSO Wednesday are Chief Deputy Brian Smith, left, and 10th District Attorney ...
CRAVEN County, NC (WITN) - Pamlico County Commissioner Ken Heath announced Friday that he is resigning from his position. Heath was one of ten ...
Feemster's situation was not unlike many other children who, like her, eventually become victims of what was long called child prostitution and now is referred to as the commercial sexual exploitation of children: forced to have sex for money over and ...
According to EPCAT USA (End Child prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of children for Sexual Purposes) children as young as 12 years of age, and even younger, are being forced to perform sexual acts for commercial reasons.
Rob Portman, slammed Backpage Monday and Tuesday with a report and hearing in which the site's owners and executives were accused of abetting human trafficking. The report, based on 1.1 million Backpage documents obtained under subpoena, said ...
The video -- which will integrate interviews with experts and victims as well as media coverage on human trafficking, which typically takes the form of forced prostitution -- is intended to teach viewers how to detect and report suspected human ...
"There was never a need to address human trafficking, or prostitution for that matter, but, ya know, these last five years, six, seven years, obviously it's alive in our community," says Scott J. Davis Commissioner North Dakota Indian Affairs.
police said further charges may be forthcoming. Exclusive at 5: police bust escort service, charge several with prostitution, human trafficking and racketeering. pic.twitter.com/WSLzusoHzy. - Mike Petchenik (@MPetchenikWSB) January 12, 2017 ...
He warned that photos would be distributed to media outlets of those accused of paying for prostitution, which can often involve a trafficking victim. "For the johns," Acevedo said, "We're putting you on notice today... When we arrest you, we will ...
St. Louis (AP) _ An Ohio man could face up to life in prison after being convicted of transporting four teenage girls to Missouri to engage in prostitution. A four-day trial in U.S. District Court in St. Louis ended Thursday when 54-year-old of ...
BRADLEY COUNTY SHERIFF Eric Watson, center, pledges BCSO assistance in pinpointing human trafficking in the county. With Watson during a press conference held at the BCSO Wednesday are Chief Deputy Brian Smith, left, and 10th District Attorney ...
Every year, hundreds of child sexual assault victims run the risk of being arrested, locked up, and prosecuted because they are commercially sexually exploited, and forced into prostitution. January is National slavery and human trafficking Prevention ...
While the rising number of human trafficking incidents - which includes both sex and labor trafficking - is alarming, Indiana law enforcement and legal professionals say continued efforts toward raising awareness of potential signs of trafficking is ...
"The majority [of Central American women] come with the hope of crossing the border, looking for the American dream," said Adriana Rebollo, who heads the prosecutor's human trafficking office in Chiapas state where Tapachula is located. But while ...


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