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Homeless teens trapped by human traffickers in New Orleans: Laura Murphy

News reports often suggest that human trafficking is rampant in our area. We are told that New Orleans is in the top 20 cities for human trafficking …

New Orleans

Victims of human trafficking rescued after 150 police swoop on nail bars across UK

Around 150 officers from three forces across were involved in the raids carried out across 17 shops and residential addresses in London and Berkshire.

Study: Sex trafficking up during March Madness

An analysis of more than 20,000 local backpage.com ads for adult “escort” services revealed that likely instances of human trafficking peaked during …

Sex Trafficking

Former Temple star Matt Brown charged with human trafficking

Former Temple standout Matt Brown was arrested Tuesday and charged with human trafficking, according to multiple reports.

Per the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore area detectives responded to an advertisement using language they believed to be used by prostitutes and arranged a meeting at a Baltimore County …

Matt Brown

20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, says UN

The UN human rights investigator for North Korea has said he would investigate allegations of an estimated 20,000 North Koreans working in slave-like conditions abroad, mainly in China, Russia and the Middle East.

Marzuki Darusman, UN special rapporteur on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, …

North Korea

Islamic State: 'Kidnapped' Dutch children taken to Syria

A Chechen woman living in the Netherlands has taken her two young children against their father's will to join Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, Dutch prosecutors say.

The mother, a boy aged eight and a seven-year-old girl are believed to have travelled using false passports.

The divorced …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Recovered: Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Human Trafficking Task Force rescue girls ages 13, 16

TOWN OF YORKVILLE (WITI) — Two young girls, ages 13 and 16 have been recovered by members of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office’s Internet Crimes …

Human Trafficking

Guinea-Bissau smashes child trafficking ring: police

Bissau (AFP) - Guinea-Bissau said on Sunday it had dismantled a criminal operation trafficking 54 children to Senegal, where it is believed they …

Policing

Harry Reid: Human Trafficking Bill Doomed Unless GOP Removes Anti-Abortion Language

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told Republicans Wednesday morning that unless they remove an anti-abortion provision from a bill on human trafficking, the popular legislation is doomed.

"Today, the Senate is doing a good deed. We have a chance to address human trafficking," …

Democrats

ISIS people trafficker charged with forcing Syrian refugee children into prostitution

Turkish investigators examining the links between Ahmet Yumuşak and the terror group are said to have discovered the 29-year-old talking with …

Many South Sudan boys 'kidnapped to be child soldiers'

Hundreds of boys in South Sudan have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the United Nations children's agency says.

The figure is a big increase on the 89 child abductions reported by Unicef last month.

Their latest statement blamed a militia group allied to the government.

South Sudan …

Africa

Baby trafficking is a lucrative business in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — In this country of widespread poverty, one of the most lucrative businesses is also one of the most heartbreaking: baby trafficking.

It is common in Kayole, a slum in the capital here, for gangs to steal or buy infants from mothers who are told their child had died or who can't …

Babies

U.N. Report Says ISIS Is Using Children as Sex Slaves and Suicide Bombers

Iraqi Christian children in the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.Photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Disturbing reports about ISIS …

United Nations

Mag Crew Kid at Door a Trafficking Victim?

It’s a testament to their salesmanship that in the time it took to consume one Waffle House meal in Columbus, Ohio, a table of door-to-door itinerant magazine sales crew members convinced their 25-year-old server, Johnathan Terrell Stewart, to quit his job last May, leave home without telling his …

Labor

Little-Known Laws Help Sex Trafficking Victims Clear Criminal Records

Advocates for women arrested on prostitution charges want the justice system to adopt a different approach. They say instead of being locked up, many prostitutes should actually be considered victims of human trafficking. And they're starting to offer those women a way to clean up the criminal …

Sex Trafficking

Three men accused of molestation in child porn ring that spans multiple Southern California counties

Three men, including one who had been allowed to adopt two boys and work as a teaching assistant at Desert Hot Springs High School, have been charged …

Southern California

Men Accused of Luring Boys From Park to Make Child Porn

A trio of men, including a Southern California foster care provider, are accused of making child pornography using boys they lured from parks by …

Riverside County

Two arrested in Merced human trafficking case

Two people were arrested this week and accused of coercing a teenage girl into prostitution, the Merced Police Department reported.

Stephen L. …

Nigeria to investigate alleged abuses at refugee camps

Nigeria is to investigate reports of rapes, child trafficking and other abuses in camps for people fleeing from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

The country's National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) has formed a panel to investigate the abuses.

A spokesperson for Nema told the BBC that …

Nigeria

Child trafficking suspects accused of using death threats, violence to force girls into prostitution

DENVER - A key suspect in a child prostitution operation that coincided with this year's National Western Stock Show, is accused of being the …

Living in Limbo: Why Child Trafficking Is Rife in Rural Thailand

The Salween River

This article first appeared on VICE UK.

The highland border village of Baan Thatafang sits alone on a small hilltop by the edge of North Thailand. Below, the Salween River's brown, treacle waters slowly wind south, the meandering current demarcating Thailand's border with …

Child trafficking is $150b illegal business: Satyarthi

Child trafficking is the largest illegal business in the world with an annual turnover of $150 billion, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi

Boko Haram

Federal Human Trafficking Trial Resumes In Philadelphia

By Tony HansonPHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two brothers are now on trial in Philadelphia, charged with taking part in a family human trafficking operation …

Philadelphia

Rigspolitiet, the national police, has reported a huge increase in human trafficking cases. Last year alone, police investigated 80 cases of …

Fight to stop human trafficking in Houston isn't easy

Human trafficking in Houston has deep roots and investigators say there are a factor of reasons making it harder for them to find and shut down …

Houston

INVESTIGATION: Grim tales of rape, child trafficking in Nigeria’s displaced persons camps

Many aid workers in the IDP camps allege that there is a conspiracy of silence, which encourages government officials in many of the IDP camps to …

Saved from slavery: Hyderabad Police rescue 220 trafficked children sold into forced labour by their families

Hyderabad police found boys - alarmingly many of them under 10 - and three minor girls enslaved in dingy accommodation in the Old City by …

Child Workers Rescued from Hyderabad a Week Ago, Still Far Away from Home

New Delhi: Nearly 350 children from Bihar have been rescued from bangle-making units in the Old City are in Hyderabad in the last one week. The …

It's National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. What's Congress Doing About It?

January 2015 is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In a proclamation commemorating the month, President Obama explained:

Stained from a history of slavery and shaped by ancestors brought to this country in chains, today, America shines as a beacon of hope to people everywhere …

Slavery