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By W. Landers | Following stories on human trafficking. Keywords: Slavery, sex trafficking of boys, aftercare restoration, justice.

Romania probes 'slaves' kidnapped, chained, forced to beg

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dozens of vulnerable men and boys were kidnapped, chained, whipped, fed scraps and forced to work or fight each other for entertainment over an eight-year period in rural southern Romania, prosecutors said Wednesday.<p>Three men and two boys aged between 10 and 12 were found …

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"…more must be done to attack the demand. We must build greater understanding as to why there is such a large consumer market for sex with kids in this country, and address the factors that promote the sexual interest in children. Children are not sexual commodities and yet the sexual trafficking of children has never been more blatant or seemingly more normalized than it is today in this Internet era." - Ernie Allen

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North Carolinia Couple Serves as Important Reminder That Men and Boys Are Victims, Too - The Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation

A couple from North Carolina is in the final stages of constructing a shelter for young men who are victims of sex trafficking. The Anchor House will …

The extent of human trafficking explained in 60 seconds

Media playback is unsupported on your device<p>The BBC's David Eades takes a look at the global reach of human trafficking.<p><i>Video Journalist: Paul Ivan Harris</i>

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Teens as young as 14 rescued from sexual exploitation during Super Bowl, FBI says

Seven teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, were rescued from forced prostitution in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl week, authorities announced Tuesday.<p>Some of the victims had previously been reported missing by their parents, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said. They …

More than 10,000 refugee children missing in Europe

More than 10,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Sunday, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade.<p>Europol's press office confirmed to Al Jazeera the figures published in British newspaper …

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Teen Brothers Charged With Running Prostitution Ring

Teenaged brothers in Spokane, Wash., are facing a series of charges related to running a prostitution ring.<p>Police were alerted to the operation when …

Surge in Albanian child slaves trafficked to Britain

Victims are involved in criminal activities, warns the children’s charity Barnardo’s<p>A new system to protect trafficked children indicates that there has been an alarming rise in the number of Albanian child slaves forced to work in the UK.<p>If the trend – being highlighted on Anti-Slavery Day – were …

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U.S. Troops Told to Ignore Afghan Sex Abuse of Boys: Report

U.S. soldiers were instructed to ignore the sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies, even when it occurred on military bases, according to a report in …

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Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. ~Haile Selassie

Pakistan stumbles upon its 'biggest' child abuse case

More to this story<p>Child heroin addicts on the rise in Pakistan<br>• Child brides blot tribal Pakistan<p>Officials in the Pakistani state of Punjab have called for a federal inquiry into what it called the largest-ever child abuse case in the South Asian country's history involving nearly 300 children.<p>The …

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Pakistan child sex abuse: Seven arrested in Punjab

<b>Seven people have been arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of involvement in child sexual abuse and extortion.</b><p>The chief minister of Punjab province, Shahbaz Sharif, ordered a judicial inquiry into reports that hundreds of children had been abused over a period of several years.<p>Local media say a gang …

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Who's fighting human trafficking? U.S. releases rankings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Cuba, Kenya and Saudi Arabia are doing better at fighting human trafficking. Egypt, Ghana and Bulgaria are doing worse.<p>That's according to the latest annual report from the U.S. State Department, which rates 188 countries on their efforts to stamp out trafficking in persons.<p>Secretary of …

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7 ways to spot that someone is being trafficked

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's vacation season for much of the world, with travelers flocking to airports to jet off for some hard-earned R&R.<p>But it's not just holidaymakers who fly on planes. Airports are also hubs for human trafficking -- where adults or children are transported into forced labor or commercial …

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Exploited boys are too often failed

<i>Editor’s Note: Steven Procopio is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He helps male victims of childhood abuse including a focus on public health, HIV, and homelessness. He is also is a faculty adviser at the Boston University</i> …

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Sex trafficking: Lifelong struggle of exploited children

<b>In the US, poverty, deprivation and exploitation draw thousands of its own children down into a dark underworld that offers few ways out.</b><p>It is a world few Americans are aware of. But tens of thousands of American children are thought to be sexually exploited every year.<p>It's believed that every …

Slavery

US report questions India’s record in tackling human-trafficking

<b>New Delhi:</b> A US state department report on Monday faulted India over its failure to check human trafficking and forced labour, saying several of …

Slavery

U.S. report highlights suspected Thai official role in human trafficking

| BANGKOK<p>The U.S. government's decision to keep Thailand on its list of worst human-trafficking centres for an unprecedented two straight years highlights the suspected role of Thai officials in the trade despite government efforts to stop it.<p>The State Department's annual report on …

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