Indiana Senate committee endorses bill toughening sex-trafficking law ahead of Super Bowl

TOM DAVIES Associated Press 3:43 p.m. CST, January 5, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate committee on Thursday unanimously endorsed a proposal to toughen penalties for sex trafficking, which legislators hope to pass into law before football fans converge on Indianapolis for next month’s Super Bowl. The Senate’s criminal code committee voted 9-0 in support […]

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Florida “riddled with Human Trafficking”

Tallahassee, Florida – A form of modern day slavery is happening all across Florida right now and police are trying to figure out the best way to attack it. On Monday in Tallahassee, police agents gathered at the headquarters of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and learned new ways to handle cases of human […]

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Nail Salons and Human Trafficking

Posted by Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking ⋅ January 5, 2012 Written by Phillip Martin In recent years, law enforcement officials nationwide have reported increases in human trafficking. By some estimates there are around 20,000 victims brought into the United States each year. The victims come from countries around the world including China, the Ukraine, […]

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Obama Declares January Human Trafficking Awareness Month

On December 30, 2011, President Obama declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. “We stand with all those who are held in compelled service,” Obama wrote in a proclamation issued today. “We recognize the people, organizations and government entities that are working to combat human trafficking; and we recommit to bringing […]

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College Kids Vow to End Slavery

Passion Conference 2012 – Atlanta, GA (CNN Freedom Project) For the better part of an hour, 42,000 college students stood in the frigid Atlanta night, patiently waiting for a statue illustrating the fight against human trafficking to be illuminated. They filled the Georgia International Plaza next to the Georgia Dome stadium and stood in the […]

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7-11 Prayer Initiative for the Global Observation of Human Trafficking Awareness

Saturday Morning, 1.7.12, 9-11am Eastern & Wednesday Evening, 1.11.12, 8-9pm Eastern Let US be the VOICE for the VOICELESS With Tomas J. Lares, FL & The Company of National Abolitionists / Prayer Leaders www.NationalHighwayOfPrayer.net The Word of God declares in Matthew 24:12 – “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold.” […]

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Sex-trafficking survivors

Five young women trapped in the world of sex trafficking escaped and, in interviews with The Washington Times, tell how they got caught and how they got out. Tysheena, 21, was 13 and in New York when she met at a bus stop the 27-year-old man who would become her pimp. At first they talked […]

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Man sentenced to life in prison

A man who ran an underage sex trafficking ring from his home for nearly three years will spend the rest of his life in prison. Brandon Quincy Thompson, 27, was given the sentence by U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier this morning despite a plea agreement that capped his sentence at 30 years. The life sentence […]

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Human bondage hits U.S. heartland

Illicit trade for labor, sex generates billions in profits By Chuck Neubauer The Washington Times 8:18 p.m., Sunday, March 27, 2 People were shocked when federal prosecutors charged the owners of a motel in Oacoma, S.D., a town of fewer than 500, with keeping Philippine women in virtual slavery, forcing them to work 20-hour days […]

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The sex slaves next door

Latino residential brothels adopt sophisticated camouflage to elude authorities By Azriel James Relph Producer NBC News NBC News updated 3/24/2011 3:22:13 PM ET 2011-03-24T19:22:13 SPECIAL REPORT Cristina was just 24 years-old, living in a rural farming village in Mexico, when Amador Cortes-Meza told her he was falling in love with her. He promised her marriage […]

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