Indiana Passes Human Trafficking Law in Time for Super Bowl

By Elizabeth Prann Published February 02, 2012| FoxNews.com Indiana lawmakers passed tough human trafficking legislation this week — just in time to prevent an event where thousands of young girls could get bought and sold for sex. “The Super Bowl is a huge human trafficking event,” said State Sen. Randy Head, (R-Logansport). “They’re running sophisticated […]

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Human Trafficking Bill Advances In Fla. Legislature

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – The state’s Senate Criminal Justice Committee gave unanimous approval to a bill Tuesday that would increase the penalties for human trafficking and smuggling. Under SB 1880 the penalty for trafficking would increase from a maximum of 15 years in prison to 30 years. The bill would create additional trafficking offenses, some with […]

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AP: Changes Ahead for Foreign Exchange Program

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    Published: January 31, 2012 at 10:39 PM ET Associated Press Writer Mitch Weiss contributed to this report from Charlotte, N.C. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. State Department is proposing what it calls “significant and controversial” changes to a foreign exchange program that has been exploited by unscrupulous labor brokers and […]

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40 Arrested in Internet Child Sex Operation

  OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Following a week long undercover operation, 40 people, including a head swim coach, a professional golfer on the Senior PGA Tour, an eighth grade teacher, business professionals and consultants and eight college students, have been arrested and charged with soliciting sex from a child via the Internet […]

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S. Fla. Women To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro For Human Trafficking Awareness

LOXAHATCHEE, FL (CBS4)-It’s a story about a group of women giving a voice to those who have none. Seven women from South Florida are preparing to climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and the goal is to bring attention to human trafficking. It was more than determination that helped the women reach […]

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From BangStyle.com posted by Jenny Bee National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Wednesday, January 11, 2012. For those of you who are unaware of what human trafficking means, a basic definition is that “Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. This is not a metaphor; it is the holding of people through force, fraud or coercion. The two […]

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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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