MS-13 Gang Leader Gets 50 Years For Teen Sex Trafficking

June 3, 2012 11:01 pm By: Fairfax News Rances Ulices Amaya, 24, aka “Murder” and “Blue,” was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday for recruiting girls as young as 14 from middle schools, high schools, and homeless shelters in Northern Virginia and forcing them to engage in commercial sex acts on behalf of MS-13. Neil […]

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Central Florida a Focus of Battle Against Human Trafficking

ORLANDO, Florida – A judicial district in Central Florida is second in the number of child sexual-exploitation and slavery cases in the United States. “The problem in Central Florida is serious,” Michael Masto, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the investigation of child slavery and trafficking cases at the Tampa office of U.S. Immigration and […]

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U.S. Senators Kirk, Blumenthal, Rubio and Begich Call on Village Voice Media to Block Child Prostitution and Take Down ‘Adult Services’ Ads from Backpage.com

WASHINGTON, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—March 23, 2012.  Today U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Begich (D-AK), along with 15 other U.S. Senators, wrote to the Chairman and CEO of Village Voice Media Holdings, LLC, the company that operates Backpage.com, demanding the elimination of the adult services section on the classified advertising website. On […]

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Telos Entertainment brings Music Artists Together to Fight Human Trafficking

Joseph Vincent and Clara C pose with each other backstage after their successful performance at Telos Entertainment x Not For Sale Benefit Concert. Credits: ©Sthanlee B. Mirador/PRPP Peter Gonzaga LA Red Carpet Examiner It was  special night of human trafficking awareness as Telos Entertainment Group presented the Not For Sale concert event last Wednesday night, […]

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Sex Trafficking & Exploitation – 2012 – Village Voice

By Christopher Burgess, Published March 24, 2012 Recently I opened up the NY Times web page to see Nicholas D. Kristoff’s piece “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods” which speaks to how Village Voice Media accepts advertising on their websites which offers lightly veiled solicitations for the services of “escorts” and the like, both male and […]

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Top corporations highlight ending human trafficking as “smart business”

Businesses gradually obtain ownership of anti-trafficking initiatives within their sphere of influence and are applying self-regulatory standards as part of their corporate social responsibility. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 Top corporations gave the fight to eradicating human trafficking a boost on Friday. During a luncheon co-organized by End Human Trafficking Now (EHTN) and […]

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Israeli charged with trafficking African migrants

Associated Press | Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2012 An Israeli man has been charged with participation in a human trafficking ring that captured and tortured African migrants in Egypt’s neighboring Sinai desert, according to an indictment released Sunday. The indictment said the accused _ a Bedouin from the Negev desert in southern Israel _ extorted […]

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How to Combat Sex Trafficking in Massage Parlors

By Sunday, March 25, 2012 – Rights So Divine by Youngbee Dale WASHINGTON, March 25, 2012—Law enforcement officials across the U.S. agree that sex trafficking in massage parlors continues despite efforts to curb the practice. However, the recent success against the sex trade in massage parlors in Georgia demonstrates that there may be a path […]

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Sharp rise in human trafficking in Sindh

KARACHI – Sindh has recorded a sharp increase in reported cases of human trafficking since the beginning of the year, and the trend could continue unless the authorities take action to contain it, say activists. Some 190 cases have been reported in the province in the first two months of 2012, according to Zia Ahmed Awan, chairperson […]

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Embassy staff part of Human Trafficking Cartel

An international human trafficking ring is working with employees of some embassies in Kenya to recruit unsuspecting Kenyans into forced labour in the Middle East. The cartel lures Kenyans by placing advertisements of well-paying job opportunities in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Kuwait in local newspapers. Desperate young men and women, some […]

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