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Sex Trafficker Given Record 472 Year Prison Sentence Sex Trafficker Given Record 472 Year Prison Sentence

A Colorado judge has sentenced sex trafficker Brock Franklin–who was found guilty of 30 out of 34 counts including human trafficking, child prostitution, sexual exploitation of a child, pimping of a child, kidnapping, and racketeering–to 472 years in prison. This extended way past the minimum sentence of 96 years…

British Model Released By Kidnapper Because Motherhood Made Her "Unfit" for Sex Slavery British Model Released By Kidnapper Because Motherhood Made Her "Unfit" for Sex Slavery

We learned yesterday that a 20-year-old British model was kidnapped in order to auction her as a sex slave online. Italian police apprehended the suspect identified as 30-year-old Polish citizen Lukasz Pawel Herba, whom investigators say has organized previous auctions, according to the New York Times.

Now Ivanka Wants to End Human Trafficking Now Ivanka Wants to End Human Trafficking

On Tuesday morning, Ivanka Trump helped unveil the State Department’s annual human trafficking report alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The State Department calls its annual Trafficking in Persons report “the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts.”

A Nanny Found By the Police Alleges She Was Held Captive and Beaten for Months A Nanny Found By the Police Alleges She Was Held Captive and Beaten for Months

A nanny who traveled to Woodbury, Minnesota, from China was found wandering two miles from her home by police. She had two blackened eyes, and following a trip to the hospital, x-rays revealed several broken ribs and a broken sternum.

Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl  Black Lives Matter Activist Accused of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl 

A prominent Black Lives matter activist in St. Louis was arrested in April and faces charges of human trafficking and prostitution against a 17-year-old girl. The activist, Charles Wade, said in a statement that he was helping the girl, who he believed to be 20, obtain temporary housing.

Senate Report: U.S. Placed Over a Dozen Immigrant Children With Human Traffickers  Senate Report: U.S. Placed Over a Dozen Immigrant Children With Human Traffickers 

In an obscene demonstration of wide-scale negligence, the Department of Health and Human Services has been found to have accidentally placed a group of immigrant children in a Marion, Ohio human trafficking ring in 2014.

On Giving Money to Child Beggars On Giving Money to Child Beggars

Here’s a tough question: When you’re traveling abroad and a child begs for change, what do you do?

Senate 'Resolves' Fight over Abortion Provision in Sex Trafficking Bill Senate 'Resolves' Fight over Abortion Provision in Sex Trafficking Bill

After a month of arguing, the Senate has reached a weird little compromise that will allow a bill to pass that aids victims of sex trafficking. It got held up because Senate Republicans were concerned some of those sex trafficking victims might need abortion care.

Woman Arrested for Forcing Other, 52-Year Old Woman Into Prostitution Woman Arrested for Forcing Other, 52-Year Old Woman Into Prostitution

A 55-year old Nashville woman was arrested for forcing another, 52-year old woman into prostitution.

Senate Republicans Snuck Anti-Abortion Language Into Trafficking Bill  Senate Republicans Snuck Anti-Abortion Language Into Trafficking Bill 

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act should be among the least controversial bills the Senate passes: it's meant to prevent human trafficking, aid its victims, and increase prosecutions. Instead, it's turned into an enormous and enormously stupid fight about abortion. Here we are, America. Everything is…

What's Worse: Human Trafficking or Public Corruption? What's Worse: Human Trafficking or Public Corruption?

Pick your poison: crooked elected officials, or human trafficking? Apparently, that's the kind of choice you make when you're a U.S. Attorney. Which is how Chris Christie ended up going relatively easy on a suspected trafficker, while nailing a shady mayor.

Sex Trafficker Tried To Trap Woman With Promise of Sochi Reporting Gig Sex Trafficker Tried To Trap Woman With Promise of Sochi Reporting Gig

An NFL cheerleader-turned-sports journalist was in for a shock when she found out that the promising Olympic reporting job for which she spent four months interviewing was probably something way scarier: a scam designed to trap her in the Russian sex trade.

Super Bowl Weekend Means Big Sex Trafficking Numbers Super Bowl Weekend Means Big Sex Trafficking Numbers

The Super Bowl is a sweet spot for sports fans — but also for sex traffickers, and these days you can order an underaged girl as quickly as a pizza.

South Beach Strip Club Shut Down Amid Human Trafficking Allegations South Beach Strip Club Shut Down Amid Human Trafficking Allegations

A strip club in Miami Beach — the only strip club, as a matter of fact, on South Beach — has been shut down for six months while police investigate the horrifying claims that a 13-year-old girl was forced to dance in the club for money.

Human Trafficking Victims Working in Plain Sight at U.K. Nail Salons Human Trafficking Victims Working in Plain Sight at U.K. Nail Salons

Despite the floundering economy, nail salons are going forth and prospering all across the UK. In the past year, the number of new manicure outlets has increased by 20 percent. Some in the beauty industry have cheerfully — and naively — chalked this up to the makeup being "recession proof." In reality, though,…

Spoons Hidden in Underwear Could Save Teens from Arranged Marriages Spoons Hidden in Underwear Could Save Teens from Arranged Marriages

A British charity is advising children being forced into arranged marriages to fight back — with metal spoons. In their underwear.

Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Baby-Selling Ring Lawyer Pleads Guilty In Baby-Selling Ring

An expert in reproductive law admitted she had broken it, pleading guilty Tuesday in California to defrauding couples seeking babies through surrogacy.

New Law to Clear Prostitution Convictions for Human Trafficking Victims New Law to Clear Prostitution Convictions for Human Trafficking Victims

As of the beginning of next year, Illinois victims of sex trafficking will have the opportunity to legally expunge their records of convictions related to their being forced into prostitution.

Nigeria's Nightmarish "Baby Farm" Nigeria's Nightmarish "Baby Farm"

Thirty-two women and girls were rescued from a so-called baby factory, where they were held and forced to sell their newborns, according to local authorities.

Cambodian Women Banned From Marrying Poor, Elderly Foreigners Cambodian Women Banned From Marrying Poor, Elderly Foreigners

Well, that's one way to cut down on child brides.

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