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By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Sex trafficking expert: Google financing ‘sex trafficking website’, calls for ban on Backpage

A new report shows that Google is financially backing legal efforts defending a sex trafficking website and opposing legal reform that could benefit thousands of sex trafficking victims. How is Google doing this? More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Ohio: Lerenzo White, Justice White, Justin White indicted after human trafficking arrest

A federal grand jury has indicted a Columbus man with five counts of human trafficking. Lerenzo White, 30, who operates under nicknames “Justice” and “Justin,” is accused of trafficking More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Arizona woman, Patcharin Koibuchi, sentenced in human trafficking, smuggling case

An Arizona woman was sentenced Wednesday for her role a sex-trafficking ring involving young girls that was based in Tempe. The Arizona Attorney General’s office found Koibuchi organized a sex trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Anti-Sexual Violence, human trafficking groups unite to fight against California’s move to legalize prostitution

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón. Twelve other nonprofit organizations working to combat sexual More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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South Carolina couple, AJ Simmons, Brittany Taylor face 20 charges of human trafficking of children as young as 12

A South Carolina couple are now facing  federal sex trafficking charges after they attempted to recrui two minors for prostitution. Ashford J. Simmons, nicknamed “AJ” is age 27, and Brittany Smith, More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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4 companies used Walmart shipping to traffick Cambodians, judge rules human trafficking case can move forward

A California federal court ruled that a lawsuit against two US and two Thai investigating human trafficking can move forward towards trial. Four companies stand accused of violating the US Trafficking Victims More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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California human trafficking sting update: Anthony Lott sentenced to over 9 years

A California man arrested after a human trafficking sting operation in 2015 has been sentenced to over nine years in prison, according to new details released in a statement from the Office of the District Attorney More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Texas sex trafficking sting results in the arrest of pimps, gang members and heinous abuse of sex slaves

Four individuals, with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy. Audry Lane, aka “Spud,” 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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‘Priceless’ delivers a powerful message on human trafficking, asking women ‘how much are you worth’

How much is another human being worth? Grammy award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY produced their first film with Priceless, asking this very question. Joel Smallbone stars as James in events inspired by the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, October 7th, 2016
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California Sex trafficking bust leads to arrest of Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer

As a result of a three-year investigation spearheaded by the California Attorney General’s office, authorities in Texas arrested Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer on felony charges of pimping a minor, pimping, and More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Check out ‘Priceless’ premiere with Fathom Events screening on October

Grammy award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY bring to life a gritty story of one man’s journey back to himself and the dramatic incident that changed his life forever. “PRICELESS Premiere With for KING & More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner signs two bills to fight human trafficking

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner used harsh language and the power of the office, to sign two bills targeting human trafficking and sexual exploitation across the state. Gov. Rauner labeled human trafficking a form of More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Missing teen Adriana Coronado identified as body found in Houston

Authorities have positively identified the remains of a body found Wednesday near a road in northwest Houston through fingerprint analysis as a missing teen. The body is Adriana Coronado, the 14-year-old who was More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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NY DA Cyrus Vance, Rep Carolyn Maloney call for action against ‘anonymously-owned’ companies linked to terrorists, other criminals

Law enforcement figures including New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, former President of the FBI Agents Association Konrad Motyka and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today joined Representative More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Michigan man, Jonathan Purnell, sentenced in human trafficking charges

The third person in a Lansing-based sex-trafficking ring has been sentenced to prison. Jonathan Purnell, 28, of Lansing, was sentenced to 5½ years to 20 years in prison Wednesday by Ingham County Circuit Court More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, August 9th, 2015
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Planned Parenthood videos prompt EU questions, investigation

A member of the European Parliament has submitted written questions to the European Commission in the wake of the release of videos that depict Planned Parenthood officials involved in the possible illegal sale More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Pope Francis links global warming to human trafficking

Pope Francis said he had “great hopes” that a fundamental agreement to tackle climate change would be reached in Paris later this year, placing great faith in the UN, but surprising many by linking the move More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Human Rights: An Examination of the Modern Slavery Act

You would not be alone in thinking that slavery was basically abolished many years ago, but according to The Global Slavery Index, there are an estimated 36 million people around the globe who are considered to More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Human trafficking bill passes Senate after Democrats withdraw abortion fight

The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a stalled bill to fight human trafficking after Democrats withdrew their support for the bipartisan bill over an anti-abortion provision. The Senate will now consider More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Colorado sex traffickers Sona Blair, Michael Blair get ‘probation’ since they ‘didn’t know’ they were breaking the law

A Colorado husband and wife claim they didn’t know they were helping turn over women to a Colorado Springs massage parlors for prostitution were sentenced to four years of probation on Monday. Sona Blair, More...


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