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…
It has almost become a mantra these days: “I can’t believe that this is happening in 2017.” The way race relations in the U.S. are going, we could be in 1917, or 1817, especially with the recent exposé of the sale of people—black people—in this the year of our Lord.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Here’s a tough question: When you’re traveling abroad and a child begs for change, what do you do?
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.
A 55-year old Nashville woman was arrested for forcing another, 52-year old woman into prostitution.
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…
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.
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.
Originally published at Sports on Earth.
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.
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.
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,…
A British charity is advising children being forced into arranged marriages to fight back — with metal spoons. In their underwear.
An expert in reproductive law admitted she had broken it, pleading guilty Tuesday in California to defrauding couples seeking babies through surrogacy.
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.