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…
Human suffering broke the flow of celebrity selfies this week: Rihanna, Kim Kardashian West, Snoop Dogg, Cara Delevingne, T.I., and LeBron James have all posted snapshots of Cyntoia Brown, the 29-year-old sex trafficking victim who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16. Kim Kardashian West has even called…
Tina Frundt’s story is one of survival. When she was 13 years old and living in Chicago, she met a man, who was about 15 years older than she was, while she was on her way to a store. The man, known as “Tiger,” basically groomed Frundt by befriending her and showering her with gifts.
A high school football player is the first person to be criminally charged in a disturbing incident at Florida’s South Fort Myers High School, where between 16 and 25 male students are alleged to have had sex with a 15-year-old female student in a school bathroom. The girl’s family said last week she was previously a…
A Detroit man has been arrested on a laundry list of hideous crimes after police searched his home and found a woman padlocked to a stripper pole by her neck. Ryon L. Travis, 32, is accused of imprisoning four women as well as producing child pornography. He’s responded to all that by claiming U.S. law doesn’t apply…
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 law passed in 2010 by New York State that aims to help victims of sex trafficking and forced prostitution clear their criminal records is finally making headway, thanks to an organization called the Sex Workers Project.
A 55-year old Nashville woman was arrested for forcing another, 52-year old woman into prostitution.
Prosecutors are using a new search engine designed by the Department of Defense's research agency, DARPA, to trace human traffickers.
Tinder users in Ireland may be in for a bit of a surprise the next time they swipe through potential hookups. As part of a sex trafficking awareness campaign, an advertising agency has dropped in a few Tinder profiles of models portraying sex trafficking victims.
In order combat sex trafficking, a city in California is launching a new website to "pimp-shame" suspected criminals.
In an extensive investigative series called Pimp City: A Journey to the Center of the Sex Slave Trade, Fusion explores Tenancingo, Mexico, a town that makes virtually its entire living from sex trafficking, sending prostitutes forced into the trade all the way to cities around the U.S.
A teen runaway was found in Jamaica, Queens after three months of being held hostage by two male pimps and another woman.
A sex trafficking ring which forced juveniles as young as 13 to work as prostitutes for the Super Bowl has been shut down by law enforcement.
A Florida mother brought her 15-year-old daughter to New York City this week to make quick cash with a pimp. When she was arrested, Yolanda Ostolaza told police that she knew she would be subjecting her child to “escorting and prostitution.” Dammit, Florida — it’s only Monday!
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.
It's an odd American dichotomy, the South's bible belt blended with a thriving strip club economy. But in Houston, that very chasm is the source of a 16 year lawsuit from the city against a number of local clubs.
This week, Facebook earned a lot of good press when they decided to finally adjust their community standards. Previously, photos of breastfeeding women would get deleted after one or two people reported them as inappropriate, while entire Facebook pages promoting violence against women and rape went unchallenged, no…
Just this week, there's been a lot of press surrounding Facebook's crackdown on hate speech after companies threatened to pull their advertising dollars from the site. Facebook admitted it hasn't been adequately policing reports of hate speech, particularly pages that focused on women. They put up a blog post about it…