News archive for 2011

  • How Buying Sex Evolved into Helping Prostitutes

    The Georgia House passed sweeping legislation that will increase penalties for traffickers and purchasers of sex, and includes a 25-year minimum sentence for trafficking a minor. Read more…

  • Bill to strengthen human trafficking laws gets initial approval from House

    The Missouri House signaled that human trafficking remains a significant problem in the state, as the body gave first-round approval to a bill that would broaden punishable offenses for traffickers. Read more…

  • 3 now facing charges in Md. sex-trafficking case

    Three traffickers who lived in Washington, D.C. and Maryland targeted and coerced vulnerable women and girls into prostitution. The three were apprehended in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in April 2010 after posting sexually explicit images of a minor online and an undercover police officer responded to the ad. Read more…

  • 3 arrested in Fort Worth human trafficking case

    A man and woman were in jail accused of using the Internet to recruit a 17-year-old Houston girl to go to Fort Worth with the intent of forcing her into prostitution. Read more…

  • Two sentenced in human trafficking case

    Calling a Kansas City human trafficking case a national embarrassment,a federal judge sentenced two men to federal prison for their roles in the scheme. Twelve men in total were charged with bringing more than 1,000 foreign workers to the Kansas City area over a 10-year period and abusing some of them with substandard wages and housing. Read more…

  • Sex-trafficking victim: I was burned, beaten after trying to flee

    A victim of human trafficking in Orlando, FL was burned with a metal mallet and beaten when she tried to take the money she earned while being forced to prostitute and flee back to her home in Ohio. Read more…