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Trump Designates National Slavery, Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Trump Designates National Slavery, Human Trafficking Prevention Month

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating January 2018 and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
School Soccer Coach in California Charged With Trafficking Teenage Girls

School Soccer Coach in California Charged With Trafficking Teenage Girls

Elan Seagraves is being held in a jail in Sacramento County, Calif.
‘Enslaved’ foreign fishermen settle human trafficking suit

‘Enslaved’ foreign fishermen settle human trafficking suit

Two Indonesian fishermen who say they were enslaved on an American fishing boat have settled their lawsuit against the vessel's owner.
Nail bars are havens for modern slavery. Here’s how you can help tackle it | Kate Garbers

Nail bars are havens for modern slavery. Here’s how you can help tackle it | Kate Garbers

Discount salons are booming in the UK – and fuelling a rise in slave labour. Consumers must make sure that the price of cheap treatment is not exploitation • Kate Garbers is managing director of the
Suspected human trafficking: Pennsylvania man arrested in Bay Area

Suspected human trafficking: Pennsylvania man arrested in Bay Area

Dennis Shafe was arrested on the 3900 block of Alhambra Avenue, police said
I was a victim of sex trafficking

I was a victim of sex trafficking

This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over…
Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Nigerian migrants returning from Libya in Lagos last month.
South Korea Says It Won’t Scrap Sex Slaves Accord With Japan

South Korea Says It Won’t Scrap Sex Slaves Accord With Japan

President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, left, met last week with former South Korean sex slaves at the presidential compound in Seoul.
Man kidnapped, trafficked adult teen from coast to coast, East Bay DA says

Man kidnapped, trafficked adult teen from coast to coast, East Bay DA says

Dennis Shafe, 32, was charged with kidnapping, human trafficking, pimping, and gun and drug possession.
Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Nigerian Migrants Get a Welcome Home. Jobs Are Another Story.

Nigerian migrants returning from Libya in Lagos last month.
Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Spanish activist in Moroccan court over people smuggling charge

Helena Maleno is thought to have saved hundreds of lives by alerting maritime authorities to plight of vulnerable migrantsA Spanish journalist and human rights activist who is thought to have saved
Video: Bay Area human trafficking survivor faces her exploiter in court as judge hands down 174-year sentence

Video: Bay Area human trafficking survivor faces her exploiter in court as judge hands down 174-year sentence

In an emotional hearing, James Vernon Joseph Jr. was sentenced to 174 years to life Friday for human trafficking and rape.
Saratoga: Human trafficking awareness event slated for Jan. 28

Saratoga: Human trafficking awareness event slated for Jan. 28

The warning signs of human trafficking can be subtle, but knowing what to look for can be life-saving. Which is why a group of concerned citizens in Saratoga have decided to face the epidemic head-on
Op-Ed Contributor: Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Op-Ed Contributor: Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

A vigil for two teenage girls killed in Brentwood, Long Island, last September. Members of the M-13 gang are charged with their murders.
Jury hangs on murder charge, but convicts Bay Point pimp of torture; defendant claims police are using radio signals to ‘torture’ him

Jury hangs on murder charge, but convicts Bay Point pimp of torture; defendant claims police are using radio signals to ‘torture’ him

While jurors hung on a murder charge, Deandre Lewis was convicted of torture, aggravated mayhem, human trafficking and numerous other charges.
Accused pimp fears #MeToo could torpedo fair jury

Accused pimp fears #MeToo could torpedo fair jury

A Chicago pimp fears the #MeToo movement could derail his chances of a fair trial. Benjamin “Beanz” Biancofiori, 38, was charged in 2016 with sex trafficking, abusing women and forcing them into
ICE to Gain Access to Nationwide License Plate Database

ICE to Gain Access to Nationwide License Plate Database

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has finalized a contract granting them agency-wide access to a national license plate recognition database, The Verge reported Friday. License plate readers are
Uber steps up to fight human trafficking

Uber steps up to fight human trafficking

Uber has partnered with Polaris, which aims to fight human trafficking at the global level, to empower its drivers to combat this form of modern-day slavery. Worldwide, there are an estimated 20.9
‘Dreamers’ Arrested for Human Smuggling — Twice in Two Days

‘Dreamers’ Arrested for Human Smuggling — Twice in Two Days

DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients were arrested in two separate incidents of human smuggling operations in California over the course of two days last week.
77 Illegal Aliens, Including Children, Found in Sweltering ‘UPS Truck’

77 Illegal Aliens, Including Children, Found in Sweltering ‘UPS Truck’

Federal authorities detained two illegal aliens and one U.S. citizen on Monday after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled over a suspicious brown delivery truck and found it to be stuffed with