As Charlotte prepares for the Democratic National Convention, advocates worry that the tens of thousands of people heading to the city will bring an increase in sex trafficking at the expense of mostly young women forced or coerced into prostitution.
Morsette was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison, to be followed by supervised release for life. Morsette was also ordered to pay a $1700 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s fund and must register as a sex offender.
A new study ranks states on laws to protect the victims of human trafficking. The Polaris Project, a US-based anti-trafficking organisation, has identified 10 types of statues they deem critical to fighting human trafficking.
Assemblyman Anthony Portantino is shepherding through the California Legislature a bill that would expand the pool of people eligible for state-facilitated, federally-funded tattoo removal services to include those tattooed for identification in...
In a further clarification of its view on a key history issue between Korea and Japan, the U.S. government said Tuesday that Japan's trafficking of Korean women for sex services during the World War II is an unassailable "fact."
It was a busy weekend in the fight against sex trafficking. The FBI has announced that it conducted a three-day sweep that resulted in the rescue of 79 teens who were being held against their wills by sex-trafficking rings across the country.
Proposition 35: The CASE Act will will protect children in California by increasing prison terms for human traffickers, requiring convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, requiring all registered sex offenders to disclose their...
Christopher Sylvia, 23, of Springfield, was sentenced Friday to 120 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for his role as a bodyguard and driver for a gang-led prostitution business that recruited and trafficked high school...
It isn’t often that we hear of a woman involved in human trafficking, but it is more of a norm then we’d like to believe. On Aug. 10, U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announced that 20-year-old Pria Marie Gunn of Tampa, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors.
Illinois strengthened its legal arsenal against human trafficking this weekend when Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 5278 into law. The new legislation aims to provide further protection and services for trafficking victims while also allowing prosecutors to crack down on pimps and other offenders.
Image credit: Guardian UK, July 2011 Before I begin this article, an important disclosure is in order: This article—as an expose' of violent content on the Internet—addresses difficult graphic, sexual subject matter.
Eden, a new film that garnered a heap of awards at this past spring’s South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, deals with the issue of sex trafficking—in the United States. That statement is enough to raise eyebrows. Both its star Jamie Chung and the woman who inspired the film’s story, Chong Kim, hope it also spurs action to combat this hidden crime.
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