Law Enforcement

Law enforcement groups, issues, and resources related to human trafficking.

Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Shares Tips to Help Educators Prevent, Report Trafficking
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Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Shares Tips to Help Educators Prevent, Report Trafficking

JUNE 23, 2022   ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit recently participated in the Georgia School Safety and Homeland Security Conference to share with Georgia’s teachers and public safety personnel important information on how to recognize, prevent, and report trafficking. “Georgia’s teachers are in a unique position to not only recognize the…

Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR
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Virginia Gov. Youngkin signs seven preventative human trafficking bills – WFXR

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed seven bills to combat human trafficking in Virginia on Wednesday. Youngkin signed seven legislative bills with a goal of putting an end to human trafficking and provide support for survivors on Wednesday, June 8. After the signing, Secretary Kay Coles James officiated the swearing-in of the Commission…

2 women charged in MNPD human trafficking operation; 95 ecstasy pills found – WKRN News 2
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2 women charged in MNPD human trafficking operation; 95 ecstasy pills found – WKRN News 2

by: Laura Schweizer Posted: Jun 10, 2022 / 06:30 AM CDT Updated: Jun 10, 2022 / 10:51 AM CDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two female suspects were taken into custody on Thursday during an undercover human trafficking operation in Nashville. Metro police said an undercover officer responded to an erotic ad on an adult escort website. Ruby…

Former Honolulu police (HPD) officer indicted for multiple child sex crimes including trafficking – YouTube Video with KITV4’s Jefferson Tyler
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Former Honolulu police (HPD) officer indicted for multiple child sex crimes including trafficking – YouTube Video with KITV4’s Jefferson Tyler

A former Honolulu Police officer has been indicted on eight counts of child sex crimes, including sex trafficking, the US Department of Homeland Security confirmed.

Despite saving hundreds of sex trafficking victims yearly, Hawaii has few prosecutions
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Despite saving hundreds of sex trafficking victims yearly, Hawaii has few prosecutions

HONOLULU (KITV4) — Hawaii may be paradise to some, but it still has a problem when it comes to sex trafficking. Experts have a hard time pinpointing the exact number of sex trafficking victims in Hawaii, but they do know it is much higher than the number of arrests and convictions for sex traffickers. “Unlike…

Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison, KNEWS
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Europol sex trafficking probe lands Cypriot farmer in prison, KNEWS

An elderly farmer in Cyprus was sentenced to ten years behind bars in a sexual exploitation case, after a joint law enforcement operation with Europol led to the discovery of at least two victims in the island’s agricultural sector. Local media said a 71-year-old Greek Cypriot man from a village in Famagusta district was sentenced…

Homeland Security recovers 70 missing children and human trafficking victims in Texas operation – WCLU
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Homeland Security recovers 70 missing children and human trafficking victims in Texas operation – WCLU

According to a release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a three-week operation in west Texas dubbed “Operation Lost Souls” has led to the recovery of 70 missing children as well as sex trafficking victims. The investigation was conducted by the Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) and ran from the end of April through mid-May…

Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking – Department of Justice
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Vancouver Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Child Sex Trafficking – Department of Justice

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Vancouver, Washington man was sentenced to federal prison today for facilitating and benefitting from the sex trafficking of multiple children. Keonte Desmond Scott, 24, was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release. According to court documents and trial testimony, in 2016, after he was released from prison, Scott…