Eyes on Trafficking

Human trafficking articles and commentary from different perspectives.

‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery
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‘Someone helped me, so I would like to help someone else’, says survivor of modern slavery

A man who was exploited for forced labour by his landlord and left homeless is now safe, free and is pursuing a career as a support worker. Eight months after being referred to Hope for Justice, Michal* says he can finally “see the light ahead of him”. Michal, who is in his early 40s, is…

Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint
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Defending Children is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Thorn celebrates 10 years with 26.2 miles at the NYC Marathon That’s right, the NYC Marathon. We’re running to garner support and awareness for our mission: building technology and programs to defend children from sexual abuse. Child sexual abuse is one humanity’s most egregious crimes– and it is exacerbated by the internet. And while it…

Human Trafficking: A baby girl is bought from a groundnut seller
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Human Trafficking: A baby girl is bought from a groundnut seller

Sagar (New World Representative). A serious case of human trafficking has come to light in Sagar. Police seized a 15-year-old girl from a woman’s house on Sunday night in a case of buying and selling two minor girls. The minor is a resident of Myhar. The woman arrested by the police.. A few days ago,…

Alachua County man accused of human trafficking owns group home; 2nd identified as registered sex offender
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Alachua County man accused of human trafficking owns group home; 2nd identified as registered sex offender

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Disclaimer: Some may find the details included in this story to be graphic in nature. Discretion is advised. A home labeled as a place that offers services for homelessness is now at the center of a criminal investigation involving human sex trafficking. On Tuesday, the Gainesville Police Department arrested Kevarius King, 20,…

Human trafficking of minor, adult leads to NKY man’s indictment
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Human trafficking of minor, adult leads to NKY man’s indictment

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) – A Boone County man has been indicted after allegedly trafficking a minor and an adult, according to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron. Jason Marley, 51, subjected the two victims to sex trafficking, Cameron’s office explained. “[Marley] was also indicted for the unlawful possession of methamphetamine, knowingly inducing a minor to…

McLennan County deputies arrest 17 during human trafficking sting – KCEN-TV
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McLennan County deputies arrest 17 during human trafficking sting – KCEN-TV

Out of those arrests, a victim of human trafficking was identified and got help from Unbound, a Waco nonprofit that helps human trafficking victims. MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas — Seventeen people were arrested during a human trafficking sting by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, deputies announced Wednesday during a news conference. The sting happened between Sept….

New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels
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New law fights human trafficking at California hotels and motels

A new bill aimed at fighting human trafficking has been signed into law in California. The new law means hefty fines for hotel owners who suspect human trafficking is happening but don’t report it. “It will help incentivize businesses to not turn a blind eye to what’s happening underneath their noses,” said San Luis Obispo…

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024
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ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024

ATEST Requests Biden-Harris Administration Dedicate $1.25 Billion to Combat Human Trafficking in Fiscal Year 2024 October 5, 2022 • 12:42 pm • Terry FitzPatrick WASHINGTON – The scale of forced labor is increasing worldwide, and the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) is recommending the U.S. government increase funding to meet the growing human…

Ocean Springs church discusses human trafficking
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Ocean Springs church discusses human trafficking

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (WLOX) – St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs hosted a discussion on Wednesday about human trafficking. Ocean Springs author Johnnie Bernhard spoke to a crowd of about 40 people before reading an excerpt from her fourth novel, “Hannah and Ariela.” It tells a story of human trafficking. “He went to work…

New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi
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New initiative aims to combat human trafficking in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Watson (R-Miss.) announced the launch of a new initiative, Mississippi Businesses Against Trafficking (MBAT). MBAT is a statewide initiative to raise awareness and empower Mississippi businesses to combat human trafficking. The initiative is open to any business, nonprofit organization, or association in the state that…