Child Trafficking

Child trafficking is a crime that involves the exploitation of children for labor, sexual exploitation, or other purposes. It is a serious and devastating crime that violates the rights and dignity of its victims.

The legal ramifications of child trafficking depend on the laws of the country where the crime is committed. In many countries, child trafficking is a criminal offense, and it is punishable by imprisonment and fines.

In the United States, for example, child trafficking is punishable under federal law. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) defines child trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of a child for the purpose of exploitation. This offense is punishable by up to life in prison, and it can also carry fines and other penalties.

In addition to federal laws, many states in the USA also have their own laws that criminalize child trafficking. These laws may provide for additional penalties and sanctions, and they may provide for other forms of legal action, such as civil suits and compensation for victims.

Overall, child trafficking is a serious crime that carries significant legal consequences. It is important for law enforcement and other authorities to enforce these laws and to hold traffickers accountable for their crimes.

Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African
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Inside Nigeria's thriving, quick-fire sale 'baby factories' – The East African

By MOHAMMED MOMOH Nigeria police thought they had wiped out the baby factory menace. That was until a 17-year-old was caught in homestead where he was ‘assigned’ to impregnate ten young women in Nigeria’s Rivers State. The boy was just a stud or a “breeder”. The crackdown in Obio/Akpor last month also saw two women…

Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester
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Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester

VIDEO: FULL SLAVERY IN SUBURBIA SPECIAL: You might not realize it, but January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and this weekend, we’re shining the spotlight on the growing problem across the tri-state. The Turn To Tara team spent several months combing through new data, and it reveals some of the reasons why cases of human…

South Africa is a hotspot for human trafficking, according to a recent report – TDPel Media
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South Africa is a hotspot for human trafficking, according to a recent report – TDPel Media

  The research, which was developed for the Laser Pulse Project in conjunction with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), attempted to analyze the available data and/or lived experiences connected to human trafficking in South Africa. The researchers noted out that there is no centralised database on South African human trafficking data; consequently, the…

January proclaimed 'Human Trafficking Prevention Month' by Morris County Commissioners
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January proclaimed 'Human Trafficking Prevention Month' by Morris County Commissioners

Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners Wednesday proclaimed January “Human Trafficking Prevention Month” in Morris County to raise awareness of human trafficking and educate the public on how to identify and prevent this crime. During the board’s public work session in Morristown, Dr. Christine Blood, a Mendham resident and president of Prism Medical Communications, presented…

The murky world of foreign child adoption in Africa – DW – 01/20/2023
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The murky world of foreign child adoption in Africa – DW – 01/20/2023

It should have been a dream come true for Damir M and his wife, Nadica; Subosic Z and his wife, Azra; Ladislav P and his wife, Aleksandr; and Noah K and his wife, Ivona. The four Croatian couples had finally adopted their children from the Democratic Republic of Congo, or so they believed. But before they could board their flight to Croatia, Zambian…

Jonathan Bobby Opp Is Creating Awareness around Child Trafficking and Complete Body Autonomy through His Customized Apparel Line
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Jonathan Bobby Opp Is Creating Awareness around Child Trafficking and Complete Body Autonomy through His Customized Apparel Line

Having suffered sexual abuse and a sense of abandonment after the death of his mother when he was just a little boy, Bobby has his deepest sympathies with children who are separated from the safety and nurturing care of their parents. Bobby sells shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies made in bold colors and beautified with quotes…

Opinion: Human trafficking happens in CT – Darien Times
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Opinion: Human trafficking happens in CT – Darien Times

Human trafficking happens right here in Connecticut. In 2021, the Department of Family and Children received 241 reports of child trafficking in Connecticut. Since its inception in 2007, the Human Trafficking Hotline has identified 508 human trafficking cases involving Connecticut victims. And between the years of 2016 and 2021, Connecticut logged 456 arrests for human…

Child Trafficking Victim Could Be Sentenced to 20 Years
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Child Trafficking Victim Could Be Sentenced to 20 Years

Click a link below to jump to a particular article or scroll down to read the whole blog post. Court Hearing for Child Sex Trafficking Victim Pieper Lewis Rescheduled for March 23rd. Could be Sentenced to Serve up to 20 Years in Iowa Prison Des Moines sex trafficking victim Pieper Lewis, who got a deferred…

We Asked Child Trafficking Prevention Experts 5 Questions
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We Asked Child Trafficking Prevention Experts 5 Questions

We sat down with human trafficking prevention experts and asked them five commonly asked questions around child exploitation. What is a common misunderstanding about human trafficking? “Sometimes adults have this visual in their head of what a youth who is experiencing this looks like. They’re looking for a youth who is maybe very isolated or…

January Proclaimed Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Morris County
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January Proclaimed Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Morris County

Published on January 25, 2023 Proclamation Presented to Mendham Township Resident Dr. Christine Blood Morris County’s Board of County Commissioners today proclaimed January 2023 Human Trafficking Prevention Month in Morris County to raise awareness of human trafficking and educate the public on how to identify and prevent this crime. During the Board’s public work session…