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Two charged with human trafficking of undocumented migrants at Delimara
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Two charged with human trafficking of undocumented migrants at Delimara

A court has denied bail to two men accused of criminal conspiracy and human trafficking in connection with the arrival of 10 undocumented Bangladeshi nationals at Delimara in September. Four Syrian men, who were arraigned separately, received suspended sentences after pleading guilty to related charges. Inspector Karl Roberts and Lydon Zammit issued criminal conspiracy and…

How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'
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How sex trafficking survivors, law enforcement are working to combat an 'invisible crime'

Sex trafficking in Minnesota is a crime hiding in plain sight. “I was exploited into sex trafficking at the age of 14,” says Flora Whitfield, with the trafficking survivor-led support group Breaking Free. “A kid that is a runaway will be more likely to be picked up by a trafficker before law enforcement within 48…

Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida
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Texas Man Sentenced To Over 21 Years For Sex Trafficking A Minor From Texas To Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven today sentenced Jamel Muldrew (34, Houston, Texas) to 21 years and 10 months in federal prison for sex trafficking a minor, enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, use of a facility of interstate commerce in aid of racketeering, and interstate transportation of a person…

Journalists urged to build regional cooperation in the fight against human trafficking
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Journalists urged to build regional cooperation in the fight against human trafficking

Journalists in West Africa have been advised to collaborate with other journalists across the sub-region in order to strengthen their fight against human trafficking. The advice was given by a press officer of the Nigeria National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person, Vincent Adekoye, at an ongoing 5-day advance training workshop on human trafficking…

Suspected Venezuelan Gang Leader Charged with Human Trafficking in Trinidad
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Suspected Venezuelan Gang Leader Charged with Human Trafficking in Trinidad

A suspected Venezuelan gang leader has been arrested on human trafficking charges following a “painstaking two-year investigation” by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Acting Police Commissioner McDonald Jacob in congratulating officers “for their arduous work and dedication exhibited over a painstaking two-year investigation” said he is pleased that there had been a breakthrough…

Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press
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Third Committee – Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Issues | UN Press

Note: A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be available on Tuesday, 4 October. Briefing DELPHINE SCHANTZ, of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), expressed her agency’s support for Member States in their fight against drugs, corruption, terrorism and organized crime, including crimes that affect the environment, and cybercrime.  Championing…

Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3
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Quebec votes, sex workers challenging Criminal Code : In The News for Oct. 3

In The News is a roundup of stories from The Canadian Press designed to kickstart your day. Here is what’s on the radar of our editors for the morning of Oct. 3 … What we are watching in Canada … Quebecers are heading to the polls today after a five-week provincial election campaign dominated by issues…

Delaware Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Children Sentenced
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Delaware Man Convicted of Sex Trafficking Children Sentenced

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Anthony Jones, 38, of Wilmington, DE, was sentenced to 21 years in prison, 10 years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $15,160 in restitution to his victims by United States District Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro for his role in a sex…

Ex-cop jailed one year after raping, sex-trafficking Lagos teenager
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Ex-cop jailed one year after raping, sex-trafficking Lagos teenager

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a retired policeman, Ariwayo Oloyede, aka Oyinbo, to one-year imprisonment for human trafficking. The ex-police officer was convicted alongside a Burkina Faso-based Nigerian, Christian Owanebi, who was handed seven years jail for the same offence by Justice Abimbola Awogboro. Justice Awogboro sentenced them after pronouncing them…