Human Trafficking

 
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Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Michigan Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced Mariah Haughton, 17, to four to 20 years in prison last week after she pleaded guilty to human trafficking and…

Hawaii’s sex trafficking laws debated amid governor’s planned veto

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Hawaii Gov. David Ige plans to veto a bill that would ban sex trafficking in his state. Anti-trafficking advocates claim the bill would have ended Hawaii’s…

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

Is the problem of human trafficking exaggerated?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | In May, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., described child sex trafficking in the United States as a $9.8 billion business and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., called…

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Fast track negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive trade agreement that encompasses everything from internet policy to financial…

Sex trafficking and forced marriages flourish under China’s one-child policy

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Thanks to a shortage of women created in part by China’s one-child policy, the country has become a hotbed of human trafficking. Desperate men pay…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

Ohio trains everyday heroes in the fight against sex trafficking

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A sex trafficking victim might be difficult to recognize even when she is sitting in front of you, Iowa State Patrol Capt. Curt Henderson said this week…

Castaway human-trafficking victims denied refuge on Malaysian shores

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | A spiraling humanitarian crisis grips Southeast Asia as Malaysia and Indonesia have refused refuge to boats packed with Bangladeshis and Muslim Rohingyas,

Human trafficking thrives in Thailand

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | Its national image marred by a reputation for rampant human trafficking, Thailand is entangled in another scandal. Tuesday, just days after the grim discovery…

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

Most trafficking victims see a doctor, but do doctors know how to help?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Healthcare providers could act as first responders in the fight against sex trafficking, but many of them don’t know what to look for. Sens. Gary Peters,

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

Can public shaming stop men from hiring prostitutes?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Using a practice as old as the Scarlet Letter , the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Police Department began distributing the names and mugshots of convicted johns on…

 
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