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Human Trafficking

What You Need to Know About Human Trafficking

The exploitation of people for unpaid labor and forced prostitution is a heinous crime that is much more prevalent in modern America than you think.

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CA Officers Rescue 17-Year-Old Human Trafficking Victim

The officers took her into protective custody and drove her to the police station, where she told detectives that over the past year she had been moved around Southern California and even taken to Nevada and Colorado, forced to work as a prostitute.

U.S. Marshals, Local Police Rescue Exploited Children in Northern Ohio

The rescued children are between the ages of 13 and 18. Children have been recovered in Cleveland, East Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, Euclid, Willoughby and as far away as Miami.

U.S. Marshals Rescue Dozens of Missing Children in Georgia

The Marshals Service identified 15 of the kids as being victims of sex trafficking.

Zistos Introduces Digital Telemetry for the ExplorerSCOPE Cargo Inspection System

The new optional WiFi transmitter adapter (WXMT-WIFI) connects to the ExplorerSCOPE and produces wireless, encrypted digital video images that can be transmitted and viewed on a smart display running the Zistos imaging application, or transmitted over a digital network.

Arizona Officer Creates Safe Haven for Trafficked Girls

An officer with the Tucson Police Department has made a mission out of caring for young women—girls in some cases—who are the victims of human trafficking.

Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend

During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.

After Shut Down of "Backpage" Sex-for-Sale Website, Sex Workers Return to the Streets

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, crimes related to pimping and sex trafficking have more than tripled in 2018—and police believe that the trend may be the result of the government shutdown of Backpage.com, which was notorious for sex-for-sale online classified ads.

Thomson Reuters Foundation Launches Resource to Tackle Human Trafficking

The Thomson Reuters Foundation has launched a powerful new Toolkit designed to help financial institutions fight human trafficking using data. The Toolkit is the product of the United States Banks Alliance, a multi-stakeholder working group convened in 2017 by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Florida Agency Launches Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

"This is one of those areas where we are definitely being proactive about because we recognize this is not just about who we are as Pasco {County or} as who we are in Tampa Bay, but human beings," Sheriff Chris Nocco said. "This is the dignity of human life and how much is a life worth?"

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