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Louisiana Law Mandates Increased Training for Human Trafficking Enforcement

Louisiana Senate Bill 63—which was passed by a 40-14 vote (with one abstention) in late June and was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards soon thereafter—amends Children's Code Act 601 relative to mandatory reporting of child abuse and reporting of sex trafficking.

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Michigan Troopers Rescue Sex Trafficking Victims After Stopping Teen for Speeding

Once police learned she was a sex trafficking victim, she was no longer in custody and they dove deeper into the investigation.

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.

Texas Program Trains Patrol Officers How to Spot Child Trafficking

A Texas-based training program, called Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC), teaches law enforcement officers how to spot indicators of child-sex trafficking and conduct roadside investigations.

IACP and Thomson Reuters Recognize Florida Department of Law Enforcement for Investigation of an International Human Trafficking Ring

Thomson Reuters and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) today announced that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) is this year's winner of their Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation.

New Massachusetts State Police Unit to Target Child Trafficking

Top Massachusetts officials announced Tuesday a new four-person State Police unit targeting human trafficking cases that involve children.

San Diego Gangs Busted for Sex Trafficking

"The kind of sex trafficking described in this indictment is nothing less than modern-day slavery," said U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy at a news conference. "Unfortunately, more gangs are expanding from traditional pursuits like drug dealing into this lucrative business."

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