Latest Child trafficking News

Man gets 25 years for sex trafficking at 2020 Super Bowl

Jan. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sex trafficking at the 2020 Super Bowl in South Florida. Edward Walker, 48, of New Haven, Connecticut, was sentenced Thursday in Fort Lauderdale federal court, according to court records. A...

Authorities say mother sex trafficked slain child

Dec. 30, 2021 23:45 PM EST

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama law enforcement officials claim a Georgia woman charged in her 5-year-old daughter’s death had accepted payment to let a man have sex with the child. An arrest warrant included in court records claim Kristy Siple agreed to accept payment from...

Nebraska man to spend life in prison for sex trafficking

Dec. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 57-year-old William J. Quinn of Oxford was sentenced to 177 1/2 to 304 years in prison on Wednesday by a judge in Furnas County....

Judge finalizes jury instructions at Maxwell sex abuse trial

Dec. 18, 2021 12:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appeared in court on Saturday for a rare weekend hearing where attorneys made arguments about how the judge should instruct a jury on the law in Maxwell’s sex abuse trial. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan scheduled the hearing...

Report: Gaetz friend will pay almost $1.9 million to county

Dec. 14, 2021 15:54 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest last year triggered an investigation into Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has agreed to pay almost $1.9 million in restitution for public money that was misspent during his time in office. Joel Greenberg's attorney...

Police: Girl gave birth after father sold her to another man

Dec. 09, 2021 12:47 PM EST

BEAVER DAM, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man who police say sold his juvenile daughter to another man has been arrested and charged with human trafficking. State troopers and social services launched an investigation in November after investigators learned that the girl had given birth in...

Ex-Epstein staffer testifies teen accusers visited mansion

Dec. 02, 2021 20:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former housekeeper testified Thursday that two women who have accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing them as teens were repeated visitors to his Palm Beach mansion, summoned by Epstein or his associate Ghislaine Maxwell. Taking the stand at...

Maryland man convicted of sex trafficking a child

Nov. 20, 2021 10:38 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Maryland man of forcing at least eight people, some of them children, to engage in sex acts for his personal financial gain, according to federal prosecutors. Feliciano de Jesus Diaz-Martinez, 43, of Owings Mills, was...

Philippine church leader charged with child sex trafficking

Nov. 19, 2021 06:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of a Philippines-based church was charged with having sex with women and underage girls who faced threats of abuse and “eternal damnation” unless they catered to the self-proclaimed “son of God,” federal prosecutors announced Thursday. ...

Kansas man accused of letting children be sexually assaulted

Nov. 07, 2021 15:08 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been accused of allowing children in his care to be sexually assaulted by a former landlord in exchange for rent. A Douglas County judge recently ruled that Cormick Ferrell, 42, of Lawrence should stand trial on two counts of...