Latest Child trafficking News

Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls

May. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court Monday sentenced a prominent businessman to three years in prison for sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded, the state-run news agency reported. The Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Mohamed el-Amin, a pro-government tycoon...

US sanctions alleged IS child trafficking financiers

May. 09, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. announced Monday that it is sanctioning five people accused of fundraising for the Islamic State group and using the funds to help traffic children to serve as fighters for the organization. U.S. Treasury says the actors are pivotal to helping extremists...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 20, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. April 18, 2022. Editorial: The very real harm of sexual predation Stephen Shipps deserves every bit of punishment coming to him and more. Shipps is a former violin teacher who admitted last year to sexually abusing one of his...

Egyptian woman sentenced to 3 years in TikTok video case

Apr. 19, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a woman to three years in prison after her retrial conviction for human trafficking in a case that involved girls dancing in videos on TikTok. Haneen Hossam, a social media influencer, was arrested in 2020. Her case was seen by critics...

Massachusetts man charged with sex trafficking a teen girl

Apr. 15, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man trafficked a 15-year-old girl for prostitution in what federal authorities call a “gut-wrenching" case. Keion Rowell, 23, of Canton, was indicted on child sex trafficking charges and was held after an initial court appearance on Thursday pending...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 11, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 10, 2022. Editorial: If Texas can’t fix its foster care system, feds should step in If Texas won’t fix a child foster care system that remains dangerously broken after two decades of neglect, the federal government should step up...

Husband pleads not guilty in Hawaii-Guam trafficking case

Mar. 31, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused with his wife of trafficking a mother and teenaged girl to Hawaii from Guam pleaded not guilty Thursday. Kevin Robert pleaded not guilty to labor trafficking charges, according to his attorney, Tim Rakieten. His wife, Pomerrine Robert, pleaded not...

Woman pleads not guilty to trafficking teen, mom from Guam

Mar. 24, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A woman pleaded not guilty to charges accusing her and her husband of trafficking a mother and teenaged girl from Guam to Hawaii, taking away their passports and beating them. Pomerrine Robert was arraigned Thursday but a hearing for her husband, Kevin Robert, was...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 21, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. March 20, 2022. Editorial: Abbott and Paxton, stop persecuting Texas families Imagine you’re a loving parent seeking medically recommended health care for your child -- health care that could save the child’s life. And for this, the...

Couple allegedly trafficked teen, mother from Guam to Hawaii

Mar. 15, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A couple trafficked a 15-year-old girl and her mother from Guam to Hawaii, where they took away their passports, forced them to work and beat them, police alleged in court documents. Kevin and Pomerrine Robert are charged with felony labor trafficking. The state...