Latest Human trafficking News

Virginia college senior releases doc on human trafficking

Jan. 16, 2022 09:04 AM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Kaitlyn Savage wants to bring awareness to what she believes is a major problem in the United States and around the world — human trafficking. According to the Organization for World Peace, while statistics vary, by some estimates there are up to 300,000...

June sentence set for Ghislaine Maxwell in sex traffic case

Jan. 14, 2022 21:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A late-June sentencing date was set Friday for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell after her conviction last month on charges including sex trafficking and conspiracy relating to the recruitment of teenage girls for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse. U.S....

Text of Kemp's State of the State Address

Jan. 13, 2022 12:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s State of the State address. Remarks as prepared. Lt. Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Miller, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, members of the judiciary, and my fellow Georgians. ...

Giuffre's Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

Jan. 12, 2022 16:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn’t ruling on the truth of the allegations, U.S. District Judge Lewis A....

Portugal lets in Moroccan workers, hopes to stop traffickers

Jan. 12, 2022 12:18 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal and Morocco signed an agreement Wednesday setting out legal guidelines for Moroccans to live and work in the European Union country, as part of an effort by the two countries to fight illegal migration and human trafficking. The deal came after...

Offer made to drop perjury charges in Ghislaine Maxwell case

Jan. 11, 2022 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will agree to drop pending perjury charges against British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell if her sex trafficking case goes to sentencing later this year, prosecutors said. The offer was made in a letter to a judge filed jointly late Monday by the...

Review: Compelling look at prosecuting sex trafficking site

Jan. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EST

“Taking Down Backpage: Fighting the World’s Largest Sex Trafficker,” by Maggy Krell (New York University Press) The final chapter in the Taking Down Backpage story has yet to be written. Prosecutor Maggy Krell offers a compelling account of her legal strategy in...

2 charged in North Carolina after 14-month-old overdoses

Jan. 07, 2022 15:43 PM EST

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A man and woman are facing charges in North Carolina after a 14-month-old child overdosed on what's believed to be fentanyl, police said. The Monroe Police Department said the child was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search...

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...

Maxwell trial juror retains lawyer with verdict in jeopardy

Jan. 06, 2022 18:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A juror at the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell who told reporters he was sexually abused as a child has retained a lawyer, the trial judge said Thursday. The unidentified juror's public interviews led defense lawyers in the case to say they will request a new trial. U.S....