Latest Human trafficking News

Ghislaine Maxwell requests new trial after juror interviews

Jan. 20, 2022 08:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ghislaine Maxwell has formally requested a new trial, less than a month after her conviction on sex trafficking charges. In a Wednesday letter to U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan, Maxwell lawyer Bobbi Sternheim said the motion for a new trial had been filed...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jan. 19, 2022 17:53 PM EST

Dalton Daily Citizen-News. January 18, 2022. Editorial: Expansion of free COVID testing program in North Georgia comes at an important time As the omicron COVID-19 variant burns through the country, many people attempting to get tested for the virus have found long...

Nebraska AG: More services needed for trafficking victims

Jan. 18, 2022 17:20 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said Tuesday that he'd like like to see more serivces provided for human trafficking victims to help them resume a normal life. Peterson said he sees a need for more specially trained foster parents who are willing to...

Spanish police break up Chinese prostitution ring after tip

Jan. 18, 2022 08:24 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a human trafficking ring that forced Chinese women into prostitution in Spain. The gang approached the women in China and promised them well-paying jobs in Europe, Police Commissioner Carlos Rio-Miranda Iglesias said Tuesday. ...

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...