Latest Forced labor News

R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marrying Aaliyah

Dec. 5, 2019 10:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are accusing singer R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a fake ID for an unnamed female a day before he married R&B singer Aaliyah, then 15 years old, in a secret ceremony in 1994. The revised indictment, filed Thursday in New York, accuses Kelly of paying a...

South Korean court begins trial over Japan's sexual slavery

Nov. 13, 2019 5:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Seoul court on Wednesday began hearing a long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government by South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels. The trial at the Seoul Central District Court proceeded with empty seats in the...

S. Carolina man gets 10 years for forced labor of black man

Nov. 7, 2019 5:12 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina man convicted of forcing a black man with intellectual disabilities to work at a restaurant for up to 18 hours a day without pay has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that cafeteria manager Bobby Paul Edwards was...

Scout leader convicted of branding 3 children in a ritual

Nov. 5, 2019 5:15 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch appeals court has convicted a scout leader of branding three children in a campfire initiation ritual. The appeals court in the southern city of Den Bosch said Tuesday the man "seriously overstepped the limits" of what is allowed in such an initiation. The man, whose...