Latest Human trafficking News

More pressure on Prince Andrew after alleged victim on TV

Dec. 3, 2019 6:55 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew was missing when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, hosted NATO leaders at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, but he was the focus of renewed scrutiny as allegations of sexual misconduct received wide attention on British TV. Andrew, who has stepped down from royal duties...

Sioux City man pleads guilty in federal trafficking case

Dec. 3, 2019 8:42 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City man has pleaded guilty in what authorities have called a human trafficking case in which a teenage Guatemalan girl was raped. The Sioux City Journal reports that 38-year-old Cristobal Francisco-Nicolas pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a smuggling count and...

Vietnam receives last of 39 remains of trafficking victims

Nov. 30, 2019 4:49 AM EST

DO THANH, Vietnam (AP) — The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country on Saturday. Photos by the official Vietnam News Agency showed the arrival at the Hanoi airport of 16 bodies and seven urns, which had been...

UK police explain decision on Prince Andrew case

Nov. 28, 2019 11:46 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police are defending the decision not to pursue a full investigation of allegations made against Prince Andrew by a woman who says she was trafficked by the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. Police acknowledged Thursday that they received a complaint in 2015 from a woman...

Vietnamese village holds funeral for trafficking victims

Nov. 28, 2019 6:57 AM EST

DIEN THINH, Vietnam (AP) — The village of Dien Thinh bid farewell Thursday to two of its sons, victims of a human trafficking tragedy unveiled last month when the bodies of 39 Vietnamese were discovered in a truck in England. Coffins with the bodies of cousins Nguyen Van Hung and Hoang Van Tiep were...

Arizona official seeks trial delay in human trafficking case

Nov. 26, 2019 4:52 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arizona official who is accused of running an adoption-fraud scheme involving smuggling women from a country in the Pacific asked an Arkansas court to delay his trail for 10 months, arguing the defense has already received hundreds of documents related to charges. Prosecutors...

Suspect charged in 39 Vietnamese deaths in UK container

Nov. 24, 2019 5:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have charged a 23-year-old man from Northern Ireland in the deaths of 39 people from Vietnam whose bodies were found in a refrigerated container truck last month. Essex Police said Sunday that Christopher Kennedy was charged with conspiracy to arrange people trafficking...

Prosecutors say man duped women into changing his diapers

Nov. 22, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a Louisiana man they say pretended to be a disabled teen to dupe hired caregiver into changing his diapers. News outlets report that the prosecutors in the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office are charging 29-year-old Rutledge...

Another woman accuses Epstein of abuse, sues his estate

Nov. 21, 2019 6:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says she suffered lasting damage from sexual abuse by Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old sued his estate on Thursday, joining other women who are speaking publicly about pain they have long confronted largely alone. Teala Davies, 34, joined the growing list of women who...

Attorney General Barr to travel to Montana on Friday

Nov. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr is traveling to Montana to speak with tribal leaders and law enforcement officials about missing and murdered indigenous persons and methamphetamine trafficking. Justice Department officials say Barr will begin his day Friday at the Flathead Indian...