Latest Child trafficking News

Mississippi man gets 15 years for human trafficking

Nov. 15, 2019 12:10 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Mississippi man to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. Authorities say U.S. District Judge Michael Mills sentenced 39-year-old Edward Daniels, of Oxford, on Thursday. Daniels pleaded guilty May 19 to the charge. Oxford Police initially...

Wife of minister convicted of sex charges enters plea deal

Nov. 13, 2019 5:39 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wife and stepdaughter of a former Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering. Prosecutors had accused the two women of abducting the victim and warning her not to testify at the trial of Anthony Haynes who was convicted...

Student aids human trafficking victims

Nov. 12, 2019 12:34 PM EST

LYNNFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Human trafficking is an uncomfortable topic to discuss at any age. But at 15, Jemima Robins isn't afraid to talk about it. The Lynnfield High School sophomore learned victims can be as young as 14, they are often runaways or homeless who are separated from their families, and a safe...

Convicted Maryland pimp gets 20 years in federal prison

Nov. 8, 2019 9:20 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A convicted Maryland pimp has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland says 26-year-old Ryan Russell Parks was sentenced Thursday. The Baltimore resident was also ordered to five years of supervised release following his prison term and to...

Anti-sex trafficking effort launched for Miami Super Bowl

Nov. 6, 2019 3:20 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Major events that draw tens of thousands of people such as the Super Bowl have become hubs for sex trafficking, which Miami officials said Wednesday that they are determined to snuff out for this season's event. Federal and local law enforcement officials launched an initiative aimed at...

Missouri troopers: Teen found with meth strapped to abdomen

Nov. 2, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it's investigating a drug trafficking operation — and possible human trafficking ring — after troopers conducting a traffic stop found a 15-year-old girl with several pounds of methamphetamine strapped to her abdomen. The Kansas...

Federal grant will help fight child human trafficking

Nov. 2, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts has received a $1.5 million federal grant to combat human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The grant from the Justice Department will help establish new units in the Worcester and Hampden district attorneys' offices to investigate and prosecute cases of human...

Father convicted of making kids panhandle money for drugs

Oct. 31, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has found a New Mexico father guilty of human trafficking for forcing his children to panhandle and using the money to buy drugs. Authorities say all three children of 39-year-old James Stewart Sr. testified against their father, who could face up to 51 years in prison....

Feds: Maryland man pleads guilty to trafficking 4 girls

Oct. 31, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Federal authorities say that a Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking that involved four teen girls. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland said in a statement Thursday that 26-year-old Sean Dean will be sentenced to 10 years in prison if a federal court...

Minnesota man convicted in Iowa child sex trafficking case

Oct. 31, 2019 10:19 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A federal jury in Iowa has convicted a registered sex offender from Minnesota on child sex trafficking charges. Station KIMT reports that Terrance Nordwall also was found guilty Wednesday in Cedar Rapids of traveling for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual conduct....