Latest Human trafficking News

Prince Andrew denies claims of Epstein accuser in interview

Nov. 16, 2019 6:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew offered a detailed rebuttal Saturday to claims he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, providing an alibi for one of the alleged encounters and questioning the authenticity of a well-known photograph that shows him posing with the woman. In a...

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...

The Latest: European police break up migrant-smuggling ring

Nov. 14, 2019 8:19 AM EST

BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on immigration to Europe (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The European Union law enforcement agency says police across the continent have concluded a two-year investigation into a “massive” criminal network that was using trucks to smuggle migrants into...

Arizona congressman’s tweets raise Epstein conspiracy theory

Nov. 13, 2019 6:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar appears to be signaling support for a conspiracy theory that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The Republican congressman sent 23 tweets Wednesday about the first public impeachment hearing examining President...

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...

Woman who spoke at Epstein's bail hearing sues his estate

Nov. 12, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who confronted Jeffrey Epstein at a July bail hearing to tell a judge he touched her inappropriately when she was 16 sued his estate Tuesday, alleging he had subjected her to sex trafficking as part of his attacks on young women and girls. Lawyers for Annie Farmer filed the lawsuit...

Senate committee passes bill on teaching human trafficking

Nov. 12, 2019 4:37 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Children in Florida public schools would be taught about the dangers and warning signs of human trafficking under a bill approved by a Senate committee. The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the bill on Tuesday. The curriculum would be part of public schools' health...

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...

Spa owner faces trafficking, prostitution charges

Nov. 10, 2019 11:48 AM EST

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts spa owner is facing sex trafficking charges. The Lowell Sun reports 34-year-old Xuedan Ou, of Tewksbury, was arrested Thursday following a nine-month investigation into sex trafficking and prostitution at the TCM Therapy Center. Assistant District Attorney Greg...

Correction: Bondi-Conflicts story

Nov. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Pam Bondi, a former Florida attorney general, stepping down from a lobbying firm as she prepares to defend President Donald Trump in an impeachment investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bondi lobbied for a Kuwaiti company with a U.S. defense...