Still think Human Trafficking doesn’t exist in the U.S.? (And to think, these recent arrests and new reports have taken place just as of Jan. 2012.)
The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines severe forms of trafficking in persons as,
1. sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or
2. the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery (8 U.S.C. § 1101).
Man given 15 years for child prostitution (March 6, 2012) A Columbia man was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in federal prison for selling a child into prostitution.
Second sex trafficking case in Rochester area in two weeks (March 7, 2012) Two people have been indicted on sex trafficking charges in Rochester. It's the second time in two weeks that people in the Rochester area have been charged with forcing minors into prostitution.
Columbia Woman Sentenced for Coerced Sex Trafficking of a Child (March 6, 2012)KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Missouri woman was sentenced in federal court today for her role in a sex trafficking conspiracy in which a child victim was sold into prostitution.
Somali sex-slave ring faces trial in Tennessee (March 6, 2012)Twenty three accused defendants will face a Federal judge and jury in Tennessee next month on charges of slaving girls as young as 12-years-old.
Vaimili Case Exposes Ugly, Violent World of Sex Trafficking in Honolulu (March 5, 2012)A window into the ugly and violent world of sex trafficking was briefly opened in the trial of Joseph “Joe Blo” Vaimili.
Women Charged with Pimping, Child Exploitation (March 5, 2012)Two Indiana women are accused of prostituting a 15-year-old girl at a Romeoville hotel, police said.
Mexican Man Pleads Guilty To Queens Sex Trafficking Ring (March 3, 2012)A Mexican man pleaded guilty yesterday to being part of an international sex trafficking ring that spanned from Mexico to Queens.
Ontario man sentenced in sex crimes (March 2, 2012)An Ontario man was sentenced to 19 years in state prison as part of a plea bargain he accepted for sex crimes involving a teenage girl and a woman. Smiler used an electric clothing iron to burn the woman's lips, leaving them disfigured, and also burned her face and buttocks, according to prosecutors.
Man Who Posted Online Sex Ads Sentenced (March 2, 2012)SAN DIEGO -- A 15-year federal prison term was handed down for a San Diego man who set up a website and posted online ads on the Internet offering commercial sex acts with a child.
Ohio Dad Charged With Raping 3 Adopted Kids, Selling Them For Sex (March 1, 2012)TROY, Ohio (AP) — Law enforcement officials are widening the investigation into child sexual exploitation allegations against an adoptive father and two other men that have stunned a small city, authorities said Thursday.
Testimony: Monterey woman pimped out girl, 17 (March 1, 2012)MONTEREY, Calif. - A Monterey woman was arrested last month who is accused of human trafficking, pimping, kidnapping with intent to extort, and selling a 17-year-old girl for sex.
Tampa man admits sex trafficking (March 1, 2012)A man arrested in New Jersey last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to four federal charges of sex trafficking of minors, according to court documents.
Girl, 17, Testifies Against Her Pimp (March 1, 2012) SALINAS - A 17-year-old girl who said she was brought to the Central Coast and sold for sex testified in court today against her pimp.
34-year-old South Dakota man pleads not guilty in federal court to sex trafficking charge (February 9, 2012) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A 34-year-old Sioux Falls man has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of sex trafficking of a child.
Alleged pimp arrested in child prostitution case in Anaheim (February 28, 2012) Anaheim police, acting on a tip from the FBI regarding a 15-year-old girl soliciting for prostitution online, arrested a 34-year-old man Monday on charges of pimping, pandering and lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under 16.
3 guilty in human-traffic case (February 28, 2012) In the first trial of its kind in New York state, a mother and daughter from Ramapo were found guilty of labor trafficking and assault in the case of a young woman from India who testified she was brutalized by her husband and his family when she came to the United States following an arranged marriage.
West Palm Beach man, woman indicted on sex trafficking charges (February 27, 2012)WEST PALM BEACH — Two West Palm Beach residents have been indicted for luring a 16-year-old runaway into the sex trade.
Rances Ulices Amaya Convicted On Sex Trafficking Children (February 23, 2012) ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Rances Ulices Amaya, 23, aka &quo;Murder&quo; and &quo;Blue,&quo; was convicted today by a federal jury of conspiring to commit sex trafficking of a child and three counts of sex trafficking three girls.
Official arraignment in Shaniya Davis killing (February 9, 2012) (Antoinette) Davis has been charged with human trafficking, felony child abuse, prostitution and filing a false police report. Investigators said she gave Shaniya to Mario McNeill to settle a drug debt.
West Palm sex-trafficking suspect arrested in Texas (February 8, 2012) A West Palm Beach man who goes by the name &quo;Shagg Dogg&quo; and was wanted for sex-trafficking a runaway minor was tracked down and arrested Tuesday by federal authorities in Texas.
Woman pleads not guilty to selling 8-year-old (February 7, 2012) Sue Ellen Mims, of Panama City, was arrested in December after a man reported to police that she attempted to sell a young child, who was later determined to be 8 years old, to him for $100.
Southern Oregon Sex Trafficking Investigation Continues (February 6, 2012) GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- One man is convicted and two other are arrested in connection with a child sex trafficking and police warn more victims and suspects could be revealed in the investigation.
Desperation of Teen Sex Trafficking Victim Leads to Charges for Pimp, Girlfriend (February 2, 2012) A terrified 13 year-old girl was able to flee from her abusive pimp, causing him and his girlfriend to be arrested...
Man Charged with 8 Counts of Prostituting Young Girls (February 2, 2012) ...The 16-year-old girl told investigators that she first met Karon when she was 15...
Two Adults Accused of Forcing Child Into Prostitution (January 31, 2012) A Houston-area man and his girlfriend have been accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter into prostitution at truck stops and apartments...
14 Indicted in Child Prostitution, Human-Trafficking Ring (January 30, 2012) A 70-count indictment names 14 individuals suspected of running and patronizing a human-trafficking ring that used children for sex at locations ranging from Denver to Grand Junction...
Woman sentenced for role in child prostitution (January 6, 2012)...Megan Lee Norman pleaded guilty in August to one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of a child...
Man pleads guilty in sex slavery case (January 6, 2012)...Authorities said Michael Stokes' plea resulted in the fourth conviction in the case involving a young, mentally deficient woman who was coerced into being a sex slave for several years...
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