Category Archives: Human Trafficking

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‘Please help us’: Chilling note hidden inside Christmas card from Chinese prison factory

Instead of a seasonal greeting, a six-year-old girl found a desperate cry for help scrawled on a note inside her pack of Christmas cards. Matt Coyle A girl aged six discovered a desperate note in her pack of Christmas cards from a Chinese prisoner forced to work against their will. Florence Widdicombe, from London, was […]

Three women rescued from ‘human trafficking’ ring in Kimberley

BY IAVAN PIJOOS The women were allegedly transported between Barkley West and Kimberley for sexual exploitation. File photoImage: lightfieldstudios/123rf.com Three women were rescued from an alleged human trafficking ring in Kimberley, Northern Cape, the Hawks said on Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi said they followed up on information on Tuesday about a woman who was allegedly involved […]

Mother, daughter human traffickers to be sentenced

Two women, Mamoketsi Seleso 52 and Rosina Seleso 29, who have been found guilty on several counts of manufacturing and possession of child pornography, are expected to be sentenced Two women, Mamoketsi Seleso 52 and Rosina Seleso 29, who have been found guilty on several counts of manufacturing and possession of child pornography, are expected […]

TEAM OF RETIRED NAVY SEALS ARE RESCUING TEENAGERS FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Outrageous though it may seem, human trafficking is a huge issue in the United States. All told, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received 8.2 million reports in 2016 alone. The National Human Trafficking Hotline fielded 7,621 cases that same year. Which is why groups like Saved in America (SIAM) are more important that ever. Co-founded by private investigator Joseph Travers, […]

More than 100 people arrested in Hillsborough County human trafficking sting

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Hillsborough County deputies have arrested more than 100 people in connection to a five-month-long undercover investigation relating to human trafficking. “I strongly believe that in order to eradicate human trafficking, we must continue to focus on reducing the demand,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. The investigation ran from June through the […]

The Essence of Evil: Sex With Children Has Become Big Business in America

Children, young girls – some as young as 9 years old – are being bought and sold for sex in America. JOHN W. WHITEHEAD Children, young girls – some as young as 9 years old – are being bought and sold for sex in America. The average age for a young woman being sold for sex is now 13 years old. […]

Cops crack Durban sex trafficking ring

KAILENE PILLAY Durban – Police believe they may have uncovered a human trafficking ring operating from Phoenix in Durban after they arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly exploited teenagers by selling them as sex slaves. Details of the crimes, which allegedly also include forcefully taking semi-naked pictures of young girls, emerged after one of them […]

Hawks, SAPS uncover Chinese factory used to traffic illegal immigrants

Citizen reporter In addition to working in deplorable conditions, their living conditions on the premises were also deemed “uninhabitable”. Image for illustration only: iStock The employer was paying foreign nationals, including children, R6.50 an hour, and forcing them to work and live in deplorable conditions. A joint operation by SAPS, the department of employment and […]

Police rescue 104 women from alleged sex trafficking in Witbank

Chrisuné Vermeulen Mpumalanga police held an operation to rescue a large group allegedly kept against their will for prostitution. The police have rescued 104 women believed to have been kept against their will as prostitutes during raids in eMalahleni, reports Witbank News. The paper reported on the chaos in the central business district on October 22.It […]

Nearly 400 children rescued and 348 adults arrested in Canadian child pornography bust

Toronto Police Service Detective Constable Lisa Belanger (L) and Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins of the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit (R) announce hundreds of arrests in a global child exploitation investigation Project Spade on Nov. 14. at a press conference at Toronto Police Headquarters.Toronto Police via EPANov. 15, 2013, 5:37 AM SASTBy Daniella Silva, NBC News […]