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Human Trafficking News and Updates

Court: Chinese nationals accused of human trafficking in Joburg

Image via Twitter: iMoviekasi @iMoviekasi The defence in the bail hearing of seven Chinese nationals arrested last year for alleged human trafficking and violation of the country’s labour laws told the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court this week that the case against them was “flawed and non-existent”.  Lawyer, Jan Christophe Kruger from David H Botha, Du Plessis […]

Nigerian pastor apologises to SA for some of his countrymen dealing in drugs and prostitution

Nigerian nationals living in South Africa have partnered with locals to start dialogues aimed at ending the differences between the two countries. The initiative under the banner called Nig-SA Unity Forum was officially unveiled in Midrand on Wednesday. It is made up of pastors, academics, the business community and civil society from both countries who […]

Woman lured to Bloemfontein flat, given drugs and forced into prostitution

When the woman arrived at the couple’s flat, she was forcefully injected with drugs and intimidated.Image: 123RF / Rafaelbenari A 34-year-old woman was allegedly lured to a flat in Bloemfontein where she was given drugs and forced into prostitution, the Free State Hawks said on Sunday. Provincial Hawks spokesperson W/O Lynda Steyn said the woman had […]

‘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 […]