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Human Trafficking News and Updates

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 […]

Who buys a trafficked child for sex? Otherwise ordinary men.

By Tim Swarens More than 1 million children, according to the International Labour Organization, are exploited each year in the commercial sex trade. IndyStar columnist Tim Swarens, through the support of a Society of Professional Journalists fellowship, spent more than a year investigating a lucrative business where children are abused with low risk to buyers or traffickers, […]

Missing 15-year-old Girl Trafficked in Porn, 58 Videos Found

WRITTEN BY JEWELL BARAKA After being trafficked in porn for nearly a year, a 15-year old girl is finally free. The crimes perpetrated against her are clear because they were recorded and posted on porn websites. Sex trafficking has been most often associated with prostitution, but as this case reminds us sex trafficking also happens in […]

Zimbabwean sex slaves freed in SA

by Staff reporter MORE than 30 Zimbabwean women suspected to be victims of human trafficking were rescued by South African police from brothels in eMalahleni, formerly Witbank, in Mpumalanga province where their captors used them as sex slaves. The Zimbabweans were part of a group of 50 victims among them males, from other countries which […]

North police warn residents of human trafficking

As the police we urge the members of the community to be vigilant for false recruitment. A human trafficking awareness campaign was held in Soshanguve recently. Soshanguve police teamed up with the CPF and other stakeholders to host the event at the Glory Ministry Church on Thursday. Constable Portia Sebone said the event updated the community on how […]

Florida Becomes First State to Teach Human Trafficking Prevention in Schools

The State Board of Education has unanimously approved a new rule requiring instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida will be the first state in the nation to address the need for instruction in child trafficking prevention. The new rule also establishes procedures for school districts to plan […]