Category Archives: Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking News and Updates

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 […]

Mpumalanga police rescue 50 suspected victims of human trafficking

Source: @SABCNewsOnline Police in Mpumalanga have rescued 50 suspected victims of human trafficking from various houses in eMalahleni. This after a raid was conducted on Saturday morning to rid the area of drugs and prostitution. The women claim to have been kept against their will and forced to do sex work. About 150 people were taken […]

‘693 Bodies…All Black’: White S.C. Man Accused of Trafficking, Kidnapping Underage Girls for Sex Withdraws Request for Bond, May Have More Victims

By Tanasia Kenney A popular South Carolina promoter and disc jockey appeared in court Monday on human trafficking and child sex crimes charges, Florence station WBTW reported. Jason Roger Pope, 42, remains in jail without bond after withdrawing his request for a bond hearing. Pope’s attorney, Mary Parham, didn’t give a reason for the withdrawal. The local […]

15-year-old Houston sex trafficking survivor commits suicide

A Houston family is sharing their heartbreak after their teenage daughter ended her own life. Family members say 15-year-old Letty Serrano commit suicide Saturday — saying she could no longer live with her pain. Two years ago, she disappeared. She told her family she was drugged and sold into a sex trafficking ring. Days later […]

Massive human trafficking probe leads to over 300 charges across GTA, Quebec

BY NEWS STAFF Police across Ontario and Quebec say they’ve dismantled a sophisticated human trafficking ring run by an organized crime group that allegedly forced dozens of women and underage girls to work in the sex trade. On Wednesday, police in York Region announced more than 300 charges after 34 search warrants were executed last week […]

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. By 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 […]

Buying sex, watching porn encourage human trafficking

By DUNCAN GUY People need to realise that indulging in pornography and buying sex fuels the market for human trafficking and the cycle of abuse. This is according to ex-Hawks investigator Marcel van der Watt who is now a Unisa academic specialising in human trafficking. “People using these services care little whether they involve victims […]

Several reports of human trafficking on West Rand in past two years

Highest number of calls received originate from Gauteng and the Western Cape. By Roodepoort Record Photo: Pixabay. For illustrative purposes. The shocking number of missing persons reports that cross our journalists’ desks has encouraged the Record to investigate human trafficking, with a specific focus on the West Rand. Many of these missing persons are children. […]