A Lansing man who was a self-styled “slave master” will spend 30 years in federal prison for coercing a teenage girl to send him sexually explicit photos over the Internet.
Source: Sexual ‘slave master’ gets 30 years in federal prison for coercing teen | MLive.com
A victim of Internet stalking and kidnapping shared her frightening story Friday as a caution Friday for parents, children and health care providers.
Source: Survivor: Parents must be vigilant when kids use internet :: WRAL.com
We believe effective response is informed response. Shared Hope heavily invests in providing policy leaders, community advocates, and first responders with data-driven, comprehensive studies to create better solutions to fight trafficking. And it’s paying off. Today, states around the nation have formed coalitions to improve weak laws exposed in The Protected Innocence Challenge. Juvenile detention […]
Source: Research – Shared Hope International
Experts who have studied human trafficking say a victim’s most promising lifeline could be a healthcare provider. That’s why a number of hospitals and health systems around the country have launched training programs for their staff on how to identify and treat trafficking victims.
Source: Hospitals train staff to spot victims of human trafficking – Modern Healthcare
Maria Haughton pleaded guilty to human trafficking and transporting a person for the purposes of prostitution.
Source: Sex Trafficking Suspect Headed to Prison
Brenda Myers-Powell was raped by pimps, shot and stabbed by clients, but turned her life around – and now helps other prostitutes get off the street.
Source: My 25 years as a prostitute – BBC News
As many as 80 percent of the girls in some states’ juvenile justice systems have been sexually or physically abused, and facilities lack the means to address their trauma.
Source: History of Abuse Seen in Many Girls in Juvenile System – The New York Times
CHICAGO — Under pressure from the sheriff of the second largest county in the USA, MasterCard announced on Tuesday that it will cease doing business with the online classified portal Backpage.com. The web
Source: Visa follows MasterCard, cuts off business with Backpage.com