human trafficking

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Man Found Guilty Of Forcing Woman Into Prostitution

A San Antonio jury has found a man guilty of human trafficking for forcing at least 10 women into prostitution.


Legal experts and police warn that ads promising free rent for "roommates with benefits" may be fraught with peril. (Getty Images)

Craigslist Ads Offering Free Rent For Sex

Legal experts and police warn that ads promising free rent for “roommates with benefits” may be fraught with peril.


A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Charged In Houston Human Smuggling Operation

The men are accused of holding 115 people in a Houston home and threatening them with violence if they could not come up with a ransom payment.


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Plan For Human Trafficking Bill To Be Discussed

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Houston Mayor Annise Parker are discussing plans for anti-human trafficking legislation to be submitted in Congress.


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HCSO Continues ‘Crack Down’ On Sex Buyers, Sellers

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Free the Captives – an organization that combats sex slavery and other forms of human trafficking-continues the “crack down” on individuals who buy sex or sell sex.


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Officials Raid Human Trafficking, Drug Operation

Officials raided a home that was being used to house illegal immigrants as well as a drug operation Tuesday.


According to human rights organizations that organized the protest, during the six years of Mexican President Felipe Calderon government, at least three thousand people have been disappeared for political reasons and war against drug trafficking including 32 social activists of human rights. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

Mayor To Appoint Committee On Human Trafficking

An estimated 18,000 foreign nationals are victims of human trafficking each year, according to the Rescue & Restore campaign administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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Cops: Several Illegal Immigrants Held Hostage By Smugglers In Houston

A second human trafficking bust police in two weeks left Houston Police in a hostage situation involving seven illegal immigrants Sunday.