Legal experts and police warn that ads promising free rent for “roommates with benefits” may be fraught with peril.
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.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Houston Mayor Annise Parker are discussing plans for anti-human trafficking legislation to be submitted in Congress.
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.
Officials raided a home that was being used to house illegal immigrants as well as a drug operation Tuesday.
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.
A second human trafficking bust police in two weeks left Houston Police in a hostage situation involving seven illegal immigrants Sunday.