Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

Originally posted on BBC News on October 17, 2014— “Top prosecutors from across the UK and Ireland have pledged to work together to tackle human trafficking, described by one as “the slavery of our times”. The heads of prosecution services in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met amid a rise … More Top Prosecutors from UK and Ireland Pledge to Work Together to Tackle Human Trafficking

ONTARIO: York Region Human Trafficking Investigation Arrests Ten in Sex Trade Case Involving Girls as Young as 14

By Jake Kigar for The National Post on February 19, 2014— “York Regional Police have charged 10 men with more than 95 criminal offences after a two-month sexual exploitation and human trafficking investigation involving girls as young as 14. Det.-Sgt. Peter Casey said investigations identified 31 girls working in the sex trade, with almost 30% … More ONTARIO: York Region Human Trafficking Investigation Arrests Ten in Sex Trade Case Involving Girls as Young as 14

GEORGIA: Accused Pimp Gets Life in Sex Trafficking Case

By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press, on February 19, 2014— “A man convicted of acting as a pimp for women forced into prostitution was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for his role in what prosecutors called a sex trafficking ring that traded women like slaves between Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. Joaquin Mendez-Hernandez, a … More GEORGIA: Accused Pimp Gets Life in Sex Trafficking Case

Guatemala Court Rules to Curb Crusader

By ELISABETH MALKIN on February 6, 2014— “Guatemalan politics were thrown into disarray on Thursday after the country’s highest court ruled that the crusading attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz, must step down in May, seven months before her four-year term was to end. The ruling on Wednesday by the Constitutional Court was condemned by … More Guatemala Court Rules to Curb Crusader

Human Trafficking Charges Tossed Against Saudi Princess In Southern California

By The Associated Press on September 22, 2013— “A human-trafficking charge against a Saudi princess was abruptly dismissed Friday after prosecutors were unable to support claims by a Kenyan maid who said she had to escape from her employer’s condominium after having her passport taken and being forced to work long hours for meager pay. … More Human Trafficking Charges Tossed Against Saudi Princess In Southern California

WASHINGTON STATE: A Call to Treat Sexually Exploited Children as Victims, Not Prostitutes

“Washington state must do more to ensure child victims of sex trafficking are in fact treated as victims of sexual exploitation, according to guest columnists Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Debra Boyer. By Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Debra Boyer Every night in King County, 300 to 500 children are out on the streets, lured and forced into prostitution. … More WASHINGTON STATE: A Call to Treat Sexually Exploited Children as Victims, Not Prostitutes

NEW DELHI: Four Men Convicted in Rape Case That Transfixed India

By Ellen Barry on September 10, 2013— “Four men were convicted of all charges Tuesday in the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman who was attacked when she boarded a bus in New Delhi last December, bringing a bitter close to a case that tore open the subject of sexual violence in this rapidly … More NEW DELHI: Four Men Convicted in Rape Case That Transfixed India