August 6, 2019

Human Trafficking News Digest – Aug 6, 2019

A digest of a few recent headlines from around the country, and around the world, concerning the persistent and pervasive problem of human trafficking in all of it’s forms, highlighting humanities struggle to end the practice of exploiting the most vulnerable among us.

August 6, 2019

Review: Sex trafficking victims reborn in Ubuntu’s ’52 Letters’ – To help her audience see sex trafficking victims anew, free of stigma and blame and stereotyping, Regina Y. Evans has a primal tactic.


NEW ORLEANS, La. – 20-year-old Tyrin Evans was arrested Aug. 3 – charges including trafficking of children for sexual purposes, pornography involving juveniles, carnal knowledge of a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a minor, state police said.

https://www.kalb.com/content/news/Police-Man-faces-human-trafficking-child-porn-charges-520849701.html


MISSION, Texas — Margarita “Rita” Martinez, 61, and Genaro Fuentes, 36, have been indicted on human trafficking charges after a year-long investigation. Police were tipped off about young Hispanic females allegedly being recruited and forced to work in the bar.

https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/sports-bar-owner-son-indicted-on-human-trafficking-charges


NEW YORK – Harvey Weinstein lost an effort Monday to get a federal appeals court to quickly decide whether sex trafficking claims can legally be brought against him.

https://www.kiro7.com/news/judge-rejects-weinstein-appeal-over-sex-trafficking-charge/973212145


BALTIMORE — Three Marylanders have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly forcing a woman to engage in sex acts for their financial benefit. All three defendants face a minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison if found guilty.


140-mile ride to fight human trafficking being held during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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