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Ivy Tech Hosting Human Trafficking Awareness Conference Mar. 23

Posted by: Ivy Tech Community College | Friday, March 11, 2016

Press release by Ivy Tech Community College (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The Ivy Tech Community College Phi Theta Kappa honor society is hosting a conference on human trafficking to raise awareness of its impact and how it happens everywhere, including the tri-state area. The conference will be at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg

Study: Porn consumers less likely to be concerned about human trafficking

Posted by: Fr. Mark Hodges | Friday, February 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 24, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A new study survey confirms that the use of pornography, strip bar attendance, and participation in prostitution numb one's attitudes and beliefs about human trafficking. Researchers from Northeastern University, Colorado College, and Texas Christian University have issued a report entitled

McCain: U.S. must be a leader in fight against human trafficking

Posted by: Madison Alder | Friday, February 26, 2016

WASHINGTON – Cindy McCain told a Senate committee Wednesday that the U.S. should be the leader in the global fight against human trafficking. “We need to recognize that we have a global problem and it calls for a global solution,” McCain said in testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which was considering the issue of

End modern-day slavery

Posted by: Rep. Loretta Sanchez | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

January and National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month may be over, but human trafficking happens every day, every year. It’s a criminal justice struggle that continues to dehumanize nearly 27 million people around the world. Through my work as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I’ve toured critical human

WHEN SEX TRAFFICKING GOES UNNOTICED IN AMERICA

Posted by: PRISCILLA ALVAREZ | Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How do you identify sex-trafficking victims when such cases go largely undetected or unreported?* It’s an issue with which law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. continually struggle. Detective Bill Woolf with the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force has experienced this first hand. Over the course of his tenure, he’s interviewed over

MLB Agent Bart Hernandez Indicted on Alleged Human Trafficking Charges

Posted by: Chris Yuscavage | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

MLB agent Bart Hernandez was reportedly indicted on human trafficking charges by a federal grand jury today. Hernandez—who works for Marc Anthony’s Magnus Sports agency—allegedly worked with smugglers to help get Mariners player Leonys Martin (pictured above) from Cuba to the U.S. back in 2010. If convicted on human trafficking charges,

Sex-Trafficking Arrests on the Rise, But Conviction Numbers Are Still Small

Posted by: Elizabeth Nolan Brow | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the first part of a new Department of Justice-funded study, we learned that state laws ratcheting up criminal penalties for human trafficking have no impact on the number of trafficking arrests or prosecutions in the state. The second part of the study looks at what happens to those who are arrested under state or federal anti-trafficking laws—a

Swarens: Sold for sex — teens trafficked in Indy

Posted by: Tim Swarens | Friday, February 19, 2016

Marilyn Moores pauses as we pore over a thick stack of court records. The files document the sale of girls, as young as 15, for sex. “This is evil,” Marion County’s longtime juvenile court judge says. I read through a case file that underscores the judge’s anguish. It details the ordeal of a 15-year-old girl, diagnosed with bipolar