Human trafficking on the rise amid the CCP Virus pandemic, experts warn

U.S. 07/29/20, 16:52

Expert groups on sexual exploitation of women and children working against human trafficking said that amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus pandemic, cases related to this problem have increased. Polaris and International Justice Mission are two of the groups actively working for the liberation of 40 million people who are ...

104 arrested after raid against human trafficking and child abuse

U.S. 09/21/19, 12:22

One hundred and four people involved in human trafficking and illegal sexual conduct with minors were arrested by police in the state of Ohio, the state Attorney General's Office reported Sept. 13. Among those arrested were Christian Gibson, 26, former youth director of Redeemer's Courtright Church in Columbus, and Austin Kosier, ...

Slave labor, sex workers: The scourge of the world continues

World 06/24/19, 16:33

There are 25 million adults and children suffering from labor and sex trafficking all over the world, including in the United States, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The U.S. Department of State (DOS) released their annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TPR), showing that globally, traffickers are “robbing a staggering ...

Prosecutors: Mexico church might harass victims, witnesses

U.S. 06/10/19, 17:28

Prosecutors in a case against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and two followers charged with child rape and human trafficking said they have "significant concerns" the church's followers could harass or intimidate victims and potential witnesses.Naasón Joaquín García, 50, and his co-defendants returned to Los Angeles ...

Mexican church leader’s lawyers fault prosecutor’s remarks

U.S. 06/07/19, 13:27

New lawyers for the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape say remarks by California's attorney general may have tainted a potential jury.Attorneys Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer say La Luz del Mundo leader Naasón Joaquín García and his family are paying their legal fees ...

Update: Church followers say leader is innocent

U.S. 06/06/19, 21:27

The Latest on the arrest of the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo (all times local):7:25 p.m.Worshippers at an East Los Angeles affiliate of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo say they believe their leader is innocent of child rape and human trafficking charges and decry comments made ...

Leader of La Luz del Mundo charged with child rape

U.S. 06/04/19, 23:54

The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday.Joaquín García and a follower of the church, 24-year-old Susana Medina Oaxaca, were arrested ...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

U.S. 05/26/19, 11:55

Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases.States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train ...

Police raiding homes of Iraqi gang in western Germany

World 05/22/19, 02:23

Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers.Essen police said hundreds of police officers were involved in the raids that began early Wednesday in eleven cities in the western state of ...

Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

America 05/16/19, 00:01

By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night falls, they play cards and soccer, call family from ...

Update: Judge orders Kraft video not be released for now

Sports 04/23/19, 12:05

The Latest on the prostitution case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (all times local):1:05 p.m.A Florida judge has ordered that a video police say shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex not be publicly released for now.In this March 26, 2019 photo, shows the front ...

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