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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Update: Trump says about gangs, trafficking at border

Politics 04/10/19, 13:35

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Texas on Wednesday (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is turning a roundtable with supporters in San Antonio, Texas, into a forum for venting about illegal immigration, human trafficking and safety concerns ...

Investigation: Spa busts often result in light sentences

U.S. 03/30/19, 09:19

When Florida authorities shut down 10 massage spas last month and arrested hundreds of men for buying sex, they broke a longstanding pattern of meting out minor charges and punishment for owners, letting patrons off scot-free and turning a mostly ...

Kraft’s attorneys challenge video taken at massage parlor

Sports 03/28/19, 15:36

Attorneys for New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft want a Florida judge to block prosecutors from using secretly taken video that police say shows him engaging in paid sex acts with female massage parlor employees.In court documents filed Thursday, Kraft's ...

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