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'Sex Trafficking' - 64 News Result(s)

  • Former Oklahoma State Senator Admits To Child Sex Trafficking While In Office

    Former Oklahoma State Senator Admits To Child Sex Trafficking While In Office

    Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors months after investigators uncovered a secret life that they say involved child pornography and a rendezvous with a 17-year-old boy he had met through Craigslist's personal ads.

  • This Upcoming Indian Game Wants You to Experience the Helplessness of Trafficking Victims

    This Upcoming Indian Game Wants You to Experience the Helplessness of Trafficking Victims

    The developers of Missing: The Complete Saga say all proceeds from the game will be used to rescue and rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking.

  • Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Mumbai: On a workday morning in her one-room apartment on Mumbai’s outskirts, Sonika packed her lunch box, got dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, ate a sago snack for breakfast and took a hurried selfie before rushing to catch the 8.45 am bus to work. Her morning routine seems little different to that of other working girls. But Sonika, 19,...

  • Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    The booming spa and massage parlour business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said today. At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts ...

  • Hotel Staff To Be Trained To Spot Signs Of Sex Trafficking

    Hotel Staff To Be Trained To Spot Signs Of Sex Trafficking

    Mumbai: Hotels in Mumbai and other Indian cities are to train their staff to spot signs of sex trafficking such as frequent requests for bed linen changes or a “Do Not Disturb” sign left on the door for days on end. The group behind the initiative is also developing a mobile phone app – Rescue Me – which hotel staff can use to alert local p...

  • Human Trafficking A Serious Threat To Humanity: John Abraham

    Human Trafficking A Serious Threat To Humanity: John Abraham

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor John Abraham called on Monday for governments, charities and the public to step up efforts to curb rising cases of human trafficking and modern day slavery saying the crime was “a serious threat to humanity”. There are an estimated 46 million people enslaved worldwide, with more than 18 million living in India, accord...

  • Mumbai, A Major Destination For Global Sex Trafficking, Plans To Fight It

    Mumbai, A Major Destination For Global Sex Trafficking, Plans To Fight It

    Mumbai: Mumbai – often known as the city of opportunities – has emerged as a major destination for global sex trafficking with girls from distant countries being trafficked to the city, officials said on Thursday. At an international conference on the trafficking of women and girls in Mumbai, officials announced more robust policing and plans ...

  • Beaten, Abused, Locked Up: Bangladeshi Girls Sex Trafficked To India Narrate Ordeal

    Beaten, Abused, Locked Up: Bangladeshi Girls Sex Trafficked To India Narrate Ordeal

    Pune: On an overcast evening, on a boat criss-crossing a river on the Bangladesh-India border, Payal, 16, hid under a fishing net hoping to reach India where her agent said a dance tutor’s job awaited her. Days later, she was sold to a brothel in Pune in Maharashtra about 2,000 km away from her homeland – where she says she was “beaten, abuse...

  • 'Girls As Dessert': Thailand Sex Scandal Exposes Grim Tradition

    'Girls As Dessert': Thailand Sex Scandal Exposes Grim Tradition

    When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

  • In Rare Victory, Sex Trafficking Survivor Gets Cash Compensation

    In Rare Victory, Sex Trafficking Survivor Gets Cash Compensation

    Mumbai: Devi is a bubbly teenager who loves hip hop and belly dancing, and still nurtures her childhood dream to become a doctor, even after her life took a cruel turn when she was trafficked and sold for sex in Mumbai two years ago. “I want to study science after high school. I know it is difficult, but I have the will to study. I was only unsu...

  • As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    Mumbai: Sex workers in Mumbai’s red light district are being lured and even forced to sell their babies, campaigners say, sparking fears that traffickers are looking for new ways to buy children in response to tighter adoption rules. The anti-trafficking charity Prerana – which runs a night shelter for the children of sex workers – has record...

  • Sold To Brothel At 6, She’s Now Studying Law To Put Traffickers In Jail

    Sold To Brothel At 6, She’s Now Studying Law To Put Traffickers In Jail

    Mumbai: Ishika never thought that being sold by her parents to a brothel in Kolkata at the age of six would inspire her to pursue a career in one of the most prestigious professions – law. But after being rescued from sexual slavery, Ishika, now 24, has spent more than a decade trying to get justice against her traffickers. Despite the drawn-out...

  • Raped, Trafficked As A Teen. This Woman's Strength Will Inspire You

    Raped, Trafficked As A Teen. This Woman's Strength Will Inspire You

    Social media is not just a way to keep in touch with friends. It is also an instrument for social change by highlighting stories you don't come across in traditional media. A Humans of Bombay post is aiming to do just that. The post documents the life of Nilu and her indomitable fighting spirit.

  • Forced To Have Sex With 1,000 Men, Teen Is Now Suing Motel

    Forced To Have Sex With 1,000 Men, Teen Is Now Suing Motel

    The sex-trade is often pretty easy to spot. A teenage girl accompanies an older man at a motel front desk as he pays for a room in cash. Men come and go from the room for 30 minutes at a time. A scantily dressed girl wanders the hallways in the middle of the night.

  • Drop In Sex Trafficking Cases May Mask Real Picture, Say Experts

    Drop In Sex Trafficking Cases May Mask Real Picture, Say Experts

    Mumbai: India has seen a 70 per cent drop in cases filed under an anti-trafficking law between 2001 and 2015, which experts attribute to a lack of reporting of the crime and more sex workers moving out of brothels to escape police detection among other factors. According to the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau, the number of case...

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  • Former Oklahoma State Senator Admits To Child Sex Trafficking While In Office

    Former Oklahoma State Senator Admits To Child Sex Trafficking While In Office

    Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors months after investigators uncovered a secret life that they say involved child pornography and a rendezvous with a 17-year-old boy he had met through Craigslist's personal ads.

  • This Upcoming Indian Game Wants You to Experience the Helplessness of Trafficking Victims

    This Upcoming Indian Game Wants You to Experience the Helplessness of Trafficking Victims

    The developers of Missing: The Complete Saga say all proceeds from the game will be used to rescue and rehabilitate victims of sex trafficking.

  • Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Once A Sex Slave, 19-Year-Old Finds Freedom In Her 1-Room Mumbai Flat

    Mumbai: On a workday morning in her one-room apartment on Mumbai’s outskirts, Sonika packed her lunch box, got dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, ate a sago snack for breakfast and took a hurried selfie before rushing to catch the 8.45 am bus to work. Her morning routine seems little different to that of other working girls. But Sonika, 19,...

  • Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    Massage Parlours Drive Demand For Thai Sex Slaves In Bengaluru, Mumbai

    The booming spa and massage parlour business in India has led to increasing demand for women from Thailand, many of whom are being duped and trafficked into slavery in the country’s sex industry, police, diplomats and activists said today. At least 40 Thai women have been rescued this year during police raids on massage parlours acting as fronts ...

  • Hotel Staff To Be Trained To Spot Signs Of Sex Trafficking

    Hotel Staff To Be Trained To Spot Signs Of Sex Trafficking

    Mumbai: Hotels in Mumbai and other Indian cities are to train their staff to spot signs of sex trafficking such as frequent requests for bed linen changes or a “Do Not Disturb” sign left on the door for days on end. The group behind the initiative is also developing a mobile phone app – Rescue Me – which hotel staff can use to alert local p...

  • Human Trafficking A Serious Threat To Humanity: John Abraham

    Human Trafficking A Serious Threat To Humanity: John Abraham

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor John Abraham called on Monday for governments, charities and the public to step up efforts to curb rising cases of human trafficking and modern day slavery saying the crime was “a serious threat to humanity”. There are an estimated 46 million people enslaved worldwide, with more than 18 million living in India, accord...

  • Mumbai, A Major Destination For Global Sex Trafficking, Plans To Fight It

    Mumbai, A Major Destination For Global Sex Trafficking, Plans To Fight It

    Mumbai: Mumbai – often known as the city of opportunities – has emerged as a major destination for global sex trafficking with girls from distant countries being trafficked to the city, officials said on Thursday. At an international conference on the trafficking of women and girls in Mumbai, officials announced more robust policing and plans ...

  • Beaten, Abused, Locked Up: Bangladeshi Girls Sex Trafficked To India Narrate Ordeal

    Beaten, Abused, Locked Up: Bangladeshi Girls Sex Trafficked To India Narrate Ordeal

    Pune: On an overcast evening, on a boat criss-crossing a river on the Bangladesh-India border, Payal, 16, hid under a fishing net hoping to reach India where her agent said a dance tutor’s job awaited her. Days later, she was sold to a brothel in Pune in Maharashtra about 2,000 km away from her homeland – where she says she was “beaten, abuse...

  • 'Girls As Dessert': Thailand Sex Scandal Exposes Grim Tradition

    'Girls As Dessert': Thailand Sex Scandal Exposes Grim Tradition

    When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

  • In Rare Victory, Sex Trafficking Survivor Gets Cash Compensation

    In Rare Victory, Sex Trafficking Survivor Gets Cash Compensation

    Mumbai: Devi is a bubbly teenager who loves hip hop and belly dancing, and still nurtures her childhood dream to become a doctor, even after her life took a cruel turn when she was trafficked and sold for sex in Mumbai two years ago. “I want to study science after high school. I know it is difficult, but I have the will to study. I was only unsu...

  • As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    As Adoption Rules Tighten, Baby Traffickers Target Pregnant Sex Workers, Says Non-Profit

    Mumbai: Sex workers in Mumbai’s red light district are being lured and even forced to sell their babies, campaigners say, sparking fears that traffickers are looking for new ways to buy children in response to tighter adoption rules. The anti-trafficking charity Prerana – which runs a night shelter for the children of sex workers – has record...

  • Sold To Brothel At 6, She’s Now Studying Law To Put Traffickers In Jail

    Sold To Brothel At 6, She’s Now Studying Law To Put Traffickers In Jail

    Mumbai: Ishika never thought that being sold by her parents to a brothel in Kolkata at the age of six would inspire her to pursue a career in one of the most prestigious professions – law. But after being rescued from sexual slavery, Ishika, now 24, has spent more than a decade trying to get justice against her traffickers. Despite the drawn-out...

  • Raped, Trafficked As A Teen. This Woman's Strength Will Inspire You

    Raped, Trafficked As A Teen. This Woman's Strength Will Inspire You

    Social media is not just a way to keep in touch with friends. It is also an instrument for social change by highlighting stories you don't come across in traditional media. A Humans of Bombay post is aiming to do just that. The post documents the life of Nilu and her indomitable fighting spirit.

  • Forced To Have Sex With 1,000 Men, Teen Is Now Suing Motel

    Forced To Have Sex With 1,000 Men, Teen Is Now Suing Motel

    The sex-trade is often pretty easy to spot. A teenage girl accompanies an older man at a motel front desk as he pays for a room in cash. Men come and go from the room for 30 minutes at a time. A scantily dressed girl wanders the hallways in the middle of the night.

  • Drop In Sex Trafficking Cases May Mask Real Picture, Say Experts

    Drop In Sex Trafficking Cases May Mask Real Picture, Say Experts

    Mumbai: India has seen a 70 per cent drop in cases filed under an anti-trafficking law between 2001 and 2015, which experts attribute to a lack of reporting of the crime and more sex workers moving out of brothels to escape police detection among other factors. According to the latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau, the number of case...

  • Lawyer: Backpage CEO Will Fight Sex Trafficking Charges

    Lawyer: Backpage CEO Will Fight Sex Trafficking Charges

    Handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, the chief executive of an internet site authorities accuse of being "a hub for the illegal sex trade" waived extradition to California on Friday, and his attorney vowed to fight the "trumped up" sex trafficking and money laundering charges he faces.

  • Backpage.com Raided, CEO Arrested For Sex-Trafficking

    Backpage.com Raided, CEO Arrested For Sex-Trafficking

    State agents raided the Dallas headquarters of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer.

  • She Survived ISIS Sex Slavery. Now, She Is A UN Goodwill Ambassador

    She Survived ISIS Sex Slavery. Now, She Is A UN Goodwill Ambassador

    Nadia Murad, a survivor of the ISIS atrocities, was selected to be the of the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for human trafficking on September 16, 2016. The formal UN announcement states, "During her Ambassadorship, Nadia will focus on advocacy initiatives and raise awareness around the plight of the countless victims of trafficking".

  • Philippines Warns Of Japan Human Trafficking Risk

    Philippines Warns Of Japan Human Trafficking Risk

    The Philippines warned its citizens today against illegally travelling to Japan in search of work, saying they risked being trafficked for sex or forced labour.

  • Delhi Court Dismisses Bail Plea Of 62-Year-Old Accused In Sex Racket Case

    Delhi Court Dismisses Bail Plea Of 62-Year-Old Accused In Sex Racket Case

    A Delhi court today dismissed the bail plea of a 62-year-old man, arrested for allegedly running a high-profile sex racket and trafficking of women from Central Asian countries, saying the allegations against him were serious.

  • 62-Year-Old Man Arrested For Trafficking, Sex Racket In Delhi

    62-Year-Old Man Arrested For Trafficking, Sex Racket In Delhi

    A 62-year-old man has been arrested in connection with trafficking of women from Central Asian countries and running a sex racket, police said today.

  • Millions Believed To Be Victims Of Sex Trafficking In India: US Reports

    Millions Believed To Be Victims Of Sex Trafficking In India: US Reports

    Millions of women and children are believed to be the victims of sex trafficking in India, an official US report said on Thursday while noting that India is a source, destination and transit country for people subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking.

  • New App Asks Users to Fight Sex Trafficking by Snapping Photos

    New App Asks Users to Fight Sex Trafficking by Snapping Photos

    TraffickCam asks users to upload photos of hotel rooms and compares those to photos by law enforcement that depict suspected sex trafficking.

  • Sex Trafficking Victims May Push Rescue Away, US Experts Say

    Sex Trafficking Victims May Push Rescue Away, US Experts Say

    Rick and Pat Freeland have cared for hundreds of troubled girls and women at their log cabin refuge deep in the Rocky Mountains, but there's one rule; they will only take two victims of sex trafficking at a time.

  • Sex Workers Cannot Use Law To Stop Eviction From Brothel: Supreme Court

    Sex Workers Cannot Use Law To Stop Eviction From Brothel: Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court on Friday said that sex workers even though not caught or convicted for immoral trafficking could not take the shelter of law to resist their eviction from a brothel.

  • Sex Tourism, Child Pornography Major Threat To Children: Rajnath Singh

    Sex Tourism, Child Pornography Major Threat To Children: Rajnath Singh

    Terming trafficking a major challenge, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said sex tourism and child pornography among others have emerged as the major threats to children.

  • Lebanon Shocked Over Sex Trafficking Of Young Syrian Women

    Lebanon Shocked Over Sex Trafficking Of Young Syrian Women

    Back in Syria, the young women were told they would get well-paid jobs at restaurants and hotels in Lebanon. But when they arrived, their belongings and mobile phones were taken away, and the women were locked up in two hotels north of Beirut and forced into prostitution.

  • Lebanon Police Rescue 75 Mainly Syrian 'Sex Slaves'

    Lebanon Police Rescue 75 Mainly Syrian 'Sex Slaves'

    Lebanon's security forces have dismantled the country's largest known sex trafficking ring and freed 75 mainly Syrian women, a security source said today.

  • Bangladeshi Women Trafficked To War-Torn Syria As Sex Slaves, Maids

    Bangladeshi Women Trafficked To War-Torn Syria As Sex Slaves, Maids

    Scores of Bangladeshi women have been lured with the promise of a good job in the Middle East and then trafficked to war-torn Syria, where they are forced into domestic or sex work, a senior Bangladeshi police official said.

  • Trafficked Into Sex Work, Uganda Women Stunned To Be Duped By Other Women

    Trafficked Into Sex Work, Uganda Women Stunned To Be Duped By Other Women

    At first, Sarah Nakintu was grateful to her friend for alerting her to job opportunities in marketing and retail in Dubai.

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