According to The Guardian and BBC, there’s been a surge of Albanian children being trafficked into the UK in recent years.
ACT Alberta, an anti-trafficking organization based in Edmonton, says that they’re seeing a significant rise in reported human trafficking cases each year.
In Ukraine, Europe’s second poorest country by GDP, an estimated 160,000 people have been trafficked out of the country since 1991. That averages out to 64,000 per year. People are enticed by job offers abroad but end up being exploited instead.
A Brantford, Ontario man is arrested and charged with human trafficking, after a woman seeks help from a hotel.
New infographic shows statistics & facts about trafficking in the U.S. and around the world.
The National Police in the Netherlands have said that human traffickers are targeting asylum centres, recruiting young women into prostitution. Unaccompanied minors, who are in Europe alone, are particularly vulnerable.
Matthew Deiaco discusses the tricks of the trade, like how to prey on vulnerable girls who need a daddy figure, how to make a lot of money, and how to discipline those out of line.
A CNN investigation covers the story of Karla Jacinto, a 23 year old Mexican trafficking survivor who was trafficked from the age of 12 to 16. She kept a log of customers, and in the four years she was trafficked, was forced to have sex with 43,200 men. That’s about 30 per day, seven days a week.
Last week the FBI, partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, released their results from Operation Cross Country, a nationwide sweep to rescue victims and arrest pimps.
Many pimps demonstrate that a victim is their property by branding them with a tattoo. Jennifer Kempton, a trafficking survivor who was branded three times by her exploiters, started Survivor’s Ink, an organization that helps trafficking victims debrand their bodies.