Two hotels in Beirut, Lebanon were raided last month, resulting in the rescue of 75 Syrian women who had been trafficked for sex. Fleeing a war zone back home, they’d followed promises of work in Lebanon, only to find themselves locked in a filthy hotel and forced to have sex with as many as 20 men a day.
A Brantford, Ontario man is arrested and charged with human trafficking, after a woman seeks help from a hotel.
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.
In India’s Ganges Delta, a group of islands called the Sundarbans are experiencing the devastating effects of rising sea levels. This has made the area a prime target for traffickers, who lure in desperate people with promises of work in the city.
The Storm Makers, a new documentary about Cambodians seeking work abroad, shows how many of them are tricked and sold into slavery instead. Watch this clip on how a trafficker recruits his victims.
Three young girls who were forced into prostitution via ads on Backpage.com have been granted the go-ahead from the Washington Supreme Court to sue the classifieds website.
Jared Fogle, known by most as “the Subway guy” who lost 200 pounds on a sub diet, is pleading guilty to charges of child pornography and engaging in sex acts with minors.