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Trial Underway For Philadelphia Man Charged With Human Trafficking

KYW’s Tony Hanson reports the defendant, from Philadelphia, allegedly used force and threats to control his prostitutes, including a girl who was just 16-years-old at the time.

04/16/2014

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Ten Men Arrested In Prostitution Sting In Montgomery County

Ten men are under arrest in Montgomery County snagged in a sting operation targeting human trafficking and the commercial sex trade in the Montgomeryville area.

04/14/2014

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Voorhees Man Charged In Human Trafficking Case

The investigation began when a 26-year-old woman from South Carolina called police from New Jersey hotel reporting that she had been held against her will for week and was forced to perform sexual acts with numerous males for money.

03/26/2014

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6 Men Arrested In Montgomery County Prostitution Sting

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Merion Township Chief Thomas Nolan announced the arrests of six men for patronizing prostitutes.

03/03/2014

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Authorities Use Newly Enhanced Statute To Crack Down On Human Trafficking In South Jersey

As New Jersey gears up for Sunday’s Super Bowl, authorities are shining a light on the darker side to the big game — human trafficking.

01/30/2014

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Septa Joins Pre-Super Bowl Campaign Against Human Trafficking

“We’re trying to look for that predator that’s preying on the vulnerable,” says Septa police chief Tom Nestel.

01/28/2014

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As Host State for Super Bowl, NJ Officials On Alert For Human Sex Trafficking

Elie Honig, director of the state’s Division of Criminal Justice, says cops won’t be the only ones with eyes peeled.

01/24/2014

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Attorney General Increases Efforts Against Human Trafficking In NJ

At a summit on human trafficking Friday in Trenton, the State Attorney General’s Office described efforts to step up enforcement, awareness, training and victim services.

10/25/2013

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Tearful Testimony As Judge Weighs Sentence For Philadelphia Sex Trafficker

The victims, indentified in court only as Minor 1, Minor 2, and Minor 3, were in their mid teens when they were lured into child prostitution.

10/25/2013

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Phila. Conference Throws Spotlight On Crimes of Human Trafficking

Assistant US attorney Dan Velez says at its core, human trafficking is modern-day slavery “(that) involves the exploitation of people for either commercial sex or for forced labor.”

09/06/2013

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Philadelphia Man Charged With Sex Trafficking A Minor

McIntyre, who was arrested following an investigation by the FBI and Pa. State Police, faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years.

07/19/2013

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13 Charged In Sex Slave Ring Involving NJ Farms

Federal authorities have charged 13 people in a sex slave ring that forced young Mexican women into prostitution in New York and New Jersey.

05/01/2013

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Man Charged With Running Philadelphia-Based Forcible Prostitution Ring

Officials say this case is part of a concerted effort to crack down on the disturbingly common crime of human trafficking.

02/21/2013

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Public Invited to Attend Human Trafficking Prevention Rally

It’s been a top priority of Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, who equates the practice with modern day slavery.

01/11/2013

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2012 Year in Review: Rise in Human Trafficking in Our Area

Experts have expressed fear that Philadelphia’s location and accessible transporation systems could make it a hub for this illegal activity.

12/31/2012

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