Federal authorities have charged 13 people in a sex slave ring that forced young Mexican women into prostitution in New York and New Jersey.
Officials say this case is part of a concerted effort to crack down on the disturbingly common crime of human trafficking.
It’s been a top priority of Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa, who equates the practice with modern day slavery.
Experts have expressed fear that Philadelphia’s location and accessible transporation systems could make it a hub for this illegal activity.
Local law enforcement officials say that unless steps are taken, Philadelphia is poised to become a major hub of human trafficking, in which victims are sold for sexual or other purposes.
A Philadelphia judge has imposed sentence in a human trafficking, theft, and abuse case, saying he simply can not imagine how the defendants, or any human beings, could inflict such cruel abuse on others.
A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to up to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal for his role in a human trafficking and torture case.
A 21-year-old Philadelphia man is facing charges of human trafficking, rape and prostitution after allegedly luring a teenage girl to Minnesota with the purpose of prostituting her.
Marc A. Branch, 39, of Ventnor, was arrested just after 11 p.m. on Friday night at his apartment on North Newport Avenue.
Human trafficking victims and their advocates plan to testify before an Assembly committee that’s due to consider legislation that aims to end the practice in New Jersey.
Defendants Michael and Tamara Rhoades, and Steven Mills each have pleaded guilty in a stunning and depraved human trafficking, assault and torture case in North Philadelphia.
The billboards feature a young boy, a toll free hotline number and the message, “where does human trafficking happen?”
Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison for buying selling, and holding women for a prostitution ring in 2009 and beyond.
A Ukrainian national has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in running an international human trafficking ring.
Officials in the Garden State are stepping up their efforts to combat human trafficking.
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