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City Council Looks At Restrictions On Local Hotels Aimed At Combating Human Trafficking

Human trafficking often involves forced prostitution – and now Philadelphia City Council is considering new regulations on local hotels aimed at preventing that.

02/06/2015

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Federal Human Trafficking Trial Resumes In Philadelphia

A federal jury has heard opening statements and the start of testimony, which resumes this morning.

02/03/2015

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Kensington Drop-In Shelter Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

January is human trafficking awareness month and a Kensington drop-in center for women is using the time to educate their public about the sex trade going on right under your nose.

01/25/2015

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Ten Years In, Officials Remind NJ Citizens To Be Vigilant for Human Trafficking

New Jersey officials are marking the tenth anniversary of the formation of the state’s Human Trafficking Task Force by hammering home a simple message: “Know it. See it. Report it.”

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Suspect Arrested In Cherry Hill For Human Trafficking

An investigation then revealed that Hall was allegedly forcing the woman to engage in prostitution several times a day by threatening her with violence.

01/21/2015

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NJ Pair Accused Of Trafficking By Prostituting 16-Year-Old Girl

A man and woman have been charged with allegedly committing human trafficking by prostituting a 16-year-old girl.

06/19/2014

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US Rep. Meehan Hosts Montco Roundtable Against Human Trafficking

One of the challenges, noted US Rep. Pat Meehan (far right), is prosecuting those responsible for the activity.

05/27/2014

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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

Authorities in South Jersey are using a newly enhanced statute to crack down on human trafficking. (credit: Paul Kurtz/KYW)

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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