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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

(An anti-human-trafficking billboard in the Delaware Valley.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

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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Philadelphia Officials Probing Problem Of Human Trafficking Here

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.

12/11/2012

(Michael Rhoades, Tamara Rhoades, and Steven Mills admitted abusing women in this dungeon-like basement.  Phila. PD photo)

Two More Sentenced in Horrific Philadelphia Human Trafficking Case

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.

11/26/2012

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Philadelphia Man Sentenced In Human Trafficking, Torture Case

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.

11/05/2012

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Philadelphia Man Facing Charges For Allegedly Luring Teen And Pimping Her Out On Craigslist

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.

10/25/2012

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South Jersey Man Facing Human Trafficking Charges

Marc A. Branch, 39, of Ventnor, was arrested just after 11 p.m. on Friday night at his apartment on North Newport Avenue.

10/22/2012

NJ Holds Hearings On Bill That Would Establish State Commission On Human Trafficking

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.

10/15/2012

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3 Plead Guilty In Shocking Human Trafficking, Torture Case

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.

09/26/2012

(An anti-human-trafficking billboard in the Delaware Valley.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Outdoor Advertisers Launch Billboard Campaign To Battle Human Trafficking

The billboards feature a young boy, a toll free hotline number and the message, “where does human trafficking happen?”

08/09/2012

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