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(Shea Rhodes, an assistant Philadelphia DA.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

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

michael rhoades

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

(Credit: Philadelphia Police)

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

(Credit: NJ Office of Attorney General)

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

rhoades

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

Money taken as evidence against John Lee. (credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia Man Gets 15-30 Years In Prison For Human Trafficking

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.

08/02/2012

Omelyan Botsvynyuk

Ukrainian Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Human Trafficking

A Ukrainian national has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in running an international human trafficking ring.

07/17/2012

(Credit: www.nj.gov)

New Jersey Cracking Down On Human Trafficking.

Officials in the Garden State are stepping up their efforts to combat human trafficking.

07/15/2012

Ukrainian Brothers Convicted In Human Trafficking Case

A Federal trial that pulled the curtain off of the seamy underground racket known as human trafficking has ended in convictions for two Ukranian brothers.

10/12/2011

Omelyan Botsvynyuk

Jury Deliberations To Begin In Human Trafficking Case

Jury deliberations are set to begin in the Federal trial of two Ukranian brothers charged with human trafficking.

10/11/2011

Ukrainian Immigrant Denies Human Trafficking And Abuse Charges

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of two Ukrainian brothers on trial charged with human trafficking has taken the witness stand, denying the charges and blaming others. Ukrainian Immigrant Denies Human Trafficking And Abuse Charges The jury […]

10/06/2011

Ukraine-to-US Human Trafficking Trial Continues In Philadelphia

A second Ukrainian woman has now testified in federal court in Philadelphia that she was beaten and raped by a man charged with human trafficking.

10/03/2011

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