Human Trafficking in the U.S.

Large Gang Sweep Leads to Breaking Down of Human Trafficking Ring

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We’re learning more about how the dismantling of a gang in Fresno is also helping to break the human trafficking ring in the City. The Fresno Police Department arrested nearly 30 members of the Dog Pound Gang, or DPG. On Thursday, Chief Jerry Dyer called the sweep the largest and most impactful gang sweep in the history of the City. He coined it Operation Dog Track. Dyer said the gang financed almost all of it’s violent operations through money from sex trafficking.

Source: Large Gang Sweep Leads to Breaking Down of Human Trafficking Ring

Bay Area suburban sex trafficking ring busted, police say – San Jose Mercury News

Source: Bay Area suburban sex trafficking ring busted, police say – San Jose Mercury News

(3) CNN – Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times

Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times http://cnn.it/1OEJLUt

Source: (3) CNN – Human trafficking survivor: I was raped 43,200 times

Human Traffickers Found to Be Using Pet Trackers on People | Inverse

The dystopia is rising.

Source: Human Traffickers Found to Be Using Pet Trackers on People | Inverse

Firefighter, Boeing worker among 6 arrested for sex crimes in Lynnwood | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — When Kevin Best of Maple Valley showed up in Lynnwood on Saturday detectives said he was carrying drinks from Starbucks, keys, a cell phone, and wallet and believed he was meeting a woman and 12-year-old girl for sex.Instead, Best, who i

Source: Firefighter, Boeing worker among 6 arrested for sex crimes in Lynnwood | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO

Teenagers as young as 14 years-old rescued from sexual exploitation during Super Bowl, FBI says – LA Times

Seven teenagers, some as young as 14 years old, were rescued from forced prostitution in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl week, authorities announced Tuesday.

Source: Teenagers as young as 14 years-old rescued from sexual exploitation during Super Bowl, FBI says – LA Times

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Human Trafficking: Public Awareness

PSAs and links to educational materials to help raise public awareness about human trafficking.

Source: Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Human Trafficking: Public Awareness

The ‘Sex Trafficking Superhighway’ most Alabamians don’t even realize runs through their state – Yellowhammer News

(Video above: “I-20: The Sex Trafficking Superhighway”) Anna* grew up in what she describes as a “middle-to-upper class family” in Alabama. On her sixteenth birthday, her parents got her a[…]

Source: The ‘Sex Trafficking Superhighway’ most Alabamians don’t even realize runs through their state – Yellowhammer News

198 Arrested, 12 Minors Rescued During County-Wide Sex Trafficking Operation: LAPD | KTLA

Source: 198 Arrested, 12 Minors Rescued During County-Wide Sex Trafficking Operation: LAPD | KTLA

‘They can’t just leave;’ Michigan looks to change enforcement of human trafficking laws | MLive.com

The Michigan Human Trafficking Commission made recommendations to the state legislature to help victims and put perpetrators of the sex industry behind bars for longer sentences.

Source: ‘They can’t just leave;’ Michigan looks to change enforcement of human trafficking laws | MLive.com

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