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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation is searching for victims after announcing the arrest of a man they say exploited teenage girls by posting them on internet sites for commercial sex. Martin Thomas Wright, 23, faces numerous charges that include human trafficking of a minor and 19 counts of child pornography. Investigators said an 18-year-old high school student first contacted police in February and told them she was

(AP) – California Attorney General Kamala Harris is backing legislation that would continue a decade-long bid to coordinate law enforcement agencies’ responses to human trafficking. Harris announced Wednesday that she is supporting AB1731 by former Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego. Both are Democrats. Harris issued the following statement Wednesday. “Human trafficking is one of the world’s most heinous and profitable criminal enterprises,” she says. “This legislation will help

“It hurt so bad,” says T Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, a young woman who was exploited for sex from the ages of 10 through 17, beaten, raped and tortured. To this day, she cannot tolerate the cold. Now a college student in Baltimore, she serves as a nationwide policy consultant for survivors advocacy groups. She is not alone. While the exact number is unknown, the National Center for Missing and Exploited

Two people were arrested on human-trafficking complaints when police reportedly found them hiding in a closet while investigators were responding to an online escort advertisement Tuesday afternoon.Morgan Palmer, 19, and Daylin Fay, 18, were booked into the Tulsa Jail just before 4 p.m. on a complaint of human trafficking, according to jail records.Officers reported finding Palmer and Fay when they responded to a Backpage com advertisement for a “young looking”