Kylla Lanier, TAT deputy director, and Annika Huff, TAT training specialist, co-taught two 4-hour trainings in Jackson, Mississippi to Mississippi Department of Transportation Enforcement Officers and 13 troopers from the MS Highway Patrol Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. There were 61 people total in attendance. As a result of these trainings, officers are visiting truck stops, bus terminals, bus companies and trucking companies with our materials to help promote awareness and training on human

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Feb 2020

TGIF!

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A trucker from Wisconsin was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 42 months in prison for traveling to Missouri to have sex with a teenage girl. Joseph Anthony Yoast, 42, was caught in an online sting being run by St. Louis County police and targeting those seeking to sexually exploit minors, court records show. He responded to an online post about “family incest” in June 2019,

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Feb 2020

TAT in Toronto!

The Toronto Trucking Association hosted Truckers Against Trafficking for an educational seminar on human trafficking in Etobicoke, Ontario. Human trafficking survivor, Karly Church, shared her moving story of being trafficked in the greater Toronto area. Heather Fry, TAT Canada Director, educated the participants on the realities of human trafficking and how the trucking industry can make an impact in disrupting this heinous crime. The two speakers were followed by a

Three top administrators at a Los Angeles church have been arrested in connection with an investigation into immigration fraud and human trafficking, authorities said. Federal investigators said members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ congregation in Van Nuys were brought to the U.S. from the Philippines under the pretense they would perform in musical events at the church. Once in the United States, the members were forced to surrender their

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