Sex trafficking victims can find a path to healing from a variety of avenues. With the right resources and programs, many victims go on to lead successful lives. That is due in a large part to the comprehensive services offered by organizations in Louisiana — including safe houses, child advocacy centers and transitional living facilities. These organizations offer services free of charge to help victims on their roads to recovery.
Human trafficking has inspired nothing less than a franchise of Hollywood action movies and recently led to charges against the Ingham County prosecutor. But it may remain as one of the least-understood crimes in the current culture.Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette convened a commission on it in 2011, which sparked a package of legislation. Even so, most people probably couldn’t define what, exactly, constitutes human trafficking, despite explanatory phrases
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A yearlong human trafficking investigation in San Diego County uncovered at least seven victims who were allegedly pimped and trafficked for years by three defendants in San Marcos, authorities said Monday. Tyrone Evans, 40, Lila Lefors, 36, and Natasha McElrath, 37, were arrested Friday and pleaded not guilty Monday to multiple felony charges in San Diego Superior Court. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said “Operation Hotel Tango”
UPDATE to the story we’ve been following for some time now. A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors Thursday, days before his trial was set to begin. Timothy Jay Vafeades was charged with luring two women ages 18 and 19 to his truck, then forcibly altering their appearances and grinding down