A diversion program for victims of human trafficking is spreading to cities around the country. The model has roots in Columbus, Ohio, where a judge decided to direct women toward rehabilitation instead of jail. Ten years ago, Judge Paul Herbert was sitting in a courtroom when he noticed a trend. He was seeing lots of women who were abused and forced into sex work, but they were being treated like

The demand for commercial sex is higher on the Western Slope than anywhere else in Colorado, according to Dr. Angie Henderson. That’s been the case since 2015, when Henderson’s firm Avery Research and Consulting began studying the demand side of human sex trafficking. Henderson presented her research to the 150 people attending the second annual Battlement to the Bells Anti-Trafficking Summit Friday at Colorado Mountain College’s Rifle Campus. To read

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WORCESTER, Mass. — A Northborough man, who has taught at the high school and college levels, was arraigned Tuesday on human trafficking and rape charges, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. State police said John B. Clayton IV, 63, was charged with seven counts of trafficking a person for sexual servitude, two counts of rape and two counts of intimidation of a witness. He surrendered to

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