Last week, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Christopher Thyer, announced that a Little Rock man, alleged to have been a pimp and trafficker, was convicted in federal court on one count of sex trafficking.
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - A Little Rock man has been convicted on a federal sex trafficking charge.
According to United States Attorney Christopher R. Thyer, 22-year-old Jermaine Lamon Roy was convicted on one count of sex trafficking by use of force, fraud or coercion.
BENTONVILLE – Legislators, community leaders and concerned citizens filled Peterson Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville on Thursday (June 28) for Arkansas’ first Legislative Summit on Human Trafficking. This was the third day of the conference, that began Tuesday in Little Rock.
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CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (D) joined with her counterparts across the country Dec. 17 to urge Congress to fund the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act to better fight human trafficking and protect its victims.
Kathy Bryan, 48, of Heber Springs said she was a naive teenager when she met the man who showered her with attention before selling her for sex.
“I thought I would go my whole life without talking about it,” Bryan said.
The International Labor Organization says there are nearly 21 million people worldwide who are victims of modern slavery. Reagan Stanford, crime victims services coordinator for Catholic Charities of Arkansas, said there are no reliable statistics gathered for how many victims are in the state.
LITTLE ROCK — A new state task force created to help prevent and raise awareness about human trafficking discussed its mission and developed a plan of action during its first meeting Tuesday at the state Capitol.