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Louisiana is among the top 10 worst states in the country for human trafficking.

But what exactly is human trafficking? It's commonly defined as the buying, or selling of a person for sexual purposes, forced labor or any other coerced explotation.

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WASHINGTON — The federal government is taking new steps to highlight the horrors of human trafficking and help victims of the often hidden crime.

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The U.S. government is in its second decade of fighting global human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) by evaluating how other governments fight these crimes and tying results to financial assistance.

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by PAUL GEORGE & LINDSAY TOSTE

As the only state that has officially legalized the business of brothels, it would be reasonable to assume Nevada would have a lower rate of illegal prostitution on its streets.

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The Department of Justice today announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Milwaukee has indicted Najee C. Moore, 22, on charges of conspiracy, sex trafficking and attempted forced labor, of both minor and adult victims.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives an answer at an Upper House Budget Committee meeting of Parliament in Tokyo Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Japan acknowledged that it conducted only a limited investigation before claiming there was no official evidence that its imperial troops coerced Asian women into sexual slavery before and during World War II.
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Defendants A.A. and S.R, 29 and 24, both jobless and from Bangladesh, were convicted of human trafficking by deceiving the victim with a job offer and forcing her into prostitution under coercion and intimidation.

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Fear for prostitutes prevents buying sex

Monday, 11 February 2013 10:32
More than 25% of punters have refrained from buying sex from a prostitute because she appeared to be either trafficked, coerced, or underage, a survey by the Immigrant Council of Ireland has found.
 

By Stephen Rogers
Irish Examiner Reporter

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Economic activity is expected to spike during this weekend's Formula 1 race, but so is crime.

Some officials and local non-profits are most concerned with human trafficking—particularly those coerced into prostitution.

"When you have a lot of men, and a lot of men from all over the world come, it is an opportune time for them to seek sexual activity," Democratic State Senator Leticia Van de Putte said.

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By Christina Marie Duran on November 15, 2012

Women who are trafficked into the U.S. are often kept secluded and isolated to avoid suspicion. (Nadia Garcia/Borderzine.com)

EL PASO – The car headlights flashed past the windows of a farmer’s house out on a rural road in far west Texas on a sweltering, summer night bringing him outside to find out what the unusual midnight activity is all about.

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