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.
WASHINGTON — The federal government is taking new steps to highlight the horrors of human trafficking and help victims of the often hidden crime.
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.
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.
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.
By Stephen Rogers
Irish Examiner Reporter
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.
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.