Officials held a press conference Friday to announce the arrest of two men in connection with a human trafficking ring in Pinellas County.
Peter Kitt, 41, and Shawn Franklin, 42, are behind bars for allegedly forcing 16 women into prostitution.
Seven members of a child sex trafficking ring have been convicted of a string of sex offences against six girls aged between 11 and 16.
A string of failings by social workers and police allowed the Oxfordshire gang to brutally exploit vulnerable schoolgirls, selling them for sex for seven years.
NORTH TEXAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Police say a crime that targets young girls in North Texas is increasing — human trafficking.
Rose explained that the young girls are often drugged at the parties.
The federal government has created a plan to combat human trafficking and a number of young Langleyites can take some credit for putting this growing issue on the national stage.
On June 6, the Conservatives launched the National Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking, which will put $23 million over four years into creating a specialized police team dedicated to combating human trafficking, increase front-line training of police who respond to sexual exploitation of girls, especially in vulnerable communities across the country and provide more support for victims and strengthen co-ordination of domestice and international partners.
By Claire O’Sullivan, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Five eager young boys, many not even in their teens, are gathered around Abdul Rahman Tholeey as he shows them how to weld a section of gate.