Pat Colloton testified Monday that a state fund to help human trafficking victims is in danger of going broke because many people convicted of patronizing prostitutes are given diversion but not fined.
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.
What do a 14-year-old kidnap victim, runaway Kansas teenagers, and the now-adult child whose parents groomed and sold her for sex starting at age 10 have in common? They are all real examples of victims of human trafficking, modern day slavery right here in the United States.
Dozens of social workers and law enforcement personnel around Kansas recently completed training designed to further understanding of human trafficking, which is a modern form of human slavery.
Classes were held in Wichita, Topeka and Hays.
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.
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.
WEST ALLIS (WITI) — FOX6 News is learning more about a young woman from West Allis who has been missing for a week.
The preliminary hearing for a Wichita man facing five alternate counts of human trafficking in Reno County was delayed for a second time Tuesday - this time because the defense claimed the state did not follow proper procedures in filing the additional charges.