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Four in dock for sex trafficking

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 18:10

Cape Town - Four men accused of trafficking at least three women across South Africa to Cape Town and sexually exploiting them are being investigated by the police’s Organised Crime Unit.

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A bill broadening Louisiana's racketeering laws to include a range of crimes including human trafficking, kidnapping, bigamy and the sale of children has been signed into law.

Gov. Bobby Jindal signed House Bill 279 by Rep.

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man previously convicted of sex trafficking in Cook County has been charged again, this time for allegedly kidnapping a Minnesota woman and bringing her to Chicago to work in the sex trade.

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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.

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Louisiana's racketeering laws would be broadened to include a range of crimes including human trafficking, kidnapping, bigamy and the sale of children under a bill heading to a final vote in the state Senate.

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Naughton was running a ring of prostitutes between New York, Maryland and Virginia with Charles Anderson, a close friend with whom he shared a Brooklyn apartment, according to prosecutors.

Anderson pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges in March.

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Human trafficking, kidnapping, bigamy, and a number of other crimes could be prosecuted with state racketeering laws under a bill approvedThursday by the Louisiana House. Adding these crimes would allow for victims to bring civil action and would be a revenue generator for the state, supporters said.

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Women trafficked to Iraq

Monday, 06 May 2013 13:28

By Atika Shubert, CNN

(CNN) Like so many Indonesian women, Eli Anita wanted to earn more money than she could at home.

In 2007, she moved to Dubai through a labor recruitment company where, she says, her manager immediately began harassing her for sex, at one point becoming violent.

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BALTIMORE — During a human trafficking forum held at John Hopkins University, Salt Lake City native Elizabeth Smart spoke candidly about her nine months in captivity after being kidnapped in 2002 and the importance of educating children at a young age about how to stay safe and remember their self-worth.

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The girl, who was described as being from a broken and troubled family, was subjected to sexual abuse over four days after being persuaded to travel with the men to Ipswich in Suffolk in July last year.

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