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With hundreds of thousands of cases of human trafficking occurring every year in the United States, leaders want to start tackling the issue locally.

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier joined law enforcement officials in South San Francisco to announce the implementation of the San Mateo County Human Trafficking Protocol, a set of guidelines and procedures that will help officers to detect and investigate human trafficking cases on the Peninsula.

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Nearly 150 years have passed since Congress ratified the 13th Amendment. Yet a modern form of slavery still plagues our nation and world.

Today, it is estimated that 21 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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By Erin Weaver 

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a three-part series looking at the problem of human trafficking, its social impact and potential solutions.

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JACKSON — Law enforcement agencies in the Jackson metropolitan area have made dozens of arrests as part of the FBI’s roundup of underage prostitutes and human sex traffickers.

On Tuesday, bond was set in Rankin County court for three men charged with human trafficking.

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An increase of sex trafficking in Northern Nevada has sparked an effort by local, state and federal agencies to try to save the exploited girls and prosecute their pimps, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal.
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Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2013 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.
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The Narcos’ Saint

Thursday, 11 July 2013 09:00

By Joseph J. Kolb

A centuries-old cultural icon in Mexico has recently taken on a sinister criminal purpose that has penetrated the U.S.

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By Pete Yost, Associated Press

Published Monday, July 29, 2013 | 9:18 a.m.

Updated Monday, July 29, 2013 | 4:35 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.

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Ohio AG releases human trafficking statistics

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:42

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COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Today Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the first annual Human Trafficking Statistics Report, as required by Ohio's Safe Harbor Law. The law requires that local law enforcement agencies collect information on human trafficking cases and send the data to the Attorney General's Office.

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Four state legislators from the Mahoning Valley stood with members of the Northeast Ohio Coalition on Rescue and Restore Monday to express their hopes for passage of additional legislation to stop human trafficking in Ohio.

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