LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - When you meet the author of a book, you put a face to the name, and a voice to the page. When fate tried to silence Theresa Flores, the author found a reason to speak up.
As I looked around the South Auditorium in the Old Executive Office Building during the White House's Forum to Combat Human Trafficking, I felt a surge of hope in a field that could use so much more.
A Michigan woman is now dedicating her life to helping other victims of sex trafficking. She spent most of her life being sold for sex - the first time when she was just a child.
LANSING In the midst of what experts call the second-fastest growing criminal industry in the world after drug trafficking, some legislators are pushing for tougher punishment for sex traffickers.
The new legislation would ensure that defendants convicted of coercing children ages 16 and 17 into prostitution are more stiffly punished, said Senate sponsor Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan.
By Ben Baird
A Ypsilanti man has been found guilty on charges of forced labor for bringing four minors to Michigan from Africa and using force to have them perform domestic labor.
KALAMAZOO, MI –When Sara Morley-LaCroix began researching human trafficking and discovered it was happening locally, she immediatelyknew she had to do something.
So after attending a conference in Grand Rapids about trafficking in West Michigan, she formed the Kalamazoo Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition.