A report released by the US State Department says Papua New Guinean government officials are facilitating human trafficking through bribery and trading victims for political favours.
OXCAT (Oxford Community Against Trafficking) praised the victims for their bravery in making sure the men faced justice but say the case has pulled into 'sharp focus' the horror of human trafficking in neighbourhoods and communities.
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.
Two local women are heading across the globe to help fight the fastest-growing illegal industry in the world.
Juliette Hawkins, 24, and Andrea Stokes, 28, both Aiken natives, are leaving the comforts of home to combat human trafficking.