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.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia judge today imposed sentence in a human trafficking, theft, and abuse case, saying he simply can not imagine how the defendants, or any human beings, could inflict such cruel abuse on others.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Outdoor advertisers have teamed up to launch a billboard campaign to battle human trafficking.
HARRISBURG - An effort to legally define human trafficking in a broader sense as covering forced sex through prostitution, forced labor at businesses and involuntary servitude is emerging with release of a study in June by a state legislative research agency.
NEW JERSEY (CBS) – Officials in the Garden State are stepping up their efforts to combat human trafficking.
From 2000 to 2007, Omelyan Botsvynyuk ran an organization that smuggled about 30 young Ukrainians to the United States with promises of good jobs with free room and board.
The victims were flown from Germany and Poland to Mexico with tourist visas.
PHILADELPHIA — A Ukrainian convicted of smuggling desperate villagers to the United States to work in bondage has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.
A prosecutor in Philadelphia says 52-year-old Omelyan Botsvynyuk's (OH'-mel-yahn bots-VIN'-yukz) human trafficking operation was "modern-day slavery."
HARRISBURG - An effort to legally define human trafficking in a broader sense as covering forced sex through prostitution, forced labor at businesses and involuntary servitude is emerging with release of a study last month by a state legislative research agency.
Randolph Johnson Spain, whose home address wasn't immediately available, allegedly lured women out of the county and forced them to engage in prostitution, according to the release.
"He would lure them in, befriend them and then take them out of town and then kind of keep them and force them into doing that kind of thing," said Linda Rawley, a police department spokeswoman.