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Niagara man convicted of human trafficking

Thursday, 06 February 2014 14:03

He controlled every aspect of her life and threatened to kill her family if she didn't sell her body to strangers.

Correll Slawter forced the 17-year-old girl to work as a prostitute for more than four months before Niagara Regional Police arrested him on a human trafficking charge.

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Three people have been arrested on charges that they held a mother and her child captive for years in Ashland, Ohio.

During a Tuesday afternoon news conference, the U.S. Attorney called it "modern-day slavery," according to WOIO TV.

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The seafood industry always has been and always will be extremely controversial.

Thailand is currently facing some political pressure after a British-based non-profit, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), published a study Wednesday detailing cases of 15 Burmese people who work under slave-like conditions for a Thai fishing crew.

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More than 12 years after the Idia Renaissance group in Benin-City led by Mrs Eki Igbinedion, wife of former governor of Edo State, led a spirited campaign against human trafficking especially to Italy and other parts of Europe, the Spanish police have revealed they have broken up a ring that smuggled women from Nigeria into Spain and forced them into street prostitution by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals.
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As the only state that has officially legalized the business of brothels, it would be reasonable to assume Nevada would have a lower rate of illegal prostitution on its streets.

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LARGO — Law enforcement agencies announced four arrests Monday in two separate human-trafficking rings that they say dispatched local women and at least two juvenile girls across the Tampa Bay area for prostitution.

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Push to toughen sex trafficking laws

Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:09

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.

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Raped Thai Woman Tricked By Brazil Traffickers

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 07:59

BANGKOK – December 9, 2012 [PDN]: A young Thai woman narrowly escaped becoming an unwilling drug courier after she was tricked by a work colleague into flying to Brazil for a visit.

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Ethiopia: Say Not to Illegal Human Trafficking

Friday, 21 September 2012 17:31

Thousands of Ethiopian women particularity girls are leaving for abroad due to a number of pushing and pulling factors. A number of youngsters are deprived of human and democratic rights and dehumanized in the Arab world.

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Regional Insecurity 'Threatens Integration'

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:00

The EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of political federation, Dr Julius Rotich, says the prevailing insecurity caused by terrorism, human and arms trafficking were hampering regional integration.

He made the remarks yesterday while officially opening a session of regional senior officials from the Sectoral Council on Inter-state security in east African countries in Kigali.

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