Spanish police say they have broken up a ring that smuggled in women from Nigeria and forced them into street prostitution by burning them with irons and using voodoo rituals.
WASHINGTON — The federal government is taking new steps to highlight the horrors of human trafficking and help victims of the often hidden crime.
A federal court jury on Friday found karaoke club operator Chang Ru Meng Backman guilty of one count of sex trafficking, but acquitted her of two counts of same charges involving two other women.
The U.S. government is in its second decade of fighting global human trafficking, including the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) by evaluating how other governments fight these crimes and tying results to financial assistance.
Joanna Simons said that although the council “take enormous responsibility for what's happened”, her “gut feeling” is that she will not resign.
Ms Simons said the council would be asking itself some “very hard questions” in the wake of the case, which involved girls as young as 11 being drugged and raped by members of one of Britain's biggest ever child sex gangs.
By Krupskaia Alis and Rafael Romo, CNN
Joanna moves her hands nervously as she speaks. Her oversized, golden earrings rattle as she shakes her head to make a point. Joanna is not her real name.
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.
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.