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The jury in the trial of nine men alleged to have run the Oxford gang were also told of second alleged victim who, it is said, was made to have an illegal abortion after being impregnated by one of the defendants just after her twelfth birthday.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Officers say the case of a Bakersfield girl allegedly kidnapped and forced into acts of prostitution amounts to "human trafficking." It's a crime that some local groups say they've been battling against.

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By Brian Ballou and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff

A routine traffic stop by police in January led to a Dorchester man’s arrest on charges of human trafficking, three decades after he was convicted of raping two women at the Harvard Business School and a third woman in Jamaica Plain, authorities said.

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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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"Since the woman was known to the girl, she decided to go to Delhi. And a few days after getting the call, she boarded a train from Agra to reach Delhi.

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An Escape From Sex Slavery

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 06:11
Loch’s story may sound extreme, but it is not some isolated incident. An estimated 27 million people are victims of slavery around the world, according to the U.S. State Department. The buying and selling of humans is a multibillion-dollar global business, ensnaring vulnerable people who are often kidnapped or tricked into the trade.
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Convicted pimp sentenced to life in prison

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 06:11

"I think the worst thing you did to these girls, frankly, is branding them the way you did," Gettleman said before imposing a life sentence on Campbell. "They can't get rid of those tattoos. … They have a life sentence, all of them. Every time they look in the mirror. … And it's gonna hurt. Their life sentences compel a life sentence for you."

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Women's Resource Center

Sunday, 25 November 2012 12:37

— Women’s Resource Center strives to keep staff current on laws, statistics, information and services available to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

In the last year, the severity of human trafficking (both sex and labor trafficking) has risen to the forefront.

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By Tony Hanson

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.

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Economic activity is expected to spike during this weekend's Formula 1 race, but so is crime.

Some officials and local non-profits are most concerned with human trafficking—particularly those coerced into prostitution.

"When you have a lot of men, and a lot of men from all over the world come, it is an opportune time for them to seek sexual activity," Democratic State Senator Leticia Van de Putte said.

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