Here is your weekly roundup of human trafficking stories in the news. We hope to highlight the good work that U.S. law enforcement and citizens are doing to fight human trafficking across the country. O.U.R. was not involved unless specified.
The National Underground Freedom Center is launching a new anti-human trafficking exhibit this Saturday, January 11th, in honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The exhibit will be called “Motel X” and will take visitors through the story of a teenage girl that is trafficked through a motel.
Three survivors of sex trafficking are suing three different hotel chains in Houston, Texas, for negligence about sex trafficking on-site. Two of the survivors were teenagers at the time of being trafficked and one was an adult.
A 38-year-old woman from Indiana was sentenced to 39 years in prison for trafficking her 12-year-old relative. The young girl was enticed by being promised ice cream and dinner. The man who bought her paid $100.
All North Carolina School Districts were required to choose an employee training program on the signs of trafficking last week. These programs will help teachers and staff learn the grooming process, how to report possible situations, and more.