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.
Hundreds of volunteers from various anti-trafficking organizations, including O.U.R. volunteers, gathered in San Diego last week to spread awareness about human trafficking. These volunteers set up booths outside during San Diego Comic Con to educate the crowd about the warning signs of trafficking.
Before his arrest, Germaine Coulter, Sr. was forcing teenage high school students to participate in commercial sex work. He allegedly told one minor that in turn for successfully making $1,000 per day, he would buy her a car and apartment once she turned 18. He was found guilty on two counts on Monday.
To help more victims of sexual and labor exploitation, Ecuador is planning on launching a new prevention and assistance plan. In Ecuador, many people are forced into trafficking by family or people they know. The plan specifically targets the unique issues that Ecuador faces.
5 flight attendants gave Business Insider an inside look into what warning signs of trafficking they look for on the plane. These warning signs can be helpful for everyone to look for while traveling!