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.
AI is increasing society’s capacity to fight human trafficking. “Computer vision can identify the same pattern in many different photos, like the pattern in a hotel bedspread. This helps law enforcement identify multiple victims advertised and sold from the same hotel room,” Emily Kennedy, President & Co-Founder of Marinus Analytics.
Houston City Council approved an ordinance to require hotels to train employees about the signs of human trafficking and post resources to help people report potential trafficking cases.
A 28-year-old woman was charged for viewing and downloading child pornography, and is now facing a new case accusing her of sexually abusing a child in Utah.
A South Carolina man was arrested by the FBI on counts of child exploitation, child pornography, and distribution of child pornography. This case was a part of Project Safe Childhood.