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.
Traffickers, suspected accomplices, and johns were among the 47 people arrested around the Super Bowl. “This united effort has not only led to arrests and recoveries, but has also provided us with information and leads that help us continue to stop human trafficking in our community.” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Randle said.
The New York Times released a two-part podcast outlining the issue of child exploitation online.
A 26-year-old in Michigan used social media apps to sell a 15-year-old girl for sex. “There were thousands of images that that individual had that were images of underage females — specifically the victim.” said Sheriff Chris Swanson.
Sage Robbins and family will host a birthday benefit concert in honor of Tony Robbins 60th birthday —donating 100% of proceeds from the event to O.U.R.