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HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE NEWS FEB 23 - FEB 29
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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.

6 girls recovered from Oregon hotel room in human trafficking investigation

Six girls under 18 and were recovered after a detective located the hotel room they were in. Two adult males were taken into custody as part of the sex trafficking investigation.  

Derek Hough reveals his ‘World of Dance’ costar Jennifer Lopez’s trailer is bigger than his and 15 more things you didn’t know

When asked what causes he likes to support the most (#14), Hough said, “O.U.R. [Operation Underground Railroad]. It’s a group of people who take action in a situation that isn’t often talked about or at the forefront. Their commitment to rescuing children who are enslaved around the world is something that I’m proud to be a supporter of.”

AMERICAN WOMAN REUNITED WITH FAMILY 25 YEARS AFTER SHE WAS TRAFFICKED AS AN INFANT

O.U.R.’s story about Belle Barbu’s reunion with her family was featured on independent.co.uk. And the Daily Mail

Rochester man convicted of sex trafficking, child pornography given 25 years

A man from New York ran a sex trafficking ring and preyed on vulnerable youth who were homeless. He took explicit pictures of these teens and posted them online. He forced them to engage in commercial sex acts. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison. 
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