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