Child trafficking

ADDS FIRST NAME - Young women pray outside the "La Luz Del Mundo," or Light of the World church, after members learned their church's leader Naasón Joaquín García was arrested in the U.S., in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. California authorities have charged Garcia, the self-proclaimed apostle of the Mexico-based church that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape, human trafficking and producing child pornography in Southern California. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
June 05, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. claiming more than 1 million followers, has been charged in California with crimes involving human trafficking and child rape. Naasón Joaquín García and a follower of the church, Susana Medina Oaxaca...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2009 file photo, worshippers raise their hands at La Luz Del Mundo, "Light of the World, Restoration of the Primitive Christian Church," during the Holy Dinner celebration, one of the principal religious events of The Light of the World church at the Hermosa Provincia Temple in Guadalajara, Mexico. California authorities have charged the leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz Del Mundo (The Light of the World), a church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape. Becerra on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 announced that Joaquin Garcia has been arrested and charged with committing 26 felonies in Southern California between 2015 and 2018. The charges also include human trafficking and producing child pornography. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
June 05, 2019 - 10:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Naasón Joaquín García and a follower...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2009 file photo, worshippers raise their hands at La Luz Del Mundo, "Light of the World, Restoration of the Primitive Christian Church," during the Holy Dinner celebration, one of the principal religious events of The Light of the World church at the Hermosa Provincia Temple in Guadalajara, Mexico. California authorities have charged the leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz Del Mundo (The Light of the World), a church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape. Becerra on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 announced that Joaquin Garcia has been arrested and charged with committing 26 felonies in Southern California between 2015 and 2018. The charges also include human trafficking and producing child pornography. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
June 04, 2019 - 11:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2009 file photo, worshippers raise their hands at La Luz Del Mundo, "Light of the World, Restoration of the Primitive Christian Church," during the Holy Dinner celebration, one of the principal religious events of The Light of the World church at the Hermosa Provincia Temple in Guadalajara, Mexico. California authorities have charged the leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz Del Mundo (The Light of the World), a church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape. Becerra on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 announced that Joaquin Garcia has been arrested and charged with committing 26 felonies in Southern California between 2015 and 2018. The charges also include human trafficking and producing child pornography. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
June 04, 2019 - 10:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday. Joaquín García and a follower of the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2009 file photo, worshippers raise their hands at La Luz Del Mundo, "Light of the World, Restoration of the Primitive Christian Church," during the Holy Dinner celebration, one of the principal religious events of The Light of the World church at the Hermosa Provincia Temple in Guadalajara, Mexico. California authorities have charged the leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz Del Mundo (The Light of the World), a church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers, with child rape. Becerra on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 announced that Joaquin Garcia has been arrested and charged with committing 26 felonies in Southern California between 2015 and 2018. The charges also include human trafficking and producing child pornography. (AP Photo/Carlos Jasso, File)
June 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo_a controversial church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers— has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials said Tuesday. Joaquín García and another follower of the church, 24...
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June 04, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo_a controversial church based in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers— has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials said Tuesday. Joaquín García and another follower of the church, 24...
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June 04, 2019 - 8:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo_a controversial church in Mexico that claims over 1 million followers_is charged with human trafficking and child rape, California authorities said. Officials arrested Joaquín García and two others Monday night in Los...
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March 28, 2019 - 10:14 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A former minister accused of grooming a 14-year-old girl for sex and then encouraging her to engage in sex with two other pastors has been convicted of child sex trafficking. A federal jury found Anthony Haynes guilty of multiple charges Wednesday, hours after he denied having...
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Jasmine Grace Marino, of Nashua, N.H., a former massage parlor prostitute, stands for a photograph, in Somerville, Mass., Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Marino says she was forced to work at sites in Connecticut and Maine for five years by her then-boyfriend as she struggled with drugs and alcohol in her 20s. She's since written a book about her experience and runs Bags of Hope, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps women who have been trafficked or dealing with addiction and homelessness. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — They're nestled amid bustling downtowns and tucked into nondescript strip malls across quiet suburbs. Brothels posing as massage parlors and Asian spas have been part of many American communities for decades, hidden in plain sight. But the Florida prostitution sting that ensnared New...
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This undated selfie shows Amberkatherine DeCory with her daughter, Mila DeCory. Until her daughter could speak, Decory, a police officer who lives outside Minneapolis, carried her birth certificate and even a photo of her giving birth, just in case the African-American and Native American had to prove that her light-haired, blue-eyed child was truly her own. Families like theirs were not surprised when they heard that Cindy McCain reported a woman to police for possible human trafficking because McCain saw her at the airport with a toddler of a different ethnicity. (Amberkatherine DeCory via AP)
February 13, 2019 - 5:44 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Amberkatherine DeCory carried photos of her daughter's birth certificate in her diaper bag in case she had to prove that the lighter-skinned girl was really hers. Cydnee Rafferty gives her husband a letter explaining that he has permission to travel with their 5-year-old biracial...
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