Human trafficking

May 04, 2018 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Brooklyn along with Keith Raniere, the leader of the self-help group NXIVM. Both are charged with coercing women who joined the organization into becoming a part of a secret sub-group where...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:06 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Justice Department has announced it is adding prosecutors and judges to deal with a backlog of immigration cases along the southwestern U.S.-Mexico border. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday in a statement from Washington, D.C., that 35 new assistant U.S. Attorney jobs...
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This photo made available by Interpol Monday April 30, 2018 shows an Interpol officer writing documents during a raid in night clubs in Georgetown, Guyana, on April 7, 2018. A 13-country police operation freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and arrested 22 people across the Caribbean and South America. International police agency Interpol said Monday those rescued included children and adults working in night clubs, farms, gold mines, factories and open-air markets. (Nicola Vigilanti/Interpol via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 10:03 am
PARIS (AP) — A police operation across the Caribbean and South America has freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and led to the arrests of 22 people. Those rescued included children and adults working in nightclubs, gold mines, factories, open-air markets and on farms,...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:08 am
PARIS (AP) — A 13-country police operation has freed nearly 350 people from human trafficking networks and arrested 22 people across the Caribbean and South America. International police agency Interpol said Monday those rescued included children and adults working in nightclubs, gold mines,...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The Associated Press has learned that a Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 3:47 am
The U.S. government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe, according to the findings of a Senate subcommittee obtained by The Associated Press. Federal officials came under fire two...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo, boys wait in line to make a phone call as they are joined by hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children that are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz. The Associated Press has learned that a Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms needed to keep the children safe. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 3:02 am
A Senate subcommittee has found that the government risks placing migrant children in the custody of human traffickers because federal agencies have delayed crucial reforms. Federal officials came under fire two years ago for rolling back child welfare policies meant to protect unaccompanied minors...
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FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. She was scheduled to appear in court later Friday. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
April 24, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on actress charged in NXIVM case (all times local): 6 p.m. The actress granted bail while fighting charges that she helped recruit women into a cult-like group has left a Brooklyn courthouse. Allison Mack, best known for playing Superman's friend, walked in silence with...
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April 20, 2018 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An actress best known for playing a young Superman's friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization. Allison...
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FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru. Mack, 35, was accused in an indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in Brooklyn. She was scheduled to appear in court later Friday. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 6:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-...
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FILE -- In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer appears before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent subcommittee on Investigations looking into Backpage.com. Ferrer will serve no more than five years in state prison under a plea agreement announced Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file)
April 12, 2018 - 8:02 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed an "online brothel" pleaded guilty to California money-laundering charges Thursday, while the company itself pleaded guilty to human trafficking in Texas. Carl Ferrer will cooperate in prosecuting Backpage.com's...
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