Human trafficking

March 26, 2018 - 6:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a secretive group in upstate New York turned female followers into brainwashed "slaves" who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with sex-trafficking. Keith Raniere, co-founder of...
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March 26, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a secretive group based in New York accused of branding female followers as part of an initiation ceremony has been charged with sex-trafficking. Authorities say Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico and brought to Texas Monday to face federal charges filed in Brooklyn...
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March 26, 2018 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of a secretive group based in upstate New York that has been accused of branding female followers as part of an initiation ceremony has been charged with sex-trafficking. Authorities say Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico and brought to Texas Monday to face federal...
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March 23, 2018 - 10:50 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Americans looking for love or companionship on Craigslist can't make a connection. The classified ads site on Friday has taken its personals section offline in the United States. The action comes after the U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed an anti-sex trafficking bill that could...
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The Spanish NGO's Proactiva Open Arms vessel is seen at harbor at the port of Pozzallo, in the southern Italian island of Sicily, Monday, March 19, 2018. The NGO’s migrant rescue ship has been put under sequester by prosecutors’ orders, Sunday, March 18 in Pozzallo, where the vessel brought 216 migrants it had rescued last week in the Mediterranean north of Libya. (AP Photo/Alessio Tricani)
March 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
ROME (AP) — The head of a Spanish aid group said Monday that he fears several staff members could be charged with human trafficking after they refused to hand over rescued migrants to the Libyan coast guard and took them to Italy instead. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps told reporters in...
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February 26, 2018 - 6:36 pm
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — A New York man is accused of assault and profiting off three women engaging in prostitution in Maryland. Anne Arundel County police said in a release Monday that Vice Unit detectives conducting a prostitution sting arrested 34-year-old Ondray Lamar Pleasant on Feb. 22. The...
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In this photo taken on Sunday Feb. 18, 2018 photo, refugees and migrants wait to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, 60 miles north of Al-Khums, Libya. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo)
February 20, 2018 - 10:16 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison. Judges ruled Tuesday that 29-year-old Jamal Owda...
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January 31, 2018 - 5:33 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police arrested three suspects during an operation Wednesday against a group that is believed to have smuggled at least 160 migrants into Germany over recent months. Raids were staged in four German states Wednesday, federal police spokesman Christian Meinhold said. Two...
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January 31, 2018 - 3:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested three suspects during raids against a group that is believed to have smuggled at least 160 migrants into Germany over recent months. Federal police spokesman Christian Meinhold said raids were staged in four German states Wednesday. Two suspects...
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January 29, 2018 - 11:57 am
Ohio Sen. Rob Portman has donated money he received from Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas billionaire accused of sexual misconduct, to charities aimed at stemming human sex-trafficking, his office said Monday. Wynn resigned Saturday as the Republican National Committee's finance chairman after a Wall...
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