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News and Updates

SC Human Trafficking Task Force

 

"Modern day slavery" of human trafficking still prevalent in South Carolina — The Post & Courier 

Report: Strengthen SC human trafficking policies — Index Journal 

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in South Carolina — One News Page

Richland County Hires Staffer to Fight Human Trafficking — FreeTimes

S.C. Attorney General talks human trafficking, opioid epidemic at Aiken luncheon — Aiken Standard

New Human Trafficking Task Force coordinator brings international experience to the job — The Post and Courier

Think human trafficking isn't happening in your community? Think again, S.C. leader says. — The Herald

Truckers Driving Towards an End to Human Trafficking — WLTX News 19

Human Trafficking Task Force: required curriculum for SC children — WSPA News 7

Fight Against Human Trafficking in SC Continues — WLTX News 19

A mom and her son stand accused of recruiting a teen to perform sex acts at a massage parlor — WISTV News 10

Fight against 'modern-day slavery' of human trafficking in South Carolina makes strides — The Post and Courier

 

South Carolina Reports

 

Richland County SC cops look for sex trafficking at NCAA tourney - The State

Majority of South Carolina human trafficking cases involved victims under 18 years old, report shows – The Post & Courier

Resources Lacking for Human Trafficking Victims in SC – GoUpstate.com

Human traffickers are targeting children on the Grand Strand, forum speakers say – The State

Guest or victim? Human trafficking at motels targeted - MyrtleBeachOnline

Benedict College warns students about sex trafficking scam — WACH Fox 57

New coalition sets sights on reducing human trafficking: 'It can happen to anyone'—ABC 15 News

Grasping For A Way Out — FreeTimes 

Live 5 Investigates: Sex trafficking in the Lowcountry — Live 5 News
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Local agencies, Bon Secours join forces to fight Upstate sex trafficking — Greenville Journal

FBI: Simpsonville man arrested in human trafficking case — FOX Carolina

JSO Arrests South Carolina Man on Human Trafficking Charges – WOKV News

SC man convicted of sex trafficking throughout southeast — Live 5 News

SC man sentenced for trafficking 16-year-old girl — The Post and Courier

Upstate nonprofit raising awareness about human trafficking through blue hair campaign — FOX Carolina

Human trafficking awareness signs coming to downtown Aiken — Aiken Standard

Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office to launch human trafficking campaign — FOX Carolina

Charleston ranked in top 5 counties for human trafficking — Charleston News 2

Human Trafficking Alive and Well in South Carolina — Palmetto Family

84 kids rescued in human trafficking crackdown, arrests made in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, FBI says — WYFF News 4

Greenville tops South Carolina list for reported human trafficking cases — Greenville News

Sex Trafficking in the Lowcountry — Live 5 News

45 arrests made in Greenville County child predator operation 'Millstone' — Greenville News

 

National News 

 

Why Is It Hard to Bust Human Traffickers? — The Epoch Times

The Link Between Opioid Abuse and Sex Trafficking — The Crime Report   

Child sex trafficker sentenced to 472 years in prison — WSVN 7 News     

3 Ohio pastors facing life in prison; indicted for trafficking young girls for sex — Cleveland19

FedEx truck drivers fight human trafficking through new program — WMC Action 5 News

California's Largest Health Provider Takes On Human Trafficking — Forbes

Missing NC teen found during human trafficking sting operation — WSPA News 7

Hotels, Motels Emerge as Human-Trafficking Sites — U.S. News

NC human trafficking bust leads to 6 arrests — CBS North Carolina

Doctors, cops among 277 arrested in Florida human trafficking, online prostitution bust — CBS North Carolina

Youth leader, coach, EMT arrested in human trafficking case — WSPA News 7

Man Sentenced in Ogden Human Trafficking Prostitution Case — U.S. News

Massage Parlor Operators Charged With Human Trafficking — U.S. News

Human trafficking arrest part of larger problem in NC — WSPA News 7

ONLY ON 3: Sex trafficking survivor speaks out after years of bondage — WSAV News 3

Human Trafficking: How to help survivors — WSAV

U.S. Seizes Backpage.com, a Site Accused for Enabling Prostitution — The New York Times

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer pleads guilty in three states, agrees to testify against other website officials — The Washington Post

Backpage.com co-founder released from jail on a $1M bond — AP News

Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer says he'll testify against site's founders — NBC News

Georgia mom pleads guilty to sex trafficking of her two young girls to drug dealer — The State

Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Human Trafficking and Branding 

 

Legislative Updates

 

SC bill will give longer sentences to human traffickers — WPDE News 15

A new court program will help child sex trafficking victims find help and heal in Washington D.C. — Thomas Reuters Foundation News

Caught in modern-day slavery, she thought she'd die. Could this NC idea help others? — The Charlotte Observer

Louisiana Holding Summits to Discuss Human Trafficking — U.S. News

Political Sex-Trafficking Exploitation — The Wall Street Journal