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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



SC Human Trafficking Task Force Newsletters


August 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

Special Edition January 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 Resource Newsletter

May 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

December 2020 Newsletter

Special Edition January 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 Newsletter


SC Human Trafficking Task Force Virtual Meetings


Sept. 4, 2020 Meeting

Dec. 4, 2020 Meeting

March 5, 2021 Meeting

June 4, 2021 Meeting


South Carolina News


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 –

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
Part 1
Part 2

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, 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 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