#SexTrafficking

  • Ohio Pastor pleads guilty to sex trafficking

    One of three Ohio pastors accused of conspiring to recruit teenage girls to have sex with them has pleaded guilty to federal charges, including child sex trafficking. Thirty-eight-year-old Kenneth Butler also pleaded guilty Monday in Toledo to a related conspiracy charge and obstructing a sex trafficking investigation. He acknowledged...
  • Craiglist says no to these ads!

    Craigslist said it is dropping its personals section, citing the passage of a sex trafficking bill potentially leaving websites liable for penalties. The U.S. Senate voted 97-2 on Wednesday to pass the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), which adds tougher penalties on web services that help facilitate prostitution or sex...
  • Allegations of sex trafficking found unsubstantiated, church members speak up

    Last week, students’ social media blew up regarding a possible sex trafficking scheme that occurred on campus, but University Police later said these claims were unsubstantiated. The posts detailed encounters involving two women approaching students to talk about God. After asking them to join a bible study, the women...
  • Atlanta-area woman mistaken for sex trafficking victim on Delta Airlines

    A vacation to Cancun, Mexico, last week to celebrate a birthday ended in anguish when an Atlanta-area woman says she and her friend were mistaken on the flight home as human trafficking victims. The incident, which led Delta Air Lines to say it was reaching out to the customers,...
  • Harvey Weinstein is now being accused of sex trafficking

    Harvey Weinstein was slapped with a civil lawsuit Monday charging him with sex trafficking tied to an alleged assault in Cannes, France. Aspiring actress Kadian Noble’s lawsuit claims Weinstein first “groomed” her for the alleged assault in London, when he told her that “he had a role in mind for...
  • Three Pastors Charged With Sex Trafficking of Children in Ohio

    Three pastors accused of exploiting and abusing teenage girls were indicted this week on federal child sex trafficking charges in Toledo, Ohio. The men, Kenneth Butler, 37; Anthony J. Haynes, 38; and Cordell Jenkins, 47, were charged with conspiracy for child sex trafficking as part of an 11-count indictment...
  • Is Backpage a help or hinder to stopping sex trafficking ???

    A bipartisan group of 47 lawmakers  – almost half of the Senate – is co-sponsoring a bill to close what it sees as a loophole that supports an online market for sex trafficking. They want to remove legal protections for websites that host prostitution ads, but some in law enforcement...
  • Selling Girls | Sex traffickers are targeting American children

    Americans care a lot about money. We talk about jobs and taxes and pay checks, but here’s what we don’t talk about: right here, in the United States, there is a thriving underground economy based on selling children for sex. If sex sells, then business is good. It was...
  • Breaking News: Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants off the coast!

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s coastguard rescued an estimated 278 migrants including women and children on Monday off the shores of two different towns west of the capital Tripoli, a spokesman said. The coastal towns to the west of Tripoli – Zawiya, Sabratha, and Zuwarah – are common departure points for...