News | Topic: Human Trafficking

Ohio Resolution Seeks To Declare Pornography A ‘Public Health Hazard’

An Ohio lawmaker has drafted a new resolution that could declare pornography a public health hazard. House Resolution 180 also links viewing pornography to violence against women. Read the article here.

Teens Tried To Catch Man Trying To Solicit Girls For Sex. He Kidnapped One Of Them.

The 17-year-old victim was rescued after she messaged her friends for help, who then called police. Read the story here.

Teen Vogue Encourages Children To Explore Prostitution As A Career

On April 26, Teen Vogue posted an article titled “Why Sex Work is Real Work” by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng. Read a response to that article and access the original here.

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking

Training on how to spot human trafficking is given not only to doctors and nurses but also to registration and reception staff, social workers and security guards. Read the article here.

Traffickers and Predators: How Porn Is Used To Desensitize and Groom

Fight the new drug highlights a frightening link between porn usage and sexual trafficking. Read the full article here.

Police Warn Parents Of Social Media’s Role In Human Trafficking

Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in big cities, it happens everywhere and a big part, according to Michigan State Police, is because of social media. Read the article here.

I Was Sold On Backpage.com: The Story Of Jane Doe

Backpage has been shut down in a collaborative effort between the FBI and other government agencies. However, to give this victory meaning we need to understand how child sex trafficking impacts all of us. Read the article here.

American Airlines Agent Saves Teens From Suspected Human Trafficking Plot

Authorities are crediting a quick thinking airline employee for preventing two teenagers from becoming victims of human trafficking. Read the article here.

Posters Promising ‘Jobs’ Used To Lure Teens Into Human Trafficking

A St. Louis group that shelters homeless and at-risk teens is warning the public about a new human trafficking recruitment tool appearing in the city. Read the article here.