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Several California Beauty Businesses Believed To Be Center Of Sex Trafficking Ring

Seven people were arrested in connection to operating a sex trafficking ring, which ran out of multiple business fronts including spas, fashion and skincare-focused stores allegedly owned by a single family in southern California, officials announced Thursday. The trafficking ring rotated women between businesses across various California counties. Olga and Carlos Paredes, who are siblings,…

FACT CHECK: No, Brad Pitt Did Not Make These Comments About Hollywood ‘Child Trafficking...

A viral Facebook post shared over 600 times claims actor Brad Pitt made statements about Hollywood running a pedophile ring. Verdict: False There is no record of Pitt making the statements. They originated on a website that has published misinformation in the past. Fact Check: The Facebook post, shared Feb. 15, alleges Pitt described “how…

Former USA Gymnastics Coach Kills Himself After Being Charged with Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault

Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert committed suicide after he was charged on Thursday with 24 counts of criminal misconduct, including human trafficking and sexual assault, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced. State officials confirmed the news to WLNS CBS that the coach died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 63 years old. Geddert coached the 2012 U.S.…

Missouri Law Enforcement Rescues 8 Human Trafficking Victims

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the St. Joseph, Missouri, police department announced Saturday that they completed a successful human trafficking operation late Friday night at two travel stops. Schmitt’s office said in a news release that the officials conducted the operation at the Love’s Travel Stop and Bucky’s Travel…

Oklahoma City: 262 Arrested, 5 Missing Children Found in Gang Crime Sweep

The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that a 60-day anti-gang crime operation resulted in the arrest of 262 suspects and the recovery of five missing children in Oklahoma City. KFOR reports: Operation Triple Beam ended on Sept. 6 and ultimately resulted in 262 arrests, including six homicide suspects, 21 assault suspects, 21 burglary suspects, 88 weapons…

WATCH–Activists Protest Child Sex Trafficking in Fort Worth: ‘It’s Up to Us to Stop...

Local activists met on the Tarrant County Courthouse’s steps in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday to protest human trafficking. Around 100 people showed up for the Erase Child Trafficking event “to show our solidarity with others across the country and raise awareness to the fastest growing industry in the world- Child trafficking,” its Facebook page read.…

Pope Francis Denounces ‘Plague’ of Human Trafficking

ROME — Pope Francis condemned human trafficking as a “true plague” on Sunday, calling for an international effort to eradicate it. Following his weekly prayer of the Angelus in Saint Peter’s Square, the pontiff recalled that Saturday was the World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking, set on the liturgical memory of Saint…

Golfer Tommy ‘Two Gloves’ Gainey Seen on Video in Prostitution Sting

PGA Golfer Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey was arrested in Florida on Sunday for his alleged involvement in a prostitution and human-trafficking sting operation. The sting, codenamed “Santa’s Naughty List,” ensnared Gainey and 123 other people. TMZ has obtained video of Gaines giving an undercover officer $60 for a “quick visit,” which can be seen here.…

Trump Admin Pushes Back On Report Claiming Slow Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

September 14, 2019 2:18 PM ET Trump administration officials are pushing back on a recent Axios report that claims their efforts to combat human trafficking have slowed down over the past couple of years. “Efforts to combat human trafficking slow under Trump,” Axios wrote last week, pointing to State Department data that shows fewer investigations…

Stephen Colbert Grills Joe Biden over His Gaffes: ‘Are You Going Nuts’

CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert grilled former vice president Joe Biden regarding the string of “gaffes” he has made while campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary nomination. “Mr. Vice President, you want to talk about issues, but a lot of people want to talk about your gaffes,” said Colbert. “In the last few weeks,…
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