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Thirteen arrests were made after a multi-agency human trafficking operation by the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force.
On Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Columbus Division of Police Chief Elaine Bryant announced the indictment of a Columbus man following an investigation conducted by the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force.
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MIB) arrested three people, accused of human trafficking in Orlando. They said the suspects forced three teenage girls to have sex with numerous men.
Los Angeles, CA – The goals of the operation were “rescuing victims of sexual slavery and human trafficking, providing victims with much-needed services, identifying and arresting their captors, seeking successful prosecutions, and disrupting the demand for vulnerable victims by targeting their customers,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has rescued a victim of human trafficking, and another potential victim, from falling into the dangerous life of sex trafficking. In total, deputies made more than 300 contacts and arrested 18 people, half of which are accused of traveling to meet underage victims.
Los Angeles – Lomas, a former gang member who had worked on a variety of community intervention initiatives over the years, wanted to start his own program, in his old neighborhood. That turned out to be Inner City Visions, and Malone helped make it happen, as a fundraiser, business mentor, and friend. Alfred Lomas met Malone at the Dream Center, a Los Angeles organization that describes its mission as renewing hope and rebuilding lives. The Dream Center was holding a come-one, come-all Christmas dinner. Malone and his family handed out Bibles, and he did not leave until he had shaken hands with everyone.
“What in the world,” Lomas said he wondered that night, “is this guy doing here with a bunch of drug addicts and throwaways?”
Kevin Malone, CEO of USIAHT, just finished a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Kevin was able to tell him about the crisis of human trafficking in the United States and about our Safe Home for boys. We are thankful to have powerful allies in this fight!
A Senate bill aimed at cracking down on prostitution and human trafficking in Florida cleared its final committee Tuesday afternoon, sending it to the House floor. The bill bans hourly rates at hotels, motels and vacation rentals and raises the first-time penalty for those paying for sex from a first-degree misdemeanor to a third-degree felony.
“The systematic raping of innocent American women, men, boys and girls is a growing scourge upon our national conscience. The question remains as a society, what are we going to do about it. Will the Maxwell trial awaken the American public to the horrors of sex trafficking and the prevalence of the problem in the United States and in Kentucky?”
Kevin Malone, Chairman of USIAHT, contributed this article and call-to-action following the Ghislaine Maxwell case.