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The Purpose

The Trafficking Radar Report is a news hub that exists to bring awareness to reports of sex trafficking in the United States.  We believe that ending the demand for human trafficking begins with awareness.  These stories and reports are aggregated from reputable news outlets across the nation which are collected here to browse by category and/or location.

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State of Florida fails human trafficking initiative after 14,000 violations of sex trafficking laws

TAMPA, FL, November 21, 2022: The state of Florida, led by Governor Ron DeSantis, failed to issue fines to 6,669 hotels that had received a …

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13 arrested in Tampa area human trafficking operation

Thirteen arrests were made after a multi-agency human trafficking operation by the Tampa Bay Human Trafficking Task Force.

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CEO of USIAHT Meets With NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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!


UPDATE: Three Texas Soldiers Arrested in Child Prostitution Sting Near Fort Hood

The men, identified as 25-year-old Spc. Anthony Xavier Antwon, and 30-year-old Pfc. Timmy Jones Jr., face a felony charge of prostitution under the age of 18. According to the Killeen Police Department, 32-year-old staff Sgt. Pierre Jean, 32, received a Class A misdemeanor charge for prostitution. Law enforcement stated Jones and Antwon are stationed at Fort Hood. X Both are being held at the Bell County Jail on a $50,000 bond.


Grand Island sex trafficking case may reach across state lines

Grand Island, Nebraska– The Grand Island Police Department, with the assistance of the Hall County Sheriff’s, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Nebraska State Attorney General’s Office, arrested two suspects in a sex trafficking case. Court records indicate that one of the men is suspected of trafficking two victims, one between March and November of 2018 and the other between December 2018 and September 2019. If convicted, the max penalty for human trafficking is 50 years in prison.

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Authorities search for additional victims in alleged sex trafficking

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.

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Over 400 arrested in California human trafficking investigation

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.

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Jackie Toledo’s human trafficking crackdown bill heads to House floor

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.

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Why the sex-trafficking crimes of Ghislaine Maxwell is a wake-up call for the US | Opinion

“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.

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One Tampa Bay, nonprofit: US Institute Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a national crisis and U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking is finding new and innovative ways to end it.

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Over 100 arrested in Polk County undercover human trafficking sting

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Detectives across several Polk County law enforcement agencies were involved in an undercover operation focused on finding victims of human trafficking. After six days, they said they arrested a total of 102 suspects.
Among those suspects were 36 individuals who offered to commit prostitution. Detectives said two were identified as possible human trafficking victims. In addition, a 17-year-old arrived at the undercover location and was rescued, Sheriff Grady Judd said Thursday morning.

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7 arrested, $750,000 seized in bust involving 12 Tampa Bay massage parlors

TAMPA — Detectives arrested seven people, seized $750,000 in cash and luxury vehicles, and broke up a prostitution ring operating from at least 12 local massage parlors, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said.

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USIAHT Joins Alliance Against Human Trafficking & Exploitation

Indianapolis – August 15, 2021 – Ahead of the 2021 NFL season, five nonprofit organizations have convened an alliance to combat the sexual abuse and exploitation of children – a global crisis widely believed to worsen leading up to and during major sporting and entertainment events. The alliance aims to educate the public on the perennial nature and warning signs of human trafficking, empower them to report suspicious activity, and provide resources to victims and those most vulnerable to exploitation.