Hawaii: Craigslist is still a venue for sex trafficking. Though Craigslist removed its adult service section, many of sex ads were moved to more discreet location on Hawaiian site according to Honolulu Civil Beat.
Texas: Law enforcement and nonprofit groups are joining their efforts to fight against human trafficking during the Super Bowl. Volunteers will distribute thousands of soup bars with national hotline number to area motels to educate motel owners. The law enforcement individuals also met at Cowboy Stadium on Tuesday to learn how to spot children victimized by prostitution.
Alabama: The human trafficking charge against a Georgian man who allegedly attempted to sell an immigrant for labor was dismissed. According to the report, the police said that because the victim refused to cooperate, there was no case against the Georgian man. Currently, the victim is awaiting for deportation to Honduras, and the Georgian man was released on Christmas Eve.
France: A 58 year old Bosnian man was arrested for trafficking more than 100 girls for pickpocketing in Paris. He allegedly recruited young girls from Roma and forced them into pickpocketing on Paris metro. If the girls refused, he physically and sexually abused and burned them with cigarettes. The girls were also trained to tell police that they were 12 years old, the age at which they are immune from criminal prosecution.
Philippines: Quezon City mayor urged the city council to implement measures to stop human trafficking. He recommended that the measures would include protection of children, accountabilities for travel agencies to prevent illegal recruitment of workers.
Rwanda: Authorities are holding 54 Bangladeshis that were found on human trafficking route. According to the report, the authority suspects that Bangladeshis were heading to Mozambique to work on farms for Zimbabwean farmers in Mozambique. The authority also arrested the man who was holding the travel documents of Bangladeshis. The 54 Bangladeshis will return to their country.
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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