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Human Trafficking

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Former U-M Janitor Gets Prison Time In Child Slave Case

A former University of Michigan janitor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, convicted of forcing children to work as slaves at his Ypsilanti home.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2013

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Michigan AG To Lead Human Trafficking Commission

“Human traffickers take advantage of technology to remain anonymous and keep their victims hidden in the shadows,” said Attorney General Bill Schuette.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2013

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2 Accused Of Forcing Teen Into Sex Work

Michigan’s attorney general says he’s charged a Tennessee man and woman for forcing a young woman to work as a stripper.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2013

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, speaks out at a press conference in the Michigan Capitol with advocates from around the state about raising awareness of human trafficking in Michigan and cracking down on the crime. (Credit: misenategop.com)

Michigan Lawmaker Aims To Fight Human Trafficking

Sen. Judy Emmons said her bill is going after “the root of the problem” by targeting those who solicit prostitutes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2013

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Sex Trafficking Part 2: Volunteers Hit Hotels With Soap During Auto Show

WWJ’s Kathryn Larson talked with Kristie Henderson of Birmingham, who has been delivering bars of soap to local hotels and the soap contains a wrapper with the human trafficking hotline.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2013

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Soap Cleans Up Sex Trafficking During Auto Show

It’s the gritty underbelly of the Auto Show, but it happens each year. The numbers on Backpage.com reveal the sad truth that human trafficking is on the rise once again.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2013

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Ypsilanti Man Convicted Of Enslaving 4 African Children

A federal jury has convicted a Washtenaw County man on charges he enslaved and abused four West African children in his home for several years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2012

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Fundraiser Aims To Raise Money To End Child Trafficking

Child trafficking in the U.S. is not often in the headlines. But the founder of a child rescue operation says the problem is worldwide and heart breaking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/23/2012

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3-Year Sentence In Europe To Detroit Sex Trafficking Case

A man once listed as a top fugitive by the U.S. government has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to lure Eastern European women to the U.S. and force them to become strippers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/23/2012

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3 Brothers Sentenced In Midwest Human Trafficking Case

Federal prosecutors in Indianapolis say three brothers have been sentenced to prison for running an operation that smuggled women into the United States and forced them into prostitution throughout the Midwest.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2012

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