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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police and prosecutors from throughout the state are gathered in Lansing to better learn how to recognize and fight the issue of human trafficking.
After a four-day jury trial conducted in Wayne County Circuit Court, 33-year-old Sedrick Leman-Isaac Mitchell of Detroit was convicted of eight criminal charges in connection with forcing two young girls to engage in prostitution.
One of the alleged victims, now 15-years-old, testified Thursday afternoon during a preliminary exam for a Detroit man nicknamed “Gruesome,” the first person to face charges under Michigan’s human trafficking law.
Thanks to a new state law amping up human trafficking enforcement, there has been an arrest of a Detroit man nicknamed “Gruesome.”