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Jean-Claude Toviave (Booking Photo)

State Files Child Abuse Charges Against Man Recently Cleared In Child-Slavery Case

Michigan’s attorney general has filed a fresh set of charges against a 45-year-old man whose child-slavery conviction was recently overturned.

10/23/2014

Parent Appalled Over Essay Asking 8th Graders If They’d Rather Be Slaves Or Factory Workers

A Detroit-area mother is fuming over an essay question that asked middle school students if they would rather be slaves or factory workers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/12/2014

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Gale Continues to Grow its Digital Collections Program with Expanded Series

Gale adds State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, Part 1: Domestic, Military, Naval and the Registers of the Privy Council; The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources, 1600-1970; and the final installment in the Slavery and Anti-Slavery series – Part IV: The Age of Emancipation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

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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

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

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Reading About Slavery

A Macomb County judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a man who claimed his daughter’s civil rights were violated by a fifth-grade teacher’s reading aloud from a book about slavery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2012

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First Conviction Under Law Banning 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/24/2012

Mom: Slavery Assignment Shamed 6th Grader

A Melvindale mother says her 11-year-old son felt degraded by a social studies assignment that asked him to pretend to be a slave.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2012

Mom: Son Was Told To Picture Himself Slave

A biracial mother in the Detroit area says her son was given a writing assignment that required him to pretend he’s a slave.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/17/2012

Alleged Victim Gives Testimony In Human Trafficking Case

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2011

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