Child slavery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, walks in with Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, during an event to announce the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) ceremony at the US State Department in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 28, 2018 - 3:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Children removed from their families and placed in institutional care are at greater risk of being trafficked, the U.S. warned Thursday in an annual report. The State Department report, which ranks governments in their efforts to combat slavery and the flesh trade, left the Trump...
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FILE - In this March 30, 1942 file photo, Cpl. George Bushy, left, a member of the military guard which supervised the departure of 237 Japanese people for California, holds the youngest child of Shigeho Kitamoto, center, as she and her children are evacuated from Bainbridge Island, Wash. Throughout American history, during times of war and unrest, authorities have cited various reasons and laws to take children away from their parents. Examples include Native American boarding schools, Japanese internment camps and deportations that happened during the Great Depression. (AP Photo/File)
June 20, 2018 - 8:54 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some critics of the forced separation of Latino children from their migrant parents say the practice is unprecedented. But it's not the first time the U.S. government has split up families, detained children or allowed others to do so . Throughout American history, during...
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This undated photo provided by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office shows John McCollum. The sheriff's office says McCollum faces charges including involuntary servitude of children. Arrest warrants list 16 children and young adults as victims. The sheriff's office says it believes more were involved. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 7:35 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Four people have been charged after former members of a North Carolina-based religious group complained that a minister forced children to work in his fish markets for little or no money, authorities said. John McCollum, 67, and three women who worked for him were arrested...
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August 22, 2017 - 6:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Former group members say leaders kept them and the children living at sect's compound in "slavery...
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FILE - This Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, file photo shows Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, N.C., as he surrenders to police, in Washington. Welch, who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place, fired an assault rifle inside the restaurant. At a status hearing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers said they have reached a plea deal in principle for Welch. They said they needed some more time to complete the paperwork, and U.S. District Judge Ketanji B. Jackson scheduled a plea hearing for March 24. (Sathi Soma via AP, File)
March 15, 2017 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who police say fired an assault weapon inside a Washington pizza shop as he sought to investigate phony rumors of child sex trafficking has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. At a status hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers said they...
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March 15, 2017 - 10:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. At a status hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, lawyers said they have reached a plea deal in...
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