Human trafficking

In this Oct. 21, 2018, photo, Sister Laurentina, left, stands next to the tombstone of Adelina Sau in Abi village in West Timor, Indonesia. Adelina died while working as a maid for a Malaysian family. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
December 14, 2018 - 5:21 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian official vowed on Friday to do more to combat human trafficking after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed that scores of trafficked girls have quietly disappeared from one of the nation's poorest regions. Josef Nae Soi, the vice governor of East...
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December 11, 2018 - 4:03 am
MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Delegates to a U.N. conference are laying out commitments to fight people trafficking and boost economic opportunities in the wake of pledging to cooperate on safe, orderly and humane migration. Day two of the meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, on Tuesday comes a day after 164...
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December 07, 2018 - 7:35 pm
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of serial rape and human trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life. Prosecutors say 31-year-old Seth Mull assaulted four women in the Bethlehem area and Philadelphia in a two-month span last year. The accusers say Mull...
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December 06, 2018 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers. Court papers say a trust funded by Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for her co-...
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December 05, 2018 - 4:27 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities on Wednesday released from pre-trial detention four members of a charity working with migrants who had been arrested in August for allegedly helping migrant smuggling, their lawyer said. Among the four was Syrian refugee Sara Mardini, who gained international...
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In this Oct. 9, 2018 photo, Linda Marino poses with photographs of her son, Samuel, at her home in Tolland, Conn. Samuel Marino died in a 2009 car crash that relatives believe was intentional after becoming a victim of a male sex trafficking ring. Advocates are calling for more recognition and services for male victims. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)
November 15, 2018 - 1:08 am
TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into having sexual relations with much older men. Marino ended up carjacking...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:43 pm
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged 18 people, including 11 pregnant women, with violating laws against surrogate births. Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said the 11 women and four other people were charged with surrogacy and human trafficking. Three...
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September 21, 2018 - 7:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of...
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September 05, 2018 - 8:02 am
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman has admitted she allowed men to have sexual contact with a 3-year-old girl. Rebecca Shadle pleaded guilty Tuesday to child endangerment, trafficking of a minor for sexual purposes, aggravated indecent assault and conspiracy. A judge will...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, migrants stand on the deck of the Open Arms boat, after being rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of the night of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard increasingly intercepts boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die on the Mediterranean journey. That’s one of the key findings from the latest UNHCR report about efforts to reach Europe. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:20 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Macedonian police say they have detained a 41-year old man accused of smuggling 14 migrants found crammed into a car that was stopped after a highway chase in the south of the country near the Greek...
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