Human trafficking

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, television actress Allison Mack leaves federal court in New York. Jury selection is set to begin for a trial featuring sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York turned women into sex slaves who were branded with the initials of its spiritual leader. Prosecutors say the purported self-help group called NXIVM formed a secret society of women who had unwanted sex with guru Keith Raniere. Raniere and three co-defendants including heiress Clare Bronfman and TV actress Allison Mack have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges in the sex-trafficking case. Potential jurors will be asked to fill out questionnaires Monday, April 8, 2019, in federal court in Brooklyn. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 08, 2019 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin Monday for a trial expected to detail sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader. Potential jurors have been summoned to federal court in Brooklyn to fill out questionnaires in...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
April 05, 2019 - 7:01 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is dedicating this year's Good Friday meditations to victims of human trafficking. The Vatican said Friday that Francis had asked an Italian nun who rescues migrant women forced to work as prostitutes to compose the meditations. They will be read aloud at the torch-...
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Clare Bronfman, a member of Nxivm, an organization charged in sex trafficking, leaves Brooklyn Federal Court with her lawyer Mark Geragos after she received medical attention while in court, Wednesday March 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
March 27, 2019 - 7:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An already bizarre case accusing a secretive self-help group in upstate New York of engaging in sex-trafficking took another strange turn Wednesday thanks to firebrand attorney Michael Avenatti and a courtroom scene caused by a wealthy defendant he's tried to represent. At a hearing...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. A human rights group says the governments in Myanmar and China are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan, File)
March 21, 2019 - 12:40 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach State Attorney confirmed Tuesday, March 19, 2019, it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged with soliciting prostitution the standard diversion program offered to first-time offenders. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
March 19, 2019 - 4:34 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office confirmed Tuesday it has offered Kraft and 24 other men charged...
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March 18, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats are urging the FBI to investigate a donor to President Donald Trump who is the founder and onetime owner of a spa that has been implicated in a human-trafficking ring. In a Friday letter to the FBI, Democrats on the House and Senate judiciary and intelligence panels...
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March 12, 2019 - 6:09 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials from more than 10 U.S. cities convened Tuesday in Houston to learn about its successes combatting human trafficking, a broad approach in which the city's health department, restaurant inspectors and cab companies all help identify potential victims. While human trafficking...
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March 11, 2019 - 5:56 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish activist Helena Maleno says Moroccan authorities have dropped a case against her that sought human trafficking charges for her calls alerting maritime rescue services to the presence of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. In 2012, Spanish police investigated what they...
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the sidelines before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution. Kraft’s attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea in Palm Beach County, Fla., court documents released Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. The 77-year-old Kraft is requesting a non-jury trial. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
February 28, 2019 - 2:01 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has pleaded not guilty to two counts of misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution in a Florida case, according to court documents released Thursday. Kraft's attorney Jack Goldberger filed the written plea with the Palm Beach County...
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February 25, 2019 - 5:41 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts the night before and the morning of last month's AFC Championship Game, authorities said Monday in documents charging him with two misdemeanor counts of soliciting prostitution. Kraft...
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