We monitor and fact check media coverage of human trafficking and will share the top cases from each week with you. A broad view of what is happening across the country can be translated into action, allowing us to collectively change the system and the public narrative.

We appreciate the recent focus on child sex trafficking on social media, but let’s make sure we’re leaning on the facts and real cases. When children are targeted by traffickers, they’re already vulnerable.

Florida Delray man facing human-trafficking charges exploited at least five women, girls Authorities say he used drugs and violence to keep the women and girls under control and sell them in motels from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale.
New York Baldwin man charged with sex trafficking of a teenager Nassau prosecutors said Friday that he allegedly drugged and physically abused a teenager so he could “sell her for sex” for almost a year. We are proud to see the progress from Nassau County, who attended past training institutes hosted by our CEO and current law enforcement faculty.
Texas 2 Dallas men arrested for sex trafficking in connection to 13-year-old rescued from Irving hotel last November Investigators used hotel surveillance footage, phone records and DNA evidence to identify the suspects, documents show.
Texas Denton Man Convicted Of Trafficking 17-Year-Old Girl; Faces Up To Life In Prison

When it comes to those who engage in trafficking there is no specific gender, age, or location.

California Man arrested after SLO County investigators contact human trafficking victim This is an excellent representation of what can happen when officers work to target traffickers, and not victims! Collective Liberty staff have previously trained investigators with the SLO County Sheriff’s Office and are excited to see the progress they’ve continued to make.
North Carolina Pender deputies arrest man on human trafficking and prostitution charges
Texas Texas woman sentenced for role in international human trafficking operation with location in Minneapolis

Massage parlor trafficking is an insidious form of trafficking that is incredibly organized and difficult to eradicate across the nation.

North Dakota A doctor charged in prostitution sting; records name him as massage parlor owner
Texas El Paso Massage Parlors Raided by Federal and State Agents A member of the core faculty at our training institutes, El Paso County Attorney Amy Monsivais, is essential to this victim-centered approach in El Paso. Our team of current and former law enforcement bring their real-world anti-trafficking experience to every layer of Collective Liberty programming, and we’re proud to have Amy on the team!

We cannot arrest potential victims and then expect their cooperation in criminal cases. These arrests also create an environment in which their options are limited, often leaving them stuck with their traffickers; these victims often cannot obtain housing, livable wages, and other basic needs with arrests and convictions on their records.

Pennsylvania Tobyhanna woman caught in undercover prostitution sting A Tobyhanna woman was arrested on prostitution charges by detectives from the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office during an undercover sting operation at an East Stroudsburg hotel. A woman, who allegedly had a small amount of marijuana and $2,469, told investigators she had been engaged in prostitution at the hotel for about three weeks.
New Jersey Two charged with prostitution following investigation of Montville massage parlor Personal information of potential victims, including their names and ages, should be protected. These women who have already gone through horrible exploitation now deserve privacy and respect, similar to victims of rape and sexual assault, whose identities we typically keep anonymous.

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