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Tennessee couple arrested, charged for trying to sell baby on Craigslist

A man and woman in Tennessee were arrested last week after they attempted to sell their 5-month-old infant online.

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Three convicted for sex trafficking throughout the Southeast

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that three men were convicted in federal court in Charleston for Sex Trafficking of Minors.

Damon Jackson, 24 of Columbia, Bakari McMillan, 24 of Columbia, and Cory Miller, 44 of Orangeburg were convicted on Friday in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1591.

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Arrested the same day Drexel search began, they’re accused of forcing kids into sex

Four Columbia men, facing federal sex trafficking charges, were arrested in Georgetown County on Friday – the day the latest search in the Brittanee Drexel case began in a wooded lot off of Foxfire Court.

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Students Raise Money for Human Trafficking Victims

Students at Spring Hill High School raised thousands of dollars to an organization that helps human trafficking victims.
The teens held a restaurant fundraiser that earned $3,000 dollars for Lighthouse for Life.

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Sexual Slavery In South Carolina? [Video]

Yes, sexual slavery is an issue in South Carolina. Legislation is currently moving through the statehouse, so stay tuned to Palmetto Family for the latest. www.PalmettoFamily.org

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Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking: The Fight to End Modern-Day Slavery Must Happen Every Day

Kimberly Ritter, an anti-sex trafficking advocate, describes the horror: “They take little girls and walk them from truck to truck, they call them lot lizards. The pimp needs to keep control of the girls, that pimp can sell her up to 20 times a day, 7 days a week...

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New App Helps Combat Human Trafficking in Hotels

The next time you snap pics on vacation, consider stopping to take a picture of the hotel room you’re crashing in: It could save a human trafficking victim...

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Modern-Day Slavery: Shining a Spotlight on Human Trafficking

Most people don’t believe human trafficking happens in America, and certainly not in South Carolina. However, officials warn that is a problem...

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'Modern Day Slavery': America Must Fight Epidemic of Human Trafficking Here at Home

For too many Americans, the issue of human trafficking is far removed from their daily lives—something that only happens in foreign countries or Hollywood movies. Tragically, this issue is far closer to home than many of us realize...

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Meet a 21st-Century Slave

When readers hear about “modern slavery” in America or abroad, they may roll their eyes and assume that’s an exaggeration. Slavery? Really? Modern slavery? If you’re one of the doubters...

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