Human Trafficking

Local
6:14 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Websites with Adult Ads Contribute to Sex Trafficking of Kids; Law Officers Call the Sites Helpful

Websites that advertise adult services facilitate the sexual exploitation of children and other forms of human trafficking. 

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Local
4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

CoastLine: Bringing Human Trafficking out of the Shadows

This January, a jury convicted a Wilmington man of two counts of transporting young women across state lines with the intent to force them into prostitution. 

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Local
11:05 am
Tue March 3, 2015

National Bill To End Modern Slavery May Address Local Human Trafficking Issue

The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 has bipartisan support and is expected to move through national legislature quickly.
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns: http://www.maryknollogc.org/article/maryknoll-supports-end-modern-slavery-initiative-act-2015

A bipartisan bill to combat human trafficking is working its way through the United States legislature. The national initiative could benefit the Cape Fear region, which has high rates of human trafficking. 

If passed, the human trafficking bill would institute The End Modern Slavery Initiative Foundation. Using private and public monies totaling over a billion dollars, the Foundation would finance anti-trafficking programs in places where adults and children are forced into servitude.

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Local - July 26
1:52 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Experts Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking in Cape Fear Region

Panelists included representatives from the federal prosecutors of the Eastern District of North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Justice, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office, the Rape Crisis Center at Coastal Horizons and UNCW.

Following the state Senate’s Wednesday passage of “Safe Harbor” legislation stipulating that minors involved in sex work be treated as victims rather than criminals, the Star-News hosted a panel on human trafficking. Federal prosecutors and other experts engaged 120 audience members at Cape Fear Community College on Thursday. Panelists issued a call to action to better detect and battle the problem, which they say is pervasive in the coastal region.

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