Human Trafficking in the news. Stories of forced labor, sex trafficking and child exploitation. Click the bold headings for links to the whole story.
45 states bring lawsuit against The Village Voice's Backpage.com: Backpage.com makes an estimated $22.7 million per year from ads in their “adult” section. Backpage.com vice president Carl Ferrer acknowledged the company identifies more than 400 “adult services” posts that may involve minors.
Dutch probe uncovers child porn sites in US: Investigators found some 220,000 child pornography photos and videos. One of the hidden sites police discovered was called "Violent Desires". Along with child pornography, it also contained "a discussion forum that included chats about abducting, abusing and killing children," prosecutors said.
Woman gets life plus 20 in child-sex-for-sale case: Rebecca Wiggins (pictured below) took $10,000 in payment from an east Cobb man, David A. Ray, in exchange for providing access to her 7-year-old niece, who was in her custody.
House introduces H.R.2830!: The bill will re-authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. Read the entire text of the bill here. National call-in day to voice support for the bill is Sept. 8th. Info here.
Justin Timberlake featured in new anti-trafficking ad: The 30 year-old actor for Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign.
As always, from all of us at Conspiracy Of Hope, thanks for caring about justice and for being a voice for the voiceless victims of trafficking.