MCCLATCHY DC

Trump will propose a budget increase to expand prosecutions of human trafficking

President Donald Trump will propose a $42 million budget increase in February to expand support for victims of human trafficking and to boost investigations and prosecutions, two administration officials told McClatchy.

John Whitehead's Commentary

The Super Bowl’s Biggest Losers: The Boys and Girls Being Sold for Sex 20 Times a Day

There can only be one winner emerging from this year’s Super Bowl LIV showdown between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs, but the biggest losers will be the hundreds of young girls and boys—some as young as 9 years old—who will be bought and sold for sex during the course of the big game.

Activist Mommy

Women and Children “Ordered Like Pizza” In Horrific Orange County Trafficking Ring

All over the world 4.8 million people, mostly women and children, are stolen and sold as sex slaves to the highest bidder each year.

In America, few regions have been hit by this scourge worse than Orange County, California.

The Free Thought Project

Pedophile Cop Admits to Running Horrifying Child Porn Network That Included Infants

Souderton, PA — A former Army veteran and police officer was convicted on multiple counts for being a distributor and possessing over 4,000 images of the most disturbing child pornography. Matthew Laver, 38, of Souderton, PA was violating the laws he was sworn to uphold while taking a paycheck as a law enforcement officer.

Fortune

Human Trafficking Is an Epidemic in the U.S. It’s Also Big Business

Slavery is alive and well in the land of the free. With human trafficking now a multi-billion-dollar industry worldwide and cases increasing in the United States, activists are trying to squash the myth that most women who work as prostitutes do so because they want to.