Prosecutors are prioritizing efforts to end human trafficking. On Thursday, January 24, 2013 prosecutors charged 12 people with running a sex trafficking and prostitution ring across four Southern States, taking advantage of female immigrants. Read more here.
And this Wednesday, a federal indictment was unsealed alleging that against Linda Weston, her daughter and three others, targeted victims with mental disabilities and hid them while stealing their social security payments. To read more follow this link.
Of course Nick Kristof writes beautifully about trafficking in the book he wrote with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, “Half the sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”
Pace Law School’s Criminal Justice Center is co-sponsoring, with the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, a program on local efforts to combat Human Trafficking on January 28, 2013.