Human Trafficking

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N Lauderdale “Sex Tourist” Pleads Guilty

A North Lauderdale man has pleaded guilty to federal sex tourism charges.


(Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Human Trafficking

The Freedom Climb is a project that raises awareness and funds to end human trafficking. And it is taking its mission to new heights. Six people from South Florida joined more than a dozen others, who traveled to Africa, and climbed Mount Kiliminjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, They recently returned home. We focus on the anti-human trafficking effort with 2 of the local climbers.

My TV 33–03/24/2015


State Looks To Ramp Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

Florida lawmakers have stepped up their efforts in the fight against human trafficking.


Tavarus Ballard and Bogacski Thomas  are accused of kidnapping and drugging a 16-year old runaway and forcing her into prostitution in Southwest Miami-Dade for two weeks in January 2015 until she escaped. (Source: Miami-Dade Dept. of Corrections)

Brothers Charged With Trafficking Underage Girl

An underage girl, forced into prostitution is now safe, and two brothers accused of kidnapping her and forcing her into prostitution are locked up.


Yamir Gorritz (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Singer Facing Human Trafficking Charges

A popular guest on a Miami Spanish-language variety shows, singer Yamir Gorritz is now facing human trafficking charges.


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Miami Federal Judge Sentences Man To 15 Years For Human Trafficking

A federal judge in Miami has sentenced a Mexican man to 15 years in prison for his role in a sex trafficking ring that involved girls as young as 14.


(Source: CBS4)

DCF Reports Jump In Calls Reporting Human Trafficking

Calls to report human trafficking in the state have more than doubled in the last four years.


(Source: Miami Police)

Mother Arrested For Pimping Out Teen Daughter

A South Florida mother is behind bars for pimping out her teen daughter and giving her drugs.


(Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Glory House of Miami

The Glory House of Miami is a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring the lives of those who have suffered the abuse and exploitation of sex trafficking. Glory House provides help, hope and healing. We look at what the group does and a trafficking survivor shares her story with us.

My TV 33–10/23/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Girl Rising

It is estimated that 27 million men, women and children worldwide are victims of human sex trafficking. And the shocking truth is that it is thriving right in our own backyard, with Broward the number one county in the state for human trafficking. “Girl Rising” is a global campaign for girls’ education that began as a groundbreaking feature film and has grown into a thriving movement. The group has a local chapter. We look at the work it does, and preview an upcoming event.

My TV 33–10/23/2014