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(Source: Miami Police Department)

No Bond For Human Trafficking Suspect Despite Positive Testimony From Friends And Neighbors

A man accused of human trafficking a 13-year-old girl was ordered held without bond at a hearing Friday, despite testimony from friends and neighbors describing him as a kind man and loving father.

02/07/2014

(Source:AP)

College Conference Invites Public For Human Trafficking Awareness

Broward College in Davie is holding a conference Thursday to bring awareness to the magnitude of human trafficking in Florida and in the rest of the world.

01/30/2014

Jim FeFede_Nelson Diaz_Annette Taddeo Goldstein (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: State Politics

Jim sits down with the chairs of the Miami-Dade Republican & Democratic parties to discuss a variety of topics impacting South Florida and the rest of the state including growing concerns over the human trafficking problem. The three also focus on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s whirlwind weekend in Central & South Florida to raise money for Governor Rick Scott’s re-election campaign.

CBS4–01/20/2014

(Source: Miami Police Department)

Human Trafficking Scandal Forces City to Shut Down Club Madonna, Owner Plans to Fight Back

A four page order, signed by the City Manager of Miami Beach, effectively shut down Club Madonna for six months. The City says they are doing so in an effort to protect the public, but the club’s owners say it’s payback because of a pending lawsuit.

CBS Miami–01/10/2014

(Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

No Bond For Defendant In Teen Sex Slave Case

One of three people accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl to prostitute herself and dance in an exotic dance club, was denied bond in court Friday morning.

CBS Miami–01/10/2014

(Source: Miami Police Department)

Two More Defendants Appear In Court In 13 Yr. Old Sex Slave Case

There are new developments in the case of the 13-year-old Miami-Dade sex slave who was forced into prostitution and to work as a nude dancer for three weeks at a South Beach strip club.

01/09/2014

Human Trafficking

Bondi Announces Anti-Human Trafficking Effort

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced a new state initiative in an effort to end human trafficking.

CBS Miami–09/27/2013

Focus on South Florida: “This is No Ordinary Joy”

“This is No Ordinary Joy” is the name of the book by Sarah Symons, who details how her life was transformed when she became an international crusader against human trafficking and other human rights abuses. We also talk to Symons about the nonprofit ograniztion she founded to educate and employ the survivors of abuse.

My TV 33–07/01/2013

Governor Rick Scott

Scott Signs Human Trafficking Bill Into Law

Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law Thursday to bring relief to victims of human trafficking.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

Marti MacGibbon, author of “Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom” (Source: CBS4)

Focus On S. Florida: Human Trafficking

As a survivor of human trafficking, Marti MacGibbon travels the country spreading the word about effective ways to get anyone back on track. This speaker, author and humorist’s new book “Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up From Rock Bottom” is her personal comeback story.

My TV 33–04/01/2013

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