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Human Trafficking

Lily Noelle Karolyi (Source: Miami Dade Corrections)

Woman Arrested For Allegedly Luring 14-Year-Old Into Prostitution

A 20-year-old woman is being held without bond, accused of luring an underage girl to a motel for the purposes of prostitution.


(Source: AP)

Florida Man Charged With Setting Up Fake Escort Service In NY

Officers said they arrested a Florida man accused of luring women with a promise of jobs in an escort service and then holding them against their will.



Bill Would Require Signs To Inform About Human Trafficking

Businesses like strip clubs, massage studios and hospitals will need to have signs up alerting people about human trafficking under a bill headed to the governor’s desk.


Dennis De Jesus  (Source:

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.


(Credit: Thinkstock)

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.