Human Trafficking

(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.

10/29/2014

(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

Richard Rawles allegedly ran human trafficking ring. (Source: Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation)

Fla. Men Accused Of Forcing Female Prisoners Into Prostitution

A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.

09/19/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 18: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks from the dugout to bat against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on September 18, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Man Charged In Florida In Yasiel Puig Smuggling Case

The man who allegedly smuggled baseball player Yasiel Puig into the U.S. from Cuba pleaded not guilty on Thursday following his arrest.

09/11/2014

(Source: Thinkstock)

Guilty Plea Entered In Cuban Ballplayer Smuggling

The person said to be in charge of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving smuggling.

08/22/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

New Initiative To Help ER Workers Spot Human Trafficking

Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking.

07/26/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida State Attorney Joins Human Trafficking Council

Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been appointed to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.

07/13/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 20: A customer picks out a smoking tip for her electronic cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on February 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. As the popularity of E- cigarettes continue to grow, leading U.S. tobacco companies such as Altria Group Inc. the maker of Marlboro cigarettes are annoucing plans to launch their own e-cigarettes as they start to pose a small but growing competitive threat to traditional smokes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida GI Bill, E-Cigarette Ban, Among New Laws July 1

On Tuesday, the state’s record-setting, $77 billion election-year budget goes into effect, along with 157 other bills approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

06/26/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Talks Human Trafficking During Miami Stop

Governor Rick Scott will be in Miami Thursday to raise awareness of human trafficking. Scott will meet with members of Touching Miami with Love, a prevention and recovery organization.

06/19/2014

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