A South Florida mother is behind bars for pimping out her teen daughter and giving her drugs.
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.
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.
A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.
The man who allegedly smuggled baseball player Yasiel Puig into the U.S. from Cuba pleaded not guilty on Thursday following his arrest.
The person said to be in charge of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving smuggling.
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.
Miami State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been appointed to the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking.
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.
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.