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Apr 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM
A court in Kosovo found two citizens guilty of human trafficking and organized crime Monday in a major trial against seven people suspected of running an international organ trafficking ring that took kidneys from poor donors lured by financial promises
Apr 10, 2013 at 2:56 PM
Wildlife traffickers have something new to worry about - getting caught by one of the wildlife detector dogs that have been specially trained to sniff out smuggled wildlife.
Apr 9, 2013 at 4:37 PM
Jerome Henderson allegedly paid a 13-year-old girl $30 to meet him at a Bakersfield hotel, where he forced her into sex acts. Investigators claimed a woman at the hotel tried to convince the teenager to work as a prostitute for Henderson.
Apr 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly paid $30 to meet a man at a Bakersfield motel, where he forced her into sex acts. Investigators say a woman at the motel tried to convince the teenager to work as a prostitute for the suspect.
Apr 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
A 22-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old Bakersfield girl and trying to force her into prostitution in Sacramento.
Apr 3, 2013 at 3:15 PM
On the political map of the Southwest, Arizona stands out. Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico are independent-minded states that once leaned Republican but are trending Democratic, partly because of increasing numbers of Hispanic voters alienated from...
Mar 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM
The Supreme Court says police using a dog to sniff outside a Miami-area house being used to grow marijuana violated the homeowner's constitutional rights.
Mar 22, 2013 at 5:48 PM
A European Union prosecutor has filed more charges against seven Kosovars on trial over an illegal kidney trafficking scheme, while alleging that the key suspects consulted with top government officials on plans to perform the transplants.
Feb 28, 2013 at 8:51 AM
A man known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for leading a fearsome criminal gang, but the public seems to be more interested in his pets: four lions and two bears.
Feb 12, 2013 at 6:19 PM
A new U.N. report paints a grim picture of the millions of people trafficked for sexual exploitation and forced labor: They come from at least 136 different nationalities, have been detected in 118 countries, and the majority of victims are women...
Feb 9, 2013 at 11:46 AM
A mother convicted of prostituting her 7- and 14-year-old daughters using online ads across south-central Nebraska has received up to 60 more years in prison in her last round of sentencing.
Feb 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Federal authorities say three illegal immigrants have been charged with operating five Central Valley brothels that used other illegal immigrants as prostitutes.
Jan 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM
A two-day Southern California task force sweep has led to the rescue of two underage girls forced into prostitution.
Jan 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, authorities said Tuesday.
Jan 24, 2013 at 7:59 PM
A Reno, Nev., man faces federal charges of luring a Bakersfield teenage girl into prostitution. Investigation reports in the case show the teen agreed to go with him and work as a prostitute, but she thought that would be locally. Officers charge...