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Man Kidnapped As Child Draws Map, Finds Mom

Miracle after 30 years

(Newser) - A man in China was able to reunite with his family some 30 years after he was kidnapped with the help of a map he was able to draw from memory. Per BBC , Li Jingwei was abducted in 1989 in Yunnan Province then sold to a family living over 1,...

She Came to US to Work for a Diplomat. It Was a Nightmare

Inside one domestic worker's allegations

(Newser) - It was a chance meeting at a gas station that can only be described as incredible: Sri Yatun had been living in Los Angeles where she worked as the housekeeper, cook, and nanny for an Indonesian consular official and her husband. What she had been promised when she left her...

SEC Complaints of Facebook Whistleblower Revealed

In her claim, Frances Haugen cites document that says platform removes only 2% of hate speech

(Newser) - 60 Minutes is sharing details of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen's complaints to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including her claim that the social network stoked political division by steering conservative-leaning users toward conspiracy theories. One of at least eight complaints, titled "Facebook misled investors and the public...

20 Found Dead on Small Boat in Caribbean

It was drifting near Turks and Caicos Islands, an oft-used region for human traffickers

(Newser) - A boat was found drifting about a mile off Grand Turk island with 20 dead people on board, including two children, authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands said Sunday. Officials said investigators had ruled out foul play but were still trying to determine what happened, per the AP . The...

150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee

Operation Volunteer Strong sees 'miraculous' results

(Newser) - Law enforcement in Tennessee are celebrating a major accomplishment: the recovery of 150 missing children. Operation Volunteer Strong—a collaboration between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, US Marshals Service, and Tennessee Department of Children's Services—launched Jan. 4 with the goal to find 240 missing children across the state....

Ex-Olympics Gymnastic Coach Kills Self Amid Charges

John Geddert, 63, was linked to the imprisoned Larry Nassar

(Newser) - A former US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sport doctor Larry Nassar died by suicide Thursday after being charged with two dozen crimes, including forms of human trafficking, the state attorney general said, per the AP . The announcement from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel came about three hours...

Migrants' 911 Calls Spur Search for Truck: 'We Are Dying'

Local authorities in San Antonio, DHS desperately seeking white tanker that may have 80 trapped

(Newser) - Authorities from the San Antonio Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, and even the Department of Homeland Security have embarked on a desperate search for a tanker truck that may be crammed with dozens of trapped migrants in a human smuggling operation. Sheriff Javier...

33 Children Found, Some in Cycle of Abuse
33 Missing
Children Found

33 Missing Children Found

FBI leads California effort against human trafficking

(Newser) - An investigation launched during Human Trafficking Awareness Month found 33 missing children in Southern California, the FBI announced . One person was arrested on California human trafficking charges, USA Today reports. Eight of the children were being sexually exploited when they were found, officials said, and others were exploited in the...

6 Guilty in Deaths of 39 Who Suffocated in Truck

'They were treated worse than cattle'

(Newser) - With double the usual number of migrants packed into a sealed refrigeration container to be smuggled into Britain from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, truck company owner Ronan Hughes warned driver Maurice Robinson via text that he should stop and give them air when he left the port in England....

Suit Accuses Fox News Stars of Sexual Harassment, Rape

Former staff member says Ed Henry attacked and battered her

(Newser) - A federal lawsuit filed Monday by two women accuses Ed Henry of rape and other Fox News stars of widespread sexual harassment. The allegations by Cathy Areu and Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer, involve host Sean Hannity, host Tucker Carlson, journalist Howard Kurtz, and contributor Gianno Caldwell. Fox News...

Truck Driver Charged With 39 Counts of Manslaughter

British police are still struggling to identify the victims in apparent trafficking case

(Newser) - UK police have charged a truck driver with 39 counts of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people in connection with 39 deaths in the back of the truck he was driving in southeastern England, the AP reports. Police say Maurice Robinson, 25, of Craigavon, Northern Ireland is due to appear...

Police Trace Final Journey of 39 Found Dead in Truck

'To put 39 people into a locked metal container shows a contempt for human life that is evil'

(Newser) - Authorities found 39 people dead in a truck in an industrial park in England on Wednesday and arrested the driver on suspicion of murder in one of Britain's worst human-smuggling tragedies. All 39 were Chinese citizens. Police are reconstructing the final journey of the victims and trying to piece...

American Tried to Sneak Baby Out of Philippines, Officials Say

Woman faces human trafficking count

(Newser) - An American woman who attempted to carry a 6-day-old baby out of the Philippines hidden inside a sling bag has been arrested at Manila's airport and charged with human trafficking, officials said Thursday. They said Jennifer Erin Talbot was able to pass through the airport immigration counter Wednesday but...

Rapper Charged With Felony Human Trafficking

Sosamann is accused of forcing women to become sex workers

(Newser) - A rapper was arrested in LA earlier this month after women nabbed in a prostitution sting accused him of human trafficking, TMZ reports. According to authorities, he took two women to California with promises of big dreams and forced them to become prostitutes. Site XXL confirms that Sosamann, who has...

Founder of Spa Tied to Robert Kraft Has Ties With Trump, Too

Li 'Cindy' Yang spotted in pics with president and his family, invited by WH to DC events

(Newser) - President Trump went to bat for his friend Robert Kraft after the owner of the New England Patriots was charged with soliciting prostitution. The Miami Herald has now unearthed an odd link between Trump and the Kraft story, showing the president—as well as members of his family, including sons...

2nd Billionaire Charged in Prostitution Ring

John Childs, 77, caught up in same sting as Patriots owner Robert Kraft

(Newser) - Not one billionaire, but two have been caught up in the human trafficking sting in Florida. Robert Kraft is the more high-profile name of the two (and the one everyone was buzzing about Friday), but equity firm owner John Childs has also made the list, per TCPalm . Childs, who owns...

Cindy McCain Said She Stopped Trafficker, Was Mistaken

'I commend the police officers for their diligence'

(Newser) - Cindy McCain thought she stopped a case of human trafficking in Phoenix, but police say she was mistaken. During Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, McCain, who is co-chair of the Arizona Human Trafficking Council, noted more than 31,000 Arizonans had been trained to identify telltale signs. She thought...

Woman Kidnapped in Late '80s Finally Rescued in Bolivia

She has been reunited with family, police say

(Newser) - An Argentinian woman who was kidnapped as a teenager in the late 1980s and taken out of the country has finally been reunited with her family, police say. In a statement, police said they rescued the 45-year-old woman and her 9-year-old son from human traffickers in southern Bolivia after a...

Lindsay Lohan Gets 'Punched' in Odd Video

The actress accuses family of 'trafficking children'

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan has shocked the world before, but not like this. The 32-year-old actress posted an Instagram Live video (now deleted, but viewable here ) in which she approaches a homeless family asleep outside at night, says they're Syrian refugees, and turns belligerent when they don't accept her...

Sex Traffickers Are Going After the Women in Our Prisons
The Women Are in Prison.
Pimps Are Going After Them
investigation

The Women Are in Prison. Pimps Are Going After Them

The 'Guardian' reports bail bondsmen can be in on it, too

(Newser) - The information is readily available online: The mugshot of a female inmate, the charges she was convicted on, and her release date. And predators are using it, finds the Guardian in an investigation. It reports that sex traffickers are both wooing "potential victims while they are still behind bars"...

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