Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that Laurie Culkin will be an advocate on behalf of human trafficking victims. Culkin enters the post from the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service in Baltimore.
“This is going to be a multidisciplinary collaboration,” a state official said. With the new “Anti-Human Trafficking Director” position and millions of dollars in state funding, Maryland is accelerating its fight against human trafficking.
Investigators say they observed two women housed in a Gaithersburg, Maryland, apartment getting ferried to four massage parlors. Detectives learned that the women “would often provide sexual services to the male customers.”
A hackathon at George Mason University brought together techies and tech companies, federal agencies, experts and others to try to find solutions to human trafficking.
“This year in St. Paul, Minnesota, you have a huge presence and there’s a lot of awareness,” said Scott Santoro with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.
While the technology that has eased communication has its upsides, it also has a seedy, dark side that is complicating efforts to fight human trafficking, according to the FBI.
Children who have been abused, abandoned or left vulnerable by their family situation are at the highest risk to become victims of human trafficking, experts say. D.C. is determined to identify them before they’re lost, and are explaining the warning signs to kids and those who work with them.
Among the signs are large groups who are seemingly organized by one person, who are often silent and who don’t handle their own money.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan outlined his legislative agenda surrounding victims’ rights, particularly victims of rape, domestic violence and human trafficking.
Police charged a 39-year-old man with human trafficking after a teen runaway was taken to a Frederick, Maryland hotel for prostitution.
Wednesday marked the return of one of the country’s oldest holiday traditions – the Salvation Army Red kettles and their volunteer bellringers. In the D.C. area, the Salvation Army hopes to raise $1.4 million this season. Find out how to help.
The horror of human trafficking reared its head in Springfield, Virginia, over the weekend, but police were able to save three victims and arrested the alleged trafficker.
A local defense attorney is going from the defense table to the big screen, making her debut in a film about the aftermath of sexual abuse.
Representatives from 19 countries — including India, Tanzania and the Czech Republic — heard from county leaders on the shared problems of dealing with human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, and it’s one of the fastest-growing illicit industries in the world. Here’s a look at five of the countries that are classified among the worst human trafficking offenders.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.