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Pornography producer sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

One of the pornographers in the production company GirlsDoPorn was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for sex... Read more

US embassy to Vatican highlights risk of ‘human trafficking crisis’ amid pandemic

Online exploitation of victims of human trafficking has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, experts warned at a U.S. Embassy to... Read more

Catholic safe house helps secure jail sentences for sex traffickers

A Catholic safe house for women in London has helped to secure jail sentences for two sex traffickers.   Read more

Archdiocese of Washington opposes local bill to legalize prostitution 

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was one of many organizations that testified Thursday during a hearing on a bill to... Read more

Prostitution is an 'inherently violent' practice, say critics of decriminalization

Marijuana, mushrooms, and now prostitution: decriminalization as a legal tactic for handling previously (or currently) illicit activities is a growing... Read more

Ballot initiative could end legal brothels in one Nevada county

Lyon County is one of the 16 counties in Nevada that allows for legal prostitution. But this November, voters will... Read more

In an age of #MeToo, women take a ‘second look’ at the sexual revolution

Fifty years after the sexual revolution promised female empowerment through casual sex “without consequences,” scholars are looking into the far-reaching... Read more

Did Planned Parenthood cover up child abuse and sex trafficking?

In 2011, after undercover footage appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials failing to report suspected sex abuse of minors, the... Read more

How a nuns' home is helping girls freed from sex trafficking

The numbers are staggering. Each year in the U.S. alone, some 300,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking.    Read more

Bishop lauds bill to fight human trafficking

An upgrade to a key anti-trafficking bill passed the U.S. House on Wednesday, and has been praised by one U.S.... Read more

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Senate report says online ad site hid child sex trafficking

As a new Senate report alleges that the advertising site covered for child sex traffickers, Backpage defends its record... Read more

The dark side of the Super Bowl and how Congress aims to fight it

Just days before Super Bowl XLIX, the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing for a bipartisan crack-down on the hidden... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on April 7, 2013.

Former sex slaves to take part in South Korea Mass with Pope

A group of South Korean women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during World War II... Read more

A suspect is taken into custody by FBI agents in Jackson, Mississippi during Operation Cross Country VIII in June 2014.

Major FBI bust highlights problem of human trafficking

The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex trafficking... Read more

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NY sex trafficking ring busted days before Super Bowl

Members of a sex trafficking and drug ring centered in New York City were arrested after the group advertised “party... Read more

MetLife Stadium on Jan. 20, 2014 prepares for Super Bowl 48 (XLVIII).

Super Bowl prompts efforts to battle human sex trafficking

As the 2014 Super Bowl approaches, officials from government and private agencies gathered in Washington, D.C., to testify about prevention... Read more

Victims of sex trafficking need Church community, group says

Although largely unrecognized, sex trafficking in the U.S. is a serious problem, and its victims needs the loving support that... Read more