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Women’s Equality Bills Reintroduced In N.Y. Senate After Failure Last Year

A series of bills dubbed the Women’s Equality Act were reintroduced Tuesday in the New York State Senate, after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late-term abortion proposal.

05/20/2014

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Rep. Maloney Pushes Bill That Would Send IRS Against Human Traffickers

A human trafficking survivor joined U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) Saturday to advocate for a bill that would send the IRS after pimps and traffickers for tax evasion, and provide aid and protection to survivors.

03/22/2014

Super Bowl signs are seen at MetLife Stadium on Jan. 27, 2014, as the venue is prepared to host Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

With Super Bowl Days Away, NJ Officials Continue Crackdown On Human Trafficking

Many believe New Jersey’s sprawling highway system, proximity to New York City and diverse population make it an attractive base of operations for traffickers.

01/29/2014

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New Jersey Works To Curb Sex Trafficking Before Super Bowl

Law-enforcement agents in New Jersey have redoubled efforts to fight what they worry could be one of the biggest menaces to come with next month’s Super Bowl: sex trafficking.

01/06/2014

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New York State Sets Up Court System To Help Prostitutes Escape Lives

New York State is creating the nation’s first statewide system of courts to help prostitutes escape their lives of exploitation and violence, state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced Wednesday.

09/25/2013

Acting NJ Attorney General John Hoffman announcing human trafficking ring bust at news conference in Trenton, July 18, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

N.J. Authorities Bust Suspected Human Trafficking Ring

All six defendants are Mexican nationals living in the United States illegally, the state attorney general said. They were being held in the Ocean County Jail.

07/18/2013

Massage parlors shut down in sting operation in Brooklyn (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

19 Arrests In Prostitution Crackdown At Brooklyn Massage Parlors

Nineteen people have been arrested and a dozen Brooklyn massage parlors have been closed in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said.

07/11/2013

Federal agents raided this 7 Eleven in Islip as part of an investigation into a smuggling ring on June 17, 2013. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Feds Raid Several 7-Eleven Stores On Long Island

Federal agents and police raided nearly a dozen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island Monday as part of an investigation into identity theft and human smuggling.

06/17/2013

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Prosecutors Detail Alleged Treatment Of Mexican Women Brought As Sex Slaves

Horrifying allegations were revealed Wednesday in the case against 13 people accused of with smuggling dozens of young Mexican women into New Jersey and forced into prostitution in New York and New Jersey.

05/01/2013

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Bill Would Tighten Ban On Human Trafficking In New Jersey

A bill that would add additional teeth to the ban on human trafficking has been approved by the New Jersey State Senate.

03/18/2013

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Human Trafficking Victims Up In New York State

Human trafficking is a bigger problem in New York than first thought, according to a new study.

11/20/2011

Andy Fakhoury, 23, of Yonkers was sentenced to ten years in jail and ten years probation in an astonishing case of sex slavery. (Credit: CBS 2)

Suspect In Sex Slavery Case Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

The suspect in an astonishing case of sex slavery was sentenced to ten years in jail and ten years probation.

04/13/2011

Texas Men Sentenced In NJ For Immigrant Smuggling

The U.S. Attorney for New Jersey says the two founded a Texas-based company called Transportes Latinos to take people from Houston to other U.S. cities.

01/07/2011

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Exclusive: NYC’s Hidden World Of Human Trafficking

Many foreigners dream of coming to New York City and living a life of freedom. But for the thousands of victims of human trafficking who are held here against their will, life is a living hell instead.

12/07/2010

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2 NY Men Charged With Human Trafficking In RI

Police say two New York men enslaved teenagers as young as 16 in Rhode Island and forced them into prostitution.

11/13/2010