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Victims Urge N.Y. State Lawmakers To Strengthen Penalties For Sex Trafficking

Sex trafficking victims gathered in Albany Tuesday, sharing their stories and urging New York state lawmakers to pass stronger criminal penalties for forcing someone into sexual servitude.

05/13/2014

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (credit: 1010 WINS/Juliet Papa)

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

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FBI: 16 Juveniles Rescued In Super Bowl Prostitution Busts

16 juveniles forced into prostitution — including some teens who had been reported missing by their families — were rescued by the FBI in a two-week operation leading up to the Super Bowl, the agency said Tuesday.

02/04/2014

Danielle Douglas

Experts: Sex Traffickers Can Trick And Victimize Anyone

Girls as young as 12 years old are being targeted on the streets, at bus stations, even college campuses and sold into the sex trade.

01/30/2014

Authorities announce arrests in a Super Bowl sex and drug ring in New York City on Jan. 30, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Officials: Super Bowl Sex, Drug Arrests In NYC

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the NYPD.

01/30/2014

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

John Montone

Radio Free Montone: From College Student To Sex Slave

Danielle Douglas was raised comfortably in Springfield, N.J. Then at the age of 17 she became a sex slave.

01/17/2014

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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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Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Sex Trafficking, Prostitution Case

At the conclusion of his sentence Cortez-Granados will face five years of supervised release, he has also been ordered to pay $145,815 in restitution to his two victims.

09/20/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Father-Son Pimps Sentenced To Prison For Prostitution, Money Laundering Convictions

Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., of Allentown, Pa., were sentenced Monday in Manhattan to three to nine years in prison. They were acquitted of sex trafficking.

07/08/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Self-Professed Father-Son Pimps Acquitted On Sex Trafficking Charge

Vincent George Jr. and Sr. were convicted of money laundering and promoting prostitution and still face significant jail time.

06/19/2013

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Queens Couple Gets Prison For Forcing Girls Into Prostitution

“These convictions and sentences serve as a measure of justice for the victims and send a message that sex trafficking will not be tolerated in Queens County,” District Attorney Richard Brown said.

06/12/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Closing Arguments Under Way In NYC Sex Trafficking Case

Closing arguments were underway Thursday in the trial of Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., a case that drew widespread attention after several prostitutes took the witness stand to defend their pimps.

06/06/2013

Mug shots of men arrested in a prostitution sting in Nassau County (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Police Arrest 104 Suspected Johns In Prostitution Sting On L.I.

Many of those arrested in the month-long sting, dubbed “Operation Flush the Johns,” include lawyers, bankers, teachers and medical professionals.

06/03/2013

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prostituted women in George case. (credit: Manhattan DA's Office)

Father And Son On Trial For Sex Trafficking

Vincent George, Sr. and Vincent George, Jr.’s defense is that they are pimps, but not sex traffickers.

05/13/2013

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