sex trafficking

Example of business cards passed out by
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

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

Man Who Ran Sex Trafficking Ring Sentenced To Over 60 Years In Prison

A man was sentenced to 62 1/2 years in prison Monday for operating a violent sex trafficking ring out of his Upper East Side apartment.

04/01/2013

(file / credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Couple Accused Of Sex Trafficking, ‘Slavery,’ Forcing Girls Into Prostitution

Hikeem Green, 38, and his girlfriend Darcell Marshall, 22, allegedly held a 19-year-old from Rockland County and a 20-year-old from New York City in a foreclosed home they illegally occupied.

02/15/2013

FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Cabbies Required To View Anti-Sex Trafficking Video

Commissioner David Yassky said the nine-minute video explains when driving women between pimps and johns amounts to sex trafficking and when it’s just picking up a passenger.

01/03/2013

Clockwise from top left: Antonio Lira-Robles, Benito Lopez-Perez, Jose Barrientos-Perez, Anastasio Romero-Perez (credit: U.S. Attorney's Office)

U.S. Attorney Announces Crackdown On Sex Trafficking Suspects

A mother coerced into the sex trade was reunited with her captive child for the first time in 10 years, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced today.

12/10/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Signs Cabbie Sex Trafficking Bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers.

06/22/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Council Cracks Down On Sex Trade By Taking Aim At Cab Drivers

Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.

06/13/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Proposes Training Cabbies To Help NYPD Fight Sex Trafficking

The city is considering a controversial plan to spend $2 million to train cabbies to be the eyes and ears of the police department in spotting sex traffickers.

05/18/2012

Brothel on wheels

Authorities Break Up Pennsylvania-To-New York City ‘Brothel On Wheels’

Six New York City livery cab drivers surrendered to authorities Monday morning. According to prosecutors, the cabbies “promoted” prostitution by escorting “Johns” and prostituted women all over the city.

04/23/2012

Human trafficking

5 Men, 1 Woman Charged In Alleged Prostitution & Rape Of L.I. Runaway Teen

The victim was allegedly held against her will in the home and forced to have intercourse and oral sex with numerous men, the DA’s office said.

03/08/2012

Human trafficking

Trafficking Victims Get Care From NY Prosecutors

New York City is thought to play a role in the international trafficking trade, both as an entry point for smugglers from abroad and as a city where victims are put to work.

11/24/2011

A poster used in the anti-sex trafficking campaign launched by the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

Brooklyn DA: Sex Trafficking Ring Broken Up After Slave Tips Off NYPD

Four men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a brutal sex trafficking operation in Brooklyn after a 20-year-old woman bravely came forward after eight years as a sex slave, officials said.

06/29/2011

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