BCA: Human Trafficking Tips Have Tripled In Minnesota Over Last 3 YearsSex traffickers begin by gaining access on line to the young and vulnerable. Beth Holger, executive director of The Link, says some victims are as young as 11 and 12.
'It's So Disguised Now, It Almost Looks Legit': Sex Traffickers Searching Social Media To Find Vulnerable YouthsExperts warn that sex trafficking happens daily in towns across Minnesota. The recent charges against GOP strategist Tony Lazzaro show it's not just an issue on the streets, but a crime finding new, young victims on social media.
5 Minnesotans Charged In Itasca County Human Trafficking StingThe suspects in the sting chatted with undercover agents and investigators on several websites advertising sex, and were arrested after agreeing to meet at arranged meeting places.
Miao Lin Accused Of Sex Trafficking At St. Paul Hotel A Chinese national is accused of human trafficking in the Twin Cities.
Student Survey Finds 5,000 Minnesota High Schoolers Have Traded Sex For Something Of ValueA new survey has state officials sounding the alarm as it shows 5,000 high school-aged students in Minnesota have traded sex for something of value.
Minneapolis Passes Resolution To Combat Human TraffickingMinneapolis leaders are ramping up the city's efforts to combat human trafficking and exploitation.
Campaign Aims To Keep Truckers On The Lookout For Human TraffickingThe Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is working with truck drivers to help stop sex trafficking.
Dozens Arrested For Soliciting Minors During Super BowlAll of the people arrested are awaiting charges. Most are from the greater Twin Cities area.
Klobuchar, Truckers Teaming Up To Stop Human TraffickingSen. Amy Klobuchar and local truckers are joining forces to curb the use of big rigs in human trafficking.
Driver Charged After 9 Die Is Sweltering Semi TruckThe driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.
8 Found Dead In Hot Semi In Texas Human Trafficking CaseAuthorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling.
Klobuchar Hosts Round Table To Crack Down On Human TraffickingThe fight to stop sex trafficking took a large step last week when the website Backpage.com suspended its adult services section.
Hollywood Actress Hits Minnesota To Talk Human TraffickingA Hollywood actress was in Minnesota this weekend trying to bring attention to a disturbing problem. Actress Julia Ormond met with Gov. Mark Dayton and top corporate leaders to raise awareness about the use of international slave labor.
Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound ExperienceMore is expected to be learned Wednesday about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ trip to the Vatican. She is currently there with nine other U.S. mayors for a two-day conference on sex trafficking and climate change.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges To Meet With Pope At VaticanMayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.