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‘Please let me out:” former Nxivm testifies about being held in a room for two years

NEW YORK - For two years, she said she was kept in a single room with blacked-out windows. She had only one set of clothes, which she wore for weeks at a time without washing. And she barely had any contact with the outside world. (CNN)

Accused human smuggling operation may have brought hundreds across border at Peace Arch

A years-long investigation by federal authorities has uncovered an elaborate “human smuggling network” that may have helped close to a thousand Chinese migrants cross the Canada-U.S. border via a public park just steps away from a busy B.C. port of entry, according to newly unsealed court documents. (Postmedia)

Sarah Lawrence college parent accused of sex trafficking and abusing students

Lawrence V. Ray showed up at his daughter’s elite college, in a New York City suburb, in late 2010, shortly after being released from prison, and moved into her dormitory. Soon, he started doing “therapy sessions” with her roommates, convincing them he could help with their problems. (New York Times)

Canadian fashion mogul accused of rape, sex trafficking in class action lawsuit

In a press release on the lawsuit released Thursday, the women state that “Nygard lured and enticed young, impressionable, and often impoverished children and women with cash payments and false promises of lucrative modelling opportunities in order to assault, rape, and sodomize them. When the victims were not swayed by promises, many were drugged to force compliance with Nygard’s sexual desires.” (National Post)

Police across Ontario arrest 15 in human trafficking probe

North Bay police joined 45 other police services across Ontario to crack a huge case of human trafficking, say the OPP in a news release today. The Greater Sudbury Police Service was also involved. (The Bay Today)
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  • Province-wide blitz leads to 45 charges against 15 people including human trafficking
  • Pistol-packing pimp promised riches, used violence to turn teens into escorts

    TORONTO - A violent human trafficker admitted he preyed on and exploited teenage girls, using promises of luxury cars and violence to get them to work as escorts. (Toronto Sun)

    Serial rapist who held women as ‘sex slaves’ convicted

    EASTON, Pa. - A jury has convicted a Pennsylvania man of serial rape and human trafficking charges that could put him in prison for life. (Ottawa Sun)

    Veteran detective says Epstein sex and death probes ‘stink’

    Hidden between the cracks in the floor, tucked away in crannies and lurking just around the corner, ticking time bombs await investigators piecing together the Jeffrey Epstein dossier. (Toronto Sun)

    Leader of sex trafficking ring in Trinidad linked to Asian organized crime

    An Asian mafia con­nec­tion is fu­elling the mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar world of sex slaves in Trinidad and To­ba­go, in­tel­li­gence sources close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion have re­vealed to Guardian Me­dia. (St. Lucia News)

    London police lay more charges in human trafficking case

    LONDON, ONT. -  London police are urging the public for any information in locating a suspect wanted for a number of human trafficking charges. Police say in June of this year, they started an investigation into the trafficking of a 16-year-old girl that went on for about a year and a half. (CTV)

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