Sex trafficking and the number of domestic and sexual abuse cases have dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett says last year the organization responded to more than 300 victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Hassett explains the intensity of violence in the relationships with the traffickers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — While hundreds of businesses have crumbled under the weight of a lingering pandemic, one has unfortunately survived. “Sex trafficking is still happening during COVID,” WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett told FOX40 Tuesday. Hassett said in 2020 alone the organization responded to 304 victims of domestic and sexual abuse, most of
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Police in Thailand last year launched the lowest number of human trafficking investigations in a decade as coronavirus restrictions on businesses and borders hindered criminal networks, according to a soon-to-be released government report. A total of 131 cases were filed last year – down from
Five men from El Paso were arrested last week in an online sting operation targeting the solicitation of minors and prostitution, authorities said. The online solicitation operation was run by the Texas Department of Public Safety working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. The operation took place Thursday and Friday.
Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh saw a 39% decrease in human trafficking cases in 2020 compared to 2019. The drop is cases is largely attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. As per district-wise data, Guntur (urban), Vizag city and West Godavari district stand to be top contributors of trafficking
Ontario announced on Saturday an expansion and an extension of free emergency child care it is offering to front-line workers as the province logged another 3,443 new COVID-19 cases and 40 more deaths. The program is being offered to a greater range of essential workers and will be extended until Jan. 25. The
article LOS ANGELES – The homeless community on Skid Row is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, according to leaders who work in the community. “We’re seeing a great increase not only outside [of the Union Rescue Mission], but inside. It’s just getting spread wider and wider until it likely
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 13 new cases and one new death Wednesday. The death was the county’s 39th since the pandemic’s beginning. It was of a 72-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 Nov. 20 and died Tuesday. Douglas County’s COVID-19 case numbers remain low compared with