Louis Broadway-Phillips (Courtesy/Arizona Attorney General’s Office) PHOENIX — An Arizona man faces 10 years in prison, lifetime probation and sex offender terms after pleading guilty to sex trafficking three women, including one minor, according to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Louis Broadway-Phillips, 27, advertised on the internet, transported the womenContinue Reading

A massive operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in the recovery of nearly three dozen missing children, including several who had been sexually exploited, authorities said. One person suspected of human trafficking was arrested on state charges, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday in a press release. DetailsContinue Reading

Last February, this newspaper rightly praised Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to create a pathway to clemency for survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence whose crimes resulted from their victimization. With this action, Abbott has made it possible for survivors to heal from their trauma without the crushing burden ofContinue Reading

Of the 33 victims who were recovered in the Los Angeles area, eight were being sexually exploited when they were found, according to the agency. Two sex-trafficking victims were recovered multiple times during the investigation, a disturbingly common development since many victims “may not even realize they’re being trafficked,” authoritiesContinue Reading

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human trafficking is defined as the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. However, human trafficking is trade in people for labor or sexual exploitation, especiallyContinue Reading