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Black e-economy hiding traffickers’ profits

By Ernie Allen, Special for CNN Editor’s note: Ernie Allen in the president and CEO of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, a global organization to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. Human trafficking, including sex trafficking of children, is moving from the streets to the Internet.  Increasingly, the traffickers are also […]

U.S. downgrades Russia, China for anti-trafficking efforts

Russia and China were downgraded to bottom tier nations for their efforts to fight human trafficking, by a U.S. government report. In the State Department's annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, China and Russia were relegated to Tier 3 – the lowest of four rankings which names countries whose governments do not fully comply with […]

Agents racing to save girl had one blurred clue

Federal agents watched in horror as an unknown male in an internet photo appealed for stomach-churning advice – how to rape the child beside him. And as the clock ticked, their only clue to track the pair down was a blurred road sign.

Striking out to combat slavery

As a boy,  Jeremy Affeldt, a pitcher for the World Series champions San Francisco Giants, experienced the menace of human trafficking first hand in Thailand. Now every time he strikes out a player he donates money to help the fight against slavery.