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Escorts help illegal migrants get into a truck. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Passes Human Trafficking Bill

People convicted of human trafficking would face tougher penalties under legislation that has passed the Texas House.

04/07/2011

Escorts help illegal migrants get into a truck. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Toughens Human Trafficking Penalties

The Texas Senate has voted to toughen penalties for human trafficking, including life sentences for repeat offenders.

03/23/2011

Amnesty International activists wearing T-shirts reading 'end modern slavery'. (credit: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Aims To Help Victims Of Human Trafficking

If a bill proposed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn passes, the federal government could soon be reaching out a hand to the victims of human trafficking.

CBSDFW.COM–03/17/2011

(credit: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Former Sex Slave Helping Find Helpless Girls

There is a massive undercover effort underway across North Texas to stop sex trafficking.

01/31/2011

(credit: AP/Andrew Medichini)

Former Prostitute: Sex Trafficking ‘Hidden’ Epidemic In DFW

She was just 14 years old the first time she was sold for sex. “A lot of it comes from survival, what you might call survival sex,” said a former sex trafficking victim, who did not want to reveal her identity.

CBSDFW.COM–11/18/2010

Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott. (CBSDFW.com)

Abbott In Arlington To Talk Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state is getting ready for a law enforcement problem that follows every Super Bowl.

11/17/2010

Event Focuses On Crimes Against Children

Crimes against children — that’s the focus of a four-day conference in downtown Dallas this week.

08/09/2010

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