human trafficking

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

KRLD Community Hero: Fighting Human Trafficking

Today we are recognizing a woman in Euless who has made it her mission in life to help those who are lured into the trade here in North Texas and abroad.

11/08/2013

Sujo John (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

DFW Nonprofit Battles Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, but a DFW-based nonprofit is working to help woman and children around the world find freedom.

09/24/2013

Travis Lekas (credit: Irving Police Department)

Irving Police Believe Teen May Have Other Sex Trafficking Victims

There is new information today about the 17-year-old Irving boy accused of forcing a female classmate into prostitution. Travis Lekas remains in the Dallas County Jail. The Irving Nimitz High School student faces several charges — including one count of compelling prostitution.

CBSDFW.COM–05/15/2013

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I-Team: Website Allows Users To Rate Prostitutes

People like to read reviews online before buying a car or reserving a hotel room. But one website, once based right here in the metroplex, takes reviewing to the extreme.

CBS 11–04/29/2013

crimes against women

Crimes Against Women Conference Underway

Today is the first day of a three-day international conference focusing on violence and women. The 8th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women is underway in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–04/08/2013

A private jet. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Sentenced For Human Smuggling Via Plane To Texas

A Mexican man has been sentenced to prison for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants onto a charter flight bound for a major Texas city.

11/29/2012

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Human Trafficking On The Rise Across North Texas

Police say a crime that targets young North Texas girls is increasing — human trafficking. One police officer and member of the North Texas Trafficking Task Force said the number of girls being victimized is on the rise.

09/21/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Fort Worth Officers Say Feds Ignored Human Trafficking Victim

A pair of Fort Worth police officers spoke freely with CBS 11 News about why they believe federal immigration officials botched an investigation.

02/23/2012

Lewisville Coach Charged With Human Trafficking

Police say the coach repeatedly threatened the 16-year-old student because the student wouldn’t sell gourmet popcorn to help fund a club team operated by the coach.

10/21/2011

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

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