A Mexican man has been sentenced to prison for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants onto a charter flight bound for a major Texas city.
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.
A pair of Fort Worth police officers spoke freely with CBS 11 News about why they believe federal immigration officials botched an investigation.
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.
People convicted of human trafficking would face tougher penalties under legislation that has passed the Texas House.
The Texas Senate has voted to toughen penalties for human trafficking, including life sentences for repeat offenders.
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.
There is a massive undercover effort underway across North Texas to stop sex trafficking.
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.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state is getting ready for a law enforcement problem that follows every Super Bowl.
Crimes against children — that’s the focus of a four-day conference in downtown Dallas this week.