Watch: Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Bill Increasing Criminal Penalty For Human SmugglingTexas Governor Greg Abbot is expected to sign Senate Bill 576 into law today, September 22 that increases the penalty for human smuggling.
2 Men Arrested In Wylie On Human Trafficking ChargesTwo accused human traffickers, Syed Mohammad Ali and Syed Muratab Ali, are in-custody after Wylie police arrested them on Sept. 13 and 14.
Federal Grant To Help Fort Worth ISD Combat Human TraffickingFWISD said Monday, it is partnering with anti-human trafficking nonprofit organizations, Unbound North Texas and 3Strands Global Foundation.
20 Migrants, Including 2 Children Found In Trailer Without Ventilation At Immigration Checkpoint The migrants were found in both the bed of the truck, covered by a hard plastic cover sealed shut, and in the trailer that could only be opened from the outside.
Police: Dozens Of People Found Inside Big Rig At Texas Truck Stop DetainedMore than two dozen people were found inside a big rig that was stopped near San Antonio, including one person who was taken to a hospital.
Undercover Operation Nets 6 North Texas Men Who Allegedly Solicited Sex From Detectives Posing As Minors OnlineAll six were arrested for online solicitation of a minor, a second-degree felony. The suspects range in age from 22 to 32 years old.
Feds Say DFW A Hub For Human Trafficking, Several Children Rescued With Help From Local PoliceOften lured online or looking to escape unstable homes, federal law enforcement partners say human trafficking is exploding right before our unseeing eyes.
Long-Term Safe House For Male Sex Trafficking Victims Opening In Denton, CEO Says It's 'First In The Country'CEO of Ranch Hands Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary Bob Williams announced plans to open a long-term safe house exclusively catering to male victims of sex trafficking 18-24 years old.
'Pink One' Brothel Owner, Helen Kim Gets Nearly 4 Years In Federal PrisonBrothel owner Helen Kim was sentenced yesterday evening to 46 months in federal prison on a racketeering charge.
Gov. Abbott Provides Clemency Application For Survivors Of Human Trafficking, Domestic AbuseGov. Abbott's office said the new application was established because human trafficking and domestic violence often lead victims down a path of offenses that entraps them in a cycle of crime.
Plugged In To DFW: Human Trafficking AwarenessJanuary is Human Trafficking Awareness month.
Governor Greg Abbott Pardons Human Trafficking Survivor Robbie Ann Hamilton, Lured Into Sex Trade As TeenGovernor Abbott explained the pardon was not just about Hamilton, but also sends a message to all victims of human trafficking that there is a "path to redemption."
DART Trains, Buses Designated As 'Safe Place' For Human Trafficking Victims, Other Minors In DangerRunaways and other youth in danger are often targets for traffickers. DART began a collaboration with Safe Place in 2015 to help with the problem.
Southlake Restaurant Linked To Human Trafficking Operation In Dallas ReopensDragon House was closed in October after police found money from the Jade Spa was tied to accounts at the restaurant.
Fort Worth Child Trafficking Suspect Meshack Ominde Arrested, Out On BondFort Worth Police said, in October, Ominde picked up two 14-year-old girls who had run away from home.