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Stories with subject: Forced labor
  • US senator: Cultural change needed to stop human trafficking 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:50 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - While laws are changing to reflect the reality that child prostitutes are victims, cultural attitudes also need to change, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Thursday after hearing from experts and a survivor of child trafficking.

  • Los Angeles looks at harsher penalties for child sex buyers 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 5:32 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Officials in Los Angeles County are adopting a get-tough tactic to deter men from soliciting sex from girls who are forced into prostitution - charging them with crimes that could mean prison time and registration as a sex offender.

  • Man admits forcing immigrant teenagers into egg farm work story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:28 pm

    MARION, Ohio - The thousand-mile journey to the Texas border was supposed to bring the Guatemalan teenagers to a better life. Instead, it was the beginning of a terrible ordeal: Prosecutors say they were fraudulently plucked from U.S. custody by conspirators posing as friends or family who forced them to work as virtual slaves.

  • Man gets 7 years in prison after placing sex slave ad 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:23 am

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A 68-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison after placing an advertisement for a sex slave online.

  • Franklin County man pleads guilty to human trafficking 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 3:32 am

    ROANOKE, Virginia - A Franklin County man who forced a woman to engage in prostitution has pleaded guilty to human trafficking.

  • Iowa duo sentenced for sex trafficking, torture in Virginia 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 1:20 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Two Iowa residents have been sentenced to decades in prison for forcing a young woman into prostitution and torturing her, leaving her with physical and psychological scars that a judge said might never heal.

  • Focus on Japan premier Abe's words in World War II statement story has photos
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:37 am

    TOKYO - What's in a word? As Japan's leader prepares to issue a statement Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, attention is focused on the words he will use - and the ones he won't.

  • Florida couple accused of turning girl, 13, into sex slave 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 3:16 pm

    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - A Florida couple turned a teen into their sex slave and sealed her off from the outside world for more than five years, police said after arresting the two.