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Man Who Inspired
Sued Over Alleged
Oct 10, 2023 8:37 AM CDT
Man Who Inspired Anti-Trafficking Film Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse
Tim Ballard, subject of 'Sound of Freedom' movie, is hit with complaint by 5 women
- Five women on Monday sued the founder of an anti-child-trafficking group that inspired a popular movie this year, alleging he sexually manipulated, abused, and harassed them on overseas trips designed to lure and catch child sex traffickers. Tim Ballard's life story and work with Operation Underground Railroad inspired
Musician Says Airline Accused
Him of Trafficking Own Sons
Oct 4, 2023 9:35 AM CDT
Musician Says Airline Accused Him of Trafficking Own Sons
Black singer-songwriter David Ryan Harris says his biracial kids raised red flag with American
- A Black musician who's performed with John Mayer and the Dave Matthews Band is now on the receiving end of an apology from American Airlines after he says he was accused of trafficking his own kids. In a Sept. 23 Instagram post , David Ryan Harris, 55, said he flew...
Cuba Says It Broke Up Russia's
Recruiting Scheme for Troops
Sep 5, 2023 2:03 PM CDT
Cuba Says It Broke Up Russia's Recruiting Scheme for Troops
Island's government calls operation 'human trafficking'
- Cuba announced Tuesday that it has foiled an effort to pull its citizens into Russia's war on Ukraine, labeling the scheme a human trafficking ring. A statement by Cuba's foreign ministry says it has started to prosecute those accused of assisting the effort to recruit people for the...
Mom: Southwest Accused Me
of Trafficking My Own Daughter
Aug 8, 2023 9:13 AM CDT
Mom: Southwest Accused Me of Trafficking My Own Daughter
Mary MacCarthy, who's white, says she and her biracial 10-year-old child were racially profiled
- A single mom has sued Southwest, accusing the airline of racial discrimination after a flight attendant suspected she may have been trafficking a child—her own daughter. NBC News reports that Mary MacCarthy, who's white, was traveling with her then-10-year-old daughter, Moira, who's Black, in October 2021 from...
Tucker Carlson's Latest
Interview Is Raising Eyebrows
Jul 12, 2023 7:33 AM CDT
Tucker Carlson's Latest Interview Is Raising Eyebrows
Former Fox host chats with influencer Andrew Tate, detained in Romania on rape, trafficking charges
- The ninth installment of Tucker Carlson's Twitter program aired Tuesday, and on it was a surprise guest that even some conservatives were side-eyeing. The former Fox host interviewed a person he called "the most Googled man in the world last year"— Andrew Tate , the misogynistic social-media influencer...
Teen Who Killed
Jun 1, 2023 6:20 PM CDT
Teen Who Killed Alleged Trafficker Is Resentenced
Pieper Lewis, who could have faced 20 years, again receives probation
- A teenage sex trafficking victim who fatally stabbed the man she accused of abusing her was resentenced Wednesday to probation, telling an Iowa judge that she now has a support system to help keep her on track. Prosecutors agreed that Pieper Lewis should continue her probation rather than be incarcerated....
At Least 43 Drown After
Wreck Off Italy's Coast
Feb 26, 2023 6:45 AM CST
At Least 43 Drown After Wreck Off Italy's Coast
Italian leader blames deaths of migrants on human traffickers
- At least 43 migrants perished when their overcrowded wooden boat smashed into rocky reefs just off southern Italy at dawn Sunday, the Italian Coast Guard said. “As of now, 80 persons were recovered alive—some of whom succeeded in reaching the shore after the shipwreck—and 43 bodies were...
Hundreds of Child
Are Missing in UK
Jan 25, 2023 1:09 PM CST
Hundreds of Child Asylum-Seekers Are Missing in UK
Lawmakers fear they've been seized by traffickers, demand investigation
- Hundreds of child asylum-seekers have disappeared from government-approved accommodations in Britain within the last two years, Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick said Tuesday. The unaccompanied minors were housed in contracted hotels as the usual asylum accommodation system was overwhelmed . "Out of the 4,600 unaccompanied children that have been accommodated...
Andrew Tate's Fleet
Jan 14, 2023 5:05 PM CST
Romania Seizes Andrew Tate's Fleet
Former kickboxer denies human trafficking in tweet
- Romanian authorities descended on a compound near Bucharest on Saturday to tow away a fleet of luxury cars and other assets worth an estimated $3.9 million in the case investigating Andrew Tate, the divisive social media personality who is detained in the country on charges of human trafficking. Romania'...
Dec 30, 2022 12:28 PM CST
He Trolled Greta Thunberg. Days Later, an Arrest
Influencer Andrew Tate, brother in custody in Romania on rape, human trafficking charges
This story has been updated to clarify how the pizza boxes came into play.
Earlier this week, climate change activist Greta Thunberg got into it online with Andrew Tate, a former kickboxer, TikTok star, and controversial influencer who, until recently, had been kicked off most social media platforms. Now, a...
Emerging Form of Trafficking
Turns People Into Scammers
Oct 16, 2022 5:15 PM CDT
Emerging Form of Trafficking Turns People Into Scammers
Rights group says 700 Malaysians are trapped in Laos right now
- It's a form of human-trafficking with a high-tech twist: Young men and women who respond to a job offer and end up forced into running online love and investment scams. Voice of America zeroes in on one alleged instance of this involving Malaysia and Laos. The Malaysian International Humanitarian...
Mass. Asks DOJ to Look
Into DeSantis' 'Inhumane Acts'
Sep 19, 2022 8:54 AM CDT
Mass. Asks DOJ to Look Into DeSantis' 'Inhumane Acts'
Officials want probe into whether moving migrants to Martha's Vineyard was human trafficking
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision to transport 50 Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard has been slammed by critics as "gross," "unbelievably cruel," and "crimes against humanity." Whether it was illegal or not is another matter, and one that the state of...
Donations Pour In
for Girl Who Must Pay
Accused Rapist's Family
Sep 14, 2022 3:22 PM CDT
Donations Pour In for Girl Who Must Pay Accused Rapist's Family
Fundraiser for Pieper Lewis raised more than $200K in 24 hours
- On Tuesday, teenage human trafficking victim Pieper Lewis was ordered to pay $150,000 to the family of her accused rapist, a 37-year-old Iowa man she stabbed to death in 2020. On Wednesday, a GoFundMe campaign set up to help her hit $150,000—and kept going, reaching $230,000...
Teen Who Killed
Ordered to Pay
Sep 14, 2022 5:53 AM CDT
Teen Who Killed Alleged Rapist Ordered to Pay Restitution
Pieper Lewis was a victim of human trafficking in Iowa
- A teenage human trafficking victim who was initially charged with first-degree murder after she stabbed her accused rapist to death was sentenced Tuesday in an Iowa court to five years of closely supervised probation and ordered to pay $150,000 restitution to the man’s family. Pieper Lewis, 17, was...
Mo Farah's Trafficking
Reveal Spurs a UK Probe
Jul 14, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Mo Farah's Trafficking Reveal Spurs a UK Probe
London's Metropolitan Police investigating after Olympian's shocking documentary announcement
- London's Metropolitan Police Service has opened an investigation into four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's reveal that he was trafficked to the UK as a child. The inquiry comes after Farah, 39, said in a documentary that a woman he didn't know brought him to the UK when...
I Was Trafficked
as a Child, Forced
Jul 12, 2022 3:00 AM CDT
Olympic Champ: I Was Trafficked as a Child, Forced Into Servitude
Mo Farah says that's how he ended up in UK
- Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says he was illegally trafficked to the UK at age 9 and forced to work in domestic servitude, looking after another family's children. The long-distance runner made the revelation in a documentary debuting Wednesday on the BBC . The 39-year-old says he was born Hussein...
Among 108 Arrested
March Sadness 2'
Mar 17, 2022 10:30 AM CDT
Disney Workers Among 108 Arrested in 'Operation March Sadness 2'
Florida sting operation targeted prostitution, human trafficking
- A sheriff's office in Florida says 108 people were arrested, including a retired judge and several Disney employees, during a sting operation to combat human trafficking, prostitution, and child sexual abuse. Most of those busted in "Operation March Sadness 2" were arrested for seeking a prostitute or "...
China: Chained Woman
Was Actually Sold Twice
Feb 23, 2022 9:25 AM CST
China: Chained Woman Was Actually Sold Twice
Officials update Xiaohuamei's story once again
Chinese officials' evolving story on the woman found chained by her neck has gotten another revision. While authorities earlier reversed their denials and confirmed the woman, named Xiaohuamei and confirmed to be 44, had been a human trafficking victim, they now say she was actually sold twice. In early...
at Center of
a 'Difficult and
Feb 21, 2022 11:42 AM CST
Tennessee Mom at Center of a 'Difficult and Shocking' Case
Melissa Blair is accused of trading items like vape pens to teen boys for sexual favors
- A Tennessee mom who was an active parent at a local school is accused of being a little too active, allegedly trading items to teen boys for sexual favors. Law & Crime reports that 38-year-old Melissa Blair has been indicted for charges including statutory rape, after allegedly making contact with...
Agent Accused of Aiding
Epstein Found Dead in Cell
Feb 19, 2022 4:00 PM CST
Agent Accused of Aiding Epstein Found Dead in Cell
Jean-Luc Brunel was under investigation in France for rape, human trafficking
- A modeling agent accused of being an accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his Paris jail cell Saturday. French prosecutors said that an investigation into the death of Jean-Luc Brunel, 75, had begun, but that early signs suggested it was suicide, the
reports. He had been hanged...
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