An Ohio man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Maryland on human trafficking and prostitution charges.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio lawmaker is pursing changes to a new state law that she says will help reduce the demand behind human trafficking.
Victims of human trafficking often are prostituted or pushed to work against their will in sweatshop-type jobs. Some are girls as young as 11.
State Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Toledo Democrat, said Monday she expects to introduce the legislation in the coming days to toughen the penalties for those who purchase commercial sex of a minor. Solicitors would also be required to register as a sex offender.
Among other changes, her proposal would increase the statute of limitations for human trafficking from six years to 20. It would ban people from knowingly purchasing advertising space for sexual activity for hire that includes a depiction of a minor.
Experts in the U.S. increasingly are applying the label "human trafficking" to homegrown prostitution. Lawmakers, police and prosecutors are starting to shift their view on this, too.
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A Lorain County couple is accused of forcing a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman to have sex for money.
Angelina Jolie brought her celebrity wattage to London on Thursday to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts.
The Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in University Heights is giving customers a free cone Tuesday. It's not just a way to say "thanks."
The Akron General Health and Wellness Center West is hosting a human trafficking program Tuesday to debunk myths about perpetrators and victims and much more.
An Ohio lawmaker is pursing changes to a new state law that she says will help reduce the demand behind human trafficking.
Did you know there are move slaves in the world today than any other time in history? Help give a voice to those without one by participating in Shine a Light on Slavery day April 9.
A prayer service was held Tuesday night for missing Cleveland teenager Gina DeJesus.