human trafficking

We haven't seen Ghislaine Maxwell lately

Prince Andrew has sparked an unprecedented crisis in Britain's royal family since his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Facebook rumor about white vans spreading fear across US

Terrifying rumors initially propelled by Facebook's algorithms have sparked fears that men driving white vans are kidnapping women all across the United States for sex trafficking and to sell their body parts. While there is no evidence to suggest this is happening, much less on a national, coordinated scale, a series of viral Facebook posts created a domino effect that led to the mayor of a major American city

Holiday gifts that give back

In 2019, Impact Your World told you about dozens of people and nonprofits making a difference in their communities -- from those fighting to stop rainforest loss and bird extinction to setting up safe spaces for sex-trafficking victims.

Human smuggling undeterred by wall

Efforts by the Trump administration to secure portions of the 1,933-mile long US-Mexico border with reinforced physical barriers have done little to deter the lucrative business of human smuggling, law enforcement sources told CNN.

Women wanted on suspicion of trafficking of girls

Two women, including one who worked briefly at a center for girls impacted by sex trafficking and exploitation, have been accused of human trafficking, a criminal complaint filed this week in Wisconsin says.

Survivor helps airlines stop human trafficking

When you're passing through an airport, you're usually focused on getting through the security line quickly, on whether your flight's on time, or on the vacation or business meeting waiting for you at your destination.

Lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell names more defendants

Jennifer Araoz, one of Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, filed an amended complaint Tuesday that names individuals and more than 20 corporate entities associated with Epstein that Araoz says in a civil lawsuit helped facilitate his abuse of her when she was 14 and 15.

Lawsuits: Hotel employees helped sex traffickers avoid police

Four young women who say they were sex trafficked are suing chains that own Atlanta-area hotels where, the women allege, they were not only forced to perform sex acts for money, but hotel staff helped their traffickers in exchange for a cut of the profits.

Jeffrey Epstein, others sued over alleged sex ring

A woman who says she was raped at age 15 by Jeffrey Epstein is suing his estate, his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell and three unnamed defendants, saying they conspired to maintain and conceal a sex trafficking ring.

Medical examiner performs Epstein autopsy

A medical examiner on Sunday performed an autopsy on the body of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who died of an apparent suicide over the weekend while in custody, officials said.