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Donnagivens Alabama News
State Rep. Givens files ‘Sound of Freedom Act’ requiring life imprisonment for human trafficking of minors

New legislation filed by State Rep. Donna Givens (R-Loxley) on Friday would establish a minimum punishment of life imprisonment for human trafficking of a minor in Alabama.

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Attorney for Alabama woman in lawsuit against PornHub owners over alleged child exploitation hopes case will prevent others from being harmed

The attorney representing a Tuscaloosa woman who claims she was raped and filmed five years ago as a minor spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about the lawsuit against PornHub parent company Aylo that alleges the pornography company profited from sex trafficking.

Covenant Rescue Group Alabama News
Birmingham anti-human trafficking nonprofit Covenant Rescue Group ‘shadowbanned’ by Facebook

Birmingham area nonprofit Covenant Rescue Group is struggling with a Facebook shadowban as it tries to expand its efforts to combat human trafficking and child exploitation in 2024.

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Loxley PD does not suspect human trafficking in cases of buses dropping people off at Buc-ee's

For several months, residents in the Loxley area have come forward with concerns about possible human trafficking activity near Interstate 10 in Baldwin County.

Alabama's 'Sound of Freedom': Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson works to save human trafficking victims

Former U.S. Navy SEAL Jared Hudson has spent a great deal of time targeting human traffickers and rescuing victims from their captors. The movie “Sound of Freedom” has put a spotlight on the issue of human trafficking and Hudson has a unique perspective on the subject of the movie.

Marvin gentry Alabama News
AL(dot)com freelance photographer busted in child exploitation sting

Six people, including an AL(dot)com freelance photographer, were arrested after the Homewood Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit partnered last week with the FBI in an ongoing effort to combat child exploitation and human trafficking.

Child abuse, child trafficking Alabama News
Phil Williams: For the least of them

Child trafficking is here. Let that sink in. Child trafficking is right here, in your state, your community or perhaps even your home. 

Covenant Rescue Group Alabama News
11 charged in multi-jurisdiction child predator investigation in Jefferson County

Fultondale PD worked with Covenant Rescue Group, a non-profit founded by former Jefferson County Sheriff candidate Jared Hudson and his wife. The group rescues victims and helps arrest suspects of human trafficking.

Steve Marshall Alabama News
AG Marshall forming partnerships between law enforcement, prosecutors, nonprofits to fight human trafficking, help victims

When Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall first took office, he made fighting human trafficking in the state a top priority. Though Alabama’s laws are better than they used to be, he said there’s still lots to be done and to learn.

Baldwin County Sheriffs Office Alabama News
Baldwin County deputies rescue teen with serious injuries from 'human trafficking operation'

A traffic stop in Baldwin County led to a horrifying discovery for deputies. Now, two people are facing charges in connection to what investigators believe was a human trafficking operation.

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Undercover operation in West Alabama leads to arrest of six men for allegedly attempting to meet underage girl

A months-long investigation by the West Alabama Human Trafficking Taskforce has led to 12 felony charges against six suspects accused of attempting to meet someone they believed to be under the age of 16.

Coffee County Alabama News
Alabama Appeals Court rejects appeal of Enterprise man convicted of human trafficking

Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the human-trafficking conviction of an Enterprise man sentenced to life in prison. 

Birmingham CITY Alabama News
Over 50 arrested during The World Games in connection to anti-human trafficking operations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Birmingham conducted a four-week joint operation to combat human trafficking during the World Games 2022, which resulted in over 50 arrests.

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Experts share hope amid devastating reality at Alabama Human Trafficking Summit

From The Alabama Baptist More than 225 advocates in the fight against human trafficking gathered Feb. 3–4 in Montgomery for the 8th...

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Katie Britt: Human trafficking is modern day slavery, and it’s time to end it

While the spike in violent crime nationwide last year has rightfully grabbed headlines, one heinous crime wave continues to go relatively...

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Experts believe there are 6,000 human trafficking victims each day in Alabama

The Eighth Annual Human Trafficking Summit was held on Friday at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Montgomery. Human trafficking...

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State task force heightens awareness of human trafficking in Alabama

From The Alabama Baptist The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force sponsored Alabama Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Jan. 11 to...