January 30, 2022

Path 2 Freedom hosts 5k to benefit victims of human trafficking

Bringing healing and a safe haven for child victims of human trafficking. January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and a local organization dedicated Saturday to […]
January 30, 2022

North Port man arrested as suspect in crimes against children

A North Port man has been arrested and faces multiple charges for crimes against children. Shane Patrick Penczak, 45, has been arrested by the North Port […]
January 22, 2022

Florida lawmakers look to ban hourly motel rates, increase penalties for human trafficking

TAMPA, Fla. – Researchers and providers who help human trafficking survivors say there really isn’t a clear picture of the problem in communities across Florida, so a bill […]
January 20, 2022

Florida nonprofit launches program to teach kids about human trafficking

The organization has created a free online program for teachers to use in their classrooms. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and […]
January 20, 2022

Cyclists ride three days, 300 miles to fight human trafficking in South Florida

The Hope Ride raises money, awareness of human trafficking PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Joined by a large police escort, nearly two dozen cyclists finished what […]
January 15, 2022

Law enforcement using new method to catch people who buy women, children online

The Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Collier County is working with law enforcement to fight domestic violence and human trafficking in our community and catch […]
January 14, 2022

Florida Attorney General recruiting businesses to train employees on recognizing signs of human trafficking

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is recruiting businesses to train their employees on recognizing the signs of human trafficking. Her goal is […]
January 12, 2022

Sex trafficked in Florida: Victim shares story on Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Palm Beach County ranks 3rd in Florida for human trafficking incidents WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Victims of human traffickers could be your neighbor, a classmate […]
January 12, 2022

How Florida truckers help fight human trafficking

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — On National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Florida law enforcement agencies are highlighting how stopping crime is a community effort, and how Florida’s […]
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