New Jersey: A West African man is facing a jail sentence today. He pleaded guilty to forcing more than 20 women and girls from Africa into labor of braiding hair. The women and girls are brought to the U.S. fraudulent visa and force to work with no pay.
Maryland: A man was sentenced 37 years in jail for sex trafficking conspiracy. According to the prosecutor, the man forced teenagers into prostitution by using violence, deception, drugs, and guns.
Louisiana: A North Carolina man was arrested for forcing a 18 year old and 19 years old women into prostitution in New Orleans area. He also held hostage a 6 month old infant, a child of the 18 year old woman to threaten her to go out on a date with other men.
Canada: The police charged another individual regarding a Hungarian human trafficking scheme. They allegedly brought people from Hungry and counseled them to give false information to the immigration authority. The workers were subject to forced labor and lived in substandard accommodation upon arrival to Canada .
Arkansas: Arkansas state police will receive more than $290,000 to fight against sexual exploitation of minors including child prostitution, child pornography, etc. The funds will be distributed for training, prosecution, investigation, forensic works, and public awareness of internet predators, etc.
Cambodia: Rights group say anti-human trafficking measure causes more prostituted women to be abused by the police. According to the report, since the implementation of the law, police raided brothels and crack down on prostituted women. But during the process, many prostituted women were subject to sexual and physical assaults by the policemen.
Philippines: The authority dismissed 20 immigration officers for their involvement in human trafficking. They allowed the trafficking victims to travel abroad with incomplete or falsified documents in exchange of bribery. Sometimes they received sexual favors as bribe.
Singapore: The authority says that foreign wives receive equal treatment as Singaporean wives. He also said that the country has a strong measure against human trafficking. The measure includes tough enforcement action and security checks.
Afghanistan: The U.S. government contractors appear to be engaged in human trafficking in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the report says that officials in Washington seems to take no action against them. The State Department acknowledged contractors engaged in prostitution but the government has not pressed charges against them nor terminated their contract.