PUNXSUTAWNEY– A 16-year-old Guatemalan girl, who is possibly the victim of human trafficking, has been found in Jefferson County.Punxsutawney Borough Police report that the girl was found washing dishes in the kitchen of a downtown restaurant.Authorities from Massachusetts had reached out to the Punxsy... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced that charges have been filed against three people connected to a drug distribution and human trafficking ring operating in and around Reading, Berks County. Hector M. Rivera, 50, of Reading, PA; Dushawn O. Ellis, 31,... Read More.
Reynoldsville, PA – In Reynoldsville this Thursday, Jan. 30, a sexual assault and rape crisis center is holding an awareness event to educate people on human trafficking and modern-day slavery.PASSAGEs is inviting everyone for an open discussion at the Reynoldsville Fire Hall this Thursday... Read More.
Pittsburgh, PA – Pittsburgh was recently named one of the top ten cities in the United States for human trafficking, and the House of Representatives is working on a package of bills that would strengthen current laws against human trafficking, give victims better ability... Read More.
Harrisburg, PA - In the first five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged.The infographic below highlights key court data including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five... Read More.