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Lawsuits allege hotel chains ignored human trafficking

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers representing human trafficking victims want a single federal judge to oversee multiple lawsuits alleging that major hotel chains have ignored human trafficking taking place on their premises. Attorneys have asked a federal panel to consolidate ...

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Program will help ID human trafficking victims

A client sitting across from an attorney may be charged with prostitution or drug dealing. What the attorney may not realize is the client is both a crime suspect and a crime victim. As a victim of human trafficking, she ...

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Rochesterians charged in human trafficking ring

Seven people have been charged in four separate criminal complaints with sex trafficking of a minor and conspiracy to sex traffic minors. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison for each victim, a maximum of ...

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Spreading awareness of human trafficking

Since May 2013, 29 victims of human trafficking have been identified in the Monroe County area through the Safe Harbour program — seven this year alone. An additional 77 girls are at risk of falling victim to trafficking and sexual ...

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Human trafficking experts to give talk

International human trafficking expert Matt Friedman and his son Brandon will be in Rochester later in the month to introduce a campaign to raise awareness of young people on the issue. The “Breaking the Links” event is scheduled for 7 ...

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Human trafficking CLE planned

A continuing legal education course on “Spotting Human Trafficking in Your Law Practice,” will be presented from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bar Association of Erie County, 438 Main St., Sixth Floor, Buffalo. The program is presented by ...

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NYSBA seeks changes to curb human trafficking

The New York State Bar Association today is calling on state legislators, the courts and advocacy groups to undertake specific measures to enhance the prosecution of human traffickers and focus more attention on the care and treatment for victims. “It ...

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NYSBA proposals to combat human trafficking OK’d

Proposals in a new report by the New York State Bar Association would give more tools to prosecutors to combat human trafficking and provide additional training and services to protect victims, particularly children. The 60-page report, prepared by the association’s ...

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Documentary to run at The Little Theatre

The internationally acclaimed documentary, “Not My Life,” will begin a weeklong run at the Little Theatre, May 10 to16 (no showings on May 14), as part of a communitywide effort to increase awareness of human trafficking in the tri-county area. ...

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