Medical Issues in the Trafficking Business

It is reported that 88% of victims subjected to sex trafficking had access to medical help during the time they were being trafficked.¹ As of 2016, medical professionals are not required to have training that helps them recognize sex trafficking victims. This is a problem. Not only is this a professional problem, it a huge Read more about Medical Issues in the Trafficking Business[…]

Prostitution is Illegal, but not for Cops

Michigan is the one remaining state of our nation that allows undercover cops to partake in sexual activities with a prostitute.¹ Not only does this law make police look bad, it invites corruption in government that could lead to a higher rate of sex trafficking. The authorities are supposed to be the ones that reduce Read more about Prostitution is Illegal, but not for Cops[…]

Cross Country is More Than Just a Sport: It’s an Operation

Sex trafficking is a nationwide pandemic that affects communities large and small. This issue has gotten to the point that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is involving themselves. In 2003, the FBI started conducting a sweep of sex trafficking crimes across the nation which they called Operation Cross Country.¹ From 2003 to 2013, the Michigan Read more about Cross Country is More Than Just a Sport: It’s an Operation[…]

Michigan’s Human Trafficking Law

This article brings a lot of insight to what can happen right before people’s eyes. Theresa Flores was trafficked by a former classmate, and was too afraid to tell the police or report anything because her trafficker threatened to kill her, and/or her family. Her trafficker also threatened to blackmail her with pictures he took Read more about Michigan’s Human Trafficking Law[…]

Law Shielding Michigan Cops In Sex With Prostitutes On Way Out

The odd Michigan law that allows undercover cops to have sex with prostitutes in the course of an investigation may be on the way out. Michigan is the only U.S. state that looks the other way if police have sex with prostitutes during sex trafficking investigations. As of April 11th the state Senate Judiciary Committee Read more about Law Shielding Michigan Cops In Sex With Prostitutes On Way Out[…]

Sex Trafficking: Under-Trained Officers Can’t Handle Limited Jurisdiction

Sex trafficking is a heinous business that has been around for centuries. Like any other enduring business, it has evolved with the passage of time. Modern sex trafficking is a black market transaction that occurs all over the world, even right here in Michigan. There is no specific place sex trafficking occurs, which makes distinguishing when Read more about Sex Trafficking: Under-Trained Officers Can’t Handle Limited Jurisdiction[…]

Andrew Golden, Sex Trafficker Caught

Sex trafficking is a huge problem in the United States. Michigan being the second largest sex trafficking state is a huge concern, the state has slowly been cracking down on catching sex traffickers. Some cases even involve the FBI. An article written by Matt Durr¹ focuses on a perpetrator who was charged with sex trafficking Read more about Andrew Golden, Sex Trafficker Caught[…]