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Taking Human Traffickers To Court

Posted on · The Harris County Attorney's office and a local nonprofit are teaming up against local human trafficking operations. According to the Justice Department, 1 out of every 4 victims is brought through Harris County before being sent to other parts of the country. The County says shutting down the operations isn't easy, so they're hoping to use another tool — lawsuits.

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Safe House Hopes To Reduce Trafficking Problem In Houston

Posted on · Houston is one of the country's largest hubs for human trafficking, with the average victim just 12 years old. While a 2010 state law prevents children under 14 from being charged with prostitution, a legal gap remains for kids between 14 and 17. This gap means that after being picked up by police, many teens are left with nowhere to go next. A new safe house in Houston is hoping to be that next step.

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Human Trafficking: Houston’s Hidden Problem

Posted on · Houstonians drive by literally dozens of strip centers every week without realizing some of the establishments in those retail malls are fronts for trafficking. And the criminals aren't just peddling drugs or guns — they're selling people. Laurie Johnson reports.