human trafficking

Man accused of prostitution charges appears in court

MEDFORD, Ore. –  A man is facing numerous charges, accused of being involved in human trafficking. 39-year-old Michael Joseph Silva faces multiple charges including promoting and compelling prostitution, trafficking and second-degree assault. Medford police say Silva was in a relationship with the 29-year-old …

Bathroom posters that can save lives

MEDFORD, Ore. — The National Human Trafficking Hotline says they’ve had over 2,000 calls since 2007 in Oregon. And that number is expected to increase. That’s after a bill, which passed earlier this month, is requiring all rest stop bathrooms to post …

Runaway “at-risk” Aloha teen returned home

Update (11-14-17 2:41 p.m.) Ashley Jarrell returned home after seeing media coverage and is now safe, police said. ALOHA, Ore. – Police in Washington County are asking citizens to be on the lookout for a runaway teen considered “at-risk.” 15-year-old Ashley Jarrell …

Human smuggling suspect facing federal charges

San Antonio, Texas (NBC) – The truck driver charged in connection with the deaths of ten undocumented immigrants in Texas will stay in federal custody. James Matthew Bradley Jr. , handcuffed and wearing blue jail scrubs, left federal court in San Antonio …

Human trafficking in the marijuana industry

Humboldt County, Calif. (CNN) – Despite its unmatched natural beauty, there are places in Humboldt County, California, where even law enforcement doesn’t venture. At the epicenter of a seven billion dollar marijuana industry, international gangs have infiltrated the area, taking advantage of …