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Sex Trafficking

Dec. 6 2019

How Bad Is Human Trafficking in Illinois?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

You might be surprised that Illinois has one of the highest rates for human trafficking in the nation. Chicago is a major city, and hub among several major interstates, creating ample opportunities for human trafficking. Law enforcement and lawmakers have taken greater initiative over the [...]
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Aug. 7 2019

Epstein, R. Kelly Cases Shine a Light on Illinois Sex Trafficking

Posted By: Sami Azhari

The Me Too Movement has paved the way to a number of powerful men being charged with sex crimes and sexual misconduct. The greatest public awareness began with the Weinstein story which broke in October 2017 and has culminated into dozens of household names being smeared. You’ve heard [...]
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Nov. 13 2018

Your Guide to Illinois Sex Trafficking Laws

Your Guide to Illinois Sex Trafficking Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you have been accused of sex trafficking in the state of Illinois, you may think that your life is over. After all, it is an incredibly serious crime, and you are likely to face both severe penalties and the possibility of public shaming if the press learns of the charges. With all of [...]
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Feb. 7 2018

Who Can Potentially Be Charged in an Illinois Sex Slave Bust?

Who Can Potentially Be Charged in an Illinois Sex Slave Bust?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Did you know that human trafficking is thought to be the third largest criminal activity in the entire world? That’s according to the FBI’s page on the matter. Sex trafficking is just one type of human trafficking, but it’s a big one. According to Equality Now, it’s the fastest [...]
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Aug. 18 2017

After San Antonio Tragedy, You Need to Know Human Trafficking Laws

After San Antonio Tragedy, You Need to Know Human Trafficking Laws
Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Human trafficking has been in the spotlight recently – both in the national news and right here in our own state. You’ve probably heard about this already, but toward the end of July, law enforcement officials found a tractor-trailer parked at a San Antonio Walmart with dozens of [...]
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Jun. 21 2017

Almost Two Dozen in Chicago Area Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring

Almost Two Dozen in Chicago Area Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring
Posted By: Sami Azhari

It sounds like it’s the plot summary of an episode of Law and Order: SVU. Since 2009, hundreds of Thai women have been enslaved in a sex trafficking ring across 11 states – including right here in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, this isn’t a TV show. It’s real life. Which means [...]
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