Human Trafficking

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Rebecca Crockett
July 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
Kansas City, MO - It's in the news, on our social media pages and on the streets of our city. Just this last week, 24 people in Independence Missouri were arrested with connections to human trafficking. Geoffrey Arbuckle, President of Restoration House of Greater Kansas City , says it is more of a...
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Rebecca Crockett
February 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
Kansas City, MO - The recent sex trafficking bust involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft is nothing new, says Lucy Bloom, executive director of Veronica's Voice . Bloom says illicit massage parlors are a problem across the nation and right here in the KC Metro. "It's common for men to choose places...
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KMBZ News Staff
October 18, 2018 - 6:57 am
Some community leaders in Kansas City are gathering information to help them develop strategies to fight prostitution and human trafficking, problems that have been with the city since its founding. The two-day Leadership Summit is a part of a long-term effort to reduce victimization in the sex...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 23, 2018 - 6:17 am
Law enforcement investigators who focus on human trafficking say the factor that may make your child most vulnerable could be the device he or she uses all the time. Mobile devices and social media are used by traffickers to lure children into dangerous situations. The younger the child, the more...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 19, 2018 - 7:16 am
Human sex trafficking occurs closer to home than many might imagine. Research from the University of Missouri Kansas City shows there are 79 illicit massage parlors in the Kansas City Metro. Emily Russel, executive director of the Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force, say they are directly tied to...
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Michael Ronnebaum
October 19, 2017 - 4:28 am
Federal agents say they caught 120 offenders and saved 84 minors in a nationwide human trafficking investigation. Agents in Kansas City say they recovered three juveniles and arrested 10 traffickers. Operation Cross Country was a four-day program that looked to catch traffickers and recover their...
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Michael Ronnebaum
July 25, 2017 - 6:50 am
Kansas CIty, MO - The discovery last weekend of a sweltering, hot semi trailer full of dead and dying immigrants outside a San Antonio Walmart store sheds fresh light on the problem of human smuggling and trafficking in the United States. The International Labor Organization estimates that...
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