Human trafficking continues to make headlines here in the United States. Check out some of the most recent news as law enforcement and hotels search out best practices in this fight.


guardian-seal-human-trafficking-trainingNew California Laws Target Human Trafficking with Transit, Hotel Workers

“California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed into law six bills aimed at addressing human trafficking, two of which require human trafficking awareness training in industries where workers are likely to encounter trafficking victims.”

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human-trafficking-hotelsFayetteville Woman Charged in Human Trafficking Operation

“A Fayetteville woman is accused of helping to run a human trafficking operation involving two 17-year-old girls who were moved to four hotels over six days, according to arrest warrants in the Cumberland County Magistrate’s Office.”

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reality-sex-trafficking-rapeSex Trafficking Victim Estimates She’s Been Raped 43,000 Times

“Being sold, some days, up to 30 times in 24 hours, throughout her life, McCarty believes she’s been raped at least 43,000 times. ‘It could be a low estimate,’ said McCarty.  Make no mistake, in her matter of fact delivery, McCarty wants to clear up the misconceptions. ‘This is happening in your environment, this is happening everywhere,” she said. “I could take your phone and have someone delivered to that door.”

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Lawsuit Accuses Facebook of Enabling Human Traffickers

“The lawsuit was filed Monday in Houston against Facebook, the shuttered classifieds site and the owners of two Houston hotels.”

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Guardian Group’s mission is to prevent and disrupt the sex trafficking of women and children while enabling partners to identify victims and predators in the United States. Take a few minutes to learn more about protecting your business through the Guardian Seal® Recognition and Response Training.