Julia Koch is the Director of Development and Advocacy at the Hope Project, an outreach program dedicated to raising domestic and global awareness of human trafficking. Serving the West Michigan area, the Hope Project is currently working to open one of the first therapeutic safe houses for trafficking victims rescued in Michigan. read more
In the City by the Bay, and across America, massage parlors are increasingly moving into the business of sex for sale. This all-new episode of Sex Slaves uncovers the melancholy and desperation inherent to ‘happy ending’. watch
Kathy Maitland is the Executive Director of the Michigan Abolitionist Project (MAP), an organization devoted to combating the threat of human trafficking in local communities around Michigan. read more
On Sundays this month, from 6-10 PM Eastern, MSNBC’s Sex Slaves series will take you coast to coast as we examine the horrors of human trafficking. The featured locations are: Detroit (Nov. 2); Chicago (Nov. 9); Florida (Nov. 16); San Francisco/Oakland (Nov. 23). read more
"Sex trafficking is a $32 billion industry...That’s like a Fortune 500 company with profits being made underground. "
On the streets and suburbs of Detroit, the FBI, state and local police are taking part in “Cross Country 5,” a nationwide dragnet aimed at cracking down on those who exploit juveniles in the sex trade. watch
The case of the “New York Body Snatchers” reads more like a pulp horror novel, with a hungry press reporting on over 1000 corpses that had been allegedly stolen, carved up and sold in a million-dollar scheme. watch