Texas police rescue 9-year-old boy from human trafficker trying to sell him




 

Texas police officers rescued a 9-year-old boy who they say was kidnapped by a suspect allegedly looking to sell the child into human trafficking.

Authorities with the San Antonio Police Department's R.O.P.E. (Repeat Offenders Program) say the child was abducted in downtown San Antonio on Tuesday. Local authorities and Homeland Security were immediately notified, according to WOAI-TV.

Detectives followed several leads and were able to locate the 9-year-old in a parked car outside of an H-E-B supermarket around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

SAPD officers blocked the suspect's car in the parking lot and rescued the victim, who was reportedly not seriously injured.

An adult male, whose identity has not yet been released, was reportedly arrested and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking.

The National Human Trafficking Hotline says in 2018 it received reports of 10,949 suspected human trafficking cases. Among U.S. states, most were from California, with 1,656 reported cases, followed by Texas, with 1,000. Florida and New York had 767 and 492 reported cases, respectively.

Sex trafficking was the No. 1 reported type of trafficking, with 7,859 alleged cases. Labor trafficking, the second most reported, trailed behind at 1,249 reported cases.

Women were by far the most affected by the human trafficking epidemic, with 7,126 female victims compared to 1,137 male victims reported.

Still, many cases of human trafficking will never be reported. The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were 403,000 people living in conditions of modern slavery in the United States, a prevalence of 1.3 victims of modern slavery for every thousand in the country.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Texas tops Texas A&M 60-50 in rivals
Texas tops Texas A&M 60-50 in rivals' 1st meeting since 2015

Texas guard Jase Febres might get one more chance to play Texas A&M before his college career is over. This was it for Aggies forward Josh Nebo. Febres scored a season-high 17 points and the Longhorns beat the Aggies 60-50 on Sunday in their first meeting in four years and the second since Texas A&

Pac-12 South champion Utah to face Texas in Alamo Bowl
Pac-12 South champion Utah to face Texas in Alamo Bowl

No. 12 Utah (11-2, Pac-12) vs. Texas (7-5, Big 12); Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Why Texas
Why Texas's fossil fuel support will 'spell disaster' for climate crisis

The state - which leads the way as US output of oil and gas is forecast to rise 25% in the next decade - is intensifying its production pipeline by pipelineIn the same month that Greta Thunberg addressed a UN summit and millions of people took part in a global climate strike, lawmakers in America's leading oil- and gas-producing state of Texas made a statement of their own.Texas's Critical Infrastructure Protection Act went into effect on 1 September, stiffening civil and criminal penalties specifically for protesters who interrupt operations or damage oil and gas pipelines and other energy facilities.Within a couple of weeks, two dozen Greenpeace activists who dangled off a bridge over...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Latin America