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Florida ER Workers To Look For Human Trafficking In New Initiative

Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

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Police: Mom Took Daughter, 15, To New York To Sell Her For Sex To Super Bowl Fans

A woman is facing multiple criminal charges after she, according to police, took her teenage daughter to New York for the purpose of pimping her out to Super Bowl fans.

CBS Tampa–02/03/2014

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Florida Man Charged With Human Trafficking

A Florida man was charged with human trafficking, false imprisonment and sexual battery after police say he took advantage of five people from Indiana, all of whom were either underage or have some type of mental disability.

01/22/2014

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4 Dead After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast

MIAMI (AP) — Four women died and 10 other people were taken into custody after a boat with more than a dozen people aboard — including Haitian and Jamaican nationals — capsized early Wednesday in […]

CBS Tampa–10/16/2013

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Bondi To Announce Anti-Human Trafficking Effort

Attorney General Pam Bondi will announce an anti-human trafficking initiative in Tampa.

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

Carol Erkes leads her dancers in rehearsal at Lakeland's Florida Dance Theatre (photo credit: Franco Ripple/CBS Tampa Bay)

The Current: Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, WEDU’s Human Trafficking Film, Florida Dance Theatre and a Controversial New Photo Exhibit

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 22nd) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: Tampa City Councilwoman Lisa Montelione on Tampa’s […]

CBS Tampa–09/27/2013

Mug shot of Heather Ann Kaminsky. (credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Mother Sells Newborn Baby For Used Truck

PALATKA, Fla. (CBS Tampa/AP) — Authorities say a 30-year-old woman sold a baby boy for a 1999 Dodge Dakota truck in Kentucky and then fled to Florida. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says Heather Ann Kaminsky was […]

CBS Tampa–07/31/2012

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Traffic Stop Leads To Human Trafficking Case

A traffic stop in Florida led to a human trafficking case that authorities say started in Alabama.

02/05/2012