"John Geddert used force, fraud and coercion against the young athletes that came to him for gymnastics training for financial benefit to him," State Attorney General Dana Nessel said before his body was discovered.
Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt said eight people were rescued from truck stops in St. Joseph. Three people have so far been arrested.
The operation was an attempt to reduce demand for prostitution ahead of the NFL game, which is scheduled to take place on February 7 in Tampa. The men arrested, among them soldiers, teachers and firefighters, were aged between 20 and 62.
According to the Department of Justice, Thuy Tien Luong physically abused her victim by, among other things, "pouring acetone on her head."
Witnesses called police after the distressed and injured woman was spotted standing on a road in Flomaton, Alabama.
Police were alerted to the situation after receiving reports of a man running down the street in his underwear saying he been the victim of a kidnapping.
The U.S. Marshals Service has carried out the largest anti-human trafficking operation in Ohio state history and recovered 109 survivors across the state—45 of whom were children.
A thinly evidenced conspiracy theory alleges a furniture company is using overpriced listings as cover for human trafficking.
Organized crime groups that previously focused on tapping into oil pipelines to steal oil, or on drug smuggling are branching out into human trafficking.
Randolph "Randy" Brown, 64, and Joyce Richmond, 21, were taken into custody Tuesday and hit with multiple felony charges in relation to the alleged exploitation of teenagers.
The U.S. Justice Department is under fire after a whistleblower complaint revealed that the DOJ's anti-human trafficking grant program gave over $1 million to Hookers for Jesus and the Lincoln Tubman Foundation rather than recommended organizations.
An Asheboro, NC man has been arrested on charges of keeping a woman trapped in his house for half a decade and forcing her to have sex with him in exchange for basic needs.
Police found the "badly decomposed" body in a bathtub in a house basement.
Police officers posed as sex workers and buyers during the operation.
James Issac Short broke the window of an adult novelty shop in Lake Ozark, Missouri because he wanted to free the mannequins inside from sex trafficking.
Last week, four days before the lawsuit was filed, Ivanka Trump touted a new effort by the Trump administration to end human trafficking.
"We are committed to ending human trafficking, in all its evil forms," Ivanka Trump tweeted about a new effort with a public-private partnership.
Ivanka Trump praised her father, President Donald Trump, for being a "voice for the voiceless."
Largely operating in Tidewater, Virginia, the trafficking ring involved 10 adult women and two underage girls.
The Grady Goat Foundation is raising money for the Global Offensive Against Trafficking — also known as Project GOAT.
A dozen leaders of a California church are charged with subjecting dozens of homeless people to forced labor. "Human trafficking robs victims of their most basic human rights," said FBI agent Scott Brunner.
"He has cut off his head. He has gone crazy," a young passenger who was on the vessel at the time of the attack told a Red Cross volunteer upon their rescue. The suspect was named as Oumar Diallo.
Two men have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
"I apologize if anything else I have said on this matter distracts from 'If you see something, say something,'" Cindy McCain said.
The teenage boy "was introduced to sadomasochism and used as a sex slave," police said.