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Kentucky House passes bill to combat human trafficking

The Kentucky House has passed a bill to bolster efforts to crack down on human trafficking.

Judiciary Committee OKs human trafficking bill

Proposal would help victims, give police more tools.

Man facing fines in Ky. for employing children to sell candy

Kentucky is seeking $45,000 in fines from an Indiana man who is accused of using children to sell candy in Bowling Green.

Human trafficking arrests in Knox County

Two people, including a teenager, were arrested in Knox County in a human trafficking case, according to Kentucky State Police. 
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Prevention groups in Frankfort for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Beshear invited several advocates and survivors to relay vital information in the battle against human trafficking in the state and across the country.

Winchester teen donates Christmas money to fight human trafficking

A Winchester teenager's private, unselfish act of Christmas kindness has gone very public, even global, bringing attention to the world's fastest growing crime: human trafficking of children.
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2 more arrested in connection with 39 Chinese found dead in tractor-trailer

Two more people have been arrested by police after 39 bodies were found in a truck container earlier this week.

KSP: Woman tried to sell her child

Investigators say Crystal Smiley was arrested following a month-long investigation.

Woman charged with human trafficking in Lexington

26-year-old Savannah Gribanow is accused of prostituting an 18-year-old.

2 accused of trading stolen prescription drugs, child porn

A Pike County man is accused of trading stolen prescription drugs with a woman in exchange for sexual photos and videos of herself and a minor.

Man accused of having parties for underage kids with drugs and alcohol

A Pike County man is accused of throwing parties for underage kids with drugs and alcohol, including his own son, according to a report in the Appalachian-News Express.
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AG’s office to help stop human trafficking during Derby

The attorney general's office has joined human trafficking prevention advocates, including law enforcement and survivors to urge the community to help stop trafficking at the 145th Kentucky Derby.

Human trafficking complaint leads to arrest of Lexington man

The attorney general's office says a 37-year-old Lexington man has been arrested on promoting prostitution and drug paraphernalia charges stemming from a human trafficking complaint.
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Beshear: Ky streamlines response to human trafficking reports

In honor of National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Attorney General Andy Beshear is recognizing law enforcement efforts that have improved the state’s ability to combat human trafficking.

Kentucky attorney indicted on sex crimes including rape, human trafficking

The Kentucky Office of the Attorney General says 50-year-old Robert L. Poole, of Burlington, was indicted by the Kenton County Grand jury on Thursday.
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Beshear, partners seek to raise human trafficking awareness through logo initiative

Attorney General Andy Beshear says part of combating human trafficking is helping Kentuckians understand how to identify trafficking victims and report the crime.

Mother indicted on charges of human trafficking her own children

Authorities say Shelley Hayes' children told their mother they had been sexually abused multiple times by several men Hayes had brought to the home.

Adair County man pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

William T. Bryant pleaded guilty to child sexual abuse, child pornography, and human trafficking on Tuesday, according to Kentucky State Police.
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New streamline human trafficking notification process to better assist victims

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Attorney General Andy Beshear and Catholic Charities of Louisville released the 2017 Human Trafficking Task Force Report that focuses on the...
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Lawrenceburg man pleads guilty to human trafficking

Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Department of Criminal Investigations say an Anderson County man has pleaded guilty to human trafficking and seeking sex with a minor.

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