Thanks to the FBI and “Operation Missing in the Metroplex,” 31 families in North Texas reunited with their missing children. Operation Missing in the Metroplex was the culmination of four police departments partnering with the U.S. Marshals Service and Homeland Security Investigations to locate and rescue the missing kids.
In a huge victory against human trafficking, Riverside County Sheriff’s Task Force has apprehended sixty-four men in association with sex trafficking. The aptly named “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild” took place over a four-day period concluding on January 28th of this year.
Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino, a teenaged sex trafficking victim, appeared on Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom Wednesday to denounce the capital murder charges that she is currently facing. Trevino continues to maintain her innocence and shared her story on Jason Flom’s podcast in order to clear her name.
Peter Nygard, the CEO of now-defunct fashion company Nygard International, has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and racketeering after being extradited from Canada to the United States on Monday. Nygard, 79, has been accused of using his fortune and influence to “recruit and maintain adult and minor-aged female victims” over the last 25 years for the “sexual gratification” of himself and “his friends and business associates.”