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Human Trafficking

Law & Lib­er­ty: Human Trafficking

For this episode of Law & Liberty, we break it up into two parts to cover Human Trafficking. In part one, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Deputy AG for Criminal Justice Josh Reno join us to discuss their experience building and directing anti-human trafficking units and in part two, leading prosecutors Cara Pierce and Brooke Grona-Robb sat down to discuss impactful cases they’ve encountered.

January 20, 2021 | Podcast

AG Pax­ton Launch­es New City­wide Immer­sive Train­ing Ini­tia­tive to Com­bat Human Traf­fick­ing in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the launch of new partnerships between his office and cities across the state to educate and mobilize Texans in the fight against human trafficking.

June 24, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Paxton’s Office and Chil­dren at Risk Hold Press Con­fer­ence to Alert Pub­lic to Threat of Ille­gal Mas­sage Businesses

The Texas Office of the Attorney General’s Rick Berlin and nonprofit Children at Risk held a press conference today in Houston to explain the high risk of human trafficking and increased crime in illicit massage businesses.

June 06, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Files Brief Sup­port­ing Fed­er­al Law Giv­ing Texas, Oth­er States More Tools to Fight Sex Trafficking

Leading a 21-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a federal law that gives state prosecutors greater authority to take legal action against websites that host sex-trafficking ads.

April 22, 2019 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton Tes­ti­fies Before Sen­ate State Affairs Com­mit­tee in Sup­port of Anti-Human Traf­fick­ing Bill

Appearing today before the Senate State Affairs Committee, Attorney General Ken Paxton testified in support of Senate Bill 1257, which would give the attorney general’s office concurrent jurisdiction on human trafficking cases to further the state’s effort to combat modern-day slavery.

April 04, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton’s Office, Jef­fer­son Coun­ty DA Bob Wortham Obtain Con­vic­tion, 60-Year Prison Sen­tence in Sex Traf­fick­ing Case Involv­ing Women and Under­age Victims

“This collaboration between my office and the district attorney’s office in Jefferson County is an outstanding example of how we’re fighting to ensure that justice is served upon those who commit the despicable crime of sex trafficking,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I want to thank the prosecutors and law enforcement agents for their efforts on this investigation to put away a despicable human trafficker.”

September 14, 2018

AG Pax­ton’s Office Teams Up with Local, Fed­er­al Law Enforce­ment to Arrest 13 Peo­ple Involved in Orga­nized Crime and Pros­ti­tu­tion in Texas

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office collaborated with local and federal law enforcement on a seven-month investigation that culminated in the arrests of 13 people allegedly involved in prostitution and human trafficking in Texas.

May 22, 2018