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Sold to China as a Bride, She Came Home on Brink of Death

MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan — Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was nearly unrecognizable: malnourished, too weak to walk, her speech confused and disjoin...

Ride Along With Fresno PD As They Take Down a Pimp

The Fresno Police Department, under Police Chief Jerry Dyer, is teaming with District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp to crack down on human trafficking and educate the public that prostitution is not a victimless crim...
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Human Trafficking: Go Undercover with Fresno PD

GV Wire Publisher Darius Assemi explains the truth behind the crime of human trafficking. In Fresno County alone, an estimated 750 young women each year are forced into prostitution by criminal pimps who contro...
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DA Lisa Smittcamp Targets Sex Trafficking

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery." Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp says that is the unvarnished reality of prostitution and for those who become ensnared by it. "They live in fear that the pimp is going to hurt their family." In an ...