Former sex trafficking victim now helps others break free

By Deb Rudolph For The Visitor For 22 years, Joy Friedman was enslaved in prostitution that began when a boyfriend, who she believed loved her, sold her to thousands of men with the promise that “just one more time and we’ll have enough money to get out of this life.” But it never stopped at…

114th Congress makes combating human trafficking top priorit

WASHINGTON (CNS) — At a House leadership news conference Jan. 27, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California announced a list of bills to combat human trafficking that he expected would pass the House of Representatives by week’s end. “Human trafficking affects so many of the vulnerable throughout the world,” said McCarthy, so “we have 12…

Increase in sex trafficking expected during gridiron, golf tournaments

PHOENIX (CNS) — Catholic Charities of Arizona is preparing to serve an increased number of sex-trafficking victims arrested by local police in the days surrounding Super Bowl Sunday. “People who are controlling sex-trafficked women are opportunistic,” said Jon McCaine, a clinical psychologist and consultant for Catholic Charities’ Dignity program for victims of sex trafficking. “The…