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Human trafficking offenses went down from 2021 to 2022 – but that’s not the whole picture

Charges filed against people suspected of human trafficking in Pennsylvania dropped by nearly 41% from 2021 to 2022. 

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to charges stemming from human remains trade

Pauley admitted that he bought human remains from multiple people, knowing the remains were stolen.

By The Associated Press

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New safe house in Berks County will provide immediate support for trafficking survivors

Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts data shows Berks County ranks fourth in the state for counties with the most human trafficking cases.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Dozens of migrants have been killed in a shipwreck off the coast of Italy

Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni said that the migrants were crowded into a 20-meter (66-foot) -long boat

By The Associated Press

Lancaster County DA weighs in on 1st year of human trafficking task force

“it’s so important that we have this task force and we’re out there looking for this because people do need to understand that it does exist.”

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Lancaster County DA on stopping human trafficking

The Lancaster County District Attorney’s office formed a County Human Trafficking Task Force earlier this year.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

U.S. Route 15 is focus of human trafficking

The central Pennsylvania area is especially vulnerable to human trafficking because of the interstate highway system crossing through the state.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF