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2 in NJ charged with keeping immigrants as slaves in halal slaughterhouse

The Perth Amboy slaughterhouse was closed in January by health inspectors, federal officials said Tuesday.

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NJ woman, 22, convinced teen to engage in prostitution with her, authorities say

According to the attorney general, the Westville woman made appointments for the young runaway and herself to meet with up to four men in a single day.

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29 alleged NJ prostitutes, pimps charged in FBI human trafficking bust

According to the FBI's Newark Division, one 17-year-old was also rescued during the operation, which took place from Oct. 13 to 16.

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4 charged with forcing underage girls into prostitution in NJ

Police say three juvenile females had allegedly been transported to a South Hackensack motel "for the purposes of engaging in prostitution."

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Men admit forcing teen girls to have sex with up to 10 customers a day

A tip that a 14-year-old runaway from South Jersey was being used in an ad for a website promoting prostitutes led to the arrest of three men.

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3 men plead guilty in human trafficking of 14-year-old girl

Two New Jersey men and another from South Carolina have pleaded guilty to human trafficking charges involving a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly forced into prostitution.

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Anti-human trafficking bill expected to pass Senate

Bipartisan legislation aimed at helping the victims of sex trafficking moved toward Senate passage Wednesday after lawmakers solved a partisan dispute over abortion that had sidetracked the bill for weeks.

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Crest decorates a wall at the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, DC. (Photo Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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FBI task force attacks child exploitation

One wouldn't necessarily associate child sex trafficking with the Garden State, but according to an FBI Special Agent, it's a much bigger problem than most people expect.

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In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Violesia, a survivor of sex trafficking, sits on a rocking chair at the faith-based Samaritan Women home in Baltimore. Local and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to do more to combat sex trafficking, but with an ever-increasing volume of survivors being collected, the patchwork of governmental, non-profit and faith-based organizations that provide care are scrambling to keep up. Samaritan Women has the capacity to house, clothe and feed 14 women for up to two years, and the mission to help women re-integrate into society. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Violesia, a survivor of sex trafficking, sits on a rocking chair at the faith-based Samaritan Women home in Baltimore. Local and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to do more to combat sex trafficking, but with an ever-increasing volume of survivors being collected, the patchwork of governmental, non-profit and faith-based organizations that provide care are scrambling to keep up. Samaritan Women has the capacity to house, clothe and feed 14 women for up to two years, and the mission to help women re-integrate into society. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Slave labor alive and well in NJ

Human trafficking continues to be a significant problem in the Garden State, and many experts say some victims are not able to get the long-term treatment they need because programs designed to help them are underfunded.

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5 NJ men sentenced in human trafficking case

Five New Jersey men who pleaded guilty to running a human trafficking and prostitution ring in May are receiving prison time.

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