Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Child sex trafficking: know the signs and how to help

Each year, hundreds of thousands of children go missing in the United States, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Of those who go missing, it is impossible to know how many are trapped in the sex trafficking, the U.S. Institute Against Human Trafficking said. “There are hundreds of thousands, and potentially […]

Human trafficking, sex crimes and what you can do to help

If you have been reading Valley News or our sister paper, The Village News, you may have noticed an influx of articles on human trafficking, prostitution and a variety of other sex crimes. While it may seem unusual for a community paper to delve into such “hot button” issues, I believe it is necessary to […]

Mt. San Jacinto College presents human trafficking presentation

SAN JACINTO – Mt. San Jacinto College announced a human trafficking presentation being offered Tuesday, May 9 at the Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Road, Room 927. Sponsored by the diversity committee, this presentation will cover some facts about various aspects of human trafficking and the complexities of being in the cycles of trafficking. The […]

Million Kids works to combat human trafficking

Running away from home is a teenager classic—it sends a message, provides a method of retaliation, and most of all, worries parents. But while the idea of running away is often idealized with visions of red knapsacks and goodbye sticky notes, the facts are haunting. “One out of three children who run away will be […]

Perris: Pair who pimped out 15-year-old runaway girl sentenced

Two men who put a 15-year-old runaway girl to work as a prostitute in Perris were each sentenced today to a year in jail and three years probation. Joseph Hundley, 20, of Norco and Michael Deangelo Jesus Zavala, 25, of Perris pleaded guilty last month to felony pimping. In exchange for their admissions, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office […]