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Human trafficking involves the exploitation of someone for a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion. It is a scourge on society as a whole and the city of Atlanta in particular.  Cassandra Kirk, Fulton County Magistrate Court Chief Judge, is working with others in the city to stop it. Kirk serves on the…

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Genise Shelton is a woman who wears many hats. She is an actress, entrepreneur, social activist and mother of six. Shelton is equally passionate about all of her ventures, from her work combatting child abuse and sex trafficking, to her promotion of health and wellness in the African American community. As an owner of several Atlanta-based businesses, she is…

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A Los Angeles, California, woman named Melanie Denae Williams, 23, will now face justice for forcing minors into prostitution. Williams was indicted earlier this year after her wanton and brutal actions put her on the radar of several law enforcement agencies. Those actions included sex trafficking an adult by force, fraud or coercion; two counts…

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Back in April 2017, rolling out reported on the story of two Ohio pastors and the alleged rape of a teen girl. Pastor Cordell Jenkins, 46, founder and leader of Abundant Life Ministries in Toledo, along with Anthony Haynes, 37, are accused of exploiting a then-14-year-old Black girl in a series of sexual encounters over a…

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Sex trafficking is an issue that is becoming more prevalent as the economy worsens and opportunities decrease. From girls walking the streets to hustling on social media platforms, it shows no sign of decreasing. Here are nine things you didn’t know about sex trafficking. Atlanta is the top city for sex trafficking for minors. While…

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