HUMAN TRAFFICKING UNIT
The Human Trafficking Unit vigorously investigates and prosecutes those who, through such means as psychological and physical coercion, beatings, extortion, starvation, confinement, and compelled drug use, have forced individuals (often young girls and women) into prostitution. The unit’s staff also engages in community outreach by conducting meetings at schools and community centers to educate Brooklyn residents on the dangers of sex trafficking and on how to look for warning signs that a person might be a trafficking victim. The office’s 24-hour telephone hotline number to report incidents of human trafficking is (718) 250-2770.
Recent Press Releases:
- Three Defendants Charged With Promoting Prostitution Of Three Teenage Girls in East New York
- Brooklyn Man Sentenced to up to 10 Years in State Prison for Sex Trafficking a Young Woman in East New York
- Former Con Edison Employee Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Impersonating a Police Officer and Sexually Attacking Woman
- Owners and Manager of Brooklyn and Queens Hotels Charged With Promoting Prostitution and Falsifying Records
- Four Brooklyn Residents Indicted In Connection With Kidnapping And Promoting Prostitution of Two 13-Year-Old Girls