Paxton Asks Congress to Protect and Bolster the Efficiency of the National Human Trafficking Hotline
In a multistate letter led by Delaware and Mississippi, Attorney General Paxton called on Congressional leaders to protect the integrity of the National Human Trafficking Hotline (“Hotline”).
Paxton’s Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime Division Helps Secure Punishment for Human Trafficker
Joylette Blanton, 30, of Sherman, Texas, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for Compelling Prostitution of a Minor and Trafficking of a Person, pursuant to a plea agreement with the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office.
AG Paxton Announces Verdict Reached in Hunt County Human Trafficking Case
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the jury has reached a verdict in a human trafficking case against Jeffrey Barret in Greenville, Texas.
Paxton Joins Multi-State Effort to Stop Amendments that Benefit Sex Traffickers
Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multi-state letter with other attorneys general objecting to the American Law Institute (ALI) proposed amendments to the Model Penal Code (MPC).
Paxton’s Human Trafficking Division Announces 99-Year Sentence in Hunt County Human Trafficking Trial
Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Barbara Barrett, of Greenville, has been found guilty of Continuous Trafficking of a Child in Hunt County and received a sentence of 99 years in jail.
Paxton Applauds Supreme Court Ruling on Facebook; Can be Held Liable for Sex Trafficking on its Platform
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton applauds a recent Supreme Court of Texas ruling that Facebook can be held liable for the actions of sex traffickers who use its platform to recruit and prey on children.
Paxton Commends Legislature for Making Texas First State to Penalize Buying Sex with a Felony
Attorney General Ken Paxton released the following statement on the passing of HB 1540, the Human Trafficking Prevention Taskforce’s omnibus bill which creates a separate offense for buying sex and raises to the level of a state jail felony the penalty for buying sex from an adult.
Paxton’s Human Trafficking Unit Arrests Six in Coryell County
The Human Trafficking Unit of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Investigations Division made several noteworthy arrests in Coryell County this week.
Paxton Sues Austin Eco Bilingual School Founder Accused of Labor Trafficking
Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued Austin Eco Bilingual School, a Spanish immersion preschool, accusing founder Adriana Rodriguez of labor trafficking.