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.
The Human Trafficking Unit of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Criminal Investigations Division made several noteworthy arrests in Coryell County this week.
Attorney General Ken Paxton today sued Austin Eco Bilingual School, a Spanish immersion preschool, accusing founder Adriana Rodriguez of labor trafficking.
For this episode of Law & Liberty, we break it up into two parts to cover Human Trafficking. In part one, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Deputy AG for Criminal Justice Josh Reno join us to discuss their experience building and directing anti-human trafficking units and in part two, leading prosecutors Cara Pierce and Brooke Grona-Robb sat down to discuss impactful cases they’ve encountered.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit asking a court to stop Happy Foot Spa in Houston from operating an illicit massage establishment without obtaining the license required by state law and in violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
AG Paxton Launches New Citywide Immersive Training Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking in Texas
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the launch of new partnerships between his office and cities across the state to educate and mobilize Texans in the fight against human trafficking.
AG Paxton’s Office and Children at Risk Hold Press Conference to Alert Public to Threat of Illegal Massage Businesses
The Texas Office of the Attorney General’s Rick Berlin and nonprofit Children at Risk held a press conference today in Houston to explain the high risk of human trafficking and increased crime in illicit massage businesses.
AG Paxton Files Brief Supporting Federal Law Giving Texas, Other States More Tools to Fight Sex Trafficking
Leading a 21-state coalition, Attorney General Ken Paxton today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a federal law that gives state prosecutors greater authority to take legal action against websites that host sex-trafficking ads.