Actress Lindsay Lohan learned a hard lesson about making wild accusations. The 32-year-old was apparently attacked for accusing strangers of human trafficking.
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A 19-year-old immigrant who died in an overheated tractor trailer was brought to the U.S. as a toddler. Frank G. Fuentes died trying to sneak back into the U.S. after he was deported to his native Guatemala.
Dozens more taken to San Antonio area hospitals
Nine illegal immigrants died in a tractor trailer semi truck in a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio after they were smuggled into the United States.
WikiLeaks email leaks continues to expose the dark side of Hillary Clinton's inner circle.
Did you know that a close friend of Clinton's was found guilty in Haiti of abducting children for a sex trafficking ring? Did you also know that Clinton used her influence in Haiti to help the woman?
You can read the sordid details here.
Chinese officials strongly deny packing human flesh in cans and shipping the marinated "meat products" to Africa to be sold as food.
According to published reports, a Zambian woman living in China warned Africans not to eat corned beef imported from China because the cans contained people.
From ABC News:
Fayetteville police said Monday they have found the body of missing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis.
She was last seen on the day she went missing being carried in the arms of a pedophile who was later arrested and charged with kidnapping Shaniya.
Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, 25, was taken into custody on Friday (Nov. 12) and charged with human trafficking, child abuse involving prostitution and filing a false police report.
The child's remains were located in an area bordered by Highway 87 south and Walker Road - just south of Sanford - during a second day of searching.
Davis was last seen alive at a Comfort Suites hotel in Sanford last week - the same morning her mother reported her missing from her Fayetteville home. Police say a surveillance video from the hotel showed the child with 29-year-old Mario McNeill.
The area where police found the body is about 7 miles from the hotel.
Thanks to loyal reader Oneal R. for the tip.
A 5-year-old North Carolina girl is still missing 3 days after a man was arrested and charged with kidnapping her. Police suspect Shaniya Davis's mother provided her to 29-year old Mario Andrette McNeil for sexual favors in exchange for drugs and/or cash.
Fayetteville, NC police arrested Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, and charged her with child abuse involving prostitution, human trafficking and filing a false police report.
According to arrest reports, Davis "knowingly provide(d) Shaniya Davis with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude" and she "permit(ted) an act of prostitution."
Shaniya had only lived with her mother for one month before she went missing.
McNeil (pictured below) has been charged with kidnapping Shaniya after he was seen on a hotel surveillance camera on Thursday (11/12) carrying the child into a Sanford hotel room about 40 miles from Fayetteville.
Shaniya's mother reported the girl missing Tuesday morning (11/10) from a mobile home community in Fayetteville, and authorities began searching nearby wooded areas. She said she last saw her around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Police responded to the home around 6:50 a.m., and immediately suspected foul play was involved in the girl's disappearance. “There is definitely something not right about the situation. Foul play is suspected,” Fayetteville police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said Tuesday evening. The mother’s live-in boyfriend and her sister, along with an infant and Shaniya's 7-year-old brother were also in the home when the girl went missing.
On Thursday, police took the mother's boyfriend, Clarence Coe, 30, into custody and charged him with kidnapping. But Coe was released the next day and all charges were dropped.
Investigators said they found a blanket that might have belonged to Shaniya in a garbage can outside a neighbor's home, along with other items the little girl was wearing. Shaniya was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and pink underwear.
Police sealed the home Tuesday and prevented family members from entering, citing extensive sewage leaks inside the mobile home.
Bradley Lockhart, center, father of missing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis, cries during a news conference at the police station, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 in Fayetteville, N.C.
Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, told The Associated Press he raised his daughter for several years but last month decided to let her stay with her mother. He said Shaniya's mother struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse as well as financial difficulties. He said she recently found a stable job and her own place so he decided to give her a chance to raise their daughter.
"I should've never let her go over there," Lockhart said Saturday night.
Chance said the family has a history with the Department of Social Services.
"There have been major DSS issues with this family – who has custody, switching back and forth," Chance said. This summer, officers served a search warrant at the home and found a variety of drugs inside.
Lockhart said police have not told him whether they are any closer to finding his daughter.
"I just want her to come back safe my friend," he said. "I love her very much and I hope she is OK."
He described his relationship with Davis as a "one-night stand" and said he and Davis never argued about him raising Shaniya.
"Shaniya is a precious young lady and she is special," Lockhart said.
Fayetteville police say they interviewed three registered sex offenders in the area. The sex offenders are not considered suspects.
Police have not said whether they believe Shaniya is dead. "We're treating this as a child in danger, with the information we have," Chance said.