Sex Trafficking

Educational materials about human trafficking filled a table outside of a Capitol room where human rights advocates spoke to lawmakers about how human trafficking affects Alaska on Jan. 24. (Photo by Claire Stremple/Alaska Beacon)

Advocates say human trafficking is a growing problem in Alaska, as lawmakers push for solutions

Human trafficking, which affects an estimated 27.6 million people forced into labor or sex around the world, is happening in Alaska. Nearly 30% of homeless… Continue reading


A 61-year-old man in Kotzebue was arrested Dec. 17 for sex trafficking of a minor, a charge with a minimum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Kotzebue man arrested for sex trafficking of a minor

If convicted, he faces at least 15 years in prison.