Ninth Circuit clears Church of Scientology of human trafficking

, The National Law Journal


The Church of Scientology did not violate the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act despite a couple's claims that it required them to work 100 hours a week for $50 each and forced the wife to undergo two abortions, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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  • Lulaine

    Human trafficking charges are very serious and the law is very clear on what can be defined as human trafficking. There are other criminal violations that the couple could have charged the church with, but in this case it seems the couple jumped the gun and got the wrong charges put on the church which led to the case's dismissal.

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