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By Butter Bracco On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Ohio: Akron couple, Darren Townsend and Pearl Coffey indicted on human trafficking charges

An Akron couple was indicted Friday on several human trafficking charges, authorities said. Darren Townsend, 37, and Pearl Coffey, 34, are charged with multiple counts of compelling prostitution, trafficking in More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
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Los Angeles human trafficking task force rescues three ‘commercially sexually exploited children’ arresting 36

From Compton comes news that a multi-agency human trafficking operation has arrested three dozen and rescued three girls this week. L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies worked undercover as part of a Los Angeles More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 17th, 2017
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FBI arrest Cornelius Lykes, aka Premo Finesse in human trafficking ring all along east coast

A Greenville, South Carolina man is accused of promoting prostitution, facilitating prostitution activity in locations throughout the East Coast and faces several charges including human trafficking by force, fraud More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 14th, 2017
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Waco, Texas investigation uncovers human trafficking ring, 16 China women victims

A local investigation uncovered an international human trafficking ring that has victimized about 16 Chinese women, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. The human trafficking investigation in the Waco More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Ohio: Lerenzo White, Justice White, Justin White indicted after human trafficking arrest

A federal grand jury has indicted a Columbus man with five counts of human trafficking. Lerenzo White, 30, who operates under nicknames “Justice” and “Justin,” is accused of trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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#TackleDemand attempts to target sex trafficking at Super Bowl with message ‘don’t buy sex’

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is launching a new awareness campaign with over 20 partners to target demand for sex trafficking at the Super Bowl and beyond. “How do you stop sex trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Anti-Sexual Violence, human trafficking groups unite to fight against California’s move to legalize prostitution

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation submitted an amicus brief yesterday to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ESPLERP v. Gascón. Twelve other nonprofit organizations working to combat sexual More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 11th, 2016
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South Carolina couple, AJ Simmons, Brittany Taylor face 20 charges of human trafficking of children as young as 12

A South Carolina couple are now facing  federal sex trafficking charges after they attempted to recrui two minors for prostitution. Ashford J. Simmons, nicknamed “AJ” is age 27, and Brittany Smith, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Texas sex trafficking sting results in the arrest of pimps, gang members and heinous abuse of sex slaves

Four individuals, with ties to the Polywood Crips street gang in Fort Worth, have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in a child sex trafficking conspiracy. Audry Lane, aka “Spud,” 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Texas: Nathan Oliva gets 30 years for trafficking a teen sex slave in Denton hotel

A Missouri man has been sentenced to federal prison for child sexual exploitation Wednesday, including a case involving a child who was commercially trafficked online from a Denton, Texas hotel. Nathan Oliva, 30, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Florida teen, William Scott, arrested after group sex with girl in school bathroom, 16 students ‘disciplined’

A Florida 16-year-old has been arrested in connection to an incident where several boys allegedly had sex with a single 15-year-old girl in the bathroom of South Fort Meyers High School, officials say. William Scott is More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, February 9th, 2015
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New report from Ireland: 45 rescued from human trafficking ring

Forty-five victims of human trafficking were rescued in Northern Ireland, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). The new report, released on Monday, indicates that they were subjected to domestic servitude, More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
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Kevin Williams, arrested after links to human trafficking

A man with a history of human trafficking links was arrested Saturday after police discovered he held a woman and a minor female against their will. Kevin Williams was apprehended at a Motel 6 in Pittsburg, police More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
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Colorado sex traffickers Sona Blair, Michael Blair get ‘probation’ since they ‘didn’t know’ they were breaking the law

A Colorado husband and wife claim they didn’t know they were helping turn over women to a Colorado Springs massage parlors for prostitution were sentenced to four years of probation on Monday. Sona Blair, More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Florida man, Enus Brown, arrested in New Orleans, connected to massive sex trafficking ring

A Florida man was been arrested in connection to a massive child trafficking ring spanning several states. Enus Brown, age 42, was arrested in New Orleans and charged with human trafficking and trafficking of children More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Colorado woman, Sona Blair, arrested in connection to sex trafficking ring

A Colorado woman has been arrested in connection to a human trafficking ring involving several massage parlors. Court documents details the arrested of Sona Blair, age 54, who was driving several women to various More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Sygun Liebhart, Connecticut senior, age 71, arrested on prostitution charges

A Connecticut narcotics task force announced that a 71-year-old local woman has been arrested on prostitution charges after police say she arranged to have sex for money in a hotel. Sygun Liebhart Sygun Liebhart More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, January 25th, 2013
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Linda Weston, Philly woman facing federal charges for keeping disabled adults chained in dungeon to collect their checks

Federal hate crime charges are being added to the murder allegations for a Philadelphia woman who is accused of chaining mentally disabled adults in basement dungeons forcing some into prostitution all for their More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 18th, 2012
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Mah Gul, Afghan woman, beheaded by family after refusing to become a prostitute

Four have been arrested after a young woman was beheaded after she refused to be forced into prostitution. Jihad flag photo/António Martins uploaded by Peter593022 via wikimedia commons Mah Gul, age 20, was beheaded More...

By deskofbrian On Saturday, September 4th, 2010
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Craigslist.com blocks access to adult services ads

Craigslist.com has dropped its “adult services” listings, which have become the target of U.S. state attorneys general, who say the much-visited online classified ad site is not doing enough to prostitution More...


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