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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Michigan Woman Convicted Of Running Online Sex-Trafficking Ring Of Minors

LANSING, Mich. - A Lansing woman was convicted Friday for running a sex-trafficking ring that included minors.
Amber Speed, 40, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count of conducting a criminal enterprise for running a sex-trafficking ring composed of minors.

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Third Suspect Arrested In Fayetteville Teen Sex Trafficking Case

Detectives with the Fayetteville Police Department's Human Trafficking Unit have charged and arrested a third suspect in connection with a human trafficking investigation that began in September involving a 16-year-old victim.

 Ashley Skinner, 23, of the 3500 block of Ireland Drive, has been charged with felony promoting prostitution of a minor and felony conspiracy to commit human trafficking of a minor victim.

Skinner was taken to the Cumberland County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000 secured bond.

A second suspect, Antonio T. McAllister, 33, of the 1900 block of Tryon Drive, was arrested October 11 and and charged with human trafficking a child victim, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, promoting prostitution of a minor, felony conspiracy to commit human trafficking of a minor, second-degree forcible rape, and assault on a female.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Possible Sex Traffickers Throughout Kentucky

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Across Kentucky, there's been concern about possible sex traffickers approaching young women including right here in South Central Kentucky...

"Sometimes people aren't as aware of human trafficking especially in their own community you know," said Townley.
Townley is a 15-year-old from Glasgow who was shopping in Kohl's Thursday when she was approached.
"She started asking me like super personal questions that people wouldn't normally ask someone if they're like witnessing to them," explained Townley. Like 'how old are you? Are you here alone? Are you under 18?'"
The woman claimed to be associated with a religious group that believes in God as a female and she invited Townley to a Bible study.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Kennedy Hs Coach Accused Of Human Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — A Kennedy High School soccer coach, who also worked as a ride-share driver, was arrested in connection with human trafficking of teen girls, Sacramento County sheriff's officials said Friday.

Elan Daniel Seagraves, 34, of Sacramento, was taken into custody Christmas morning on charges related to human trafficking and pimping of a minor, investigators said.

A 17-year-old girl called 911 just before 3 a.m. Monday, telling that she was a victim of sexual assault and was being forced into human trafficking, the sheriff's department said.

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Seven Charged With Luring Victims Into Human Trafficking And Prostitution In Franklin Co.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Seven people have been indicted by a Franklin County Grand Jury for luring victims into human trafficking and forcing them into prostitution.

Cottrell Marshall, Jr., 43, Deshawn Lamont Givens, 43, Thorsha Lamont Cartharn, 40, Jeffery Terrell Marshall, 38, Sherman Lloyd Tanner, 54, Michelle L. Martin, 43, and Sara Louise Ann Wilson, 31, were indicted on 18 counts including Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (F-1), Trafficking in Persons (F-1), Compelling Prostitution (F-3), and Promoting Prostitution (F-4).

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Las Vegas Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison For Pimping 16-Year-Old Girl In Costa Mesa

Las Vegas man was sentenced Monday to eight years in state prison after pleading guilty to pimping a 16-year-old Utah girl in Costa Mesa.

Brandon Antwan Hunter, 31, appeared in Orange County Superior Court on Monday for a scheduled preliminary hearing but instead pleaded guilty to charges of human trafficking of a minor, pimping a minor, pandering a minor and unlawful sexual intercourse, all felonies, according to court records.

Hunter, who identified himself in jail records as a producer, will be required to register as a sex offender, according to prosecutors.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Human Sex Trafficking Happening in the Midlands' Backyard

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - Two sixteen-year-old girls were rescued by the Town of Lexington Police after being discovered during a sex-traffic bust at a motel.

Officials say the sting took place at a local hotel on November 21, with officers from the Lexington County Multi-Agency Narcotics Enforcement Team task force posing as “Johns” answering ads online.

Officers say Twenty-Nine-year-old Donnell Woodard and Twenty-Three-year-old India Cuyler are being charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor.

CBS WLTX19 reports more