Sunday, September 10, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
A fourth man connected with a sex-trafficking investigation has been arrested by Waite Park Police.
Deandre Jones, 22, of Minneapolis was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning after police received information he may be at a party in the 400 block of 29th Avenue North in St. Cloud.
At about midnight, police confirmed Jones was at the residence. Officers shocked Jones with a Taser after he tried to flee through a back bedroom. No other injuries were reported.
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Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain's locations was a base for human traffickers, drug dealers and gang members, prosecutors said.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the money will be used to help deter human trafficking.
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A 22-year-old Tulsa man who ran an underage sex trafficking ring even after he was arrested was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Monday.
Joshua Lavel Harring will also serve seven years of supervised release upon his discharge from custody.
Harring has been in jail since Jan. 6, 2016, when he was arrested hours after a police officer investigating underage prostitution received minor injuries when he was struck by a fleeing vehicle in the 8100 block of East Skelly Drive.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
TBI Director Mark Gwyn said 11 men face felony charges in Kingsport. The operation, called "Someone Like Me," is the 10th of its kind in the State of Tennessee.
Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation along with the Kingsport Police Department, 2nd Judicial District Drug Task Force, Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations conducted the undercover operation to identify potential victims of trafficking and arrest those seeking to purchase illicit sex from a juvenile.
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Houston man arrested last year in connection with a human trafficking investigation in Wichita Falls is sentenced to 156 months in federal prison for promoting prostitution, cyber stalking and firearms charges.
29-year-old Joshua William Jackson was arrested in Wichita Falls in April in 2016 after SWAT and Homeland Security Officers raided a home at the corner of 9th and Kemp.
According to the federal arrest affidavit, we obtained ATF Agents found two handguns in his bedroom.
ATF Officers also say the North Texas Trafficking Task Force told them a woman accused Jackson of using force and coercion to get her to engage in prostitution around Texas.
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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced in a statement Tuesday that the Kingsport-based anti-trafficking operation called "Operation Someone Like Me" took place July 31 through Aug. 3. The TBI partnered with several agencies, including the Kingsport Police Department and Homeland Securities Investigations, to conduct the operation.
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