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Sunday, September 10, 2017

12 Arrested In Child Porn Bust Include Suspect Known As 'dallasnastyman000'

From top left: Alexander Valdez, 23; Anthony Estes, 44; Chester Miller, 64; Daniel Garner, 33; John Galanopoulos, 33; Juan Galviz, 20; Leonardo Velazquezmarin, 21; Miguel Calixto, 19; Misael Lopez, 36; Paul Coleman, 36; Ronald Castillo, 24; and Steven Nagle-Perkins, 62.
(Dallas County jail ) 
Updated at 4:30 p.m. Thursday: Revised to include additional arrests. 
Dallas police have arrested 12 men in two weeks as part of an extensive investigation into child pornography traded online.

The arrests are part of a larger crimes-against-children investigation in which local and federal authorities arrested 28 people, 20 of them accused of possessing pornographic images of children.

Police said six were arrested on child trafficking charges, one was arrested on an online solicitation of a minor charge and another was arrested on a charge of sexual performance of a child.

Read more from the Dallas Morning News

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sex Trafficking Arrest Made By Waite Park Police

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 Pays $250,000 To Settle Human Trafficking Suit

Motel 6 is closing the door on a lawsuit over alleged human trafficking.

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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Child Sex Trafficking Plea Nets 19-Year Prison Term For Tulsa Man With Gang Ties

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.

Read more from Tulsa Oklahoma 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

11 Men Including Middle School Coach Charged in Tenn. Human Trafficking Sting

KINGSPORT - A Sullivan North Middle School coach, a youth leader and others are facing felony charges after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Kingsport Police Department announced results from a Human Trafficking investigation.
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.

Read more from Kingsport Tennessee WFMY CBS News2

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Texas Man Sentenced To Prison In Human Trafficking Case

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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Tennessee Human Trafficking Sting Leads To 11 Arrests

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Eleven men in Tennessee - including a church youth leader and a coach - have been arrested as part of a human trafficking operation sting.

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.

Read more from Chattanooga Tennessee