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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.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Ex-Oklahoma Lawmaker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Trafficking

A former Oklahoma state senator accused of engaging in child prostitution and pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of child sex trafficking.

Former two-term Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping three child pornography charges against him.

Shortey, dressed in a blue suit and wearing a GPS tracking device on his left ankle, said nothing when DeGiusti ordered him back into federal custody pending sentencing. Shortey removed his jacket and tie, and federal marshals handcuffed him and led him away.

Man Charged With Human Trafficking In Waco Arrested On Similar Accusations In 2 Other States

A Texas man accused of similar offenses in at least two other states was arrested on a human trafficking charge Tuesday in Waco during an undercover operation by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office.

An undercover investigator made a prostitution arrangement with a woman and agreed to meet at a local motel, according to an arrest affidavit.

While conducting surveillance, investigators saw Donquell James Allen, 29, leave the room where the woman agreed to meet and go to a car in the parking lot, the affidavit states. A detective went to the motel room and met the woman who was detained for investigation purposes.

Waco Texas Herald-Tribune reports