Category: Perpetrators

Miami Man Faces Life In Prison After Being Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Of Minor, Other Charges

Jason Gatlin, 42, of Miami, Florida, is convicted of sex trafficking of a minor, production of child pornography, and witness tampering. “The defendant tricked the 17-year-old victim into believing that he loved her and wanted to marry her. He enticed her with his attention and drugs, gave her money for sex, took photos of them having sex, and lied to her,” authorities stated.

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6 men arrested in sex trafficking investigation after agreeing to pay for sex in Lincoln hotel

Authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska, arrested six men total on charges of suspicion of enticement and suspicion for soliciting a prostitute. Police said they also agreed online to pay for sex and were willing to meet at the hotel to have sex with a 15-year-old girl. During the operation, officials also corresponded with four women and referred them to advocates to see if they were being trafficked.

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Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

Louis Remont, 60, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is charged with multiple crimes, including exploitation of a vulnerable adult, abuse of a vulnerable adult and prostitution-accepting money from a prostitute. Forrest County Chief Investigator Capt. Phillip Hendricks spotted suspicious activity around Remont’s truck at a rest area and investigated. “The passenger was a developmentally disabled female and the driver was a three-time convicted sex offender, and he was actually pimping her out to people at the rest area,” Hendricks said.

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Report: Pair tortured human trafficking victim in front of children at Pineville, N.C. hotels

During a three-week investigation into the alleged human trafficking activity, Pineville, North Carolina Police say an adult woman came forward asking for help for herself and her two children. Officials say the victim was being held against her will by Thomas Antione Miller, 26, and Shakeeta Lasha Adams, 25. “Unspeakable violent acts” against the woman happened in front of her children.

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Doctor, church youth director among suspects arrested in trafficking, online child sex sting

More than 100 people in three central Ohio counties have been arrested in a massive human trafficking and internet sex sting. Among those charged include Austin Kosier, a 31-year-old doctor, who worked in the emergency department at Genesis Healthcare System and Christian Gibson, 26, a youth director in training at Redeemer’s at Courtright Church. Both men are charged with two felonies – attempted unlawful conduct with a minor and importuning. Kosier and Gibson are also accused of traveling to meet a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

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Man sentenced 9 years after Camarillo sex-trafficking case

James Arthur Powell, 32, of Sacramento, California, had pleaded guilty to charges of trafficking a minor, pimping and pandering. In addition to the prison sentence, Powell will have to register as a sex offender. Through an investigation by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, it was found that Powell was trafficking the victims from Sacramento to Los Angeles and Ventura counties to engage in commercial sex activities.

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Texas Man Charged With Child Trafficking After 15-Year-Old Girl Forced to Work off Smuggling Debt

Texas man Cesar Valdez-Perez, 36, faces charges of child trafficking and forging government documents. Valdez-Perez forced a 15-year-old Guatemalan girl to work at a restaurant to pay off a $10,000 debt for her being smuggled into the United States. The suspect pretended to be the victim’s father providing restaurant staff with forged citizenship documentation.

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Neshoba Co. man charged after being caught with trafficked child from Ga.

Emanuel Moore, 32, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Clay Moore attempted to assist Moore with his disabled vehicle when he noticed a 15-year-old girl inside of the car. Upon interview with the child it was discovered that she was a victim of commercial sexual exploitation and missing in Georgia. Moore was out on bond for statutory rape of the same child.

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Chesterfield sex offender accused of paying St. Louis County high school athlete $200 for sex

Already a registered sex offender, Jeremy David Rogers, 44, of Chesterfield, MO, was charged today in U.S. District Court in St. Louis with sex trafficking of a child. Rogers paid $200 to a 17-year-old St. Louis County high school athlete for sex. A criminal complaint claims that Rogers reached out to the teen on Snapchat. Rogers pleaded guilty last year to attempted sexual exploitation of a minor in Boone County and was sentenced to five years of probation.

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Wichita man paid girl to recruit others for sex, court docs say

Long Van, 38, of Wichita, KS, was charged with aggravated human trafficking of a 15-year-old girl. Van, a registered sex offender, was already on Community Corrections for a conviction of commercial sexual exploitation of a child in 2017. A search on the teen’s phone uncovered more than 2900 messages between her and and Van in which they discussed exchanging money for sex and enlisting the teen to recruit other girls for sex.

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Ohio doctor accused of sex trafficking children between the ages of 12 and 14 years old

Dr. Albert Aiad-Toss, 52, of Canfield, OH, has been indicted on four counts of sex trafficking a minor and one count of production of child pornography. Authorities say Aiad-Toss allegedly “used force, threats of force, fraud or other coercion to cause three minor victims to engage in commercial sex acts” in June. The victims involved were between the ages of 12 and 14 years old.

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Suspected child predator in Stamford indicted after undercover operation

Russell Alan Baize, 63, of Stamford, TX was indicted Thursday for Online Solicitation of a Minor after an undercover operation targeting online child predators was conducted by the Abilene Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Baize was reportedly heavily active on social media, which was his primary platform for preying on minors.

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Dozens rescued, 37 arrested during undercover human trafficking bust: HCSO

Led by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office in Houston, TX, the six-night operation began on July 29 and used undercover officers to rescue those being held against their will and connect them with resources to escape their abusers. The operation ended Aug. 3, when officers made contact with human trafficking victims and their traffickers. The victims were detained and taken to a fire department where a team of social service providers were waiting to help.

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Man Sentenced for Human Trafficking and Prostitution that took Place in Parsippany Hotel

In New Jersey, Aldophus Mims, a 42 year old male from Charlotte, North Carolina was sentenced to forty (40) years in a New Jersey State Prsion after being found guilty of four counts of first degree Human Trafficking, three counts of first degree Promoting Prostitution, two counts of second degree Sexual Assuault, one count of third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and two counts of third degree Distribution of Heroin.

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New Jersey rabbi sentenced to 18 months in prison for trafficking and prostitution of 17-year-old girl

New Jersey Rabbi Aryeh Goodman, 37, of East Brunswick, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his involvement in the human trafficking and prostitution of a 17-year old girl. Goodman met the teen at a hotel and paid to have sex with her after answering an online advertisement for the girl, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. At the time of his arrest, he was running a religious learning center out of his home.

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Toledo man sentenced to 35 years for sex trafficking of a minor

A Toledo, OH man will spend the next 35 years behind bars after he was sentenced for sex trafficking involving a minor. Lawrence Jones, 32, previously pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. Jones met the minor via social media who had run away from home and transported the girl to a home in Toledo, where he took nude photographs of her and posted them online, offering commercial sex acts in the Toledo area.

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After more than a year, man convicted in human trafficking case

A jury in Salt Lake City, UT convicted a man of multiple felony charges including aggravated human trafficking-against two women. James Savage Brown was convicted of the following charges: aggravated human trafficking for forced sexual exploitation, aggravated kidnapping, rape, forcible sodomy, aggravated exploitation of prostitution and tampering with a witness.

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Convicted former Stafford County track and field coach faces new charges for sexually abusing a child

A former Stafford County high school track and field coach who is already behind bars for sexually abusing children and soliciting an underage victim for prostitution is facing additional charges in Spotsylvania County. Jackson has been convicted of multiple counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and soliciting prostitution in Stafford County.

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North Carolina woman, mother-in-law sex-trafficked 3 minors to help pay for man’s jail bond: prosecutors

North Carolina residents Brianna Wright, 26, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex-trafficking three minors, and her mother-in-law, Tanya Fuentes, 56, was ordered to serve two years in prison for conspiracy. Wright’s husband, Zerrell Fuentes, arranged the entire scheme from inside the jail to recruit girls to engage in prostitution to earn money for his bail.

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Prince Andrew Denies Knowing of Sex Trafficking by Epstein

Virginia Roberts Giuffre released a photograph from 2001 when she was 17 showing Prince Andrew standing in a London apartment with his hand around her bare midriff. A second woman, Johanna Sjoberg has said in recently unsealed legal filings in the same case that Prince Andrew posed for another photograph touching her breast while at the same time touching the breast of Ms. Giuffrie with a puppet of himself.

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Owner of Mesa youth soccer team accused of sex trafficking children

Felipe Pina, 28 of Mesa, AZ. is facing six counts related to child prostitution, according to court documents. Those counts include permitting a minor in his custody to engage in prostitution, receiving a benefit for placing a minor in the custody of someone for prostitution and transporting a minor for the purpose of prostitution. The boys he had contact with were between the ages of 11-15 yrs. old.

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Corsicana: Man sentenced in county’s first human-trafficking case

Corey Deshundon Henderson, 40 is convicted of selling a woman and a girl to men for sex over a nine-month period has been sentenced to 99 years in prison in the first human trafficking case to be tried in Navarro County, TX. Jurors heard evidence that Henderson would slap, punch and choke his victims when they told him that they didn’t want to participate. Henderson would also utilize drugs and withhold food to gain compliance,

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Epstein’s Sex Ring Employed His Network of Shell Companies, Lawsuits Claim

Epstein, 66, died two days after writing his will. According to the suits, two of the plaintiffs were 17 at the time the alleged assaults began and one was 20. His death is no impediment to their pursuit of civil claims. A complex system of individuals” that worked “in concert and at his direction for the purpose of harming teenage girls through sexual exploitation, abuse and trafficking.”

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Couple indicted on human trafficking charges related to Bertram residential facility

Gary Wiggins, 49, and Meghann Wiggins, 34 of Burnet County, MO. face human trafficking charges related to a July 2018 investigation. The two knowingly trafficked four boys and made them do forced labor and services. The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office removed eight males ages 10-17 years from the Joshua Home facility. If convicted, they could each face up to 99 years in prison.

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DC police arrest another suspect in ‘Operation Independence Day’ sex trafficking sting

20-year-old Sadie Baca was charged with sex trafficking and obstruction of justice Friday in D.C. District Court. Working alongside local law enforcement agencies, officials said undercover officers scanned social media and escort sites looking for what appeared to be children advertising sex. The officers would then set up a fake date, meet up with the victims, try to help them, and eventually make an effort to arrest their traffickers.

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Mexican man extradited to the United States to face sex trafficking charges

“With this extradition, the defendant Jose Miguel Melendez-Rojas will be held accountable in a United States court for sex trafficking women and girls and related crimes. “Melendez-Rojas was flown thousands of miles back to New York, N.Y. to face charges.“The Department of Justice is committed to prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law those who profit from forcing vulnerable victims into sexual servitude.”

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Franklin man sentenced for dark web child sex abuse site, had ‘Babies & Toddlers’ section

Patrick D. Falte, 29, of Franklin, TN. was sentenced to 35 years for running “the Giftbox Exchange” which is a website haven for sophisticated predators to produce and spread deplorable depictions of child sexual abuse including a “Babies & Toddlers” section.. To access the website, users were required to upload and share images and videos of children being sexually abused before gaining entry to the site.

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R. Kelly Charged With Two Counts Of Child Prostitution

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said: “This kind of conduct, particularly juveniles, is simply unacceptable in the state of Minnesota and frankly everywhere. “She was a juvenile at the time. We have special laws to protect our juveniles, and we are going to enforce them.” The girl was reportedly given front-row VIP seats to one of Kelly’s performances after the incident and when her brother asked how she got the tickets she revealed what happened.

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Three indicted in 2018 sex trafficking case

Aldridge, Lankford and Murphy rented hotel rooms for the woman to engage in commercial sex acts, as well as transporting the woman to “out calls” to hotel rooms and other locations to engage in commercial sex acts, including transporting her across state lines. Aldridge allegedly provided narcotics, including heroin, to the woman to recruit, entice and maintain the woman throughout the course of her engaging in commercial sex acts.

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Della Lou Griffin, 53, of Bowie County, TX. llegedly arranged for a female relative to engage in sex with an adult. Griffin was allegedly paid by the man for sex with the girl, according to a probable cause affidavit

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Human trafficking suspect arrested in Tampa

Steven Tylor Cook, 29, “We were able to convince one of the individuals that were being trafficked to not live in fear, trust us, come forward and build a case around her,” he said. “With an individual like this, who’s so engaged in criminal behavior, deplorable behavior like human trafficking, today his arrest was not just a win for us as a sheriff’s office, but us as a community.”

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The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 people during Operation Intercept. The four-day crackdown focused on protecting children from online predators and human trafficking.

The Sarasota County, FL. Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 people during Operation Intercept. The four-day crackdown focused on protecting children from online predators and human trafficking. “The men arrested during this operation managed to blend into society and attempted to prey on children by developing a trust through promises to exploit them for sexual purposes.”

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UNDERCOVER STING NETS EIGHT ‘JOHNS’ IN TOWN N COUNTRY

One man, Shavar Allen Manuel, 22, of Tampa, FL. had a child in the back seat of his car while soliciting sex. “To put an end to sex trafficking, it’s very clear that something needs to be done about the buyers, “without buyers, there is no business. Every John off of our streets, we believe we’re potentially protecting a human trafficking victim.”

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Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking char

An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, 60, with transporting a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Washington, D.C., in February 2000 and engaging in sex acts with him. Nader also pleaded guilty to a charge of transporting child-pornography images in Virginia in 1991. Nader is jailed as he awaits trial, which is set for Sept. 30.

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Baltimore Pimp Convicted On Federal Charges Of Sex Trafficking Of A Child, Other Charges

According to evidence presented at his trial, Parks trafficked two vulnerable minor victims— a 16-year-old girl (Girl 1) and a 15-year-old girl (Girl 2) for commercial sex. According to trial testimony, Parks met Girl 1 online. During their communications, he learned that she was hungry and had no real place to live. He offered her a place to stay. Parks sent a car to pick the girl up, and within a day, had advertisements posted on a website that marketed commercial sex workers.

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Dalton man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors

Brian Hernandez Acosta, the lead defendant in a child sex trafficking case out of Dalton, has pleaded guilty to charges of conducting a child exploitation enterprise, conspiring to engage, and engaging, in sex trafficking minors by force, fraud, or coercion, sex trafficking of children under 18 years old, interstate transport of a minor for prostitution, producing child pornography, and distributing cocaine to a person under 21 years old.

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Jeffrey Epstein Allegedly Had A Female Recruiter — But Why Would She Help Him Prey On Young Girls?

Jennifer Araoz whose father died of AIDS when she was just 12, was led to Epstein’s New York home by that recruiter, according to her recollection. She said she was slowly manipulated into sex acts until she was “forcefully raped” by Epstein. Maria Farmer, another accuser, claimed that both Epstein and a woman named Ghislaine Maxwell sexually abused her and her 15-year-old sister.

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Judge sentences Quitman man to 15 years for child porn videos

Tyler, TX – A federal judge has sentenced a Quitman man to 15 years in prison in connection with an allegation he had an underage victim pose nude for videos. Daniel Wayne McCormick, 43, pleaded guilty to two federal charges of child exploitation in March. Judge Jeremy Kernodle handed down the sentence on Tuesday at the federal courthouse in Tyler.

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Jeffrey Epstein pleads not guilty after sex trafficking arrest, prosecutors claim he preyed on young girls

An indictment alleging sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy was unsealed Monday morning against financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. “The victims, who were as young as 14 years of age, were told by Epstein or other individuals to partially or fully undress before beginning the ‘massage. The 66-year-old also allegedly “incentivized his victims” to become recruiters by paying the victim-recruiters hundreds of dollars for each girl brought to him.

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Va. man wanted on sex trafficking charges

P.S.A. from the USIAHT:
Investigators in Williamsburg, VA. are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted in a sex trafficking case. Evan Anthony Cole, 29 is described as being 6’2” and 190 pounds. He has unique tattoos on his face, neck and hands. Anyone with information on where Cole is should contact Investigator Nichols at 757-220-6238 or call the Peninsula Crime Line at 1-888 LOCK-U-UP.

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Oklahoma Police Chief Arrested for Soliciting 16-year-old Girl for Oral Sex

A 16-year-old girl said she considered 40-year-old Police Chief Stacy Burger to be a “father figure” and “role model” until he asked her for oral favors in exchange for cash. When she declined, he asked her if one of her underage friends would be interested in pleasuring him orally but the girl also denied that request, calling him “sick.” Burger is married and a father of four later sent her a text pleading “Please, don’t rat me out.”

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City man tied to notorious sex trafficking crimes gets only 15 years for child pornography

Scott Wilbert has been linked to one of the region’s most prominent sex trafficking cases — and who once sexually molested a 2-year-old — is going to prison for only It appears that the decision not to seek charges against Wilbert was related to his willingness to cooperate with the government. Wilbert’s “history of sexual abuse of children clearly demonstrates the danger he poses to the community,” Marangola wrote in court papers.

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