Category: Perpetrators

35 arrests in human sex trafficking sting in Warren

Warren, Detroit Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said, 75 charges — 30 felonies and 45 misdemeanors — have been filed, including transporting a prostitute and accepting earnings of a prostitute, which he said are 20-year felonies. Other charges include solicitation and use of a computer in the alleged crimes.

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‘I’m a monster’: Utah woman convicted of human trafficking faces first parole hearing

Lynnsie Reddish, 22, and Terrance Chavez Jones, 32, were sentenced to one to 15 years each in the Utah State Prison for their convictions of human trafficking. Prosecutors say the couple recruited women who were typically battling drug addiction or who were homeless and would use their drug addiction as a way to control them, providing drugs when they made money working as prostitutes, and withholding drugs when they failed to comply.

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Alleged victim speaks out on terrifying encounter with human trafficking suspects

Kyasha Tisdale and Doriun Thompson of Colorado Springs, CO. were arrested Thursday on numerous charges, including kidnapping, harassment and false imprisonment. “I want justice served, says the alleged victim. Tisdale was on probation in connection to a 2018 case where she was charged with attempted human trafficking of a child for sexual servitude, attempted pimping and pandering.

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Syracuse pimp of underage girls gets astronomical sex offender rating

Eric Oliver, 35 of Syracuse,N.Y. became the poster-child for the state’s tough sex trafficking law that went into effect shortly before his 2013 arrest. The law was written to cover what had been previously considered street-level pimping of prostitutes. His crimes related to the sex trafficking of at least four underage girls ended up with an astronomical sex offender rating today.

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Graham couple wanted on charges of kidnapping, forcing person into prostitution

Christopher Gray Stevenson 27-year-old and 28-year-old Amanda Lynn Starr of Graham, N.C. both held a person against their will and forced them to engage in prostitution. Both are wanted on charges of kidnapping, forced sexual servitude, and promoting prostitution for profit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit at 336-570-6777…

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Child Predator Looking to Leave Colorado

Jorge Yon Jorge Yon is accused of soliciting for child prostitution appeared in court to argue his bond. When Yon was arrested on this charge, he was already on probation for drug charges. Yon is hoping to be granted a PR bond so that he can leave the state and live with his Mother in Arizona. was already on probation for drug charges. Yon is hoping to be granted a PR bond so that he can leave the state and live with his Mother in Arizona.

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Georgia Sex Trafficker Gets 21 Years

“This defendant showed a complete disregard for the women he entrapped into sex trafficking,” said Chris Hacker, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta, GA.. “The FBI and our law enforcement partners made this case a priority and were successful in getting Obie off our community’s streets, despite his efforts to circumvent the charges against him by intimidating his victims.”

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Only 6 weeks out of prison, Tri-Cities man again is accused of sex trafficking a teen girl

Booked into the Benton County, WA. jail as a “contract inmate,” Jesus Rodriguez 27, just finished serving a one-year-nine-month term for similar charges involving a different girl. If convicted in federal court, he faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison for the online enticement and child sex trafficking charges. The child pornography charge carries a sentence of 5 to 20 years.

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Utah man accused of kidnapping, raping child, forcing her into prostitution

Ryan MacFarlane, 47, of Salt Lake City, UT. is facing the following charges:
* Human trafficking of a child, first-degree felony
* Aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony
* Rape, a first-degree felony
* Forcible sodomy, a first-degree felony
* Object rape, a first-degree felony
* Aggravated exploitation of prostitution involving a child, a first-degree felony
The victim is only 16 years old.

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18 arrested for seeking sex with kids under age 14

A collaborative law enforcement operation between Lathrop Police Services, the San Joaquin County, CA. Sheriff’s Office and the Manteca Police Department back in February yielded nine arrests of people attempting to engage in sexual contact with a minor less than 14 years of age. Ages of suspects range from 12 yrs old to 61 yrs old.

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Ohio state trooper rescues human trafficking victim

During the stop, OSHP says the officer noticed a young female riding with an older male. Neither the girl or the man had identification on them or spoke English. Police say it was confirmed that the man had forced the girl to perform acts on him and that the girl was being taken to Chicago from New Jersey.

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El Salvadoran man illegally in U.S. sentenced for sexually exploiting women in northern Virginia

“Bonilla-Hernandez profited from the sexual exploitation of women who found themselves in difficult and vulnerable places,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney. “The tears, pain, and mental anguish expressed by the victims in this case is heartbreaking.” El Salvadoran “Bonilla-Hernandez is in the United States illegally was sentenced to more than two years in prison for running an illegal commercial sex business.

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Doctor charged with paying 14-year-old boy for sex

An Attleboro, Mass. doctor Sujan Kayastha, 37 was in court Thursday on several charges, including trafficking of a person for sexual servitude, possession of child pornography, and two counts each of electronic enticement of a child for prostitution, paying a minor for sex and disseminating obscene matter to a child. The boy is 14 years old. Kayastha’s bail was set at only $75,000..

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‘He kept pimping over the jail phone’: East Bay man gets 16 years in trafficking case

A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years and eight months in state prison in a case where prosecutors say he trafficked two girls and continued to do so after his arrest. Hackett was charged with trafficking two victims, both of whom he dated at the time of the offenses. One of them had his child, and within weeks of the birth, he sent her back out on the streets to “make money” for him, prosecutors said.

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Sex Buyer, Arrested During Human Trafficking Operation, Convicted of Prostitution

On April 15, 2019, a jury found Defendant Gabriel Guel, 33, guilty of the offense of Prostitution. The trial was held in County Court at Law Number One (1) of Montgomery County, Texas, Judge Dennis Watson presiding. Guel was arrested on October 24, 2018, during Operation Cross County after offering to pay a fee to an undercover officer in exchange for sexual intercourse and oral sex.

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Richmond Man Sentenced for 16 Years for 23rd Street Sex Trafficking Case

On April 12, 2019 Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Clare Maier sentenced Corell Olajuwon Hackett to 16 years and 8 months in state prison for sex trafficking two young women from 2016 to 2018. In 2016, 17-year-old Jane Doe 2 gave birth to defendant’s baby. Within weeks of the birth, defendant pressured her to go out and make money for him by working as a prostitute.

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Human trafficking sting in Independence nets 24 arrests, police say

An undercover human trafficking sting resulted in the arrests of 24 people in Independence, Missouri, last week, police said. The investigation, which took place over two days, focused on a hotel near Noland Road and Interstate 70. One missing person was located as the result of the investigation, and four human trafficking victims were rescued, police said. Police said the prostitution arrests involved people ranging in age from late teens to 50s.

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Undercover operation arrests 10 internet sex predators in Mesa County

A three-day operation in Mesa County has resulted in the arrest of 10 individuals for attempting to have sex with children or engage in prostitution, according to a news release from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators in the large-scale, multi-jurisdictional undercover operation posted ads for sex with children on several websites, social media sites, and applications.

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Deputies: Tampa firefighter among men arrested for soliciting sex

A Tampa firefighter was among four men arrested for solicitation in Hillsborough County, according to the sheriff’s office. Brian Hatzler, 46, is a Tampa Fire Rescue firefighter. The sheriff’s office says he was in his duty uniform when he solicited sexual acts from an undercover detective. Hatzler was arrested along with 30-year-old Curtis Hargrove, 44-year-old Lucio Martinez and 25-year-old Jawuan Hicks.

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The Columbus City Attorney and Franklin County Sheriff announced their offices worked together to shut down a massage parlor that investigators say was a front for illegal sex acts. A months-long investigation revealed a pattern of prostitution at Sunflower Asian Spa in a Hilliard area strip mall.

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He bought a kid for $500. He prostituted others from hotels. Now, he’s going to prison.

Willie Charles Blackmon Jr., 37, was found guilty in November of two counts of sex trafficking minors and two counts of promoting a prostitution business, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi. He provided them drugs and hurt them, according to authorities. If the kids did not perform sex acts or disrespected Blackmon, he held a gun to their heads.

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Salesforce ‘among the vilest of rogue companies’ for helping Backpage sex traffickers, pimps: lawsuit

As the notorious website Backpage was under fire by legislators and the public over alleged prostitution ads linked by critics to sex trafficking of minors, San Francisco software titan Salesforce stepped in to save the site and help it grow, a new lawsuit claims. “Salesforce knew the scourge of sex trafficking because it sought publicity for trying to stop it,” the lawsuit filed by 50 “Jane Does” alleged.The suit claimed Salesforce conspired with Backpage “to assist human traffickers’ sexual exploitation and human trafficking of minors.”

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Louisiana bail bondsmen arrested for human trafficking

53-year-old James E. Johnson Jr. was arrested Friday morning in Covington, LA. for two counts of human trafficking, two counts of first-degree rape, and one count of sexual battery. Detectives received information Johnson had solicited sexual favors from multiple victims in exchange for bond debt relief and evidence of pornography involving juveniles.

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3 Teen Human Trafficking Victims Rescued, Suspected Pimp Arrested in Santa Ana

Detectives in Santa Ana, CA. located 21 year old Malik Malveaux’s vehicle parked outside a local motel. They then found him inside a room there along with two other underage human trafficking victims, ages 13 and 15, according to police. Malveaux was arrested and booked on suspicion of human trafficking of a minor, pimping of a minor and pandering of a minor, authorities said.

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Utah man sentenced to consecutive terms of up to life in prison for sex trafficking child

A Salt Lake City, Utah man has been sentenced to consecutive terms of up to life in prison for sex trafficking a 16-year-old child and exploiting his own adult daughter for prostitution. Joseph Moore proposed that the two girls could make money through commercial sex work. He helped them set up advertising online, transported them along the Wasatch Front for commercial sex appointments, and collected up to half of the profit made from the commercial sex scheme.

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D.C. man pleads guilty to paying teen for sexual acts

Leon R. Harrison, age 56, of Washington D.C., pleaded guilty today to sex trafficking of a minor, for having sex with a 15-year-old girl in exchange for money. Harrison admitted that he met Girl 1 online and began engaging in commercial sex with Girl 1 beginning in 2016 or 2017, when she would have been 13 or 14 years old. “Children cannot consent to have sex for money, and any adult who encourages or profits from sexual exploitation of children faces a lengthy term in federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur.

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St. Cloud Man Gets 20 Years For Sex Trafficking Charges

A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for multiple sex trafficking and prostitution promotion charges involving two women, including a juvenile. In June 2017, the woman reported a domestic assault involving Woods because she “refused to post in St. Cloud for prostitution,” according to court documents. Woods was arrested, and the woman described an ongoing abusive relationship with him.

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Kraft arrest shows how Florida has become nexus of sex trafficking

Florida ranks third in the country for human trafficking, much of it sex trafficking. Police charged Kraft and 24 others who allegedly paid for secret sex acts inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. The charge comes amid a widespread crackdown on sex trafficking involving more than 300 male buyers and multiple women running operations in several counties.

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Ex-Las Vegas fire captain pleads guilty in teen prostitution case

A former Las Vegas fire captain pleaded guilty to two felonies Monday after authorities accused him of paying a teenage girl $300 to have sex with him at a fire station. Richard Loughry, 48, entered a plea to one count each of attempted statutory sexual seduction and soliciting prostitution. He entered a type of guilty plea that required him to admit only that prosecutors had enough evidence to prove the case to a jury.

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Teen killed in Gulfport double homicide was named as human trafficking victim, court records say

In the days and weeks before the victim of a double homicide died by gunfire, he had been posting videos on social media showing off cash and drugs. In the public Facebook videos, Maxwell Phillips, 31, flashes wads of cash — mostly $100 bills — and sings along to music while smoking marijuana blunts. Filming most of the videos is Brooklyn Alsobrooke, now 18, and the other victim of the double homicide just after midnight Wednesday in the 3000 block of 8th Avenue, not far from Central Elementary School.
But court records obtained by the Sun Herald show she also was named as a 17-year-old victim in a human trafficking case that Phillips was arrested in on July 17, 2018.

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Florida Sex Trafficking Bust Sheds Light On Victims’ Needs

When authorities busted what they say is a multimillion-dollar human-trafficking and prostitution ring in Jupiter last month, law enforcement spoke out against the horrors endured by women taken as literal sex slaves. The trafficking, they said, was not a “victimless crime.” But nearly two weeks later, the majority of the victims remain behind bars as law enforcement seeks their cooperation in the case.

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How Vero Beach police landed the only human trafficking charge in recent Florida busts

Her name is Lanyun Ma, and she’s a 49-year-old Orlando woman who ran East Spa in downtown Vero Beach. “It’s very difficult to charge somebody with that,” acknowledged Detective Sgt. Phil Huddy, who supervises the detective division at the Vero Beach Police Department. Ma was seen transporting numerous women with suitcases to and from the spa who are believed to be victims of human trafficking, according to her arrest warrant.

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Dallas sues to shut down 3 massage parlors accused of having prostitutes sleep in filthy rooms

City officials have shut down three northwest Dallas massage parlors they say employ women as prostitutes and have them sleep on mattresses on the floor, and four people suspected of human trafficking have been arrested. Last fall, undercover police officers said they were offered sex at each of the three parlors housed at 11309 Emerald Street: Jasmine, Passion X and Charming.

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