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Federal jury finds Lincoln man guilty of sex trafficking 2 teens, making child porn

A federal jury has found a 33-year-old Lincoln man guilty of sex trafficking two teenage girls, taking them to Colorado and Iowa to have sex for money.
Devin L. Ashford has been set for sentencing in November on charges of sex trafficking of a minor; production of child pornography; sex trafficking by means of force, threat, fraud or coercion; and interstate travel for prostitution.

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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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More than 400 people attended the symposium, hosted by the Panhandle Regional Human Trafficking Task Force, to learn about human trafficking, signs of human trafficking and its victims. “This crime thrives in plain view,” Anna Brewer, a former FBI agent and investigator with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, said.

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