Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force in D.C. have announced an arrest has been made in reference to Transportation for Illegal Sexual Activity and Racketeering offenses involving juveniles.
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.
When she was 17 years old, Sara Kruzan was sentenced to life in prison without parole. She had been convicted of killing the man who had sexually abused and sex trafficked her for more than five years. But during her trial, details of the abuse were not allowed in court.
Mark L. Norton, the superintendent of transit security and emergency management for King County Metro, was arrested in Stanwood on Tuesday and booked into jail for allegedly “coercing a female to engage in commercial sex acts in King and Snohomish Counties.”
Bonney Lake, WA. detectives this week arrested a 55-year-old Puyallup man who allegedly used an online chat application chathour.com to threaten and manipulate a 17-year-old girl into a sexual relationship over the course of nearly two months in 2018.
Her new “boyfriend” sold her for $250 to a pimp who took photos of her, advertised her on Backpage.com. Desiree first, she met a man in his early 20s on Facebook. He “groomed” her, a technique used by exploiters to earn trust to manipulate or control a potential victim of sex abuse.
Washington state is an opportune location to be a human trafficker, said Kris Camenzind, executive director of The Human Response Network, and despite its certain presence in Lewis County, it remains an under-reported crime, she added.
UPS, Delta and Walmart spoke Thursday at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about steps they’re taking to eliminate human trafficking and forced labor along their supply chain and use their worldwide footprint to help where they can.
Human trafficking doesn’t just happen in faraway places like India’s brick kilns or Cambodia’s brothels. Over 8,500 victims of human trafficking cases were reported in the United States last year, according to the National Human Trafficking Hotline. There is no greater blow to human dignity than a person being forced to perform work or sex acts against their will.
COMMITTED TO ERADICATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING: President Trump has signed four bills in recent weeks that demonstrate the bipartisan commitment to end human trafficking. oday, the President is signing the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 1862) which tightens criteria for whether countries are meeting standards for eliminating trafficking.
Human trafficking. Modern-day slavery. Human smuggling. Sex trafficking. These are all things that happen in faraway places and are not part of my world — or so I thought. During the 2018 election cycle, I was shocked to see candidates’ ads about stopping human trafficking in Atlanta. “Atlanta?!” I thought. Yes, Atlanta.
Two men and six women were arrested Sunday night in a Pasco police crackdown on prostitution and sex trafficking. Efrain Gonzalez, 26, and Edward L. Nelson, 28, both were locked up on suspicion of second-degree promoting prostitution, a felony. While six Tri-City area women were arrested in the sting, police cautioned that they may be victims of sex trafficking.
On Friday, October 19, 2018, an FBI Seattle Division Child Exploitation Task Force (CETF), along with additional local partners, conducted an operation in the Everett, WA, area to recover juvenile victims of sex trafficking and identify subjects suspected of commercially exploiting children and/or adults, and other related crimes. The CETF contacted 11 adult females and two juvenile females being exploited through prostitution.
From the outside, the Repeat Boutique looks like a lot of other thrift shops in Spokane. Inside, some might describe the stuff for sale as old, used, discarded garbage — but store manager CJ Curtis sees its potential.
A pair of Spokane-area massage parlors employing only Chinese workers is under investigation on suspicion of promoting prostitution, human trafficking, practicing without a license and money laundering.
For weeks, media outlets reported on a Bonney Lake teenager who disappeared on May 9 and is safe tonight. But many more teens are still missing, including these three girls whose cases did not receive the same level of attention…