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Bill aimed at regulating Montana massage businesses, hiring 2 anti-trafficking agents passes

A second bill aimed at cracking down on sex trafficking in Montana has passed the Legislature. The Senate on Wednesday passed HB 749 on a 46-4 vote. The House voted it through 94-5. The bill, carried by Rep. Daniel Zolnikov, R-Billings, provides $519,815 in funding for two agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation to form a human trafficking enforcement team.

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Indianapolis man convicted of child sex trafficking

According to a report from the office of U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler, a jury convicted Elijah Vines, 27, on charges related to the sex trafficking of a minor child, transportation of the child across state lines for the purpose of trafficking her and involvement in an organization that promoted the prostitution of other women.

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Lake Worth man convicted of sex trafficking

According to court records, from 2008 through 2017, Alston Orlando Leroy Williams of Lake Worth, FL. trafficked multiple women, including two juveniles for sex throughout Florida would travel to hotels and other locations to meet adult men and engage in sex for money, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. They say he used force, violence and coercion to traffic the women and kept all of the money they earned.

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