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Grand Island sex trafficking case may reach across state lines

Grand Island, Nebraska– The Grand Island Police Department, with the assistance of the Hall County Sheriff’s, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Nebraska State Attorney General’s Office, arrested two suspects in a sex trafficking case. Court records indicate that one of the men is suspected of trafficking two victims, one between March and November of 2018 and the other between December 2018 and September 2019. If convicted, the max penalty for human trafficking is 50 years in prison.

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Man arrested for solicitation of child prostitution in Rocky Ford

Rocky Ford, Colorado– A twenty-six-year-old suspect was arrested on charges of soliciting for child prostitution and attempted sexual exploitation of a child by the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Metro Vice Unit. The CSPD MVU began investigating the suspect in April by setting up an online profile of who he thought he was soliciting sexual intercourse and sexually explicit photographs from a 16-year-old female. In actuality, it was an undercover CSPD officer.

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AI Is Helping Us Combat The Economic Problem Of Human Trafficking

In 2019, Markie Dell, stood on the TEDx stage to recount her experience of being a domestic human trafficking victim. Markie was groomed by a girl that she met at a birthday party. Markie was kidnapped, sexually violated, and forced to dance at strip club for a year. Markie was unaware that she was human trafficked until a police officer handed her a book called, “Pimpology.”

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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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