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.
A local man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for sex trafficking a minor. The sentencing is connected to a larger case involving two brothers who have since been arrested and accused of forcing a teen into prostitution and narcotics use.
“Kraft has become the butt of jokes across social media; some have even taken selfies outside the parlor to celebrate Kraft’s downfall. But by focusing solely on Kraft’s involvement, we’re completely missing the point,” says Kevin Malone
Sex trafficking is on the rise in Pennsylvania, and state Sen. Kim Ward wants authorities to better keep track of those convicted of the offense.
Ward, R-Hempfield, is proposing a change to state law that would require those convicted of the sex trafficking of adults to be added to the Megan’s List of sex offenders in the state.
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.
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.
Charleston, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that over the last two weeks, the United States Attorney’s Office provided training to South Carolina’s Tri-County Human Trafficking Task Force on methods of investigating and prosecuting federal human trafficking cases.
In December 1994, when Stancil was 9 months old, Toni gave her to a friend so she could “clear her head.” The girl was passed around to several people before ending up in police custody. When her mother returned a few days later, the child was missing.