BAKERSFIELD — Over the course of two years, police across California investigated seemingly unrelated crimes and disappearances: teens from the Bay Area who’d allegedly been abused by their pimp and “branded” with tattoos. A woman from the Central Valley whose 3-month-old baby was kidnapped to force her into sex work.Continue Reading

ST. CLOUD — A two-month investigation by the Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force has led to charges against an Alexandria man. Thirty-five-year-old Michael Williams is charged with sex trafficking and receiving profits from prostitution. According to the criminal complaint, an undercover officer responded to an ad posted on a websiteContinue Reading