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.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WVLT) -A Memphis woman is facing charges after sexually exploiting a teenager in exchange for money. According to the Memphis Police Department, on March 11, 2020, officers received a complaint from the Airport Inn in Whitehaven. Upon arrival, officers met a 17-year-old runaway girl. The teenager told officers
TOLEDO (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of a veteran attorney from Portsmouth, three months after he was charged with human trafficking involving six women — most, former clients. The state attorney disciplinary board sought the move, saying attorney Michael Mearan was a danger and that
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 website
TAMPA, Fla. — A network of nonprofit groups has converged on the Tampa Bay area to combat the uptick in sex trafficking that can come with big sporting events such as the Super Bowl. I-Team Investigator Kylie McGivern discovered how the work of anti-human trafficking groups led to the rescue
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York woman was charged Friday with conspiring with an ex-convict to extort and force into labor or prostitution some women he met while living in his daughter’s on-campus housing at Sarah Lawrence College a decade ago. Isabella Pollok, 29, of
A Dallas man has been charged with trafficking a 14-year-old child who was recovered at a local hotel, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Anthony Lennell Acy, 33, was charged via criminal complaint with one count of child sex trafficking on Wednesday. He made his initial