OAKLAND — Four months into an existing human trafficking case, federal prosecutors in the Bay Area have indicted a Richmond man on charges that he trafficked a minor 14 years ago. Chase McMillon, 37, was already facing sex trafficking charges alleging that he trafficked a woman around the Bay Area
Keith Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis will announce an almost-certain lengthy prison term Tuesday for Raniere after hearing
A former Van Wert and Findlay priest is facing ten federal charges for allegedly having sexual contact with children. Michael Zacharias was indicted on three counts of Sex Trafficking of a Minor and seven counts of Adult Trafficking of an Adult. The indictment says there were two victims the priest
(STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that a federal grand jury sitting in Cleveland has returned a 10-count indictment charging Michael J. Zacharias, age 53, with sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult and minor by force, fraud, or coercion. The defendant was arrested
TOLEDO, Ohio — A Findlay-area priest was indicted on sex trafficking and coercion charges stemming from incidents involving minors, according to U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman. Michael Zacharias, 53, is charged with a total of 10 counts of sex trafficking of a minor and sex trafficking of an adult and minor
A Valley man suspected of sex trafficking four minors in May was arrested by Mesa Police’s Human Exploitation and Trafficking unit after one of the victims contacted police, according to police records. Jason Vangundy, 37, has been accused of prostituting four girls between the ages of 16 and 17. Two of
LOS ANGELES — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general’s office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz
TRENTON — An Atlantic City man and Egg Harbor Township woman allegedly trafficked a 14-year-old girl for sex at an Atlantic City casino and other areas of South Jersey, including to the Cape May County home of a retired state correctional police officer, who has also been charged in the case.