MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman was arrested after being accused of sex trafficking. Police said Meshiel Nichols- Brownlee, 30, forced a 17-year-old runaway from Southaven to perform sex acts for money. Officers found the victim at a motel in the airport area in March 2020. She told officers she
–On Jan. 26, 2021, in San Luis Obispo, investigators from the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Trafficking Team (which is comprised of an investigator from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and a detective and sergeant from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office), California Highway Patrol/
An investigation by local, state and federal authorities led investigators to find a missing 15-year-old Nevada girl and her alleged trafficker. According to a statement from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, a team of investigators was answering online sex ads as part of Operation Reclaim and Rebuild, which
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KLFY) — An Alexandria man is behind bars after Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s detectives say he kidnapped a runaway Acadia Parish 13-year-old and forced her to have sex for money. Blake K. Jenkins, 28, confirmed he slept with the 13-year-old victim. On Jan. 11, he was arrested and
Social media giant Twitter was recently hit with a federal lawsuit after it refused to take down pornographic images and videos of a teenage sex trafficking victim. The New York Post reports Twitter refused to remove the disturbing content because their investigation “didn’t find a violation” of the company’s “policies.”
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.
BELLEVUE, WA — Bellevue vice detectives have arrested two men on suspicion of commercial sex abuse after a 16-year-old girl reached out to a local group for help, police announced Wednesday. The police department said the girl’s rescue marked the fifth minor recovered from suspected sex trafficking in just six