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 former Army Reserve military policeman convicted of running a sex trafficking enterprise in North Carolina for five years was sentenced Thursday to four decades in prison. Xaver M. Boston, 31, coerced victims struggling with opioid addictions to become prostitutes for his profit between 2012 and 2017, except for a
Several organizations and law enforcement agencies in Montgomery County have come together to launch a program aimed at helping child victims of sex trafficking. “To honor each child’s right to a future free of exploitation with proactive, expedient and collaborative trauma-responsive interventions,” is the mission statement the newly formed Care
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that Michael Darnell Ramsey, 47, of Rainelle, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for attempted sex trafficking of a minor. Upon release from prison, Ramsey will serve a term of 25 years of supervised release and be required to register
Two alleged victims of sex trafficking victims in Nevada are taking their case to a federal appeals court in an effort to shut down the nation’s only legal brothels. Rebekah Charleston and Angela Delgado-Williams sued the state in 2019 saying its legal brothel industry violated their constitutional rights and federal
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, the Newnan Police Department Vice Unit, and Homeland Security Investigations, conducted and arrested 11 suspects in an undercover operation targeting human and sex trafficking. TCSO Sgt. Stewart Smith said that the sting began at approximately 5 p.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of forcing women into working as prostitutes was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison. Christopher Childs, 48, of Hartford, pleaded guilty in October 2019 to one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion. Authorities said the women worked out of
Advisory Suggests that COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Conditions Contributing to Trafficking The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently issued an Advisory on Identifying and Reporting Human Trafficking and Related Activity (“Advisory”). This Advisory supplements FinCEN’s 2014 Guidance on Recognizing Activity that May be Associated with Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking –