Human Trafficking

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Fall River and Florida men arrested in alleged Portsmouth sex trafficking sting, two for minor
Two individuals have been charged with crimes related to targeting children for sex and one individual has been charged with a crime related to procurement of sexual conduct for a fee with an adult. Read More.
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Palm Coast man accused of sex trafficking minors is arrested while toting fentanyl, cocaine, sheriff’s office says
A man arrested by Flagler County deputies is accused of having sex with multiple minor victims in exchange for drugs, money, clothes and food, according to the sheriff’s office. Read More.
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Colombian woman accused of sex trafficking in Miami-Dade remains in jail
A 40-year-old woman was at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on Saturday after one of her victims helped authorities unravel the web of lies she told fellow Colombian women to lure them to brothels in Miami-Dade County, according to prosecutors. Read More.
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3 arrested in human trafficking operation involving brothels, money laundering: Prosecutors
Prosecutors in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday announced the arrests of three people who allegedly led a human trafficking operation that involved neighborhood brothels and money laundering and spanned from Colombia to Florida and other parts of the United States. Read More.
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4 Arrested in Sheriff’s Sting Operation Involving Seekers of Under-Age Girls, Including 2 on Trafficking Charges
The Flagler County Sheriff in cooperation with other agencies in the region arrested four men Saturday and Sunday following a sting operation targeting individuals who sought out what the men allegedly thought were underage girls for sex. Read More.
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Bedbugs help police uncover suspected human trafficking ring
Police suspect this is part of a much larger operation with potentially 100 victims or more. Read More.
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Rays' Wander Franco charged with human trafficking, sexual crimes against a minor, report says
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco had an additional charge of human trafficking added Wednesday to his list of alleged crimes in the Dominican Republic. Read More.
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Gainesville Police officers arrest convicted sex offender for sending obscene content to minor online
GPD's Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Division arrested a woman with a history of felony convictions for sexual offenses on charges of possessing obscene material and distributing media harmful to minors Tuesday. Read More.
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Miami man lured teens with weed, alcohol before sexually battering them, police say
A Miami man was arrested Sunday after police said he picked two teenage girls up on a scooter to smoke and drink before sexually battering them. Read More.
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How police rescued a woman from a ritual killing amid massive Mexican trafficking network
The kidnapper's murder tools were ready. Tarp, knife, candles and statue honoring the patron saint of death. Georgia police rushed to intervene. Read More.
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Florida AG’s Human Trafficking Strike Team Responds to Biden’s ‘Open Border’
Attorney General announced Florida Human Trafficking Strike Team to fight transnational criminal organizations exploiting Biden’s open border. Read More.
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'He wanted that innocence': Jeffrey Epstein survivors recount 'intimidation' and trauma of encounters
After Monday's release of 150 pages of testimony in the Jeffrey Epstein grand jury case, two of the survivors are opening up about what was revealed and where their lives are headed today. Read More.
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Epstein grand jury records released, describe trafficker's network for 'grooming' underage girls
Unsealed Jeffrey Epstein grand jury transcripts reveal how pedophile financier groomed juvenile victims for sex trafficking in Palm Beach, Florida. Read More.
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Florida pastor charged with sexually abusing kids as young as 2, faces 18 felony counts
New child sexual abuse and child pornography charges have been brought up against a Florida pastor who was arrested last week for possession of child porn and now faces 18 felony charges. Read More.

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