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Man pleads guilty in Alabama to forcing 2 women into prostitution through sex ads on Backpage.com

A Tennessee man pleaded guilty last week to federal charges that he forced two young women to prostitute themselves around the Southeast during a two-month period in 2014-15, advertising through the website Backpage.com as they travelled to different cities. The man was ultimately arrested after Homewood police responded to a call from the father of […]

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4 dead, 4 arrested in Dallas robbery scheme using prostitute to lure men.

Three men and a woman — all charged with capital murder — lured men to their deaths in a robbery scheme involving prostitution this month, Dallas police say. They’re also responsible for killing a woman who refused to take part in their plan, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8). Joy Tiara Gray, 21; Kevin Wayne Kidd, […]

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Charges dismissed against alleged pimp after witness goes missing

A  missing witness led to the dismissal of charges Monday against an alleged pimp who has been accused of a number of crimes the past three years but escaped conviction each time. Monday’s court hearing marked the third time charges have been dismissed against Michael Durand Lenoir within a three-year span. A trial had been […]

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Gangster pimps ‘Spud,’ ‘Spank’ sentenced for child sex trafficking

Two more members of the street gang Polywood Crips are headed to federal prison for their roles in a child sex trafficking operation. On Monday in a Fort Worth federal courtroom, Alvin “Spank” Lane, 32, received a sentence of 166 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. He had pleaded guilty to one […]

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I-Team: Convicted pimp gets attorneys for appeal case

A convicted pimp serving a life sentence in a Nevada prison has a pair of heavyweight attorneys now working on his appeal. On Tuesday, in district court, defense attorneys Michael Cristalli and Janiece Marshall were formally appointed to handle the appeal filed by Ocean Fleming, who was sentenced to a life term for pandering, kidnapping, and other […]

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A Man used a U.S. travel program to pimp young women. Gets 30 Years in Federal Prison

Miami Beach resident Jeffrey Jason Cooper had avoided local prosecution on charges of being a pimp. This time, though, Cooper involved the U.S. government in his pimping and the charges went to trial. Jeffrey Jason Cooper was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison Friday. A jury convicted Cooper on 11 counts of charges, including […]

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Texas Man Charged for Pimping High School Girls

  A Houston-area man stands accused of pimping underage high school girls in the Alvin Independent School District. On Tuesday, Dihlon Lee Davis, 20, appeared in court to face federal felony charges of sex trafficking minors by force, fraud, or coercion. This followed an investigation that began last April when an underage Manvel High School female student showed […]

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A father and 2 sons in Chicago given prison for sex trafficking underage girls.

Like most American teens, Chicago-area twin brothers Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett hung out a lot at the mall. But they weren’t there to gossip with friends or have a soft pretzel and a smoothie. Federal prosecutors say the Lockett brothers were sent to shopping centers by their father, Nathan Nicholson, to lure vulnerable young girls […]

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This pimp wants to end sex trafficking

Although many visitors to Las Vegas think prostitution is legal in the city, the fact is it isn’t. The world’s oldest profession can legally be found in eight of the 16 counties in Nevada, all of which are rural. Two of those counties, Nye and Lyon, are home to various brothels, many of them owned […]

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Pimp arrested after 2-year investigation

– A two-year investigation has ended in the arrest of a man accused in a human trafficking case that involved a victim who was only 16. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Durrell Bumphus, 32, was booked in the county jail on an outstanding warrant stemming from a January 2015 incident where investigators […]

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