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Man arrested for human trafficking at Mackinac Bridge while trying to enter Upper Peninsula (UP) – WLUC
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Man arrested for human trafficking at Mackinac Bridge while trying to enter Upper Peninsula (UP) – WLUC

Editor’s note: these are all stories about the same trafficking situation. Man arrested for human trafficking at Mackinac Bridge while trying to enter UP – WLUC West Michigan man accused of human trafficking Police: Comstock Park man arrested for human trafficking ST. IGNACE, Mich. (WLUC) – A 38-year-old man from Comstock Park was arrested for…

West Michigan man accused of human trafficking
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West Michigan man accused of human trafficking

Editor’s note: these are all stories about the same trafficking situation. Man arrested for human trafficking at Mackinac Bridge while trying to enter UP – WLUC West Michigan man accused of human trafficking Police: Comstock Park man arrested for human trafficking COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WXMI) — A Comstock Park man is accused of trafficking a…

Lititz man pleads guilty, sentenced to prison following sting involving county's human …
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Lititz man pleads guilty, sentenced to prison following sting involving county's human

A Lititz man will spend up to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to sending and asking for lewd messages from individuals he believed were children, but who were actually law enforcement agents. Sean Deemer, 55, pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to three counts each of unlawful contact with a minor from two…

Police: Comstock Park man arrested for human trafficking
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Police: Comstock Park man arrested for human trafficking

Editor’s note: these are all stories about the same trafficking situation. Man arrested for human trafficking at Mackinac Bridge while trying to enter UP – WLUC West Michigan man accused of human trafficking Police: Comstock Park man arrested for human trafficking Police say a 38-year-old Comstock Park man befriended a 16-year-old girl and began trafficking…

Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group
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Holiday Season Routinely Sees Rise in Human Trafficking | Post News Group

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent | @StacyBrownMedia Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and…

Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking – KMTV
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Nebraska officials reveal new hotline for human trafficking – KMTV

Nebraska has a new local hotline for the public to report suspected cases of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. The new line, available 24 hours a day, is 833-PLS-LOOK (833-757-5665). Announced Thursday by Attorney General Doug Peterson and the Nebraska State Patrol, the hotline is  designed to receive tips on possible human trafficking and quickly…

South Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Offenses Against Minor Girls
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South Florida Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking Offenses Against Minor Girls

MIAMI — A 26-year-old Broward County man was sentenced today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., by U.S. District Court Judge William P. Dimitrouleas to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to traffic minor girls for commercial sex. On August 11, 2022, following a four-day trial, a federal jury found Kerby…

Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season
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Authorities Warn: Human Trafficking Rises During the Holiday Season

Federal prosecutors said the fight against human trafficking, a crime that harms some of the most vulnerable members of society, counts among their highest priorities. “We are committed to vindicating the rights of human trafficking crime victims by bringing their traffickers to justice and working to ensure that survivors have access to restitution, services and…

6 people arrested after undercover human trafficking operation in West Alabama – WBRC
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6 people arrested after undercover human trafficking operation in West Alabama – WBRC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a two-month undercover human trafficking operation that led to the arrest of six men on 12 felony charges. Investigators say the operation targeted predators who use social media apps in attempts to meet minors for sex. Those arrested include: Romel Estuardo Gomez-Cruz, 33,…

Sheriff’s office makes 10 arrests in human trafficking operation, helps six victims
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Sheriff’s office makes 10 arrests in human trafficking operation, helps six victims

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said it made 10 arrests in two-day-long Human Trafficking Operations in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, and helped six victims connect with local victim resources. On Oct. 26 and 27, detectives from the Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Force (VCHTTF) said they identified areas that have…