Montgomery County

Mothers of human trafficking victims share their stories, raise awareness in League City
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Mothers of human trafficking victims share their stories, raise awareness in League City

A lineup of advocates and mothers of victims of human trafficking hosted an awareness event Oct. 6 at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center in League City, discussing how to recognize and prevent the crime. Nichole Bowie, a League City resident and founder of Mady’s Movement, lost her daughter Mady to human trafficking two years ago….

Montgomery County Sheriff makes arrests in Undercover Prostitution Operation
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Montgomery County Sheriff makes arrests in Undercover Prostitution Operation

By Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office | September 22, 2022 On September 21, 2022, at around 8 p.m. the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Organized Crime Unit in cooperation with Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA), conducted an undercover sting operation at a local hotel resulting in the arrest of fourteen suspects for Solicitation of Prostitution. Among the fourteen suspects arrested,…

Pct. 5 chief deputy Brian Harris busted in prostitution sting | khou.com
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Pct. 5 chief deputy Brian Harris busted in prostitution sting | khou.com

Brian Harris was among the 14 people arrested by Montgomery County’s organized crime unit at a local hotel, the sheriff’s office said. He was fired from Precinct 5. Pct. 5 Chief Deputy Brian Harris was among the 14 people arrested by Montgomery County’s organized crime unit at a local hotel, the sheriff’s office said. The…

Alabama Defendant Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Offenses Tied to a Scheme to Compel Victims, Including a Minor, to Engage in Prostitution – Department of Justice
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Alabama Defendant Convicted of Sex Trafficking and Offenses Tied to a Scheme to Compel Victims, Including a Minor, to Engage in Prostitution – Department of Justice

A federal jury found defendant Lonnie Mitchell, 36, guilty of numerous offenses relating to the defendant’s involvement in coercing several victims, including a minor, to engage in prostitution over the course of several years. Following a five-day trial, the jury convicted the defendant of sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion of five victims. The…

A Philadelphia DHS office houses stranded kids, but staff warn it's unsafe
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A Philadelphia DHS office houses stranded kids, but staff warn it's unsafe

By the time a foster home was found for the 8-year-old boy, he refused to go. He’d been sleeping in a conference room at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services for two months, either on a folding cot or an air mattress on the floor. That bare-bones space is not meant for overnight stays. Yet,…