Stories tagged: sex trafficking
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Idaho will now have a safe facility and treatment center for children and teens who are victims of sex trafficking.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:11 p.m.
A 38-year-old Idaho woman has been sentenced to five years on federal probation in a sex trafficking case.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Federal court records show a Washington man arrested in southern Wyoming has pleaded guilty to trafficking girls for sexual activity.
Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:34 a.m.
Convicted sex offender Paul W. Rosier will stay behind bars in Kennewick until sentencing because of the length of time he is facing in federal prison.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 3:17 p.m.
A television actress best known for playing a young Superman’s close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave “master” recruiting …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:01 a.m.
A Missoula man with a state prostitution conviction is on trial in federal court in Billings for sex trafficking by force.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
A convicted felon from Spokane faces a federal charge of sex trafficking after federal agents interviewed two women who claim that the suspect forced them to perform sex acts for …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
SEATTLE – Three women who alleged they were sold for sex on Backpage.com as teenagers have settled their lawsuit against the website. Their lawyers, Jason Amala and Erik Bauer, announced …
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
CLEVELAND – A man in prison for child rape and an Ohio woman were convicted Friday in Cleveland of dozens of counts related to the sex trafficking of children as …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
The State Department on Tuesday listed China as one of the countries with the worst records on sex trafficking and forced labor, a downgraded designation that could nettle Beijing as …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
The European Union’s police agency says dozens of suspected human traffickers have been arrested in a continentwide operation targeting criminal gangs.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
A Washington man convicted of trying to force a 14-year-old girl to be a prostitute has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be “modern day sex slaves,” according to an indictment that charges 21 people in what authorities called …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
A former Kennewick school superintendent’s trial on sex trafficking charges has been delayed until October.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked was signed Tuesday by …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Victims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate. Senate Bill 5257, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Rebecca …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Multiple people, including six Clark County residents, were arrested after allegedly trying to contact and meet minors for sex during a nearly weeklong law enforcement sting. Agencies of the Washington …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
Police say seven men were arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
A Boise man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking. Michael Wayne Wade on Thursday was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to recruiting a 15-year-old girl …
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, …
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Portland police have arrested 11 men from several different states as part of an undercover sex trafficking operation.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Authorities in southeast Oregon said 15 people have been arrested in connection with an undercover sex trafficking operation.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
The Tacoma City Council has passed an ordinance limiting hours of operation for massage parlors in an effort to stem illegal sex trafficking and prostitution.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
To keep his prostitutes from running away, Richard Jackson forced them to become addicted to heroin, court documents say, then became their only way to get a fix.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 7:55 a.m.
A Eugene, Oregon, man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for sex trafficking.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
Sex trafficking investigation nets 14 arrests and pulls 72 people out of prostitution across Washington state
Federal agents and local police have arrested 14 people across Washington suspected of forcing 72 people into prostitution, including five children. The sweep took place Oct. 13-15 in more than …