BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

Originally published in The Seattle Times by Lynn Thompson, 26 July 2017  — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, USA — Men cruised the hallway of an upscale Bellevue apartment building, checking their cellphones and scanning the unit numbers before pausing at a door that swung open even before they knocked. A neighbor grew suspicious and alerted police, saying she … More BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

HOUSTON: Feds Move to Seize Buildings Connected to Human Trafficking

Originally posted by Robert Arnold on click2houston.com on January 19, 2015— “The federal government is attempting to seize several buildings in the Houston area that are connected to a massive human trafficking operation. Documents filed in a Houston federal court on Jan. 13 said the government is attempting to seize 11 properties in southeast Houston, … More HOUSTON: Feds Move to Seize Buildings Connected to Human Trafficking

Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Originally posted by TBO.com staff on December 8, 2014— “A Polk County undercover human trafficking sting netted 61 arrests, including a husband and wife, and a PGA professional who said he has used social media sites to engage in sex for money with more than 100 females. The undercover operation, from Thursday through Sunday, targeted … More Polk Human Trafficking Sting Nets 61 Arrests

Human Trafficking Charges Laid in NZ for First Time

Originally published for The New Zealand Herald on August 28, 2014— “Two people have been charged with human trafficking after 18 Indian men were trafficked into New Zealand to work in the horticulture industry, Immigration New Zealand says. It is the first time human trafficking charges have been laid in this country. Two men were … More Human Trafficking Charges Laid in NZ for First Time

‘These Are Our Children:’ FBI Sting Rescues 168 Human Trafficking Victims

By ELISE HILTON for Acton PowerBlog on June 24, 2014— “A nation-wide sweep last week by the FBI netted the arrest of almost 300 human traffickers and rescued 168 underage trafficking victims. “Operation Cross Country” was carried out in 106 cities across the U.S., the 8th such sting of its kind by the FBI. Since the beginning of this … More ‘These Are Our Children:’ FBI Sting Rescues 168 Human Trafficking Victims

Kitchener Man Admits to Reduced Role in Human Trafficking Case

By Brian Caldwell for therecord.com on May 13, 2014— “A man accused of human trafficking involving a teenage girl pleaded guilty Monday to significantly reduced charges. Remington Needham, 22, was initially said to have lured the 17-year-old to a Cambridge hotel and used her as a prostitute. But their relationship was cast in a different … More Kitchener Man Admits to Reduced Role in Human Trafficking Case

Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking

By Annie Sweeney, Tribune reporter, on April 5, 2014— “It was a standard hotel conference room scene — slices of fresh fruit and muffins laid out next to coffee urns and bottles of water chilling on ice as the attendees straggled in, industry friends hugging hello and quickly catching up on personal lives. The west … More Dancers, Doormen, Valets and Bartenders from Six Chicago Strip Clubs Join Feds in Fighting Human Trafficking