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    OAKLAND — Federal prosecutors are holding up the resolution of a Bay Area human trafficking case while they and the FBI investigate a decade-old allegation involving sex trafficking of a then-underage girl, they revealed in court records. The case centers on Richmond resident Chase McMillon, 37, who was charged with sex trafficking and other offenses after he was implicated in an assault on a woman who he was allegedly trafficking around the Bay Area. The FBI began investigating McMillon after the alleged victim accused McMillon and a woman of assaulting her in Salinas after she refused to prostitute due to back pain. The decade-old allegations came up while authorities were investigating McMillon for the Salinas incident, and may result in...
    Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images A new report is shedding light on a cozy dinner Bill Clinton attended with Ghislaine Maxwell after she was supposedly cut out of the former president’s inner circle. The Daily Beast reports that Clinton attended a party in 2014 that consisted of an “intimate dinner” at the Crossroads Kitchen restaurant.  Clinton’s advance team reportedly secured seating for the invitees, and the party was attended by Maxwell along with her rumored husband, tech CEO Scott Borgerson. The connection between Clinton and Maxwell has been a recurring subject of intrigue in recent years due to the former president’s history with Jeffrey Epstein. The disgraced financier died in 2019 while awaiting trial for his child sex crimes, and Maxwell...
    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man was sentenced Monday to 22 1/2 years in prison for charges stemming from what prosecutors described as a violent sex and drug trafficking operation in the Burlington area. Brian Folks was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Burlington. During the trial, prosecutors said that in addition to the drug trafficking operation that sold heroin and cocaine base, Folks forced forced young, drug-addicted women to serve as prostitutes. Prosecutors say Folks manipulated his victims' addictions. He also beat his victims, often in front of other victims. Four victims testified during Folks' May 2019 trial. Folks’ lawyer didn’t return an email seeking comment. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not...
    A new lawsuit, filed by the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Denise George, demands that flight logs from Jeffrey Epstein’s four helicopters and three planes be made public, sparking “panic” among the late socialite’s famous friends, according to reports from the UK’s Mirror and Daily Mail. “The Attorney General for the US Virgin Islands, where Epstein had a home, has demanded logs for his four helicopters and three planes, from 1998 to his suicide last year,” the Mirror reported Monday. “Denise George has filed a lawsuit against Epstein’s estate, alleging 22 counts, including aggravated rape, child abuse and neglect, human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution.” “As well as the passenger lists, Ms. George is seeking any ‘complaints or...
    FRESH flight logs detailing the people who travelled on Jeffrey Epstein's private aircraft will make the last list "look like a post-it note", a source has claimed. Epstein, who killed himself last year while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges, is known to have travelled extensively, often with some of the world's most famous and powerful people. 3Jeffrey Epstein killed himself last year while awaiting trial on child sex trafficking chargesCredit: AP:Associated Press 3Much of the financier's abuse is thought to have been carried out on board his various aircraftCredit: Instagram 3He often used the craft to travel to private Caribbean Island Little St JamesCredit: Reuters Much of the financier's abuse is thought to have been carried...
    A pimp who ran a sex trafficking ring in Springfield and Hartford has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. William Coleman, 49, of Springfield, has been sentenced to 186 months in prison and five years of supervised police, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Massachusetts, said. In February, Coleman pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges. From 2016-2018, Coleman ran a prostitution ring in the Springfield and Hartford areas as well as other parts of Connecticut, the Attorney’s Office said.  Coleman used violence and drug addictions - typically heroin - to coerce 8 female victims into engaging in commercial sex acts with paying customers. The victims were usually required to turn over the money they earned to Coleman, who kept a tight...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City A Manhattan grand jury indicted a Queens man on sex trafficking charges for luring and then pimping out a 17-year-old girl as part of a prostitution ring operating out of New York and Miami, prosecutors announced Thursday. Curtis Hamlet, 33, is accused of forcing the girl into selling her body for his clients between January and March of this year, taking brutal measures to assert control over her. The indictment alleges that Hamlet, in a March incident, used a hot butter knife to carve his last name into her leg. The girl reported the incident to the 23rd Precinct in East...
    Two men who allegedly paid to have sex with a 13-year-old teenager were arrested and charged with child sex trafficking, announced the US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Erin Nealy Cox. According to authorities, a federal grand jury indicted Kention Obryan Johnson, 35, and Sergio Trinidad Carvajal, 30, of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and child sex trafficking. Both men were arrested in Dallas following an investigation by the Dallas Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations and the Fort Worth Police Department, but their court documents were released. According to a criminal complaint filed in 2019, 34-year-old Curtis Vance Mathis, who also conspired with Johnson and Carvajal, allegedly advertised the 13-year-old on a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas confirm two men, who allegedly purchased sex from a 13-year-old, have been arrested and charged with child sex trafficking. Earlier this month a federal grand jury indicted Kention Obryan Johnson, 35, and Sergio Trinidad Carvajal, 30, for conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and sex trafficking of children and both men were later arrested in Dallas. “Traffickers sell children for sex because their clients will pay for it. It’s that simple,” U.S. Attorney Nealy Cox said at a press conference. “By attacking both the supply and the demand, we think we will be able to truly make a difference in fighting this dehumanizing, horrific crime.” According...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fifteen alleged gang members have been indicted on drug charges following a monthslong investigation spanning multiple Maryland jurisdictions, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Wednesday. Police began investigating the group last year after learning members were selling drugs out of a Comfort Inn in Anne Arundel County. The gang members reportedly traveled to other parts of the state and other states as part of the scheme, the attorney general’s office said. Several leaders have also been indicted on sex trafficking charges. Officials said 44-year-old David Brown of Baltimore used staff at the hotel and other gang members to hide their activities and, along with others, forced women to engage in sex trafficking for money, narcotics and rooms at...
    Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz sued Ghislaine Maxwell on Monday for helping the dead pedophile recruit her as a sex slave at the age of 14. The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan Supreme court, under the Child Victims Act, alleges that Maxwell used Epstein’s wealth and power as a method to recruit her and other female victims. “Ms. Maxwell fulfilled Epstein’s compulsive need for sex with young females by preying on their personal, psychological, financial, and related vulnerabilities,” states Araoz in the court papers. The 32-year-old alleges that Maxwell provided “organizational support to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, identifying and hiring the recruiters of underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.” Jennifer Araoz (center) leaves court today. Gregory P. Mango Maxwell also scheduled...
    Jeffrey Epstein accuser Jennifer Araoz sued Ghislaine Maxwell on Monday for helping the dead pedophile recruit her as a sex slave at the age of 14. The lawsuit filed in a Manhattan Supreme court, under the Child Victims Act, alleges that Maxwell used Epstein’s wealth and power as a method to recruit her and other female victims. “Ms. Maxwell fulfilled Epstein’s compulsive need for sex with young females by preying on their personal, psychological, financial, and related vulnerabilities,” states Araoz in the court papers. The 32-year-old alleges that Maxwell provided “organizational support to Epstein’s sex trafficking ring, identifying and hiring the recruiters of underage girls for Epstein’s sexual pleasure.” Jennifer Araoz (center) leaves court today.Gregory P. Mango Maxwell also scheduled “massage”...
    A USPS mail carrier during the COVID-19 pandemic. AP Photo/Paul Sancya Misinformation on social media convinced many users that a text scam claiming to be from the United States Postal Service (USPS) was related to human trafficking.  Polaris, the agency that operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline, said that there is no evidence linking the phishing scam to human trafficking.  The Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau also reported that the texts were part of a phishing scheme to gather personal information.  Polaris said that misinformation about sex trafficking does "more harm than good." Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   As a massive phishing text scam went viral — purporting to be from the United...
    Police arrested five people in Arizona following a months-long operation to combat child exploitation and sex trafficking, including a former detective out on bond for another arrest on the same charges. The suspects, identified as Jordan Holloway, 26, Ryan Kellerman, 36, Matthew Salley, 38, Daniel May, 40, and Christopher Butts, 44, were arrested between August 26 and September 3, according to a statement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). – Joint Law Enforcement Operation Makes Numerous Arrests During “Operation Home Alone 2” in Pinal County –Read more here: https://t.co/qT9EBItJ1V #AZTroopers #CourteousVigilance #AZDPSNews pic.twitter.com/GAHf0BgEeB — Dept. of Public Safety (@Arizona_DPS) September 9, 2020 The operation, called “Operation Home Alone 2,” was intended to target sexual predators...
    Clips from the Netflix movie “Cuties” released earlier this week are causing survivors of sexual assault and abuse to relive traumatic experiences while normalizing further sexual exploitation of children, sex trafficking survivors and advocates told The Daily Wire. “Cuties,” released on Wednesday and promoted by Netflix, focuses on Amy, an 11-year-old Senegalese girl, growing up in Paris in a traditional Muslim family. The film reveals early that Amy’s father plans to take a second wife, and Amy is thrown into crisis by rejecting the extreme values of her father and looking for belonging in the internet age. She learns suggestive dance moves—which are portrayed vividly on screen by pre-pubescent girls grabbing themselves and each other and contorting themselves in sexual...
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is condemning Netflix for releasing the controversial Cuties, calling the movie “child porn” and telling the streamer that it is “complicit” in encouraging pedophiles and helping to fuel the child sex trafficking trade. Her condemnation adds to the growing Congressional scrutiny of Netflix over its decision to distribute the sexually charged movie. In a blistering tweet posted late Friday, the former Democratic presidential candidate blasted Netflix, citing the fact that 1 in 4 victims of sex trafficking are children. “Child porn Cuties will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade,” Gabbard wrote. “1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend’s 13 year old daughter. Netflix,...
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) says Netflix is complicit in child sex trafficking as the distributor of French award-winning film, "Cuties." What's a brief history here? The streaming giant is under fire after releasing the film, which many say is nothing short of pedophilia. In a statement to TheBlaze, a Netflix spokesperson said that people who care about stomping out child sexualization should watch the film. "Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children," the spokesperson told TheBlaze on Friday. "It's an award winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we'd encourage anyone who...
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) slammed Netflix late on Friday evening for promoting “Cuties”—which has been widely accused of sexualizing children—calling the movie “child porn” and declaring that the company was “now complicit” in helping fuel the “child sex trafficking trade.” “@netflix child porn ‘Cuties’ will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade,” Gabbard wrote on Twitter. “1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend’s 13 year old daughter. Netflix, you are now complicit. #CancelNetflix” .@netflix child porn "Cuties" will certainly whet the appetite of pedophiles & help fuel the child sex trafficking trade. 1 in 4 victims of trafficking are children. It happened to my friend's 13 year...
    Obsessively jealous and fiercely loyal, this is the woman who called herself Jeffery Epstein’s girlfriend and was the last person to speak with the monstrous pedophile before his prison death last August. Seen here exclusively and for the first time since her identity was revealed in March, Karyna Shuliak, 31, was with Epstein on his private jet when he was arrested last July as the FBI swooped on him when he landed from Paris back at Teterboro, New Jersey. Shuliak, from Belarus, was known as ‘the inspector’ for her obsessive snooping on Epstein during their relationship that lasted up to a decade. Now, DailyMail.com has these exclusive pictures that offer the first glimpse of Shuliak's furtive existence since then. Dressed...
    A Long Island man has been charged for alleged sex trafficking involving a teenager in various hotels for nearly a year. Baldwin resident Jordan McCormick was indicted by a grand jury this week for allegedly trafficking a teen across Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Brooklyn between September last year and June this year. Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that beginning in September last year, McCormick allegedly trafficked his victim to various hotels. It is further alleged that McCormick physically abused the teenager and drugged her so that she could stay awake to make more money for him. Singas said McCormick is accused of profiting from acts of prostitution by the victim. McCormick, 29, was arrested by Nassau County Police...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — CEO of Ranch Hands Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary Bob Williams announced plans to open a long-term safe house exclusively catering to male victims of sex trafficking 18-24 years old. He says it’s the first of its kind in the country. “If we don’t provide shelter for victims of sex trafficking, their abusers are extremely likely to find them and bring them back into the trade,” Williams said. “No person should be subjected to such a monstrous situation, but trafficked boys in particular are being overlooked; we’re going to change that, now.” Williams plans to modify the organizations existing headquarters with renovations once permitting and funding is finalized. He wants to open the safe house by...
    VITOR BELFORT has opened up on the tragic disappearance of his sister, who he believes was brutally murdered. The whereabouts of Priscila Belfort has been unknown since 2004. 2Vitor Belfort has spoken about his campaign against human trafficking amid his sister's disappearanceCredit: Getty - Contributor The former UFC star's sister was kidnapped in Brazil and, in 2007, Elaine Paiva admitted to both her kidnapping and murder. Paiva has claimed that Priscila was targeted over a four-thousand-dollar debt to local drug dealers. Additional suspects Leonardo Luiz Batista and Leandro Ferreira Fernandes were also arrested in connection with the disappearance in subsequent years. However, to this day, her body has never been found and the family pray she is still alive. Vitor's...
    DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A Denton man has been convicted of child sex trafficking. Following a day-long trial, a federal jury Tuesday night returned a guilty verdict against William Adam Jonathan Smith, convicting him of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and one count of sex trafficking of a minor, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox announced in a news release Wednesday. According to evidence presented at court, Smith met and befriended the 17-year-old victim in the summer of 2019. He introduced her to Charity Cantu, his longtime girlfriend, who worked for him as a prostitute. Smith told Cantu that she was to groom and train the victim to make...
    JEFFREY Epstein's 'Lolita Express' jet was packed with baby lotion and wet wipes with creepy mirrored walls while he trafficked child sex victims. The disgraced financier's infamous Boeing 727 is sitting beside a runway in Georgia, racking up thousands of dollars in fees for storage. Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express' jet is sitting beside a runway in Georgia The jet still has baby lotion and wet wipes inside it The plane was allegedly used to fly child sex victims Epstein, 66, hung himself last August The plane, built in 1969, was once used to fly his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew and actor Kevin Spacey around the world. Now, it sits abandoned, rusted and its interior - including the...
    Judges for the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals denied musician R. Kelly's request to be released on bail. The appeals court denied Kelly's sixth attempt to be released from jail on Tuesday. The court ruled that Kelly, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, should not be released as his sex-trafficking trial continues because it believes there is "convincing evidence" that the R&B singer is a flight risk and a threat to the public. “We perceive no clear error in the district court’s determination,” the judges wrote. “The government has demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that Kelly presents a risk of danger to the community.” Kelly's attorneys argued that they have been unable to meet with the...
    An appeals courtroom shot down R. Kelly’s newest bid for freedom Tuesday, ruling {that a} federal choose acted appropriately in denying the R&B singer’s repeated bail requests. “We understand no clear error within the district courtroom’s dedication,” wrote the three-judge panel for the U.S. Court docket of Appeals Second Circuit. “The federal government has demonstrated by clear and convincing proof that Kelly presents a danger of hazard to the neighborhood.” Within the resolution, the panel affirmed U.S. District Choose Ann Donnelly’s dedication that the “I Consider I Can Fly” crooner is a flight danger. Attorneys for Kelly, whose given identify is Robert Sylvester Kelly, filed the enchantment after Donnelly denied greater than three bail functions in his Brooklyn sex-trafficking...
    An appeals court shot down R. Kelly’s latest bid for freedom Tuesday, ruling that a federal judge acted appropriately in denying the R&B singer’s repeated bail requests. “We perceive no clear error in the district court’s determination,” wrote the three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit. “The government has demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that Kelly presents a risk of danger to the community.” In the decision, the panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly’s determination that the “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner is a flight risk. Attorneys for Kelly, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, filed the appeal after Donnelly denied more than three bail applications in his Brooklyn sex-trafficking case. The...
    An appeals court shot down R. Kelly’s latest bid for freedom Tuesday, ruling that a federal judge acted appropriately in denying the R&B singer’s repeated bail requests. “We perceive no clear error in the district court’s determination,” wrote the three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit. “The government has demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence that Kelly presents a risk of danger to the community.” In the decision, the panel affirmed U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly’s determination that the “I Believe I Can Fly” crooner is a flight risk. Attorneys for Kelly, whose given name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, filed the appeal after Donnelly denied more than three bail applications in his Brooklyn sex-trafficking case. The ruling...
    LATHROP (CBS13) — A week-long mission against sex crimes in San Joaquin County has resulted in the arrest of 50 people, authorities say. It was one of the biggest operations against sex crimes in the county, the sheriff’s office says. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of Lathrop Police services, conducted a five-day Sex Crime Operation targeting suspected predators, pimps and people soliciting sex. In total, 50 people were arrested over the week-long operation. Deputies say 17 men were arrested on suspicion of looking for sexual acts with a child while another 16 people were arrested on charges of soliciting for sex. Three others were arrested for pimping or pandering, while two others had warrants. One person...
    SACRAMENTO —  Keiana Aldrich has struggled to keep herself alive inside the California Institution for Women for months, anxious about the coronavirus, scared of retaliation for reporting alleged sexual abuse and fighting the urge to kill herself. “Being locked in a room 24 hours a day except to shower sucks,” Aldrich wrote in an August email from the Riverside County prison. She has too much time to think, she said, “and it makes me go crazy.” Last week, after being cut off from communication with the outside world for weeks, Aldrich, 25, reportedly slashed her wrists and neck with razor blades, then swallowed two of them, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. State authorities declined to...
    In a novel use of consumer protection laws, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Friday that the owner of Pomona motel has agreed to a court settlement that restricts his business and aims to stop sex-trafficking and prostitution at the site. The owner of the motel, the Pomona Lodge, agreed to stop renting rooms by the hour and turn over security footage to law enforcement upon request, among other measures. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said the settlement represents the first time county prosecutors have used consumer protection laws to go after properties where sex is sold and people are trafficked. County prosecutors had charged that the motel was a public nuisance and its owners had violated...
    Mikal Smith, the son of former NFL head coach and current Illinois coach Lovie Smith, was arrested on multiple charges related to sex trafficiking and prostitution, Arizona’s attorney general announced Thursday. Smith and a co-defendant are accused of operating and maintaining an illegal prostitution enterprise between December 2018 and September 2019. They allegedly encouraged an adult female victim to engage in acts of prostitution over two months, with Smith allegedly using surveillance and retaliatory threats to control the victim, according to attorney general Mark Brnovich. A state grand jury indicted Smith, who was previously an assistant coach for his dad with the Bears and Buccaneers, on charges of pandering, sex trafficking, receiving earnings of a prostitute, illegally conducting an...
    Mikal Smith, the son of former NFL head coach and current Illinois coach Lovie Smith, was arrested on multiple charges related to sex trafficiking and prostitution, Arizona’s attorney general announced Thursday. Smith and a co-defendant are accused of operating and maintaining an illegal prostitution enterprise between December 2018 and September 2019. They allegedly encouraged an adult female victim to engage in acts of prostitution over two months, with Smith allegedly using surveillance and retaliatory threats to control the victim, according to attorney general Mark Brnovich. A state grand jury indicted Smith, who was previously an assistant coach for his dad with the Bears and Buccaneers, on charges of pandering, sex trafficking, receiving earnings of a prostitute, illegally conducting an enterprise,...
    Getty Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith Mikal Smith, son of former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, was arrested in Tempe, Arizona this week. He has been indicted on multiple charges related to a sex-trafficking and prostitution ring he has allegedly been running with a partner. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich tweeted on September 3rd that Smith, 43, had been indicted along with his alleged partner in the ring, co-defendant Aprel Mae Rasmussen. Per Brnovich’s tweet, Smith has been charged with conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, first-degree money laundering, pandering, receiving the earnings of a prostitute, sex trafficking and threatening and/or intimidating. He has been charged with nine counts total. A State Grand Jury has indicted...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Georgia man accused of sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl in South Florida when it hosted Super Bowl LIV has been arrested. In January, Miami Beach detectives conducted an undercover operation designed to identify and assist juvenile and adult victims of human trafficking. As a part of the operation, detectives looked through online escort postings offering “out-calls” in the Miami and Miami Beach area. The term “out-call” refers to “dates” in which an escort or prostitute travels to meet a client. That’s when Anthony Carter, 28, and the teen, both from Georgia, caught their attention. According to the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, both appeared to have come to Miami Beach in connection with events related to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mikal Smith, the son of Illini football coach and former Chicago Bears Head Lovie Smith, is facing sex trafficking and money laundering charges. Mikal Smith coached as a Chicago Bears assistant under his famous father back in 2010. According to an indictment, Mikal Smith and a woman Aprel Mae Rasmussen, are accused of maintaining a prostitution ring for about a year in Arizona. Smith is set to be back in court for an arraignment on Friday, Sept. 11.
    Anyone familiar with Twitter is aware of how quickly incendiary, false or unsubstantiated information can go viral.  In July, the conspiracy theory that Wayfair, an online furniture and home goods company, was involved in child sex-trafficking gripped the internet. Conjecture about listings for furniture on the site being named after missing girls with expensive price tags spread like wildfire.  So it’s 3A and I’m down the #Wayfair sex trafficking rabbit hole. Something doesn’t sit right. pic.twitter.com/7TJEfu6k2Y — Darrian (@darrianperdue) July 10, 2020 One Twitter user juxtaposed screenshots of missing children whose names matched storage cabinets on Wayfair’s website, listed for more than $12,000. The tweet was retweeted more than 23,000 times, with 50,000 likes. A Georgia Congressional Candidate appeared...
    The son of former NFL head coach Lovie Smith has been arrested in Arizona on sex trafficking charges. Mikal Smith, 43, was booked in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday for pandering, receiving the earnings of a prostitute, money laundering, conspiracy, and illegal control of enterprise, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Lovie Smith, 62, is currently the head coach for the University of Illinois.     Mikal Smith, 43, was booked in Tempe, Arizona on Thursday for pandering, receiving the earnings of a prostitute, money laundering, conspiracy, and illegal control of enterprise, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. A former NFL assistant head coach, Smith worked under his father Lovie with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (pictured)...
    U.S. Marshals have launched their first ever operation in Ohio to rescue an estimated 200 children who they believe are suffering abuse, neglect and sex trafficking. Since Operation Safety Net begun two weeks ago, 25 children have been found - some as far afield as Miami. 'These are kids that have been abused, neglected. Some involved in human trafficking,' said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott. Authorities in Ohio estimate that 200 children are currently missing at the moment Pete Elliott of the US Marshals said that 25 children have been rescued so far in Ohio US Marshals are celebrating Operation Safety Net, which is continuing until October He told local news station WOIO that many of the missing...
    Was the teenage Kenosha shooting suspects possession of a gun protected by the Constitution? A state-by-state guide to the USAs best burritos Riverdale star Marisol Nichols real-life undercover work fighting sex trafficking to be TV series To Riverdale fans all over the world, Marisol Nichols is known as Hermione Lodge, Veronica's mother. But she's also been putting her acting skills to use in ways that go above and beyond the duties of her day job, working as an undercover agent to fight sex trafficking. And now she's developing a TV series based on her experience. © Provided by Entertainment Weekly Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage EW has confirmed that Nichols is set to executive produce a series currently in development with Sony...
    ATLANTA, Georgia – Nearly 40 missing or endangered children have been rescued by federal and state agents during a law enforcement operation in Georgia, authorities say. The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday that 13 missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during the two-week operation centered on Atlanta and a city to its south, Macon. The missing children were considered to be “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases” and some were likely victims of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, abuse and had medical or mental health conditions, authorities said. Nine people were arrested on charges including sex trafficking, parental kidnapping and custodial interference, as well as registered sex offender and weapons violations....
    It took the Netflix 'Cuties' controversy to awaken us to a very serious issue. Buried underneath the left's favorite tag lines "love is love" and "asylum is a human right," a much more sinister movement is growing: the normalization of pedophilia. In this episode of "Wilkow," host Andrew Wilkow argued that the truth has been branded as a "crazy conspiracy theory" because it exposes the people who control the dominant narrative. Wilkow highlighted a New York Times article, titled "Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime," in which contributor Margo Kaplan argued that laws in this country are failing people who are living with pedophilia, a mental disorder defined as "an intense and recurrent sexual...
    The FBI has arrested two Florida women for allegedly sex trafficking two 15-year-old girls. The Broward County Human Trafficking Task Force arrested Kiara Nunez, 21, of Hollywood, Florida, and Alexandra Ramirez, 19, of Coral Springs, Florida, last week, WFLA reported. According to court documents, the women sex trafficked two 15-year-old girls between October 2019 and January 2020. Police were able to rescue one of the girls in an undercover human trafficking operation at a hotel on January 29 in Fort Lauderdale. Authorities reached out to the other victim on February 12, telling officials both girls were forced into having sex for money at an Airbnb in Lake Worth, WEAR reported. Police said an online advertisement tipped them off within the...
              The Columbus Dispatch published an article casting a local “Save the Children” event as a Trojan Horse for “QAnon” beliefs. Before the event even takes place, the article depicts it as mobilization for potential violence by conspiracy theory supporters. It is the latest in a growing trend with media to downplay or dismiss child sex-trafficking awareness events as covers for other, darker political intentions. QAnon is a wide-ranging conspiracy theory, part of which says President Trump is secretly battling powerful and wealthy Satan-worshipping pedophiles. The article focuses itself on associating “Save the Children” with QAnon and its related conspiracies, such as Pizzagate and the recent Wayfair controversy. It does not mention any of...
    Multimedia mogul and actor Tyler Perry teamed up with Georgia’s first lady Marty Kemp in a video to bring awareness to and stop human trafficking. “Grateful to [Tyler Perry] for his leadership to support survivors and raise awareness about human trafficking!” tweeted Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp on Thursday. Below her tweet was a video Perry had recorded, urging viewers to look for warning signs of the crime of sex trafficking. “Human trafficking is a crime often hidden in plain sight,” said Perry in the video. “We like to think that it only happens in other places, and only affects other people. but sadly, it’s happening right here in our backyard in Georgia, in small towns and big cities.” Watch below: ...
    ATLANTA, Georgia -- Nearly 40 missing or endangered children have been rescued by federal and state agents in Georgia, as part of "Operation Not Forgotten," according to authorities.Thirteen missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during a two-week operation in Atlanta and Macon, The U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday.RELATED: How to identify a human trafficking victimThe missing children were considered to be "some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases" and some were likely victims of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, abuse and had medical or mental health conditions, officials said. “Operation Not Forgotten” resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates:...
    Nearly 40 missing or endangered children were rescued by federal and state agents in Georgia, according to authorities. Thirteen missing children were found and an additional 26 endangered children were rescued during a two-week operation in Atlanta and Macon, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday. The missing children were considered to be “some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases” and some were likely victims of child sex trafficking, child exploitation, abuse and had medical or mental health conditions, officials said. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported 15 children had been trafficked for sex. “When we track down fugitives, it’s a good feeling to know that we’re putting the bad guy behind bars. But that sense of accomplishment is nothing compared to...
    “Love and Hip Hop” star Masika Kalysha has reportedly been fired after she allegedly faked her own kidnapping on the set of her show. The 35-year-old reality star was reportedly fired from her show “Double Cross” after she posted a video on Instagram of the fake kidnapping, according to the Blast in a piece published Friday. (RELATED: Los Angeles Lakers Received $4.6 Million From Federal Relief Program During Coronavirus Pandemic, Returned It) In the video she reportedly cried and then directed followers to join her OnlyFans account and “tip” her so her kidnappers could get the money and then would let her go.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Blast (@blast) on Aug 28,...
    The US Marshals Service found 39 missing children, 26 of whom were rescued and 13 of whom were deemed safe. Shane T. McCoy/US Marshals The US Marshals Service located 39 missing children in Georgia, and arrested nine suspects on charges that ranged from sex trafficking to parental kidnapping. Fifteen of the children were deemed victims of sex trafficking, federal authorities said in a press conference Thursday. Twenty-six of the missing children were rescued by authorities, and the remaining 13 were found safe after officers confirmed their locations in person. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Federal authorities found 39 missing children in Georgia in a two-week operation where they arrested nine people on a variety of charges,...
    U.S. Marshals tracked down 39 missing children during a two-week operation in Georgia and Florida. The U.S. Marshals Service Missing Child Unit, in conjunction with the agency's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, worked with state and local agencies in Georgia to locate endangered children. U.S. Marshals rescued 26 missing children and safely located 13 others during "Operation Not Forgotten." Investigators said the children ranged in age from 3 to 17. The U.S. Marshals Service identified 15 of the children as being victims of sex trafficking, according to WAGA-TV. Acting Special Agent in Charge, Phil Wislar attends a press conference with our partners @USMarshalsHQ announcing t… https://t.co/qtn4kt7xcT — FBI Atlanta...
    Dozens of endangered or missing Georgia children — including 15 sex trafficking victims — were rescued during a recent two-week operation, according to officials. “Operation Not Forgotten,” conducted in Atlanta and Macon this month, resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine criminal associates, the US Marshals Service said in a Thursday press release. Fifteen of those children had been trafficked for sex, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, citing authorities. Officials say they also cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference. In addition to the US Marshals Service Missing...
    A TWO-WEEK blitz on sex trafficking in Georgia has led to the discovery and rescue of 39 missing kids, US Marshals have revealed.     The children, who were aged from three to 17 years old, were found during raids in Atlanta and Macon, Georgia, and nine people have been arrested and charged with sex trafficking. 8The US Marshals announced the missing children were recovered in Georgia in a two-week rescue mission dubbed 'Operation Not Forgotten’Credit: US Marshals 8Officers are seen here tending to a young child they rescued and put in a carCredit: US Marshals 8A teenager is comforted after being rescuedCredit: US Marshals Authorities said the missing kids were at high risk of child sex trafficking, exploitation and abuse –...
    CISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A female believed to be a sex trafficking victim jumped out of an 18 wheeler on a highway in Texas to escape her captors Wednesday evening, police said. Police in Cisco, about 46 miles east of Abilene, said they responded to a call about a female who was seriously injured near a Flying J’s/Denny’s on I-20 at around 9 p.m. According to police, the victim said she had been kidnapped in El Paso and had jumped off an 18 wheeler. “It is believed that the perpetrators’ intentions were to use the female in sex trafficking operations,” police said. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Police said there were...
    A two-week mission to rescue endangered and missing children in Georgia led to the recovery of 39 juveniles and the arrests of nine suspects, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Thursday. “The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you,” Donald Washington, the director of the Marshals Service, said in a statement. “Operation Not Forgotten” led to the rescue of 26 missing children and the safe location of 13 more, according to authorities. Operation Not Forgotten resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children and the arrest of nine people. (Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals) The nine suspects face a total of 26...
    The US Marshals announced Thursday that 39 missing children were recovered in Georgia in a two-week effort dubbed 'Operation Not Forgotten'. The operation was conducted in August in Atlanta and Macon and led to the rescue of 26 children and 13 kids were safely located. In the crackdown nine 'criminal associates' were arrested. They face charges including sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, custodial interference and registered sex offender violence resulted from the investigation. 'The message to missing children and their families is that we will never stop looking for you,' Director of the Marshals Service Donald Washington said in a press release Thursday. The US Marshals announced Thursday that 39 missing children were recovered in Georgia in a two-week effort...
    The presentation of both was in a virtual hearing in the federal court of Broward. One of the areas they apparently frequented was here on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, where teenagers are suspected of being forcibly linked with men who frequented bars. Their names are Kiara Núñez and Alexandra Ramírez, she is 21 and 19 years old. Each faces two counts of child sex trafficking. The events under investigation would have occurred between October 2019 and January this year, when they allegedly forced two 15-year-old girls to have sex with men in Broward and Palm Beach counties. The families of the victims had reported their disappearance. The suspects were arrested in a sting operation. Today we went...
    Former Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood cast member Masika Kalysha is facing backlash for a publicity stunt that promoted her OnlyFans account. She claims it was an attempt to bring awareness to child sex trafficking. Hide According to TMZ, in a now-deleted Instagram video posted on Tuesday, the actress is seen in lingerie with bruises and cuts on her face and body. In the clip, she says that she was “beaten and kidnapped” and is being held hostage with her only means of escape being $100 OnlyFans tips. Hide “Guys I got beat up. I don’t know how much time I have,” she states in the video. “They said that you guys have to leave me tips and follow me so...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell faces a year of searches and round-the-clock surveillance in solitary confinement as guards try to stop her killing herself like former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein. The 58-year-old yesterday lost a bid to be moved into the general population of the New York prison in which she is being held awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. 5Ghislaine Maxwell faces a year of 24-hour surveillance after losing a bid to be moved from solitary confinementCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Maxwell is alleged to have played a central role in abuse carried out by paedophile financier Jeffrey EpsteinCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5She is currently being held at Manhattan's Metropolitan Detention CenterCredit: Reuters Maxwell is alleged to have played a...
    A Michigan pastor has been charged with 11 felony counts in connection with human trafficking and child sex abuse. The Rev. Stricjavvar Strickland, the 37-year-old pastor of Kalamazoo’s Second Baptist Church, faces four counts of third-degree sex assault, three counts of child sex abuse and four counts of trafficking a minor for commercial sex activity dating back to 2015, according records from the 8th District Court. State police reportedly searched Strickland’s home in 2018 but revealed little about the investigation at the time. “The search warrant was executed based on criminal allegations surrounding criminal sexual conduct and pandering against two individuals and today’s search was part of the investigative process,” police said of the raid, according to local reports. Additional...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday the arrests of two women for their alleged involvement in the sex trafficking of minors. Authorities said Kiara Nunez, 21, of Hollywood, and Alexandra Ramirez, 19, of Coral Springs, were arrested by the Broward County Human Trafficking Task Force. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Nunez and Ramirez are in federal custody, facing federal charges. No further information is being released at this time. If anyone has information about an FBI investigation or human trafficking, they are urged to call (754)703-2000
    PRINCE Andrew demanded Steven Spielberg come to meet him during a Bafta ceremony in Los Angeles, an insider has claimed. The source said Andrew also snuck Ghislaine Maxwell into the event, held in Beverley Hills in 2000, and was often a "complete pain" and "full of self-importance". 5Prince Andrew attended the LA Bafta ceremony in 2000 to present an award to Steven SpielbergCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5He is said to have brought Ghislaine Maxwell, pictured with Denise Richards and Jessica Capshaw, without an inviteCredit: Rex Features 5Andrew has long faced questions about association with Maxwell and her former boyfriend Jeffrey EpsteinCredit: Rex Features The claims come as Andrew faces ongoing scrutiny over his association with Maxwell and her...
    A man who authorities say was involved in an international sex trafficking ring was sentenced to more than 17 years in prison Monday. Michael Morris, 66 of Seal Beach, Calif., was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in St. Paul following his trial conviction in December 2018. Four others were also convicted in the 2018 trial. Morris was allegedly involved in a sex trafficking organization that coerced hundreds of Thai women to engage in commercial sex acts across the country, including Minneapolis, according to a news release. Prior to Morris’ trial, 31 defendants pleaded guilty. To date, 29 defendants have been sentenced, the release said. According to the release, the women were forced to participate in the scheme through promises...
    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — Twelve people were arrested in a sex trafficking sting in Hagerstown last week. The Hagerstown Police Department with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police and the FBI conducted a sex trafficking and prostitution detail on Thursday targeting both internet and street-level prostitution. Twelve people were arrested during the sting. There names have not yet been released pending charges. The department is working off tips and grant funding helps with operations cost.
    PRINCE Andrew accuser Virgina Roberts has said he played a guessing game about her age and compared her to his daughters when they first met. Roberts, now 36, was a victim of late financier and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and alleges that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when aged only 17. 5Virginia Roberts says that Prince Andrew played a guessing game with Ghislaine Maxwell about her age on the night she met himCredit: ©Nicholas Razzell 5Maxwell is currently awaiting trial for her alleged role in Epstein's crimesCredit: Reuters 5Roberts alleges she was forced to have sex with Andrew on three occasionsCredit: BBC One The prince has long faced questions about his association with Epstein, who killed...
    PRINCE Andrew accuser Virgina Roberts has said she is "running out of hope" he'll be convicted and that "anyone else would be in jail". Roberts was a victim of late financier and paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and has alleged that she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when aged only 17. 4Prince Andrew accuser Virgina Roberts has said she is 'running out of hope' he'll be convictedCredit: ©Nicholas Razzell 4She has previously called on the British public to stand with herCredit: BBC One The prince has long faced questions about his association with Epstein, who killed himself last August while awaiting sex trafficking charges. Roberts claims she was made to have sex with Andrew on three occasions,...
    Melanie McFarland August 23, 2020 7:30PM (UTC) Crazy true stories – we're talking unreal, bananas bonkers, can't-make-this-stuff-up tales – are manna from Heaven for TV binge viewers. These are the people who feasted on "Wild Wild Country" and for a time obsessed over Ma Anand Sheela, the claws-out commander who lorded over the Rajneeshpuram, shall we say, "intentional community" in 1980s Southern Oregon. They couldn't get enough of "Tiger King" in all of its trashy, horrific lunacy and hungrily await the debut of "The Vow," the nine-part documentary series hitting HBO this weekend. Since they're into that subject, who can blame them? Amidst the many unscripted and fictionalized depictions of cults, the story of NXIVM (pronounced NEX-ee-um), the self-improvement...
    Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector has been charged with federal charges of child sex trafficking. He also faces charges after reportedly illegally using the state's Department of Motor Vehicles database to look up information on minors and women to solicit "sugar daddy" relationships. Greenberg, who is married, has denied all claims and charges against him. What are the details? Greenberg, submitted his resignation from the post in June. According to reports, Greenberg reportedly paid for sex with an underage girl who was reportedly between the ages of 14 and 17 years. Investigators say that Greenberg illegally used the DMV website to procure her personal information, and in order to make contact with...
    A former tax collector of a Florida county allegedly paid for sex with an underage girl and illegally used the state’s DMV database to look up information on the minor and women with whom he was engaged in ‘sugar daddy’ relationships with. The charges were unveiled against Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector of Seminole County until his resignation in June, in a criminal indictment filed by the US Attorney’s office on Friday. The document, which alleges six new counts against Greenberg in addition to six counts from two previous federal grand jury indictments, doesn’t offer specifics about the sex trafficking charge. However, the alleged incident involves a girl, aged between 14 and 17, and purportedly took place across a...
    THE probe into Jeffrey Epstein's sex trafficking network "remains active” and could lead to the arrest of his “co-conspirators”, court filings show. Ghislaine Maxwell, 58, the paedo financier's ex-girlfriend and alleged “madam”, remains the only one of his former associates to be charged by US authorities. 3Prosecutors are still hunting Epstein's alleged 'co-conspirators', court filings showCredit: Getty Images - Getty The British socialite, daughter of disgraced media mogul Robert Maxwell, pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein, 66, recruit and abuse underage girls. She is also charged with committing perjury by denying under oath her involvement in her ex-lover's alleged sex trafficking scheme. Maxwell strongly denies all allegations of misconduct made against her. Following Epstein's death in a New York prison...
    A Florida county’s former tax collector allegedly paid for sex with an underage girl and tapped the state’s motor vehicle database for records on people with whom he was engaged in “sugar daddy” relationships, federal prosecutors said Friday. Joel Greenberg, a Republican, was the elected Seminole County tax collector until his resignation in June. Prosecutors leveled the charges in a new indictment unsealed in Orlando Federal Court that accuses Greenberg of sex trafficking a child. The charge involves a girl, age 14 to 17, WESH-TV reported, citing an attorney representing Greenberg. It is punishable by a 10-year prison sentence. The indictment says the crime took place during a six-month period in 2017. “We vigorously deny the allegations in the...
    Associated Press SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida tax collector already facing charges of stalking a political opponent and making fake driver's licenses for himself was charged Friday with the sex trafficking of a minor. Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg used his ability to gain personal information from motor vehicle records to engage in commercial sex acts and accessed personal information to engage in “sugar daddy” relationships, including with someone who was between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an indictment. The superseding indictment filed in federal court said Greenberg caused the minor to be engaged in a commercial sex act, but it didn't offer further details. His attorney, Vincent Citro, told the Orlando Sentinel that...
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida tax collector already facing charges of stalking a political opponent and making fake driver’s licenses for himself was charged Friday with the sex trafficking of a minor. Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg used his ability to gain personal information from motor vehicle records to engage in commercial sex acts and accessed personal information to engage in “sugar daddy” relationships, including with someone who was between the ages of 14 and 18, according to an indictment. The superseding indictment filed in federal court said Greenberg caused the minor to be engaged in a commercial sex act, but it didn’t offer further details. His attorney, Vincent Citro, told the Orlando Sentinel that Greenberg denied...
    A Florida county’s former tax collector allegedly paid for sex with an underage girl and tapped the state's motor vehicle database for records on people with whom he was engaged in “sugar daddy” relationships, federal prosecutors said Friday. Joel Greenberg, a Republican, was the elected Seminole County tax collector until his resignation in June. Prosecutors leveled the charges in a new indictment unsealed in Orlando Federal Court that accuses Greenberg of sex trafficking a child. The charge involves a girl, age 14 to 17, WESH-TV reported, citing an attorney representing Greenberg. It is punishable by a 10-year prison sentence. Joel Greenberg (Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations) ALABAMA GOP LAWMAKER IN KKK CONTROVERSY CHARGED WITH THEFT The indictment says the crime took place...
    Two East Hartford men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Haven on charges related to the sex trafficking of a minor. On Thursday, Aug. 20, Joel “Joey Guapo” Lindsay, 22, and Joseph Pina, 23, both of East Hartford were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor. Linsay is also charged with sex trafficking of a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Connecticut. Lindsay and Pina are accused of recruiting, enticing, and transporting a minor to engage in commercial sex acts, the Attorney’s Office said. Linsday and Pina are facing life in prison if convicted. 
    One after another, the agents from the California Department of Justice took the witness stand and related what the teenage girls and young women had told them: Naasón Joaquin Garcia, the leader of La Luz Del Mundo, an international church headquartered in Mexico, had raped them. After five days of testimony, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen on Tuesday found that prosecutors from the California Attorney General’s office had gathered enough evidence to bind over for trial Garcia and two co-defendants, Alondra Ocampo and Susana Oaxaca, on all 36 counts of rape, child pornography, sex trafficking and extortion lodged against them. All three have pleaded not guilty, arguing through their lawyers that the prosecution’s case rests on...
    NAIROBI — J’s cousin promised her a well-paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human-trafficking route. “When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy,” said J, asking that only her initial be used to protect her privacy. When she got there, her passport was confiscated and she was forced into sex work to pay off $9,000 that her traffickers, fellow East Africans, told her she owed them for her travel and lodging, she said. In the past year, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) repatriated 12 Kenyan women who had been trafficked...
    However, Trump's relationship with Epstein was much greater than just two photos. Trump and Epstein were friends for years before the two had a falling out, apparently over a property in Palm Beach, Florida, according to a Washington Post report. "When Jeffrey Epstein's little black book of phone numbers appeared in a court file a few years ago, it contained 14 numbers for Trump; his wife, Melania; and others in Trump's inner circle," the Washington Post reported in 2019. Trump also took numerous flights on Epstein's private jet, the Washington Post reported, something Trump Jr. accused Clinton of doing. Not only that, Trump also gave well wishes to Epstein's girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing charges of conspiring with...
    By Ayenat Mersie NAIROBI (Reuters) - J's cousin promised her a well paid job in India as a housekeeper. Instead, she found herself in a brothel until the United Nations brought her home to Kenya when it was alerted to the human trafficking route. "When I heard there were job vacancies in India, I was so happy," said J, asking that only her initial be used to protect her privacy. When she got there, her passport was confiscated and she was forced into sex work to pay off $9,000 her traffickers, fellow East Africans, told her she owed them for her travel and lodging, she said. In the past year, the International Organization of Migration (IOM) repatriated 12 Kenyan women...
    An Ohio priest was arrested at his home Tuesday morning on allegations that he engaged in the sex trafficking of a minor, prosecutors said. Michael Zacharias, 53, was taken into custody at his Findlay home – about 45 miles south of Toledo-- “without incident,” the FBI said in a press release. Zacharias is charged with sex trafficking of a minor, sex trafficking of an adult by force, fraud or coercion, and coercion or enticement. Michael Zacharias, 53, was ordained as a priest in 2002 (Twitter) Zacharias, a priest at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay, Ohio, was ordained in 2002. A criminal complaint says that investigators are aware that his alleged sexual conduct with minors...
    PETER Nygard has been accused of hiring his sex worker girlfriend to rape his two teenage sons, according to shocking court documents. His sons filed a complaint on Sunday in a New York City federal court, revealing the bombshell allegations against the Canadian fashion mogul. 7Nygard is accused of hiring his sex worker girlfriend to rape his sonsCredit: Getty - Contributor 7Models Suelyn Medeiros, Angela Aucoin, fashiom mogul Peter Nygard, models Yves-lauren Crump and Susie Da Silva pictured in 2010Credit: Getty - Contributor 7Nygard with models at a fashion show in Helsinki, Finland in 1994Credit: Rex Features Nygard has already been accused of sexually assaulting multiple women in a sex trafficking scheme that supposedly spanned decades. He's known...
    Canadian fashion tycoon Peter Nygard has been accused of hiring his sex worker girlfriend to rape two of his sons when they were teenagers in a bombshell new lawsuit.   Nygard's biological sons made the stunning allegations against their father - who has been accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women in a decades-long sex trafficking scheme - in a complaint filed Sunday in Manhattan federal court.  The men claim they were both statutorily raped by the same 'girlfriend' of their father, who was a 'known sex worker'.  The alleged rapes took place 14 years apart at properties owned by 79-year-old Nygard, the complaint obtained by DailyMail.com states.  In one case, Nygard, who has seven children in total, allegedly told the...
    Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — A 17-year-old South Florida boy is facing sex trafficking charges after being accused of selling a 14-year-old girl on social media. Miami Springs police officers were called to the Runway Motel on Tuesday night to check on a teenage girl who had run away from home after a family dispute, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office told news outlets. A family member told investigators that they thought the girl had gone to the motel and was being sold for sex by a teenage boy. The person directed the officers to a social media site. At the motel, the girl told investigators that she had been introduced to the teen by a friend after she left home....
    MIAMI (AP) — A 17-year-old South Florida boy is facing sex trafficking charges after being accused of selling a 14-year-old girl on social media. Miami Springs police officers were called to the Runway Motel on Tuesday night to check on a teenage girl who had run away from home after a family dispute, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office told news outlets. A family member told investigators that they thought the girl had gone to the motel and was being sold for sex by a teenage boy. The person directed the officers to a social media site. At the motel, the girl told investigators that she had been introduced to the teen by a friend after she left home. According to...
    GHISLAINE Maxwell is being held in solitary confinement in a notorious Brooklyn jail for her own safety, prosecutors have said. The British socialite, 58, remains in custody at New York's Metropolitan Detention Centre, awaiting trial over her alleged involvement in the crimes of paedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein. 2Prosecutors say Maxwell remains in isolation for reasons of "safety, security, and the orderly functioning of the facility"Credit: Reuters Maxwell, 58, has pleaded not guilty to helping Epstein recruit and eventually abuse three girls from 1994 to 1997, and committing perjury by denying her involvement under oath. In a letter dated 10 August, Maxwell's lawyers objected to her being subjected to round-the-clock surveillance and numerous body scans at the Metropolitan Detention Center. They say...
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 33-year-old Lincoln man has been found guilty of taking two teenage girls to Colorado and Iowa to have sex for money. Devin Ashford was convicted Wednesday of sex trafficking of a minor, producing child pornography and several other charges. When he is sentenced in November, he will face minimum sentences of 15 years on three charges and a possible life sentence on one charge. Federal prosecutors say Ashford used social media to recruit young women to engage in prostitution and work for him. Prosecutors said Ashford recruited minors to engage in commercial sex acts so that he could get the financial proceeds. The evidence at trial showed that at least three of the minors had...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 17-year-old is under arrest after police accuse him of sex trafficking a minor. Multiple law enforcement agencies in Miami helped rescue a 14-year-old victim. Authorities said she ran away from home and was introduced to 17-year-old Javier Quintero by a friend. Investigators said Quintero then prostituted the girl over social media for cash. The victim allegedly told police Quintero organized everything, kept all the money and gave her several types of drugs. “This situation is every parent’s worst nightmare,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “That is why the work of our Human Trafficking Task Force is so important. Children like this, our children, can be lost so easily. But I and our law enforcement...
    A judge has shot down Ghislaine Maxwell's latest attempt to delay the unsealing of potentially explosive documents on Wednesday after her legal team claimed they had discovered 'critical new information' that would impact both her criminal sex trafficking case and her civil defamation case.  New York judge Loretta Preska denied Maxwell's request, writing in a two-page order that Maxwell 'knows, her ipse dixit does not provide compelling grounds for relief', using the Latin term that means making an assertion without proof.  On Monday night, the former British socialite had attempted to delay the unsealing of documents pertaining to a defamation suit brought against her by Jeffrey Epstein's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2015.   Her legal team did not go into detail...
    JEFFREY Epstein instructed young women to have sex with Prince Andrew to ensure he always had power over him, a new documentary has claimed. Four-episode miniseries Surviving Jeffrey Epstein premiered on Sunday, and features interviews with numerous Epstein accusers recounting his crimes and predatory behaviour. 4Jeffrey Epstein trafficked women to Prince Andrew to ensure he always had power over him, a documentary has claimedCredit: Jae Donnelly 4Virginia Roberts claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17 Financier Epstein killed himself in a New York cell last August while awaiting trial on charges for the sex trafficking of minors. Prince Andrew has long faced questions about his association with Epstein and alleged...
    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Ghislaine Maxwell attends NATIONAL URBAN TECH CENTER 2014 Gala at Three Sixty on June 11, 2014 in New York City. Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell, who is in jail awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 for her former boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, want her released from solitary confinement.  In court papers seen by Insider, Maxwell's lawyers say she is being held under "uniquely onerous" conditions in "reaction to the circumstances surrounding the pretrial detention and death of Mr. Epstein." Maxwell's legal team want her moved into the general population at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center, and they want her to have access to a...
    Ghislaine Maxwell's legal team has stumbled upon 'critical new information' that will impact both her criminal sex trafficking case and her civil defamation case, as they continue to fight to keep potentially explosive documents under seal, according to court papers filed on Monday night. The former British socialite's lawyers did not go into detail about what they may have discovered in the court filing - only disclosing they learned of the information last Friday and that it was subject to a court protective order. Last month, New York judge Loretta Preska ordered a trove of documents unsealed pertaining to a defamation suit brought against Maxwell by Jeffrey Epstein's 'sex slave' Virginia Roberts Giuffre in 2015. There will be more documents...
    Three soldiers, including two stationed at Fort Hood, were busted for allegedly trying to pay for sex with underage girls over social media, police said Monday. The military members were among nine men arrested over the weekend as part of an online child prostitution sting in Texas, Killeen Police said. “The overall goal … was to locate and arrest subjects who were willing to make overt efforts to pay minors to engage in sexual acts,” the department said in a statement. The suspects contacted officers they believed were 15 or 16 year old girls and agreed to exchange money, drugs or alcohol for sexual acts, cops said. They were nabbed when they arrived at the location where they’d been...
    Ghislaine Maxwell’s British former personal assistant has left the UK following the alleged madam’s arrest on sex abuse charges, according to a report. Emmy Tayler, a potential key witness in Maxwell’s criminal case in the US, is “not in the country now,” a source told The Sun on Sunday. But the source insisted the actress daughter of an Oxford University professor is an “honorable person.” Tayler’s whereabouts are unclear. Jeffrey Epstein accusers have claimed Tayler taught them how to massage the multimillionaire pedophile and that Maxwell even referred to her as “her slave.” Tayler, who worked as Maxwell’s personal assistant, was also named in court filings as among Epstein’s pals who flew on his so-called “Lolita Express” jet at...