•   
  •   
  •   

Crime Jacksonville police rescued 19 sex-trafficking victims in 2019 — 4 were juveniles

00:40  22 january  2020
00:40  22 january  2020 Source:   jacksonville.com

Aurora shooting: Suspect is on the run after wounding 5 people

  Aurora shooting: Suspect is on the run after wounding 5 people A gunman is on the run after shooting five people at an apartment complex in Aurora, Colorado, police said early Sunday. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AURORA, CO - JULY 21: Aurora Police officers continue to maintain a secure perimeter around the Century 16 movie theater a day after a gunman killed 12 people and injured 59 during an early morning screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 21, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say they have a suspect James Holmes, 24, in custody.

Sex trafficking , the kidnapping of girls and boys to force them to perform sex for money, is on the rise. Here in the United States, the National Human

According to her lawyers, Brown was a victim of sex trafficking who not only feared for her life but also lacked the mental state to be culpable in the slaying The US supreme court has ruled against life-without-parole sentences for juveniles . But the state of Tennessee argued successfully in lower

Thirty-four. That's the number of human trafficking-related arrests Jacksonville police made last year, Sheriff Mike Williams said Tuesday in recognizing January as National Slavery and Human Sex trafficking Awareness Month.

a group of people posing for the camera: State Attorney Melissa Nelson, flanked but law enforcement leaders, discusses human trafficking at a news conference Tuesday in Jacksonville. [Gabrielle Parzygnat/Florida Times-Union]© Gabrielle Parzygnat/Florida Times-Union/The Florida Times-Union/TNS State Attorney Melissa Nelson, flanked but law enforcement leaders, discusses human trafficking at a news conference Tuesday in Jacksonville. [Gabrielle Parzygnat/Florida Times-Union]

Three federal indictments also were issued and 19 victims rescued, with four being juveniles, officials said.

Governor Greg Abbott Pardons Human Trafficking Survivor Robbie Ann Hamilton, Lured Into Sex Trade As Teen

  Governor Greg Abbott Pardons Human Trafficking Survivor Robbie Ann Hamilton, Lured Into Sex Trade As Teen Governor Abbott explained the pardon was not just about Hamilton, but also sends a message to all victims of human trafficking that there is a "path to redemption."Governor Abbott’s Office said Robbie Ann Hamilton was lured into sex and human trafficking when she was around 15 years old.

We exist to rescue children from sex trafficking . Learn about our 2019 successes. Rescue Operations are happening right now! In the past five years of existence, O.U.R. has rescued 3,100 victims and assisted in the arrests of more than 1,700 traffickers around the world.

Some of Jacksonville ’s strip clubs have been under the microscope in recent weeks with the Sheriff’s Office making at least two dozen arrests after sting operations by the agency’s vice squad. None of the women, whose ages range from 18 to 40, indicated they were victims of human trafficking .

Williams joined Mayor Lenny Curry, City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber, FBI Agent Sean Ryan, State Attorney Melissa Nelson and law enforcement during a news conference to speak about these crimes in Jacksonville.

The sheriff emphasized the help the community can give to deter criminals who prey on vulnerable women and youth.

"It takes more than the government to solve this problem," Williams said. "Remember the saying, 'if you see something, say something.'"

"We are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your calls," Williams said. "If you think someone is a victim of human trafficking, please reach out to us."

5 shot, including 3 juveniles, in shooting at barbershop on Chicago's West Side, officials say

  5 shot, including 3 juveniles, in shooting at barbershop on Chicago's West Side, officials say Chicago police and fire crews Thursday evening were on the city's West Side, where three boys and two men were wounded while getting their hair trimmed at a barbershop. Paramedics got the call at 6:17 p.m. of the attack in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, said Deputy District Chief Curtis Hudson, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

believe were sex trafficking victims in Las Vegas, where 33 adults were arrested during a push in July to identify and arrest sex traffickers nationwide. The figures reported by the bureau on Tuesday put southern Nevada atop the list of 33 FBI field offices in the number of juveniles given help and

The FBI rescued a girl in Greenburgh as part of an international campaign against sex trafficking . While the FBI said the girl had been located in White Plains, police officials in White Plains and Greenburgh said People can help sex trafficking victims by being alert to warning signs, such as

Human trafficking has become a major problem throughout the city and state. Williams said Florida ranked third in the United States for the highest rate in human trafficking and Jacksonville was third for large cities in Florida.

"Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it is happening right here," Ryan said.

He said contrary to popular opinion, an overwhelming majority of human-trafficking victims are U.S. citizens and many of them are male.

It is not just men the community needs to watch out for. More and more women are being recruited to the human-trafficking circle.

""We are starting to see more and more female traffickers," Nelson said. "Five female traffickers have been charged."

"We will remain committed to this work and we will continue to fight every day," she said.

Warning signs to look out for include physical abuse, bruising, malnourishment, social distancing, appearing anxious and lack of personal possessions, according to the Human Trafficking hotline, (888) 373-7888.

Woman abducted in Virginia rescued by Howard County police

  Woman abducted in Virginia rescued by Howard County police Howard County police on Friday rescued a woman who was abducted in Virginia. Authorities found the woman at a truck stop in the 7600 block of Rappahanock Avenue in Jessup. A male truck driver, who has not yet been identified, was also arrested at that location, police said. No further details were immediately available. Stay with WUSA9.com for more on this developing story. RELATED: Data show some Maryland law enforcement destroyed rape kits RELATED: Humane Rescue Alliance looks for the person who dumped a dead dog wrapped in a blanket in DCDownload the brand new WUSA9 app here.Sign up for the Get Up DC newsletter: Your forecast. Your commute. Your news.

After Gloria was arrested by the operatives, the Commissioner of Police , Imohimi Edgal, added that it led to the arrest of other underage girls being prostituted at the Hotel. I have been doing it for four months and I get clients”, she bold told newsmen in Lagos while paraded alongside her colleagues.

He was booked for trafficking of a child for sexual purposes, second degree rape and felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile . The girl, who had been reported missing, was rescued from a hotel room in the 600 block of Canal Street on December 15, according to the Louisiana State Police .

"It is important to know that the average entering age of sex trafficking is 17," Cumber said. "That is also the age of a junior in high school."

The Sheriff's Office and Northeast Florida Human Trafficking Coalition invite the public to an annual gathering for community members interested in learning more about human trafficking and how they can help. This takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Southpoint Community Church, 7556 Salisbury Road in Jacksonville.

Anyone with tips can contact the Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-0500 or First Coast Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (845-TIPS) to remain anonymous and be eligible for rewards. Or email JSOCrimeTips@jaxsheriff.org or rewards@fccrimestoppers.com.

Gabrielle Parzygnat: (904) 359-4697

———

©2020 The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Visit The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.) at www.jacksonville.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Pair indicted for running 'well-organized human trafficking ring,' DA says .
Denver District Attorney Beth McCann and Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen on Monday morning announced that a Denver Grand Jury indicted two individuals on financial crimes for allegedly profiting from the trafficking of humans. Ms. Xiaoli Gao, 51, and Mr. Zhong Wei Zhang, 49, ran a well-organized human trafficking ring, they said. Gao and Zhang are charged with violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA), conspiracy to commit pimping, pimping, conspiracy to commit money laundering, money laundering, conspiracy to commit keeping a place of prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and filing a false tax return.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!