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Mollie Tibbetts murder: Defense says death linked to sex trafficking ring in hearing for new trial

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The lead investigator into the 2018 death of the University of Iowa student expressed confidence that Cristhian Bahena Rivera killed Tibbetts during hours of testimony in which defense lawyers tried to link the death...

Child sex trafficking: It’s probably not what you think it is

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"You just have to dance, we can make a little money like that." That's what Shandel, then 13, said her boyfriend told her at a party he had taken her to some 12 years ago. And that's how it all began, Shandel, now ...

Jury begins deliberation in R. Kelly sex trafficking trial

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The R&B star is facing racketeering and sex trafficking charges.  Prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments this week. The 54-year-old singer is accused of running a Chicago-based crimina...

158 people arrested, sex trafficking victim recovered at ‘super spreader’ party in Los Angeles County

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Days after vowing to target coronavirus super spreader events, the Los Angeles County sheriff announced 158 arrests tied to an underground party in Palmdale, where officers recovered guns, drugs and a juvenile sex t...

Canadian fashion designer indicted on sex trafficking charges, according to US prosecutors

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New York (CNN Business)A Finnish-Canadian designer was arrested in Canada Monday, after he was indicted in the United States for allegedly using his fashion business as a "façade of legitimacy" in order to conceal se...

New Nollywood film shines a light on human trafficking in Nigeria

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Lagos, Nigeria Dressed in a transparent and colorful blouse, a sex worker in the commercial center of Lagos, Nigeria, jumps out the window of a room at a party to avoid having sex with a potential customer. She is ...

Florida officials say several people charged in flying squirrel trafficking operation

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At least seven people have been arrested and charged in an "elaborate organized enterprise" to smuggle Florida's flying squirrels -- protected wildlife in the state -- and sell them, investigators announced Monday. ...

Texas seeing spike in fentanyl trafficking; Abbott blames border issues

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The Republican cited President Biden's border policies as a reason behind the state’s fentanyl problem, which he claimed started in 2020 but increased dramatically in the first four months of 2021.  "Well, in additio...

Prosecutors in Utah file drug trafficking charges against alleged ‘white supremacist gang’ members

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Federal prosecutors in Utah say 18 people associated with "white supremacist gangs" have been charged with trafficking in drugs and illegal possession of firearms. Virginia governor says Trump's rhetoric embolden...

Alleged sex trafficking survivors say Nevada violated Constitution’s slavery ban: lawsuit

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Announced on Monday, the lawsuit specifically names the state's attorney general and Gov. Steve Sisolak, along with multiple counties and private entities.  The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), which i...

R. Kelly tells judge he won’t testify at sex trafficking trial

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"You don't want to testify, correct?" U.S. District Judge Ann Connelly asked the R&B singer. He responded: "Yes, ma'am." Lawyers had already said Kelly was unlikely to testify in his own behalf. The defense is no...

El Chapo’s wife expected to plead guilty to drug trafficking charges Thursday, according to report

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The wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who was a regular fixture at his federal trial, will plead guilty Thursday to being a "minimal participant" in helping her husband run his drug empire, The New York Times repor...

A Rhode Island man was arrested for allegedly selling ‘ghost guns’ and trafficking the firearms to the Dominican Republic

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A Rhode Island man was arrested in New York Thursday for allegedly selling or attempting to sell more than 100 guns that he produced at his home, according to the US Attorney's Office Southern District of New York. ...

150 people arrested, over $31M seized in international drug trafficking sting: Department of Justice

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The arrests are connected to a 10-month investigation between federal law enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europol in Europe. Prosecutors allege those charged are responsible for tens of thousands of illegal sal...

‘Bo Snerdley’ rips ‘narcissist’ Harris for selfie cookies while fentanyl, sex trafficking flows over border

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On "Fox News Primetime," host Tammy Bruce noted the press traveling aboard Air Force Two were recently given "Kamala Cookies" depicting a featureless face that otherwise resembled Harris. "How narcissistic do you hav...

Mom says Southwest Airlines thought she was trafficking her biracial daughter

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A California woman is accusing Southwest Airlines of racial profiling, saying she was accused of human trafficking while traveling with her biracial daughter. Mary MacCarthy of Los Angeles told CNN she and her 10-ye...

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