Tag Archives: human trafficking

Evangelical Leaders Busted In Human Trafficking Ring, Lavish Lifestyles, Forced Victims To Solicit Donations

Courthouse News reports: According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, leaders of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name (KOJC) church obtained visas for members in the Philippines after telling U.S. authorities the members would perform music at church fundraisers. But once church members arrived in the U.S., KOJC leaders confiscated their …

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AZ GOP Official Quits Amid Baby Smuggling Charges

Courthouse News reports: An elected official in metro Phoenix resigned Tuesday, months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the US. The resignation of Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen came after leaders in the one of the nation’s most populous counties suspended and pressured …

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Kraft Spox “Categorically Denies” Prostitution Charges

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of dozens and possibly hundreds of men identified in a monthslong investigation of a human trafficking and prostitution ring involving five day spas in Florida. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a …

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KENTUCKY: Right Wing Former Judge Sentenced To 20 Years On Sex Charges, Campaigned Locally For Trump

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend 20 years in prison for human trafficking. He used drugs, threats of arrest and threats of eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 into sex acts, according to the charges read in court by Judge Kathleen Lape. Nolan pleaded guilty to 21 counts …

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Former GOP State Senator Convicted Of Sex Trafficking Asks For Bail Because His Kids Are Homeschooled

Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate reports: A former state senator could face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child sex trafficking. Former Sen. Ralph Shortey, 35, entered a guilty plea Thursday after being caught with a 17-year-old boy at a motel. On March 9, the Moore Police Department was called shortly before 1 a.m to the Super 8 …

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FLORIDA: Hungarian National Sentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Human Trafficking Of Gay Men

The Miami Herald reports: Lured to the United States with the promise of easy money, the slender young man from Hungary spent more than a year confined to bedrooms in New York and Miami — forced to have sex with men around the clock. His captors raped him. One of the ringleaders, who sometimes wielded a sword, threatened him and …

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