Tag Archives: sex trafficking

Bill Clinton Disavows Knowledge Of Epstein’s Crimes

USA Today reports: A spokesman for former President Bill Clinton said Monday that Clinton “knows nothing” about Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged crimes after the billionaire financier pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges in Manhattan federal court. “President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been …

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Feds Unseal New Sex Charges Against Jeffrey Epstein

The Washington Post reports: Federal prosecutors on Monday unsealed new sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein, alleging the politically connected multimillionaire abused dozens of female minors at his Manhattan and Florida homes. Epstein — who was arrested over the weekend and is expected to appear in federal court in Manhattan — had previously pleaded guilty to Florida state charges of …

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Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Arrested For Sex Trafficking

The New York Times reports: Jeffrey E. Epstein, a billionaire New York financier long accused of molesting dozens of girls, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sex trafficking by federal prosecutors, an extraordinary turn of events in a long and sordid criminal case. Two people with knowledge of the charges said on Saturday night that Mr. Epstein had been …

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Megachurch Blasts “Slanderous” Child Rape Charges Against Leader: God Made Him An Apostle Of Jesus

ABC News reports: The Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo church said Wednesday that its leader and “apostle” Naasón Joaquín García, who was arrested in California on charges of human trafficking and child rape, remains the spiritual leader of the group, which claims 5 million followers in 58 countries. It also strongly denied the charges. “We believe these accusations are defamation …

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Kraft Sex Tape Won’t Be Released Until Case Resolved

The Palm Beach Post reports: The public won’t be seeing videos of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft allegedly receiving sex at a Jupiter day spa until his case is resolved, a circuit court judge said. In an order issued Tuesday, Judge Leonard Hanser ruled that Kraft’s right to a fair trial trumps the media’s request for the videos to …

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Court Temporarily Blocks Release Of Kraft Sex Tape

USA Today reports: Criminal Circuit Judge Joseph Marx issued a temporary protective order late Wednesday that will keep the video footage in the Robert Kraft sex spa case temporarily under seal. Marx’s order will be in effect at least through an April 29 hearing. His ruling was prompted by filings earlier in the day in which the prosecution threatened to …

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Florida Prosecutors To Release Robert Kraft Sex Tape

Yahoo News reports: Prosecutors in Florida on Wednesday said they will make public the police surveillance videos from inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, meaning the tapes of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and two dozen other men paying for sex. Kraft’s attorney, William Burck, has been fighting in court to keep the videos out of public view, …

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Robert Kraft To Reject Plea Deal In Prostitution Case

CNN reports: Robert Kraft will not accept a plea deal offered by Florida prosecutors in the case against the New England Patriots owner and other men accused of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida, day spa, a source familiar with the case told CNN on Wednesday. Prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor charges against Kraft and 24 other men in …

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Prosecutors Offer Deal To Robert Kraft: Charges Will Be Dropped In Return For Admission And STD Screening

CNBC reports: Prosecutors in Florida reportedly have offered Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, a chance to avoid prosecution for soliciting prostitution in exchange for an admission that he could be proved guilty at trial. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the billionaire Kraft, and other defendants recently charged in a sprawling prostitution …

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Trump “Likes” Tweet About Florida Sex Spa Founder

Axios reports: President Trump late Saturday night appeared to “like” a tweet from Mother Jones linking to a story titled, “A Florida massage parlor owner has been selling Chinese execs access to Trump at Mar-a-Lago,” according to an account that tracks Trump family Twitter activity. Yang took a picture with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm …

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Robert Kraft Pleads Not Guilty On Prostitution Charges

CBS News reports: Billionaire New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has entered a plea of not guilty on charges of soliciting prostitution while visiting a Florida massage parlor in January. According to court records obtained by CBS News from the County Court of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Kraft formally pleaded not guilty to the …

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OKLAHOMA: Former Trump Campaign Chair Gets 15 Years For Sex Trafficking Of Teenage Male Prostitute

Tulsa’s NBC affiliate reports: A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on a child sex trafficking charge. Ralph Shortey was sentenced Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City. He had faced a sentence of up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Shortey pleaded guilty in November in …

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Craigslist Ends Personal Ads Over Sex Trafficking Law

Fast Company reports: The popular classifieds website has announced it has pulled its personal ads section from the site. Craiglist made the move after the passage of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) on Wednesday. The act makes it easier for sex trafficking victims and prosecutors to sue websites that allowed sex traffickers to …

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