Sex Trafficking

Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, ALEXANDER PEDRAZA Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALEXANDER PEDRAZA, 28, of East Hartford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of sex trafficking of a minor. According to court documents and statements made in court, Pedraza promoted the prostitution … Continue reading Connecticut News: East Hartford Man, ALEXANDER PEDRAZA Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of a Minor

Louisiana News: Metairie Man, PASCAL CALOGERO, III Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of a 14-Year-Old Female

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PASCAL CALOGERO, III, age 59, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, pleaded guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance to the one-count bill of information pending against CALOGERO, which charged him with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, in violation … Continue reading Louisiana News: Metairie Man, PASCAL CALOGERO, III Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of a 14-Year-Old Female

Minnesota News: St. Paul, OMAR KASHAKA TAYLOR, Owner Of Illegal Massage Parlor Found Guilty Of Sex Trafficking

St. Paul, Minnesota – United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the conviction of OMAR KASHAKA TAYLOR a/k/a “Shaka,” 44, for sex trafficking two victims, including one minor victim. Following a seven-day trial before Senior Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota, the jury found TAYLOR guilty on all … Continue reading Minnesota News: St. Paul, OMAR KASHAKA TAYLOR, Owner Of Illegal Massage Parlor Found Guilty Of Sex Trafficking

California News: Los Angeles Woman, Melanie Denae Williams Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Federal Sex Trafficking Offense

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A South Los Angeles woman who described herself on social media as “The Most Hated Hoe in L.A.” and who admitted using the Internet to solicit minors to engage in commercial sex acts has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Melanie Denae Williams, 23, was sentenced Thursday by United … Continue reading California News: Los Angeles Woman, Melanie Denae Williams Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Federal Sex Trafficking Offense

VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia, man, who used heroin as a means to control numerous women he trafficked as part of a commercial prostitution ring that operated in the Western District of Virginia, and elsewhere, was convicted this week following a jury trial in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg. United States Attorney Thomas … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Martinsburg, West Virginia Man, Kendall Demarko Wysinger Convicted of Sex Trafficking, Distributing Fatal Dose of Fentanyl and Evidence Tampering

New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

New York – Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and James P. O’Neill, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the unsealing today of an … Continue reading New York News: Three Members Of Trafficking Organization Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking, And Narcotics Offenses

WASHINGTON News: Five Members of Mexican Sex Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

Traffickers Forced Young Women and Girls from Mexico and Central America into Prostitution in the U.S. for Over a Decade WASHINGTON – Five members of an international criminal organization known as the Rendon-Reyes Trafficking Organization (the “Organization”) were sentenced last week in federal court in Brooklyn to prison terms of 15 to 25 years by … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Five Members of Mexican Sex Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Tennessee governor grants clemency to woman serving life sentence who says she was victim of sex trafficking

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jan 07, 2019—Tennessee governor grants clemency to woman serving life sentence who says she was victim of sex trafficking. By Associated Press