The FBI arrested 150 people across the United States, including one in Chicago, for holding children against their will for prostitution, a three-day weekend sweep that officials on Monday called the largest-ever operation of its kind.
Tyree Lajuan Turner, 27, and Jamar Rodney Reineke, 24, both of Phoenix, were charged Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count each of human trafficking and conspiracy to commit human trafficking.
The Saunders case is shedding light on what some law enforcement officials and others said is a growing problem in Oklahoma: victims, including underage children, being forced into prostitution.
“That really woke everybody up,” said Mark Elam, director of Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans (OATH), a victims' advocacy group.
JohnTV.com founder Brian Bates and volunteers distributed the fliers.
Tulsa police arrested a man accused of forcing minors into prostitution at a Tulsa motel Friday morning.
Even now, it’s hard to grasp the fact that millions of people are enslaved around the world, including in Texas and Oklahoma.
It shocks me to the think that one human being could enslave another through sex trafficking or forced labor.
The head of a former Florida-based non-profit responds to criticism surrounding a fundraising video that falsely portrays an Oklahoma murder victim.
Out of the Life, Inc. mischaracterized the fate of Carina Saunders, the 19-year-old Mustang woman whose body was found dismembered and stuffed in duffel bags in 2011.