Marvin Rex Lord, 67, of Festus, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged Friday in Burleigh County District Court with facilitation of prostitution, a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The married 43-year old China national but who resides in Pieta, pleaded not guilty to the charges which also included detaining a person against her will, running a brothel and used a licensed establishment for the purpose other than that it is licensed for, and for committing immoral acts.
A number of senior managers at a Shaanxi hospital have been dismissed after one of their maternity doctors allegedly sold a newborn boy after convincing his parents to give him up.
The revelation has led to the discovery of at least six similar incidents involving the hospital, located in Fuping county, the hometown of President Xi Jinping, The Beijing News reported.
Police on Sunday rescued a newborn who was allegedly sold to human traffickers by an obstetrician in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
The baby was recovered in neighboring Henan Province, but DNA tests must be conducted to confirm its identity, said a statement by the government of Fuping County in Shaanxi.
Written by Andrew Martin
In the last report on human trafficking released by the U.S.States Department this week, China and Russia were placed in the worst position and this is a downgrade.
Russia and China have reacted angrily after the US downgraded them in a report on efforts to fight human trafficking.
WASHINGTON — An annual U.S. State Department report on Wednesday cited Russia among the world's worst offenders in fighting forced labor and sex trafficking, which could lead to U.S. sanctions, prompting an angry rebuttal from Moscow.
The US State Department this past week released its yearly, “Trafficking in Persons Report.
Washington – The State Department released its 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report earlier this week and while most Latin American nations remained in the middle of the pack, the U.S. accused China and Russia of failing to meet minimum standards in fighting human trafficking, ranking them on a par with North Korea and Syria.