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Man faces human trafficking charge

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:29

CONYERS -- An investigation that began in early March resulted in the arrest of a Conyers man on a felony human trafficking charge last week.

Stoney Williams, 31, of 2311 Danielle Blvd., faces one count of trafficking of persons for labor or sexual servitude after he allegedly transported a 26-year-old woman from Memphis, Tenn., to Conyers. Williams is also charged with pandering and pimping in connection with a 21-year-old victim who was also from Memphis.

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Jessica Loren Posey, 25, was sentenced on Monday to serve more than seven years in federal prison for transporting a 16-year-old juvenile girl to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio for the purpose of prostitution.
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Push to toughen sex trafficking laws

Sunday, 03 March 2013 16:09

LANSING In the midst of what experts call the second-fastest growing criminal industry in the world after drug trafficking, some legislators are pushing for tougher punishment for sex traffickers.

The new legislation would ensure that defendants convicted of coercing children ages 16 and 17 into prostitution are more stiffly punished, said Senate sponsor Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan.

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Memphis native Terrence Arnett Yarbrough insists he hasn't done anything wrong. Federal prosecutors say he is a pimp who ran a national human trafficking ring, prostituting eight women and four teens who are all ready to testify against him.

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The new face of human trafficking

Sunday, 19 January 2014 21:13
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) - - When most people think of human trafficking, they often think of sex, but that's not necessarily the case anymore says a Memphis group working to raise awareness against it.
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$550 raised to fight human trafficking

Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:35

By Clint Confehr, Senior Staff Writer

About 700 people attended a ministry's program in Marshall County High School's gymnasium nearly two weeks ago when a South Central Tennessee woman warned against becoming a victim of human trafficking as she was 27 years ago.

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About 25 percent of the estimated 300,000 U.S. children lured into sex trafficking each year live in Texas, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Victim advocates at a press conference yesterday sought to lay out the scope of the problem and ways it might be better addressed.

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Around 25 percent of the estimated 300,000 American children lured into sex trafficking each year live in Texas — a sobering fact presented at a news conference Tuesday, where victim advocates sought to lay out the scope of the problem and ways it might be better addressed.

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A federal jury in Tennessee on Friday convicted three Minnesota men for their role in an interstate sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali gang members. Six others were acquitted of all charges.

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The Grim Reality of Chattanooga Prostitution

Saturday, 23 November 2013 08:00
Eliminating prostitution in Chattanooga is everyone's responsibility. That's the sentiment echoed by local human rights activists especially after a recent prostitution bust. That bust resulted in 14 people being charged.

Prostititution has 3 parts: the pimps, the prostitutes, and probably the most important.

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