Nine of the ten ads contained language suggestive of prostitution, but one of the nine proscribed certain sexual activities and had a note stating, "I am NOT an escort." * In November 2012, researchers and investigators with Arizona State University, the University of Minnesota, the Phoenix Police Department Vice Enforcement Unit, and the Minneapolis Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit examined 1,332 new ads posted over a 12-hour period in the "adult entertainment" section of in five U. – Times-Picayune (Louisiana), February 7, 2013 Two of the juvenile victims in a sex trafficking case testified Thursday morning in the trial of Carl Campbell, a Chicago native accused of running a prostitution ring in Sioux Falls through violence and coercion. – Argus Leader (South Dakota), February 7, 2013 Two men are facing arraignment after being indicted on multiple counts related to a child prostitution ring. – (Tennessee), February 12, 2013 Detectives Googled the phone number used to register the [hotel] room, and sure enough - it was linked to dozens of escort ads online. – WWBT NBC12 (Virginia), February 12, 2013 [A]gents arrested Jessica M.
Washington on Wednesday and accused her of prostituting a pair of teens from her apartment on Upper Riverdale Road. The teens were allowed to come and go as they pleased, but were forced to have sex with Washington's customers – men who responded to online ads on Craig's List and – to earn food, shelter and clothing. were featured on the site [Backpage.com], even though they were underage at the time." – WSAW News Channel 7 (Wisconsin), February 19, 2013 The girl told FBI agents that when she was 15, she worked as a prostitute for "D" and his girlfriend, whom she knew only as Tara.
S.: One 17-year-old solicited on Facebook allowed [Justin] Strom to pick her up in his car at her home, but when he spelled out what he expected, she told Strom she wanted out.In response, he "slammed her head against the window of the vehicle," forced her to ingest cocaine, and slashed her arm with a knife, according to court documents.– NBC News, 2011 Federal and local investigators swept through the Twin Cities area Monday and arrested more than 20 suspects in an extensive human trafficking investigation involving Somali gangs, sources confirmed. An indictment against 29 suspects was unsealed Monday morning, alleging that members of Somali gangs based in the Twin Cities victimized at least four women -- three of whom were younger than 15 at the time -- by turning them into prostitutes.– Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2010 Brooklyn prosecutors have busted Bloods gang members on charges of running several sex trafficking rings that recruited girls from junior high schools, the Daily News has learned.– My Central (New Jersey), February 28, 2013 Women were lured from Asia and forced into prostitution in Arizona, Illinois, Virginia and Washington, according to a federal indictment. According to court documents, undercover officers were directed to the Amli apartment complex, across from Bellevue Downtown Park, after following up on an ad for "sexy Asian women" in the "Body Rub" section of
– KIRO 7 Eyewitness News (Seattle), March 4, 2013 North Texans Deundrea R. Attorney's office claims Miller and Brattain enticed the 15-year-old and then sold her into prostitution via numerous times between September 2012 and January 2013.– Sun Sentinel (Florida), February 22, 2013 A foreclosed home in St.Albans was a house of horrors for two young women who were kidnapped, beaten and forced into prostitution allegedly by a man who picked them up off the street by posing as a john, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Aided by his girlfriend, 22-year-old Darcell Marshall, [Hikeem] Green allegedly imprisoned the two inside a vacant home on Springfield Boulevard for two months late last year, posting photographs of them on the controversial website If the victim is 14 to 17 years old, the sentence can range from 10 years to life. The law applies regardless of whether the child misrepresents herself or himself as an adult, and prosecutors are not required to prove that a defendant knew the victim was under the age of 18. * A 2011 U. Department of Justice study of 389 confirmed cases of sex trafficking involving 460 victims found that: • 94% of the victims were female and 6% were male. • 35% of the victims were black, 22% were white, 21% were Latino, 4% were Asian, and 18% were of other or unknown races.• 54% of the victims were below the age of 18, 31% were ages 18 to 24, 10% were 25 and older, and 3% were of unknown ages. * For a University of Pennsylvania study of child sex trafficking, investigators interviewed children in 17 U. cities who were sexually exploited for profit via prostitution, pornography, stripping, etc. The study found: • Among 210 victims, 24% were from households in poverty, and 76% were from working- and middle-class households. • Among 107 girls and 63 boys who were prostituted, the "the age range of entry into prostitution" was 12-14 years for the girls and 11-13 years for the boys.   • "At least 95% of all the commercial sex engaged in by boys is provided to adult males."  * The following are excerpts from news reports about different types of sex trafficking cases in the U.– Times Ledger (New York), February 22, 2013 An Edison man who allegedly used violence and threats of violence to enslave women in a high-priced prostitution ring based in New Jersey has been arrested…