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Case #234 & 235 - Portland judge sends Tacoma man to prison for ushering 15-year-old girls into prostitution

Portland, OR|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Bryan Denson, The Oregonian

In the chilly first hours of Feb. 4, 2012, a sheriff's deputy patrolling Washington County passed a scantily clad girl on a residential street and circled back to check on her.

The deputy found the girl sitting on a porch. She was 15, from Tacoma, and said she was looking for a party. It was right about then that a man now identified a Hershell Clark  pulled up slowly in his own car. The deputy stopped Clark and got permission to search his laptop.

What he found on the computer ended poorly for Clark's friend, 25-year-old Depri M. Spenser, of Tacoma.

Case #233 - Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrests Hopkinsville Woman for Sex Trafficking a Juvenile

Nashville, TN|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: clarksvilleonline.com

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation overnight arrested a Hopkinsville, KY woman for sex trafficking a juvenile after an undercover operation.

TBI arrested and charged Elizabeth Cook, 26, of 514 West 15th Street, with one count of human trafficking by promoting the prostitution of a minor. TBI conducted the undercover operation into possible sexual exploitation of a minor on Backpage.com.

Case #226 & 227 - Prosecutors: Seattle man started pimping girl at age 11

Seattle , WA|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: LEVI PULKKINEN, Seattle PI

A Seattle man accused of pimping two homeless girls is now facing child prostitution charges.

King County prosecutors contend Demarquez X. Austin pimped one 14-year-old girl and another 16-year-old on the streets of SeaTac and Seattle earlier this year, while also advertising the prostituted children on Backpage.com. The girls are alleged to have brought Austin several thousand dollars.

In February, police officers and federal agents with a FBI task force began searching for a missing Federal Way girl.

Case #225 - Man Charged For Prostituting and Rape of a Minor

Tacoma, WA|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: exit133.com

Today Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist charged Tyler Elkins, 20, with promoting sexual abuse of a minor and child rape in the third degree for having sex with, then prostituting a 15-year-old girl.

“We vigorously prosecute these cases where vulnerable young girls are exploited, raped, and prostituted,” said Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

Case #223 - Tacoma man, teen girlfriend charged with prostituting teen on Backpage.com

Tacoma, WA|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Stacia Glenn, News Tribune

David Diaz said he prostituted the 16-year-old girl for love. Lakewood police didn’t seem to care.

The 21-year-old Tacoma man pleaded not guilty to one count of promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor and was ordered jailed in lieu of $200,000 Wednesday. His girlfriend of two months, a 16-year-old whom The News Tribune is not naming, pleaded not guilty to the same charge and is being held at Remann Hall.

Case #222 - Two accused of sex trafficking a 15-year-old girl in Palm Beach County

Palm Beach, FL|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Alexandra Seltzer, Palm Beach Post

Local authorities in the summer of 2011 were investigating a case of child pornography production but ended up busting an alleged pimp and his associate after a 15-year-old girl accused them of prostituting her by way of online escort advertisements.

Dontavious M. Blake, 32, and Tara Jo Moore, 26, are facing federal charges of sex trafficking of minors and inducing a minor to engage in commercial sex acts. They both have a pre-trial detention hearing Tuesday.

Case #220 & 221 - Clayton woman charged with trafficking teens for sex

Jonesboro , GA|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Marcus K. Garner, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Jonesboro woman is in jail for allegedly prostituting minors, authorities said.

GBI agents arrested Jessica M. Washington on Wednesday and accused her of prostituting a pair of teens from her apartment onUpper Riverdale Road.

She has been charged with prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution, trafficking persons for labor or servitude, pandering and enticing minors for indecent purposes, according to Clayton County court records.

Case #218 & 219 - Prostitution Ring Suspect Worked At YMCA

MURFREESBORO, TN|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: By Adam Ghassemi, newschannel5.com

Murfreesboro detectives said Kareem Wiggins, 22, and Robert Wright, 26,  moved girls around on different days to meet men for sex at different motels.

"It didn't work. We got them anyway," said Major Clyde Adkison with the Murfreesboro Police Department.

Investigators caught on after they say the pair advertised on BackPage.com and even used the minors' photographs.

Right now they know of at least two 16-year-old girls, and a young woman, but there could be others involved.

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