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Bill enabling prosecutors to pursue websites that host sex traffickers heads to White House

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill, already approved by the House, that would enable prosecutors to pursue websites that host advertisements for prostitution. The bill, awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature, was hailed by anti-sex trafficking groups and law enforcement ...

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New push to fight child sex-trafficking

It’s tough getting a consensus on anything these days, but child sex abuse and human trafficking are generally considered indefensible crimes. So who’s defending them? According to “I Am Jane Doe,” that would be Google. And Microsoft. And Facebook. And ...

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Rochester woman sentenced for sex trafficking

A woman convicted of sex trafficking has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison. Jennifer Miller, 28, of Rochester, was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In ...

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Western NY man admits he conspired to traffic girl for sex

ROCHESTER — A western New York man is facing a sentence of up to life in prison after admitting he intended to traffic a girl for sex. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Brandon McNeal pleaded guilty in federal court in ...

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Second Circuit – United States of America v. Rivera, et al.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Sex Trafficking Victims’ Sexual Behavior United States of America v. Rivera, et al. 13-2722(L) Judges Jacobs, Calabresi and Wesley Background: The defendants appealed from judgments convicting them of sex trafficking, forced labor, ...

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Sex trafficking case proceeding to trial

A trial date is expected to be set soon for Otis Willis and Tiffany St. Denis, both of Rochester, who are accused of sex trafficking minors in Western New York. Their requests to suppress evidence were denied Monday by U.S. ...

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Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims

As awareness of America’s sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those get-tough laws with significant funding to support trafficking victims, many have not. In Michigan, for example, ...

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Woman charged with sex trafficking

A federal grand jury in Rochester has returned a three-count indictment charging  Jodia Campbell, 32, of Rochester, with sex trafficking of a minor and transporting a minor across state lines to engage her in prostitution. The charges carry a mandatory ...

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