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Human Trafficking

Roman Thomas III (Source: CBS4 News Partner The Miami Herald)

Police: Pimp Forced Girl To Tattoo Eyelids With His Name

Police said “Suave”, a Miami pimp, allegedly forced a 13-year-old runaway to tattoo his street name on her eyelids.

CBS4–03/29/2013

Human Trafficking

Fmr. Miami Man Charged With Child Human Trafficking

A 46-year old former Miami man was arrested after allegedly trying to buy a child and his “parent” for sex.

CBS4–03/11/2013

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Gov. Scott Wants $4.5M To Fight Human Trafficking, Aid Victims

Efforts to fight human trafficking and help victims recover in a safe place would get a $4.5 million boost, if Gov. Rick Scott gets his wish.

CBS4–02/14/2013

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Could Semi-Subs Graduate From Smuggling Drugs To People, Weapons?

On the high seas off South America, the smuggling game has changed. Criminal bands are spending millions to build semi-submersibles, capable of moving several tons of drugs at a time between the Americas.

CBS4–02/07/2013

(Source: 918 Day Spa)

New Bill Takes On Sex Trafficking At Massage Parlors

In August, an undercover detective was offered oral sex by an unlicensed masseuse at a Hollywood massage parlor. On Wednesday, Florida legislators took the first step toward banning these parlors from operating during overnight hours.

CBS4–01/17/2013

Fugitive Adam Barnett was arrested by U.S. Marshals in an NYC hotel after CBS4 viewers recognized him and reported it to law enforcement. (CBS4)

CBS4 Viewer Tips Led Marshals To Alleged Facebook Impostor Fugitive In NYC

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force used information from a CBS4 News viewer to track fugitive Adam Barnett to a hotel in Midtown Manhattan Wednesday morning.

CBS4–11/28/2012

(Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Prostitution Sting In Boynton Beach Leads To 14 Arrests

A total of 14 people were arrested in Boynton Beach on various prostitution charges between Monday and Wednesday. Police baited suspects using the Internet.

CBS4–11/24/2012

Melquince Macklin (left) and Daron Sneed are accused of forcing a 13-year old girl into acts of prostitution.  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Two Accused Of Forcing Teen Into Prostitution

Two people have been charged after they allegedly lured a teenage girl to act as a prostitute in a Miami motel.

CBS4–10/25/2012

Samuel Woodside  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

No Bond For Dade School Employee Arrested In Sex Sting

Bond was denied for a Miami-Dade school employee accused of luring a 14-year old girl to South Florida to become a prostitute.

CBS4–08/19/2012

(Source: miamiurbanleague.org.)

Man Faces Several Life Terms In Child Sex Trafficking Case

A 20-year-old Fort Lauderdale man allegedly took three teenage girls out on “dates”. The “dates” were appointments for paid sex.

CBS Miami–07/11/2012

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