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State Looks To Ramp Up Fight Against Human Trafficking

Florida lawmakers have stepped up their efforts in the fight against human trafficking.

03/03/2015

Tavarus Ballard and Bogacski Thomas  are accused of kidnapping and drugging a 16-year old runaway and forcing her into prostitution in Southwest Miami-Dade for two weeks in January 2015 until she escaped. (Source: Miami-Dade Dept. of Corrections)

Brothers Charged With Trafficking Underage Girl

An underage girl, forced into prostitution is now safe, and two brothers accused of kidnapping her and forcing her into prostitution are locked up.

03/03/2015

Yamir Gorritz (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Singer Facing Human Trafficking Charges

A popular guest on a Miami Spanish-language variety shows, singer Yamir Gorritz is now facing human trafficking charges.

02/24/2015

Sandra Simon (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Homestead Couple Accused Of Sex Trafficking

A Homestead woman accused of set trafficking involving two teen girls is scheduled to make her initial appearance in federal court this week.

12/16/2014

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Feds Charge 21 Alleged Members Of Miami Gang

Federal prosecutors say 21 people are charged with numerous offenses in a crackdown on a violent Miami street gang known as the “Big Money Team.”

10/08/2014

Shaun McKinley  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Hollywood Man Faces Up To A Life Term For Prostitution Conviction

A Hollywood man who forced a woman to work as a prostitute for him is facing up to life in prison when he’s sentenced later this year.

09/22/2014

Richard Rawles allegedly ran human trafficking ring. (Source: Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation)

Fla. Men Accused Of Forcing Female Prisoners Into Prostitution

A central Florida man and his two associates allegedly recruited women inmates and used them as prostitutes once they were released from prison.

09/19/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Miami Beach Business Forced To Close Amid Criminal Investigation

A Miami Beach business was forced to close down Tuesday after the city’s manager issued a revocation order to pull the business’ license due to an ongoing investigation.

09/02/2014

Joshua Rubenstein (left) and Douglas Juiffre (right) are accused of prostituting women under the guise of an escort service.   (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Two Men Arrested, Accused Of Running Profitable Prostitution Business

Neighbors were stunned after police raided an office they say was a profitable escort prostitution business in Pompano Beach.

08/08/2014

Yun Liu Qiao  (l), Wang Dongmei (c), Jian Li Yao (r) (Source: Miami Dade Corrections and Miami Police)

Massage Business Busted For Alleged Illegal Activities

An undercover operation resulted in three women being arrested by Miami Police.

06/27/2014

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