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Sex Trafficking

Mugshot of James Ross (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

State Attorney’s Office Declines Charges Against Fmr. Coach

The State Attorney’s Office has declined to charge a former teacher at the Broward Christian School in Plantation who was allegedly recruiting adult and juvenile females for sex trafficking.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

House Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Serving Sexually Exploited Children

A House panel on Wednesday unanimously passed a sweeping measure aimed at better identifying and serving sexually exploited children.

03/12/2014

Mugshot of James Ross (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Fmr. Coach Arrested In Child Prostitution Case

Fort Lauderdale Police say they have arrested a former teacher at the Broward Christian School in Plantation who was allegedly recruiting adult and juvenile females for sex trafficking.

CBS Miami–02/26/2014

(Source: Miami-Dade Department of Corrections)

Fourth Person Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigation

Police have arrested another suspect in connection to the sex trafficking investigation of a 13-year-old who was allegedly forced to prostitute herself and work as an exotic dancer in a Miami Beach exotic dance club.

01/15/2014

January 9, 2014: Demetrick Cooks, 27, (left) and Kimberly Agorilla, 26,  (right) were arrested on sex trafficking, kidnapping and prostitution charges.  (Source: Miami -Dade Corrections)

Man & Woman Arrested For Alleged Sex Trafficking, Kidnapping

A woman who claimed to be have been held against her will and forced to be a prostitute said she was able to send a text message to her mother for help.

CBS Miami–01/09/2014

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Nationwide Sweep Saves More Than 100 Sexually Exploited Kids

A massive sweep by the FBI, local and state law enforcement agencies and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children rescued more than 100 sexually exploited children over the weekend.

CBS Miami–07/29/2013

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

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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

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