Sex Trafficking

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

Shaun Eric McKinley (Source: BSO)

Hollywood Man Sentenced For Kidnapping And Sex Trafficking By Force

A Hollywood man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of kidnapping and sex trafficking.

12/04/2014

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Police: Students Ran High School Prostitution Ring

Three people were charged in an alleged “prostitution ring” which students said were trying to recruit people from a Florida high school.

11/25/2014

Source: CBS4

Two Face Possible Life In Prison For Sex Trafficking

Two people convicted of sex trafficking in South Florida are facing potential life sentences.

11/08/2014

October 10, 2014: Club Madonna.  (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Two Accused Of Making Child Bare All On Stage Break Silence

Two people who were charged with forcing a 13-year-old girl into prostitution have accepted plea deals on lesser charges.

10/10/2014

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Jamaican Guilty In Florida In Major Sex Traffic Case

A South Florida jury convicted a man on numerous charges connected to international sex trafficking.

07/05/2014

Florida Governor Rick Scott (Source: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gov. Scott Talks Human Trafficking During Miami Stop

Governor Rick Scott will be in Miami Thursday to raise awareness of human trafficking. Scott will meet with members of Touching Miami with Love, a prevention and recovery organization.

06/19/2014

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

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