Sex Trafficking

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

Deangelo Jones (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Lauderhill Man Convicted Of Pimping Young Girls

A Lauderhill man will have to wait until next February to learn how much time he’ll spend in prison for prostituting young girls.

12/10/2012

(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

(Source: AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

16 Arrested In Prostitution Crackdown Before RNC

Tampa Police have arrested nearly 20 women at area strip clubs as part of a crackdown ahead of the Republican National Convention.

CBS Miami–08/18/2012

(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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