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Mo. Couple Accused of National Sex Trafficking

One of at least five girls says she was enlisted into prostitution in Florida, Texas, New Mexico and Tennessee.


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The Covering House is Open For Victims of Sex Trafficking

The first of its kind in Missouri – a long-term care home for teenage girls who are victims of sex trafficking – has opened.


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Chicago-Area Man Senteced for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Reginald Williams was sentenced to 240 months on multiple charges involving the interstate transportation of two minors with the intent to engage in prostitution.


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Missouri Man Gets 14 Years for Selling 17-Year-Old Girl for $40, Pack of Cigarettes

Stephen Ardrey was sentenced for selling a developmentally delayed teenage girl to a man for $40 and two packs of cigarettes to use for sex.


Parents Should Talk to Kids About Sex Trafficking

As one group prepares to remember victims of crime next week, they’re asking parents to step up.


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Drug Dealers Switching to Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is on the rise, and St. Louis County Police think they know why.


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Sex Traffickers Find Victims on Facebook

St. Louis-based Crisis Aid provides rehabilitation to victims of sex trafficking.


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Bill Aims to Reduce Sex Trafficking

A Missouri congresswoman was in St. Louis introducing the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation bill, aimed at reducing sex trafficking.


St. Louis Man Gets Nearly 5 Years for Sex Trafficking

Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood, Mo., pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution.


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Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Sex Trafficking

Authorities say Brown advertised the prostitution services on, and drove the victims to St. Louis and Denver, where they acted as prostitutes.



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