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.
As one group prepares to remember victims of crime next week, they’re asking parents to step up.
Human trafficking is on the rise, and St. Louis County Police think they know why.
St. Louis-based Crisis Aid provides rehabilitation to victims of sex trafficking.
A Missouri congresswoman was in St. Louis introducing the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation bill, aimed at reducing 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.
Authorities say Brown advertised the prostitution services on Backpage.com, and drove the victims to St. Louis and Denver, where they acted as prostitutes.
It’s considered one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises and one of the hardest to take down.
A Missouri man is scheduled to plead guilty to charges that he took a 17-year-old girl from Massachusetts to Rhode Island with the intent of selling her for sex.
A group wanting to rescue women from a life of prostitution says they’ve found a house. Now they need the money to make it a home.