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MCALLEN, Texas — A South Texas man was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in federal prison for his role in a human smuggling scheme resulting in the deaths of two smuggled illegal immigrants. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney...
Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted...
A two-year long investigation into a Human Trafficking case originating in Hernando County has resulted in the arrest of nine individuals statewide. Two of the men have ties to Marion County...one of the men, Luigi Barile, 38, is the owner...
A 16-year-old Marion County boy and another teen were rescued after a Louisiana law enforcement agency received information that a missing teen was spotted in St. Petersburg, Florida. The investigation began on May 9, 2018, when someone reported seeing the Louisiana...
Recently, Facebook posts from women claiming they were followed while shopping have been circulating the internet. The Gainesville Police Department said, "We’ve seen recent posts from various folks in the community that are describing what appears to be incidents of...
// Bogota, Colombia – An international undercover law enforcement operation culminated Saturday with the arrests of 12 individuals involved in sex trafficking and the rescue of 55 sex trafficking victims, all minors. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s...
// Polk County, Florida -- At the conclusion of a four-day-long human trafficking/prostitution investigation, targeting online e-commerce sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution and who were soliciting others for prostitution,...
  Polk County, Florida -- Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to 704 Byni Ridge Drive off of Thornhill Road in Winter Haven in response to a well-being check. According to reports, a tip came in about a 21-year-old...
  Newark, New Jersey --Four adults, including a father and son team, now face serious prison time after being charged with Conspiracy, Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault on a Child, and Production of Pornography Involving a Child. Charles P. Torres, 59,...