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Human Trafficking

Wisconsin man charged with human trafficking in N.D.

Wisconsin man charged with human trafficking in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Wisconsin man is accused of bringing females to North Dakota against their will to engage in prostitution in the state's western oil patch.

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Man sentenced to 5 years in sex trafficking sting

FARGO, N.D. — The first sentence has been handed down in an online sex trafficking sting on the North Dakota oil patch that resulted in more than a dozen arrests.

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Idaho man faces Jackson human trafficking charge

JACKSON, Wyo. — An Idaho man is in custody in Jackson facing a human trafficking charge alleging that he forced a teenager to work as a prostitute.

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Attorney General Fox unveils posters to help fight human trafficking

Attorney General Fox unveils posters to help fight human trafficking

HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox on Thursday unveiled a poster to fight human trafficking that will distributed at rest areas across Montana.

October 17, 2013 7:42 pm Photos

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New trafficking law bumps up Wyoming's rating

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The leading organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery lauded the state of Wyoming on Wednesday for finally adopting a law to combat the practices.

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AGs want more power to prosecute sex trafficking

AGs want more power to prosecute sex trafficking

HELENA — Attorneys general in Montana and Idaho have joined a national coalition of 49 attorneys general urging Congress to give states more power to investigate and prosecute prostitution and child sex trafficking cases.

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Lottery, fuel tax increase among new Wyoming laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — This part of summer is a time for patriotism. It's also the time new state laws go into effect across the nation.

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Community meeting on human trafficking set for Thursday

A community meeting on human trafficking is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the First Interstate Bank Operations Center, 1800 Sixth Ave. N.

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Gazette opinion: Let’s prevent human trafficking in Montana

Twelve years ago, John Bohlinger, then a state senator from Billings, told his legislative colleagues a shocking story of young Montana women forced into prostitution in our state where low-penalty laws made prosecution of pimps almost impossible.

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Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

Rise of prostitution in Bakken region prompts Montana legislation

HELENA — Montana lawmakers are looking at ways to prevent and punish human trafficking in response to reports of increased prostitution in Eastern Montana communities teeming with people who have come to find work in the Bakken oil boom.

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Gov. Mead signs human trafficking bill into law

Gov. Mead signs human trafficking bill into law

CHEYENNE — Wyoming now has its own laws barring human trafficking.

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Wyoming may become last to outlaw human trafficking

CHEYENNE — A bill to make human trafficking a crime in Wyoming cleared its last hurdle in the state Legislature on Wednesday.

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Committee advances human trafficking bill

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming House committee on Monday voted 9-0 in favor of a bill to ban human trafficking in Wyoming.

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UW students push for action on human trafficking

LARAMIE — Three words — the first three — stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of persuading state leaders to pass a new human rights law.

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Wyoming lawmakers consider anti-trafficking laws

Wyoming lawmakers consider anti-trafficking laws

CHEYENNE — Wyoming lawmakers are considering passing state laws barring human trafficking.

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Wyoming lawmaker: Human trafficking an 'underground problem' in the state

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Human trafficking in Wyoming is an "underground problem," according to the sponsor of a bill to make it a criminal offense under state law.

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East Helena man sentenced to 40 years in prison for child porn

An East Helena man who convinced two pre-teen girls to make pornographic videos will effectively spend the rest of his life in a federal prison.

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Wyoming prosecutors dispute critical report

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Federal and state prosecutors in Wyoming say the laws already on the books are sufficient to deal with offenders who might engage in sex trafficking of children despite a recent national report giving the state a failing grade on the issue.

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Leader in human trafficking scheme signs plea agreement

CASPER — On the first day of a projected monthlong federal trial in Kansas City, Mo., the ringleader of a Missouri-based human trafficking ring pleaded guilty to crimes related to the hiring of immigrant workers, sending them to Wyoming and 13 other states and holding them in virtual slavery.

October 20, 2010 11:15 pmLoading…

Human-trafficking scheme sent immigrants to Wyoming hotels

CASPER, Wyo. — Two ringleaders of a Missouri-based alleged human-trafficking scheme are now on trial in Kansas City for hiring immigrant workers, sending them to Wyoming and 13 other states and holding them in virtual slavery.

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