The terms ‘human trafficking’ and ‘sex trafficking’ sound very exotic, like something that happens in foreign countries far away from where we live. But it’s a huge problem right here in our neighborhoods. Here are a few trafficking cases in the news recently…
Last week, a 27-year-old Tacoma man was convicted in federal court of seven counts related to the sex trafficking of minors and women.
Alexander Walls was accused of recruiting at least three minors to work for him as prostitutes. Several of them were advertised as prostitutes on Backpage.com, Craigslist and TNABoard.com, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan.
Walls could spend the rest of his life in prison. He’ll be sentenced in March.
You can read the full article here: http://q13fox.com/2012/11/30/convicted-tacoma-man-faces-up-to-life-in-prison-for-sex-trafficking/#ixzz2Dx94XdXD
Earlier this month, a 20-year-old man was charged with second-degree human trafficking/promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly prostituting girls in the Tacoma, Everett and Shoreline areas.
Jevante Taymar McCray pleaded not guilty to the charges.
You can read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/crime/page/5/#storylink=cpy