Chicago Massage Parlor Operator Receives Life in Prison
On November 26, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Alex Campbell of Glenview, Illinois was sentenced to life in federal prison for “sex-trafficking, forced labor, harboring illegal aliens, confiscating passports to further forced labor and extortion involving four women.
NJ Mans Guilty of 12 Counts of Sex Trafficking
On November 21, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa announced that Johnelle Lewis Bell of Hammonton, New Jersey, was found guilty of 12 counts related to sex trafficking and interstate prostitution.
Two Maryland Men Guilty of Online Child Prostitution
On November 8, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland reported that Melvin Douglas, aka Melvin Longwood, and Dennis Smith, aka Domo, pleaded guilty for transporting a minor across state lines to engage in prostitution.
El Paso Massage Parlor Recruited Prostitutes
On October 19, 2012, the owner of a massage parlor in El Paso, Texas, was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Illegal Alien Admits Transporting 100 Women for Prostitution
On October 15, 2012, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that an illegal alien living in Riverdale, Maryland, pleaded guilty to transporting over 100 women from various states to engage in prostitution in the state of Virginia.
Routine Patrol Arrest Results in Federal Indictment
On October 11, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee announced that Alexandra Nicole Berte of Midway Park, North Carolina was indicted by a Greeneville, Tennessee for sex trafficking crimes.
Memphis Woman Gets 168 Months for Child Sex Trafficking
On October 11, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee announced that Kala Bray was sentenced to 168 months in prison for conspiring to engage in child sex trafficking and sex trafficking by force, fraud, and coercion.