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North Texan Pleads Guilty To Forcing Girl Into Sex Trade

A man charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her services online has pleaded guilty in a North Texas sex trafficking case.

06/06/2013

Travis Lekas (credit: Irving Police Department)

Irving Police Believe Teen May Have Other Sex Trafficking Victims

There is new information today about the 17-year-old Irving boy accused of forcing a female classmate into prostitution. Travis Lekas remains in the Dallas County Jail. The Irving Nimitz High School student faces several charges — including one count of compelling prostitution.

CBSDFW.COM–05/15/2013

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LinkedIn’s Decision To Ban Prostitution Infuriates Legal Brothels

A world renown Nevada brothel is furious that prostitutes are no longer allowed on LinkedIn, despite the fact that prostitution is completely legal.

KRLD–05/15/2013

Travis Lekas (credit: Irving Police Department)

Irving Teen Arrested For Sex Trafficking

Authorities in Irving arrested a high school student after investigators said that the teen had forced a classmate into prostitution.

05/15/2013

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I-Team: Website Allows Users To Rate Prostitutes

People like to read reviews online before buying a car or reserving a hotel room. But one website, once based right here in the metroplex, takes reviewing to the extreme.

CBS 11–04/29/2013

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Dallas Police Focus On Saving Child Prostitutes

A special Dallas police unit is trying to new approaches to identify and save underage girls being lured in the world of prostitution.

09/08/2012

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Texas May Reconsider Sending Prostitutes To Prison

Texas may be forced to reconsider a state law that allows prosecutors to charge prostitutes with a felony and send them to prison after three misdemeanor convictions.

08/26/2012

Texas compelling prostitution suspects Melvin James Bell (L) and Kierra Nicole Benjamin (R). (credit: Houston Police Dept.)

DeSoto Couple Charged With Compelling Teen Into Prostitution

A North Texas couple has been jailed in Houston and accused of forcing a Houston teen into prostitution.

10/26/2011

The Sundial Motel Inn, one of two Dallas motels city leaders are seeking to close because of their prostitution activity. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Forcing Closure Of 2 ‘Prostitution Activity’ Motels

On Friday two Dallas motels, known for having a high amount of prostitution activity, were delivered letters revoking their Certificate of Occupancy permits.

CBSDFW.COM–04/01/2011

Children are are silhouetted in front of posters for Justice and Protection against Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People. (credit: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images)

Human Trafficking Arrests Made In North Texas

Fort Worth police have arrested three people accused of forcing a teen into prostitution. Detectives say the 17-year-old’s outcry to patrol officers started the investigation.

02/28/2011

A group of sex workers walking down a street. (credit: Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Child Sex Slave Rehab Program Could Be Model For North Texas

A sexual slavery rehabilitation program in Phoenix, Arizona is opening its doors to children forced into prostitution and it could soon be a model for a program in North Texas.

02/23/2011

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Former Prostitute: Sex Trafficking ‘Hidden’ Epidemic In DFW

She was just 14 years old the first time she was sold for sex. “A lot of it comes from survival, what you might call survival sex,” said a former sex trafficking victim, who did not want to reveal her identity.

CBSDFW.COM–11/18/2010

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