Sex Trafficking

The shadows of children playing are cast on a brick wall. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Students Take A Stand Against Human Trafficking

Collin County has nearly 3000 registered homeless children, and one out of every three street kids in the U.S. is likely to be approached by a trafficker within 48 hours of hitting the street.

05/20/2015

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North Texas Sex Slave Survivor Steps Out Of Shadows For Interview

Sold for sex – it’s a crime happening behind more closed doors than you might think. And sex trafficking is becoming worse in Texas than almost anywhere else in the country.

CBSDFW.COM–02/10/2015

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)

Group Fights Collin Co Child Sex Trafficking

Bold crimes are happening in plain sight, causing people to join together for the common goal of ending child sex trafficking in Collin County.

02/02/2015

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Dallas Man Gets 22 Years Jail For Trafficking Girl

Prosecutors said that a Dallas gang member has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for forcing a runaway 14-year-old girl into prostitution.

09/29/2014

The seal of the FBI hangs at the bureau's headquaters. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Five Juveniles Recovered In North Texas Human Trafficking Sting

A joint operation involving 19 North Texas law enforcement agencies recovered five juveniles during an enforcement action focusing on commercial child sex trafficking.

04/08/2014

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Study: DFW Prostitution Market Approaches $100M

A new study has found that the market for illicit sex is a $99 million-a-year industry in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

03/13/2014

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Fort Worth Man Gets Jail For Sex Trafficking

A man from Fort Worth has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her online for sex.

11/13/2013

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Prison For North Texas Woman Who Forced Girl Into Sex Trade

A woman has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for forcing a 15-year-old girl into prostitution and advertising her services online in a North Texas sex trafficking case.

10/18/2013

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Ex-Con Convicted Of Raping, Trying To Sell 12-Year-Old For Sex

It took a Fort Worth jury just 19 minutes to convict an ex-con of raping a 12-year-old girl and then trying to sell her for sex.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2013

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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

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2 Texans Get Jail For Teen Sex Trafficking

Two North Texas men have been sentenced to 15-year federal prison terms for sex trafficking of teenagers.

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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