ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – 28-year-old Travis Thomas was charged Tuesday with sex trafficking and transporting an individual across state lines for prostitution. According to the indictment, Thomas (also known as ‘Travis Thompson,’ ‘Dontaveous Harper,’ and ‘Dontavious Harper’) coerced a victim into engaging in sex acts from December 2017 until April 2018, during which time he transported the victim from Illinois to both Wisconsin and Texas to engage in prostitution. Thomas

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Lawyers claim several local hotels helped sex traffickers enslave young girls in what they call a rampant sex slave business. The two men convicted as ringleaders of the human sex trafficking rings are serving lengthy prison sentences and now lawyers are turning their focus on the hotels. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to hold the owners and parent companies of three Philadelphia hotels responsible for what it

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A Jackson man, who prostituted runaway kids, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to serve 32 years in prison. Willie Charles Blackmon Jr., 37, was found guilty in November of two counts of sex trafficking minors and two counts of promoting a prostitution business, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi. An investigation, which began in 2014, shed light on Blackmon’s