The investigation began when a 26-year-old woman from South Carolina called police from New Jersey hotel reporting that she had been held against her will for week and was forced to perform sexual acts with numerous males for money.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Upper Merion Township Chief Thomas Nolan announced the arrests of six men for patronizing prostitutes.
The DA of Montgomery County, Pa. wants to crack down on the illegal sex trade and its potential link to human trafficking.
The FBI and dozens of law enforcement agencies rescued 16 juveniles during an operation that targeted forced prostitution around the Super Bowl.
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have jailed a city man on sex trafficking charges, saying he forced two women and a minor girl into prostitution after first dating them.
Officials say Craig Johnson, a/k/a “Geez,” operated a prostitution venture in Philadelphia where he allegedly recruited two juveniles to work as prostitutes.
The attorney general’s office said Thursday that 40-year-old Marc A. Branch faces first-degree human trafficking and sexual assault charges as well as other counts.
Authorities in New Brunswick say a crackdown on prostitution has resulted in several arrests, including one woman who was arrested twice in the same day.
Sad testimony in a federal courtroom in the trial of a Mayfair man charged with sex trafficking of a minor and production of child pornography.
McIntyre, who was arrested following an investigation by the FBI and Pa. State Police, faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years.
The sentencing was Monday in Manhattan for Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., of Allentown, Pa. Each was given three to nine years in prison.
In the last year, a real estate survey shows that rentals grew by 13 percent, and that’s encouraging for neighborhood activists.
New Jersey law enforcement officials are discussing ways to crack down on those who force women and children into prostitution leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl.
The prostitutes said they were one big happy family, enjoying a suburban life as “wife-in-laws” in Allentown, Pa., while commuting to New York by night.
Prostitutes in a sex-trafficking case that’s winding down in New York City say they and their pimps were one big happy family, enjoying a comfortable suburban life as “wife-in-laws” in Pennsylvania and commuting by night to work in Manhattan.