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.
Ten women were arrested on Thursday, along with 13 “Johns” who allegedly solicited undercover female officers for sex and drugs.
Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo says authorities were tipped off to possible prostitution at the Sunrise Massage Parlor on Haddon Avenue by other local businesses.
Eleven exotic dancers have been arrested on prostitution charges after an undercover sting operation at an Allentown strip club.
The two are accused of recruiting young females to work for them and then threatening them with physical violence in order to keep them working in the prostitution venture.