Related News: Montgomery Police investigating department’s first human trafficking case

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A human trafficking suspect was arrested and two victims were recovered in Montgomery Monday night, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Theon Dontray Smith, 27, of South Carolina, was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree human trafficking.

It is the first human trafficking case that the Montgomery Police Department has investigated since the state law was passed in 2010.

MPD Chief of Staff, Bryan Jurkofsky says the department received a call from out-of-state parents, which is what triggered the investigation.

“They received contact from their daughter, who said she was in Montgomery and asked for a welfare check,” Jurkofsky said. “Patrol units responded and identified two minor females and one adult male.”

Source: WSFA

Related News: Probation revocation sought for child porn suspect

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An alias warrant for arrest has been issued against a former Dothan firefighter after police recently arrested him on child solicitation and porn charges.

Court records show Houston County Circuit Court Judge Brad Mendheim issued an alias warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Clarence Ray Griffith III in connection to a probation violation for methamphetamine making and possession convictions in his court.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Tuscaloosa Police arrest 3 Georgia women at massage parlor after finding ads for prostitution online

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Police in Tuscaloosa have arrested three women at a massage parlor during a four-month investigation into online advertisements for prostitution in the area.

Sgt. Brent Blankley said officers found the posts in October on a site that’s functionally similar to the personal ad site craigslist, but includes more offers of illicit services.

The investigation led police to A1 Therapy and Spa on Highway 69 South, a massage parlor, where officers have arrested three women since October, including one arrest made last week.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Tuscaloosa police arrest former Bryant HS teacher for sex with a student

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Tuscaloosa police officers have arrested a former Bryant High School teacher for one count of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Facebook challenge to police ends with suspect “Cornbread” getting burned

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A wanted man in Autauga County took to his Facebook page to taunt police, and his updates helped land him behind bars.

Sheriff Herbie Johnson says it all started when 24-year-old Marc Tarantino didn’t show up to his sentencing on burglary and theft charges in Autauga County court, and warrants were issued for his arrest.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Hartford police make child enticement arrest

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A Slocomb man faces felony charges alleging he enticed who he believed was a 15-year-old girl for an unlawful sex act.

Assistant Hartford Police Chief Ben Berry said Hartford police arrested 24-year-old Justin Colby Hutton on Friday, and charged him with felony electronic solicitation of a child and felony traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Gmail spots child porn, resulting in arrest

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A 41-year-old Houston man was arrested on suspicion of child pornography charges in an investigation founded on a tip that Google sent to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“They got a tip, basically Gmail,” detective David Nettles of the Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force told a local news broadcast last week.

The defendant, John Skillern, was being held on $200,000 bond and is a registered sex offender connected to a 20-year-old sexual assault on a young boy.

Google publicly promised last year to help crack down on online child pornography. Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, said in November 2013 that Google “put more than 200 people to work developing new, state-of-the-art technology to tackle the problem.”

Source: Ars Technica