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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: Police: Sarasota High student led prostitution ring

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A Sarasota High School student has been charged with organizing a prostitution ring of students from Venice and Riverview high schools.

Alexa Nicole De Armas, 17, was arrested Friday and charged with human trafficking of a person younger than 18, a felony.

At least one act of prostitution took place, police said, leading to the arrest of John Michael Mosher, 21, who reportedly paid $40 and a bottle of liquor to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Source: Herald-Tribune

Related News: Human trafficker sentenced to 50 years

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A Houston County judge sentenced a Tennessee man to 50 years in prison for involving a teenage girl in human trafficking and giving her illegal drugs.

Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford sentenced 28-year-old Santiago Alonso to serve 40 years in prison for the felony first-degree human trafficking charge and an additional 10 years for the felony distribution of drugs to a minor charge. He ordered both charges to be served consecutively with each other. Binford also sentenced Alonso to 12 months in the county jail for a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. But Binford ordered that sentence to be served concurrently with the 50-year sentence.

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Huntsville man, Decatur mother and daughter among 4 charged in Internet prostitution detail

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Police officers from Huntsville and other jurisdictions have been investigating this operation, which used online tactics to solicit prostitution to individuals and businesses among areas of north Alabama. Dewaun Cartral Stephens, 34, of Huntsville was a particular target for Huntsville police. He is charged with two counts of first-degree human trafficking and is in the Madison County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Also arrested were Tammie Denise Garner, 53, of Oakman and Tiffany Lee Meck, 24, of Decatur. Both are charged with soliciting prostitution. Meck’s mother, 43-year-old Geneva Elaine Meck, is charged with aiding and abetting prostitution for allegedly providing means for her daughter’s solicitation.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Disturbing allegations released in sexual abuse case against suspended Guntersville High soccer coach

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Prosecutors today released disturbing allegations against the Guntersville High School volunteer soccer coach charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse.

According to court records, David Barrow has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old and two counts of human trafficking. He was originally charged with three counts of sexual abuse and one count of human trafficking when police announced his arrest on May 9.

Court records made public this afternoon outline the specific complaints against Barrow, who has been suspended from his volunteer position at Guntersville High School.

Source: AL.com

Related News: Prosecution: Suspect brought teen girl to Dothan for prostitution services

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“There is overwhelming evidence in this case that this man brought a 17-year-old to Dothan, Alabama, to be a prostitute,” Smith said. “His business is selling young women on backpage.com. He is a pimp.”

Dothan police arrested Alonso in August 2013 and charged him with human trafficking, distribution of drugs to a minor and felony first-degree possession of marijuana.

Jurors were expected to begin their deliberations Thursday morning in front of Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford.

According to Alabama law, a person commits the crime of human trafficking if he or she “knowingly recruits, entices, solicits, induces, harbors, transports, holds, restrains, provides, maintains, subjects, or obtains by any means another person for the purpose of labor servitude or sexual servitude.”

Source: Dothan Eagle

Related News: Guntersville High School girls soccer coach charged with child sexual abuse, human trafficking

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Huntsville police arrested the volunteer head coach of the Guntersville High School girls soccer team on child sexual abuse and human trafficking charges Friday. A 28-year-old woman was also arrested in connection to the investigation.

David Jacobs Barrow, 57, is charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a child under 12 and first-degree human trafficking. He was booked into the Madison County Jail just before 3:30 p.m.

Source: AL.com