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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: The dangers of sexting: decoding your teens’ texts

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Teenagers are attached to their cell phones today like no other piece of technology in history.

Smartphones can do almost anything, from social media to shopping, calling and texting.

But when texting turns nasty, that’s when problems start. Texting becomes ‘sexting’ when the text becomes sexual in nature.

When Mike and Rebecca Ellis found out their son Cole, a straight-A student athlete, was involved in a sexting situation, they’ll be the first to admit they overreacted.

“First it was calm, then it got to be where it got aggressive in questioning, how did this all come about? I think in my role as leader of the household, I overstepped my boundaries as it relates to embarrassing Cole, his moral fiber and what he stood for; that was not my intention. If I could replay that day, that day would never have occurred,” said Mike Ellis.

Rebecca was shocked to learn Cole had been deleting sexts, hoping the messages and pictures would go away.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Neighbors use smartphone app to fight crime

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A new kind of crime fighting tool is being used by neighborhoods in Montgomery and all over the country. It’s called ‘Nextdoor’, and it’s a private social network for neighbors.

As we have all heard before, the best way to keep your neighborhood safe is by connecting– knowing what should and shouldn’t be there as well as keeping each other alert. Now, that is as easy as opening an app on your phone.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Another inmate caught posting to Facebook, prison officials respond

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Prison inmates continue to get caught with cell phones. Not only are they getting their hands on phones, they’re using them to post to social media sites.

Gregory Bigham, of Montgomery, shares pictures and status updates with friends on Facebook, posing in his prison jumpsuit and showing off his tattoos. In a post from Wednesday, he captioned a photo: “Another day in the joint IM still standing one day at a time.”

The snapshot and several others were listed as mobile uploads. He has posted on and off since 2011.

Source: WSFA

Related News: FACE’BOOKED’ – CrimeStoppers suspect surrenders for unique reason

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Persistence pays off for Central Alabama CrimeStoppers and the Montgomery Police Department in their hunt for a domestic violence suspect after the suspect surrendered for a unique reason.

Authorities say D’Andre Jones turned himself in because he is tired of being told that his mugshot is being posted on Facebook.

Source: WSFA

Related News: MPD officer caught on video drag racing gets his job back

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The Montgomery Police Department is confirming that the motorcycle officer who was captured on video drag racing with a private citizen will get his job back.

WSFA 12 News first reported the story earlier this week after video of the race was posted on YouTube. The story has since gone viral with national reports from outlets such as CNN and NBC’s Today Show.

Source: WSFA

Related News: Andrew Bartels’ child sex abuse trial date pushed back

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The trial date for a Montgomery man accused of child sexual abuse is being pushed back until early next year.

Montgomery Circuit Court judge Charles Price ordered the trial for Andrew Bartels to begin on February 24, 2014. It was supposed to take place in late August of this year.

Bartels, 39, was arrested in October 2012 and later indicted on three counts of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years of age.

Source: WSFA