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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: New Facebook Rules Show How Hard It Is to Police 1.4B Users

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Once upon a time, governing the Facebook community was relatively simple, because users—mostly American college students—shared at least some cultural context for what was and wasn’t acceptable. But now Facebook’s 1.39 billion users span a range of ages, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, and nationalities, and Facebook’s ability to create a space that meets everyone’s definition of “safe” increasingly has been called into question.

Which is why today, Facebook updated its community guidelines, spelling out in unprecedented detail what constitutes unacceptable behavior. Yet the unwieldy specificity of the new guidelines only proves that Facebook’s policies and procedures surrounding user activity will never be a finished product. As the world’s largest social network, Facebook certainly can learn a lot from the past, but it can never fully anticipate the future.

Source: Wired

Related News: Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

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Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges.

Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.

A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement.

The Brazilian statement said police captured Barnard late Friday in an apartment near a paradisiacal white-sand beach in northeastern Brazil. He was being held in the city of Natal to await extradition to face charges in the U.S.

Bernard, who faces 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct, was on the most-wanted list of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Source: WSFA

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: Daleville man charged with promoting prostitution of 12-year-old

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The Daleville Police Department has been working overtime conducting interviews with possible victims in connection with a case of alleged child prostitution and sexual abuse.

A Daleville man is accused of promoting the prostitution of a 12-year-old and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.

Source: WSFA