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Anti-sex trafficking coalition launches

November 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Roughly 200 advocates and law enforcement officials gathered here Thursday to listen to a state of affairs on sex trafficking in North Dakota and to learn what they can do to help.
The event served as a launch of FUSE, or “a Force to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Two charged with luring women to work in Dickinson, Minot brothels

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made public today.

Trina Nguyen and Loc Bao Tran are accused in U…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Two charged with luring women to work in Dickinson, Minot brothels

September 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- A man and woman face eight federal charges for allegedly enticing women from California to work in brothels in North Dakota’s Oil Patch, according to court documents made public today.

Trina Nguyen and Loc Bao Tran are accused in U…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Group: Dakotas human trafficking laws lacking, Minn. law a model

September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation’s weakest laws on human trafficking, according to a set of ratings released Wednesday by a nonprofit organization fighting modern-day slavery.

Minnesota, meanwhile, was among the state…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dakotas human trafficking laws lacking, group says: Minnesota’s Safe Harbor law sets standard for others

September 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation’s weakest laws on human trafficking, according to a set of ratings released Wednesday by a nonprofit organization fighting modern-day slavery.
Minnesota, meanwhile, was among the states …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man charged with attempted human trafficking

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Authorities here have charged a second man in two days with attempting to pay for sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl who was actually an undercover officer.

Travis Michael Koropatnicki, 30, Mandan, was charged Tuesday in Burleigh …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Alleged human trafficking victim recounts need for help, abuse

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — The alleged victim in the case of a man charged with human trafficking says had just come out of a correctional and treatment center and was told the man could help her. Instead, she says, he forced himself upon her, had her injected wit…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Missing girls found in North Carolina; two men charged with human trafficking

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Two sisters reported missing by West Fargo police were found Monday being forced to sell magazines in North Carolina, according to WECT-TV in Wilmington.
A tip from West Fargo police led Wilmington police to a Travelodge hotel w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Video: Human trafficking in North Dakota reaches as far as Grand Forks

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

There is no question that North Dakota has seen success with the recent oil boom, low unemployment and economic growth throughout the state.

But all this success has come with a price.

Human and sex trafficking are a very real problem and growi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Video: Human trafficking in North Dakota reaches as far as Grand Forks

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

There is no question that North Dakota has seen success with the recent oil boom, low unemployment and economic growth throughout the state.

But all this success has come with a price.

Human and sex trafficking are a very real problem and growi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com