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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 arrested in prostitution case

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A California man was taken into custody Monday as part of a prostitution investigation.
Loc Bao Tran, 32, is facing eight federal charges involving prostitution, racketeering and extortion.
Details about the allegations were not availa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man arrested in prostitution case

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A California man was taken into custody Monday as part of a prostitution investigation.
Loc Bao Tran, 32, is facing eight federal charges involving prostitution, racketeering and extortion.
Details about the allegations were not availa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sex trafficking has growing presence in Oil Patch, experts say

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Katherine Lymn
klymn@thedickinsonpress.com
WILLISTON — The trafficking of women and girls as young as pre-teens is a growing problem in the Oil Patch, where law enforcement are dealing with a new kind of monster and advocates say resources are…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Woman charged with prostitution in Belfield has initial appearance, denies charges

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

A woman charged with promoting prostitution in Belfield had her first court appearance Wednesday, where she adamantly denied the charge.

Christmas Davis, who bailed out of jail after her Jan. 27 arrest, said she’d be applying for a public defend…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Woman charged with prostitution in Belfield has initial appearance, denies charges

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

A woman charged with promoting prostitution in Belfield had her first court appearance Wednesday, where she adamantly denied the charge.

Christmas Davis, who bailed out of jail after her Jan. 27 arrest, said she’d be applying for a public defend…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Missouri man accused of prostituting woman from China at Bismarck hotel

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Missouri man is accused of prostituting his 41-year-old wife from China at a Bismarck hotel.
Marvin Rex Lord, 67, of Festus, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged Friday in Burleigh County District Court with facilitation of prostitu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Missouri man accused of prostituting woman from China at Bismarck hotel

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A Missouri man is accused of prostituting his 41-year-old wife from China at a Bismarck hotel.
Marvin Rex Lord, 67, of Festus, Mo., was arrested Thursday and charged Friday in Burleigh County District Court with facilitation of prostitu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

2 arrested for prostitution in Belfield

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

BELFIELD — Police arrested two women for solicitation of prostitution Wednesday afternoon in Belfield.
Belfield police Sgt. Travis Carlson said during a traffic stop, the officer found “evidence … to believe they are engaging in solicitation o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

2 arrested for prostitution in Belfield

January 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

BELFIELD — Police arrested two women for solicitation of prostitution Wednesday afternoon in Belfield.
Belfield police Sgt. Travis Carlson said during a traffic stop, the officer found “evidence … to believe they are engaging in solicitation o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com