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January 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM

2 men charged with smuggling people across Canadian border

 The Associated Press Two Canadian men have been charged with smuggling people from Pakistan, India and other countries across the northern border into Washington state. A federal grand jury indicted Mohinder “Paul” Chawla and Terry Franklin Bens on Wednesday on charges of bringing people they charged thousands of dollars into the U.S. over the past five years. Bens…

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January 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

King County launches human-trafficking awareness campaign

King County is launching a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The campaign will include ads in six languages that will be posted on 200 Metro buses. The ads are intended to reach both potential victims as well as the general public. The ad campaign, which was donated and will be posted for free on county buses,…

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November 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

2 sex traffickers sentenced to several years in prison

Two abusive men who advertised women for sex using Backpage.com were sentenced to several years in prison in U.S. District Court today. Judges sentenced Terrence Williams, 25, of Bremerton, to nine years in prison with five years of supervised release, and Charles Deville Nash, 30, of Seattle, to 15 years in prison with three…

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