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January 29, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Seattle gang member indicted in sex trafficking case

A gang member who served prison time in 2009 for pimping girls has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he engaged in sex trafficking and transporting a victim for purposes of prostitution. Desmond Manago, 25, allegedly forced and coerced a woman into engaging in prostitution, according to the the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. Manago is…

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September 17, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Tukwila brothers plead guilty to federal firearms and drug charges

Brothers Jamaal “JJ” Bomber and Frederick Bomber pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to drugs and firearms charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jamaal Bomber, 30, pleaded guilty to  possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and sex trafficking of a child. Frederick Bomber, 31, pleaded guilty to being a felon…

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July 11, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Tacoma pimp sentenced to 23 years for sex trafficking

A 27-year-old Tacoma pimp who was convicted in November of seven sex-trafficking charges was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 23 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A jury deliberated for about three hours on Nov. 30 before finding Alexander Walls guilty of conspiracy to transport a juvenile for prostitution;…

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January 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Seattle, King County launch ad campaign targeting human trafficking

Mayor Mike McGinn and Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn this morning announced a campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking, the second such public-awareness effort announced this month. McGinn and Dunn were joined at a news conference by representatives from Clear Channel Outdoor, which donated $94,000 in advertising space, and Clear Channel Entertainment+Media, which donated $88,000 of air…

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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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