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…More
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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…More
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;…More
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…More
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…More