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Human Trafficking

StarNews: Goolsby files bill to combat sex trafficking in N.C.

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videoA bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday by a local senator would require those convicted of human trafficking, or pimps, to register as sex offenders. Full story...
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StarNews: Woman's guilty plea ends sex-trafficking case

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videoAs the 18-year-old had sex with man after man - 34 in all over a four-day-period - Alexandrea Berte collected the money. Berte, 20, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge in connection with her involvement in an interstate sex-trafficking scheme that set up makeshift brothels in Wilmington and Winston-Salem. The charge carries a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, according to court documents. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby, Hamilton team up to battle sex trafficking

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video Two state lawmakers from Wilmington say they want to pass new laws to battle the problem of sex trafficking of minors in North Carolina and offer more treatment and less punishment to its young victims. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Captured: Human trafficking in the Port City

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video Human trafficking is an underground crime that is intensifying across the country. Women and even young girls are trapped in lives of misery, forced to have sex with perhaps dozens of men a day. This modern-day slavery is hitting closer to home than you may expect. Human trafficking is happening right here in the Port City. Full story...
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AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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