Charges: Sex Traffickers Took Hundreds From Thailand To U.S.The indictment, unsealed Thursday, builds upon a case announced in October in which 17 people were indicted for their roles in the operation.
2 Iowa Residents Plead Guilty In Va. Sex Trafficking CaseTwo Iowa residents have pleaded guilty in a federal sex trafficking case in Virginia. Laura Sorensen and Aldair Hodza entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Richmond to sex trafficking and transporting a person across state lines for prostitution.
Trucker Arrested In Minn. Accused Of Keeping More Sex SlavesA Utah truck driver accused of keeping two women as sex slaves in his semitrailer as he traveled the country had four more victims, federal prosecutors said in court documents.
Trucker Arrested In Minn. Accused Of Keeping Sex SlavesFederal charges have been filed against a Utah trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time. Authorities have accused 54-year-old Timothy Jay Vafeades of kidnapping a 19-year-old female relative in May, taking her across the country and sexually abusing her hundreds of times. Vafeades was arrested Nov. 26 in Clay County, Minn., by an officer who realized the teenager had a restraining order against Vafeades.