TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKERS SENTENCED FRIDAY

The Twentynine Palms residents who were convicted last month on sex trafficking charges were sentenced Friday in Joshua Tree Superior Court. Kevin Akins, 28, was sentenced by Judge Rodney Cortez to 20 years in state prison at Chino for pandering. In addition, he was sentenced to eight years for causing

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES SEMINAR ON TRAFFICKING TOMORROW MORNING

The Morongo Basin Sexual Assault Services is hosting a free seminar on trafficking tomorrow. Reporter Rebecca Havely has the details…

Learn about the dangers of social media apps, recruitment, on line gaming and the psychology of grooming. This all-inclusive seminar is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Program of Copper Mountain

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TWENTYNINE PALMS DEFENDANTS ACCEPT PLEA BARGAIN IN SEX TRAFFICKING TRIAL

Two Twentynine Palms residents accepted a plea bargain Thursday afternoon in the middle of their trial in Joshua Tree for sex trafficking. According to court records, deputies found a teen girl in the desert near Twentynine Palms in June 2015, and determined that she was the victim of a sex

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SEX TRAFFICKING ARRESTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS PUT THE CRIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT

The recent bust of three Twentynine Palms residents for human sex trafficking and pimping, has brought human trafficking in the spotlight. California has the biggest problem of human trafficking in the nation, judging from the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline. In 2015, the hotline

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TWO TWENTYNINE PALMS RESIDENTS ACCUSED OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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TWO ARRESTED, ONE CONVICTED, IN TWENTYNINE PALMS SEX TRAFFICKING RING

Accused of operating a brothel and sex trafficking of a minor, two Twentynine Palms residents were arrested last week. According to the Sheriff’s Department, in June, deputies discovered a teen girl who had been abandoned in the desert in Twentynine Palms, and realized she had been the victim of sex

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