Detroit Man Convicted Of Child Porn, Sex Trafficking

(CBS DETROIT) — A Detroit man was found guilty in federal court on child pornography and sex trafficking charges, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Officials say Ryon Travis, 38, was convicted Monday after a three-day jury trial. READ MORE: Energy Dept. Lending Over $2B For GM Joint Venture U.S. Attorney Dawn Ison said the … Read more

Girls Do Porn Co-Creator Pleads Guilty, Leaving Fugitive Co-Owner Remaining Defendant

One of the co-creators of San Diego-based GirlsDoPorn.com pleaded guilty Tuesday to a federal count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. Matthew Isaac Wolfe admitted to his role in what prosecutors say was a scheme to coerce numerous women to appear in pornographic videos under false pretenses. Prosecutors allege the website owners and operators led … Read more

Berkeley man charged with human trafficking of a minor

OAKLAND — A 35-year-old Berkeley man has been charged with trafficking and pimping a 16-year-old girl following a vice operation in Alameda County, court records show. Joseph Lewis was charged Wednesday with human trafficking of a minor and pimping, both felonies. The charging documents cover a four-month period from January to May. The alleged victim … Read more

Warren Man Faces Five Felonies In Connection To Sex Trafficking A Minor

(CBS DETROIT) – A man from Warren has been charged with sex trafficking a minor and faces five felonies, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Tuesday. James Earl Madison-Cranford, 28, was arraigned on the following charges in Oakland County’s 46th District Court: minor sex trafficking, a 20-year felony; prostitution – accepting earnings, a 20-year felony; … Read more

From Mexico to NJ: State Police Dismantle Human Trafficking Ring

The New Jersey State Police arrested eight suspects who allegedly operated a “horrific” human trafficking ring in which victims were “lured to this country under the promise of a better life.” Eight people between 28 and 55 years old were arrested and face charges ranging from third-degree maintaining a house of prostitution to first-degree human … Read more

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 years In Prison

(CNN) — [Breaking news update at 3:14 p.m. ET] Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday, according to federal prosecutors, following his conviction last year on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges stemming from his efforts over years to use his fame to ensnare victims he sexually abused. READ MORE: … Read more

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison on federal sex trafficking charges

NEW YORK (CBS News) — R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday on federal sex trafficking charges during a court hearing in New York before U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly. He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release and a $100,000 fine. Prosecutors recommended that the R&B star from Chicago get at … Read more

R. Kelly sentenced to 30 years in prison on sex trafficking conviction

NEW YORK — Fallen R&B star R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on his federal sex trafficking conviction. This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below. Through tears and anger, R. Kelly’s accusers told a court Wednesday he had preyed on them and misled his fans … Read more

R. Kelly Timeline: Shining R&B Star to Convicted Sex Trafficker

R. Kelly’s musical accomplishments have been accompanied by a long history of allegations that he sexually abused women and children. Now the R&B singer could be put away behind bars for a quarter-century or more when he is sentenced Wednesday in a federal courtroom in New York City. A jury found Kelly guilty in September … Read more

Ghislaine Maxwell Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Sex Trafficking Minor Girls

NEW YORK, NY. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on Tuesday for carrying out a years-long scheme with her longtime confidante Jeffrey Epstein to groom and sexually abuse underage girls. Maxwell, 60, did not testify in her defense during the trial late last … Read more