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Human trafficking bills wind through [the] state legislature

By: Beau Evans Capitol Beat News Service June 20, 2020 ATLANTA — The Georgia Senate has passed legislation that would punish convicted human traffickers who transport victims via commercial vehicles by banning them from obtaining a commercial driver’s license. House Bill 823, sponsored by Rep. Houston Gaines, would impose a lifetime ban on driving a…

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Billings woman pleads guilty for role in sex trafficking

By: Paul Hamby June 11, 2020 A Billings woman faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after she pleaded guilty Thursday to taking three people to a bus station in town for a trip to Georgia to engage in commercial sex. Destiny Lachelle Nilsen, 26, changed her plea to charges of…

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Cyber tips lead to Cartersville man’s arrest on child porn charge

By: Shaddi Abusaid May 28, 2020 A 55-year-old Cartersville man was arrested on a child pornography charge Thursday morning after investigators received “numerous reports” about his online activity, authorities said.  Armed with a warrant, members of the GBI, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations searched the home of Preston Nichols before charging him…

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INTERPOL Assesses COVID-19’s Effect on Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking

June 12, 2020 INTERPOL released an assessment outlining COVID-19’s short and long-term effects on migrant smuggling and human trafficking.  While some of the preventive measures have effectively hindered certain criminal opportunities in the short-term, smugglers, and traffickers, as well as their victims, have sought and found ways to overcome them notes INTERPOL.  Security Magazine /…

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Cyber tips lead to Cartersville man’s arrest on child porn charge

By: Shaddi Abusaid May 28, 2020 A 55-year-old Cartersville man was arrested on a child pornography charge Thursday morning after investigators received “numerous reports” about his online activity, authorities said.  Armed with a warrant, members of the GBI, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations searched the home of Preston Nichols before charging him…

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