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Woman shares human trafficking message Tuesday in Omaha

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There will be an important message for Nebraska parents, guardians to grandparents and teachers shared Tuesday night at Westwood Church in Omaha. Members of the Set Me Free Project will hold an presentation on the dangers of sex trafficking and how to prevent children from falling victim.  Guest speaker Bronwyn Zitka travels the state talking […]

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Lincoln couple charged with human trafficking in Hall County

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A Lincoln man and woman have been charged with human trafficking after a woman at a hotel in rural Hall County claimed she had been recruited from Arkansas with the promise making a lot of money doing “massages.” 28-year-old Marcuiece Johnson and 21-year-old Katie Brandt have been charged with two counts of human trafficking. The […]

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Group forms to fight human trafficking in Nebraska (AUDIO)

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A Human Trafficking Task Force has been formed in Nebraska to fight what Attorney General Doug Peterson sees as a growing threat. “One of things that our office has heard and many of the people who have been involved in this movement for a long time have heard is, ‘Is it really happening in Nebraska?’” […]

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Human trafficking crackdown snares three pimps in Omaha

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Three pimps have been arrested and two victims rescued in the Omaha area during a nationwide crackdown on human trafficking. The FBI reports that nationally 153 pimps were arrested and 149 underage trafficking victims rescued. The initiative was called Operation Cross Country IX, operated by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited […]

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Congress debates defunding of Planned Parenthood with shutdown looming (AUDIO)

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Congress debates whether Planned Parenthood should continue to receive federal funding, with the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over the debate. United States Senator Deb Fischer wants Planned Parenthood stripped of federal funding in light of secretly taped videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the trafficking of tissues from aborted fetuses. But, Fischer […]

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Sex trafficking sting nets 16 in Lincoln

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Sixteen men have been arrested in Lincoln for soliciting sex as part of a national summer crackdown on sex trafficking. Lincoln Police Sergeant Ben Miller says too often prostitutes have been trapped in the trade by pimps who take over their lives through threats or drug dependency. Miller says sex trafficking isn’t necessarily the kidnapping […]

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Congressman Fortenberry calls for suspension of money for Planned Parenthood

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Congressman Jeff Fortenberry says federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be suspended while Congress investigates videos released by an anti-abortion group. A fourth video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress in which it appears a Planned Parenthood officials discusses the trafficking of fetal tissue and organs after abortions. Fortenberry says Planned Parenthood […]

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Human Trafficking Bill Signed into Law

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law today the state’s first ever comprehensive anti-human trafficking law. The emphasis of the new law is to protect children from commercial sexual exploitation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt helped craft the new law. He called it, “… a great stride in the fight against modern-day slavery.” Governor Brownback said, “This will not only ...

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Washington Woman To Be Sentenced In Norton County Court

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A Washington Kansas woman will be sentenced for two trafficking charges in August in Norton County District Court. Jennifer Layman was originally charged with three counts of traffic in contraband into a correctional facility in connection with an alleged April 14th incident. Those charges are level five and six non-person felonies. In a plea agreement, Layman pled guilty to two ...

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