by Media | Jan 17, 2020 | Uncategorized
Tarrant County agency officials announced a billboard campaign on Thursday that they hope will educate residents about the dangers that lurk on the internet and social media.
Predators have long used the the internet and social media to engage with vulnerable populations in order to lure them into situations where they can be exploited. The billboard display will feature a girl holding a cellphone and say: “Trafficking Starts Here.” Read more here…
by Media | Mar 5, 2019 | Uncategorized
FEB. 24, 2019
At 11:30 on a Friday night, five women park outside a strip club called Cabaret Royale in Northwest Dallas. They’re about to launch a mission. The women — Rebekah, Dominique, Lisa, Aeisha and Emily — are representatives of an organization called Valiant Hearts which seeks to end sexual exploitation in North Texas. Read more…
by Media | Jan 23, 2019 | Uncategorized
By Jay R. Jordan Updated 5:03 pm CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019
A frantic phone call from a human trafficking victim in Houston to her mother in Fort Worth might have been the call that saved her life, police said.
The 20-year-old woman, who’s also from Fort Worth, moved to Houston with a friend on Dec. 21 to look for a job, according to Houston Police Department Vice Division Commander James Dale.
The pair stayed together in Houston for a few days but couldn’t find any work. The holiday season might have played a role in their inability to find jobs, Dale said. Read more…
by Media | Jan 15, 2019 | Uncategorized |
JANUARY 07, 2019 03:55 PM, UPDATED JANUARY 07, 2019 04:01 PM
The alleged leader of what police have called a large-scale sex trafficking ring in Dallas-Fort Worth has been free on bond since the New Year, according to court records.
Tremont Blakemore, 39, is charged with aggravated promotion of prostitution, tampering with physical evidence, engaging in organized crime, money laundering and compelling prostitution. Read more here…
by Media | Jan 11, 2019 | Uncategorized |
NOVEMBER 17, 2017 08:36 AM – UPDATED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 10:16 AM
Home had spun into a living hell for a mom and her 16-year-old daughter.
In the fall of 2015, the teen was already on probation for stealing her mom’s checkbook and writing a hot check. She was seeing two therapists, but she refused to give up smoking pot and her rebellious ways.
Her mother felt handcuffed to a problem she couldn’t solve. Read more…
by Media | Jan 10, 2019 | Uncategorized |
Published Sep 12, 2018 at 4:31 PM | Updated at 11:09 PM CDT on Sep 12, 2018
Police and federal agents raided homes in Dallas, Fort Worth and Lancaster on Tuesday as part of a major human trafficking investigation, authorities said.
One man and two women were accused of operating a prostitution operation.
Police said they encountered 11 women when they raided a home in Fort Worth and four others in Dallas. They will be treated as victims and offered counseling, police said. Read more…