Articles Tagged with sex trafficking

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accident-barrier-caution-923681-300x200Steven Snipe of West Palm Beach, Florida was indicted Tuesday on federal child pornography and sex trafficking charges.

Snipe, 27, faces one count of producing child pornography and one count of sex trafficking involving children. The press did not name a lawyer for him.

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ai-codes-coding-247791-300x165The U.S. government is attempting to seize $16.5 million in bank funds belonging to the operators of the now-shuttered Backpage.com. These funds are held in an offshore bank account, sources say.

The seven defendants named in the complaint are Michael Lacey, 69, of Paradise Valley, Arizona; James Larkin, 68, of Paradise Valley, Arizona; Scott Spear, 67, of Scottsdale, Arizona; John “Jed” Brunst, 66, of Phoenix, Arizona; Daniel Hyer, 49, of Dallas, Texas; Andrew Padilla, 45, and Joye Vaught, 37, of Addison, Texas.

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