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Stranger abduction is every parent's worst nightmare. One Dallas father lived that nightmare after his daughter went missing from a Dallas Mavericks NBA game last month.

The father reported his daughter missing to security after she left her seat to use the restroom and never returned.

The family said Dallas police failed to act after surveillance footage showed the girl leaving the American Airline Center with two men on April 8.

The unidentified teenager's father was told by police to go home. The family's attorney said the police did nothing to track down the girl.

Dallas police cited a Texas family law that treats missing teenagers as runaways unless there is evidence of an abduction.

Six days after the girl went missing, the family contacted the Texas Counter-Trafficking nonprofit group, which discovered photos of the girl on a prostitution website and contacted Oklahoma City Police.

Oklahoma City police tracked the girl to an Extended American Hotel in Oklahoma City, about 200 miles from where she was abducted.

Police found the girl in a room with ringleader Kenneth Nelson. Eight people were taken into custody, including Nelson who was charged with human trafficking and distributing porn.

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Karen Gonzales was charged with human trafficking and porn distribution for taking photos of the girl and posting the images on a prostitution website.

"There were several people involved with not only this girl, but others," said Oklahoma City Police Department spokesperson Gary Knight.

Knight seemed to take a jab at the Dallas Police Department when he said, "We did everything we could to find this girl."

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Brownsville police can't confirm Tisha Campbell's story that she was nearly snatched off a Texas street by human traffickers.

The 53-year-old actress trended on social media after she recounted her experience of nearly falling victim to human traffickers.

Tisha took to her Instagram account, telling followers "Don't freak out but I think I almost got snatched up."

Coincidentally, she was filming an independent movie about human trafficking in Brownsville when the incident allegedly occurred.

The actress said she needed a ride but there were no Ubers or Lyfts. So a man in her hotel gave her a number to a taxi service.

After calling for a ride, she claimed two men pulled up in what she described as "a sketchy van" and demanded that she get in.

After she refused, she went back to the front desk but the man was gone. She said a woman told her that the phone number wasn't the one they normally give to guests for the taxi company.

Tisha concluded she was "set up". But rather than call the police to report her suspicions, Tisha sent her brother a video.

She captioned the post:

"This was a video I sent to my brother right after it happened but I felt it important for ppl to be aware. I need for EVERYONE to be overly conscious of themselves and their loved ones..."

After viewing the video on social media, the Brownsville Police Department conducted a thorough investigation into Tisha's allegations.

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Police conducted interviews with hotel staff, reviewed security camera footage, and ultimately concluded that Tisha was never a guest in any of Brownsville's hotels.

Furthermore, police say the department "takes human trafficking and incidents such as the one Ms. Campbell reported seriously and welcomes her to reach out to us to investigate the matter further."

So far, police have not heard from Tisha.

Tisha's story is reminiscent of the one told by disgraced actor Jussie Smollett. Smollett was found guilty in December of lying to Chicago police about a federal hate crime. His sentencing hearing is set for March 10.

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15 migrants died after the SUV they were passengers in collided with a semi truck on Tuesday, around 6:15 AM local time near the California-Mexico border.

The highway patrol said the Ford Expedition, designed to carry six people, was packed with 27 migrants when it entered a busy intersection where it collided with a gravel-filled semitruck.

Fourteen people, including the Ford driver, were pronounced dead at the scene, and another passenger died at a hospital, officials said.

California Highway Patrol Border Division Chief Omar Watson said the SUV had no seats other than the driver's seat and front passenger's seat.

Watson did not indicate whether the migrants had just entered the country.

He said several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle and died upon impact.

"Everyone in the vehicle was injured to some extent," Watson told reporters.

"Obviously, that vehicle is not meant for that many people," he added.

Watson said the SUV's driver may have ran the stop sign. "Subsequently the big rig collided with the left side of the Ford Expedition."

No charges have been filed in the crash.
 

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"Denzel Washington" is among nearly 200 defendants arrested in a human sex trafficking sting involving a single Florida girl.

Although Washington is not the legendary actor, it isn't clear if the defendant is related to Denzel.

The operation, called "Stolen Innocence," began in 2018 and wrapped on Tuesday with nearly 200 arrests, the NY Post reported.

The girl was 13 and 14 years old at the time of the assaults, but investigators believe she was younger than 13 when the assaults began.

Among the suspects are a high-profile Florida State University booster, a middle school physical education teacher, a lobbyist, and a former candidate for local office, according to the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper.

They were all charged with human trafficking of a minor, and 106 people were hit with felony charges. 18 are being charged federally, according to the Post.

Several women were also arrested and charged with arranging "play" dates with the girl in exchange for money, according to the Post.

Some of the defendants say their encounters with the girl occurred in a filthy apartment and various hotels and motels around Tallahassee.

They say the girl's mother wouldn't allow them to have sex with the child unless they brought her drugs and money.

It isn't clear if the girl’s mother was charged or was part of the sex trafficking ring.

The teen was rescued by the police department's Special Victims Unit. She is in the custody of the state and "on the road to recovery."
 

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Ghislaine Maxwell collected a trove of sex tapes over the years that she plans to use in her defense of federal child sex trafficking charges.

The late financier Jeffrey Epstein, who hanged himself in a Manhattan jail cell last year, reportedly rigged his townhouse with 50+ cameras. He kept surveillance tapes of everyone in his home and everything that went on.

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Sources say world leaders, former and current presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, and celebrities are on the tapes.

The former socialite from Great Britain plans to use her copies of Epstein's pedophile tapes as an insurance policy against federal charges, a friend told London's Daily Mail.

Maxwell, who was arrested last week at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire, was transferred to a Brooklyn detention center on Monday.

She is on suicide watch while awaiting trial on four counts of sex-trafficking minors and two counts of perjury for allegedly acting as Epstein's madam to procure children.

"The secret stash of sex tapes I believe Ghislaine has squirreled away could end up being her get-out-of-jail card if the authorities are willing to trade," the source said. "She has copies of everything Epstein had. They could implicate some twisted movers and shakers. If Ghislaine goes down, she’s going to take the whole damn lot of them with her."

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New England Patriots billionaire owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting sex at a high class massage parlor in Florida, police said on Friday.

The prominent businessman was among 25 people arrested after a months long investigation into possible human trafficking, Jupiter, Fla police Chief Robert Kerr said during a news conference.

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WikiLeaks email leaks continues to expose the dark side of Hillary Clinton's inner circle.

Did you know that a close friend of Clinton's was found guilty in Haiti of abducting children for a sex trafficking ring? Did you also know that Clinton used her influence in Haiti to help the woman?

You can read the sordid details here.

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Chinese officials strongly deny packing human flesh in cans and shipping the marinated "meat products" to Africa to be sold as food.

According to published reports, a Zambian woman living in China warned Africans not to eat corned beef imported from China because the cans contained people.

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Fayetteville police said Monday they have found the body of missing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis.

She was last seen on the day she went missing being carried in the arms of a pedophile who was later arrested and charged with kidnapping Shaniya.

Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, 25, was taken into custody on Friday (Nov. 12) and charged with human trafficking, child abuse involving prostitution and filing a false police report.

The child's remains were located in an area bordered by Highway 87 south and Walker Road - just south of Sanford - during a second day of searching.

Davis was last seen alive at a Comfort Suites hotel in Sanford last week - the same morning her mother reported her missing from her Fayetteville home. Police say a surveillance video from the hotel showed the child with 29-year-old Mario McNeill.

The area where police found the body is about 7 miles from the hotel.

Thanks to loyal reader Oneal R. for the tip.

A 5-year-old North Carolina girl is still missing 3 days after a man was arrested and charged with kidnapping her. Police suspect Shaniya Davis's mother provided her to 29-year old Mario Andrette McNeil for sexual favors in exchange for drugs and/or cash.

Fayetteville, NC police arrested Shaniya's mother, Antoinette Nicole Davis, and charged her with child abuse involving prostitution, human trafficking and filing a false police report.

According to arrest reports, Davis "knowingly provide(d) Shaniya Davis with the intent that she be held in sexual servitude" and she "permit(ted) an act of prostitution."

Shaniya had only lived with her mother for one month before she went missing.

McNeil (pictured below) has been charged with kidnapping Shaniya after he was seen on a hotel surveillance camera on Thursday (11/12) carrying the child into a Sanford hotel room about 40 miles from Fayetteville.

Shaniya's mother reported the girl missing Tuesday morning (11/10) from a mobile home community in Fayetteville, and authorities began searching nearby wooded areas. She said she last saw her around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police responded to the home around 6:50 a.m., and immediately suspected foul play was involved in the girl's disappearance. “There is definitely something not right about the situation. Foul play is suspected,” Fayetteville police spokeswoman Theresa Chance said Tuesday evening. The mother’s live-in boyfriend and her sister, along with an infant and Shaniya's 7-year-old brother were also in the home when the girl went missing.

On Thursday, police took the mother's boyfriend, Clarence Coe, 30, into custody and charged him with kidnapping. But Coe was released the next day and all charges were dropped.

Investigators said they found a blanket that might have belonged to Shaniya in a garbage can outside a neighbor's home, along with other items the little girl was wearing. Shaniya was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and pink underwear.

Police sealed the home Tuesday and prevented family members from entering, citing extensive sewage leaks inside the mobile home.

Bradley Lockhart, center, father of missing 5-year-old Shaniya Davis, cries during a news conference at the police station, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 in Fayetteville, N.C.

Shaniya's father, Bradley Lockhart, told The Associated Press he raised his daughter for several years but last month decided to let her stay with her mother. He said Shaniya's mother struggled for years with alcohol and drug abuse as well as financial difficulties. He said she recently found a stable job and her own place so he decided to give her a chance to raise their daughter.

"I should've never let her go over there," Lockhart said Saturday night.

Chance said the family has a history with the Department of Social Services.

"There have been major DSS issues with this family – who has custody, switching back and forth," Chance said. This summer, officers served a search warrant at the home and found a variety of drugs inside.

Lockhart said police have not told him whether they are any closer to finding his daughter.
"I just want her to come back safe my friend," he said. "I love her very much and I hope she is OK."

He described his relationship with Davis as a "one-night stand" and said he and Davis never argued about him raising Shaniya.

"Shaniya is a precious young lady and she is special," Lockhart said.

Fayetteville police say they interviewed three registered sex offenders in the area. The sex offenders are not considered suspects.

Police have not said whether they believe Shaniya is dead. "We're treating this as a child in danger, with the information we have," Chance said.

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