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Newbury police charge Maine man in online child pornography case

Newbury Port, Maine – A 42-year-old volunteer firefighter was arraigned Friday in Newburyport District Court on 20 counts relating to an online undercover Newbury police sting targeting sexual exploitation of children.


Maine Voices: Initiative focuses on those in grip of trafficking, hidden in plain sight

Preble Street is striving to raise awareness of sexual and labor exploitation and help survivors reclaim their lives.


Alleged victim found dead day before start of Lewiston sex trafficking trial

An alleged Lewiston, ME. victim of aggravated sex trafficking, who was scheduled to testify against her fiance at his trial starting Tuesday, was reported dead Monday morning. If convicted for this Class B felony, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Subsequently, the charge will be dismissed, Assistant District Attorney Nathan Walsh said.


Hearings delayed for pair accused of sex trafficking

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Detention hearings have been delayed again for a married couple accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in northern New England.


Boston man who forced Maine women to work as prostitutes gets 17 years

Rashad Sabree, 37, of Boston pleaded guilty in July to two counts of sex trafficking. When Sabree discovered text messages for help, he began assaulting one of the victims. A passing motorist, who witnessed the assault while driving on Interstate 95, called 911. Maine State Police responded and the defendant was arrested. “This case demonstrates the important role that the public can play in helping to protect those who are vulnerable,”


Lewiston man charged with sex trafficking

Police have charged a 35-year-old Lewiston man with aggravated sex trafficking as a result of their work this summer posing as prospective clients to find out if women were being forced or coerced into prostitution.


Lewiston police continue crackdown on prostitution; seven arrested

Police on Wednesday charged seven more people in what investigators say is a crackdown on human and sex trafficking.