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Second piece in human trafficking policy reform clears Senate committee

Mississippi– A human trafficking bill championed by Speaker of the House Philip Gunn survived the Senate on committee deadline day Tuesday. HB 1559 was designed to directly address the housing service gap for minors who are trafficking victims.


Mississippi Trucking Association presented Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award

The Truckers Against Trafficking Champion Award is given to recognize and honor the creative, innovative, generous and dedicated efforts of specific TAT partners whose actions have significantly furthered TAT’s work in engaging more members of the industries TAT works with, as well as the efforts of more agencies and organizations within the state and nation, in the fight to end human trafficking and recover more survivors and prosecute more perpetrators.
“MTA member companies have trained almost 10,000 trucking industry employees in conjunction with TAT. These trained employees are acting as a watchdog on the American highways to combat this horrific crime,” said MTA President Hal Miller.


Mississippi man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor

Edward Earl Daniels of Oxford, MS, was found with a minor in his vehicle during his arrest on a traffic violation. Police and FBI agents investigated and determined Daniels operated a prostitution ring with the minor and other victims.


Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

Louis Remont, 60, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is charged with multiple crimes, including exploitation of a vulnerable adult, abuse of a vulnerable adult and prostitution-accepting money from a prostitute. Forrest County Chief Investigator Capt. Phillip Hendricks spotted suspicious activity around Remont’s truck at a rest area and investigated. “The passenger was a developmentally disabled female and the driver was a three-time convicted sex offender, and he was actually pimping her out to people at the rest area,” Hendricks said.


Neshoba Co. man charged after being caught with trafficked child from Ga.

Emanuel Moore, 32, of Philadelphia, Mississippi, is charged with kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Clay Moore attempted to assist Moore with his disabled vehicle when he noticed a 15-year-old girl inside of the car. Upon interview with the child it was discovered that she was a victim of commercial sexual exploitation and missing in Georgia. Moore was out on bond for statutory rape of the same child.


Clinton police arrest 23 in city’s first ever human trafficking operation

Arrests include individuals from the metro area as well as Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and Virginia. One arrest from Florida is Corey Myers, age 29. He was charged with felony enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes. Police say he arranged to meet a 14-year-old boy who was really a detective.


Jackson man sentenced to over eleven years for sex trafficking of a minor

“Trafficking minors for sex is one of the worst, most heinous and despicable crimes we see, and this office will stop at nothing to protect victims and put these criminals behind bars and stamp out human trafficking,” said U.S. Attorney Hurst. Courtney Tremel Louie was actively involved with the sex trafficking of a minor he had transported from Tennessee to Jackson, MS.



It’s estimated that one in six runaways is likely a sex trafficking victim. While human trafficking laws have strengthened in Mississippi, finding help and shelter for victims has been a challenge. But two churches have joined forces to provide long term care to those who have been victimized.


Newspaper sports editor accused of sexually exploiting minor in Horn Lake

The sports editor of a Mississippi newspaper is accused of sexually exploiting a minor.The Commercial Dispatch reports 47-year-old employee Ronald Scott Walters was arrested Tuesday by Starkville police on an outstanding arrest warrant from Horn Lake.


Mississippi bill aims to help minors who are sex trafficking victims

The Republican leader of the Mississippi House is pushing a bill that he says could protect children who are victims of sex trafficking. House Bill 571 would prevent charges from being filed against trafficking victims who are younger than 18. The minor would be taken into protective custody and counseling would be provided.