Prosecutors:national investigation nets child traffickers


August 8, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 19 people have been charged in northern Oklahoma state and federal courts following a nationwide investigation into child sex trafficking.

U.S. Attorney Trent Shores said that nine defendants have been indicted in Tulsa on a variety of federal charges, including possession of child pornography, sexual exploitation of a child and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor.

Shores said another 10 defendants face similar state charges in Tulsa County following the monthlong investigation of child sex predators.

In addition, Shores...

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