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October 24, 2016
Human trafficking in our backyard
It's hard for me to really grasp how something like this happens in South Dakota. The website promised to connect "sugar daddies" with "sugar...
October 24, 2016 - 5:15pm
April 12, 2016
OPINION: New bill could spell end to a secret problem
When most Americans think of sex trafficking, they probably think of some Lisa Ling special on CBS about little girls from Thailand or some remote...
April 12, 2016 - 10:21am
February 4, 2016
OPINION: Beyond the game
For potentially thousands of young women, the Super Bowl is anything but a game. It’s another opening for exploitation. In recent years,...
February 4, 2016 - 5:08pm
August 26, 2015
OPINION: Human trafficking laws provide hope, but let's not stop
Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes in the history of mankind. Unfortunately, the enslavement and exploitation of others exists almost everywhere—even in South Dakota. Rep. Kristi Noem, South Dakota's lone representative in the U.S. House, said there are 100,000...
August 26, 2015 - 1:23pm
August 21, 2015
Police arrest 4 in SD in human trafficking investigation
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Four people are in custody after law enforcement authorities carried out an investigation against a suspected prostitution operation. The Sioux Falls Police Department says undercover investigators answered a prostitution-related online advertisement Tuesday...
August 21, 2015 - 2:51pm
December 25, 2014
AG wish list appears 'reasonable' to key lawmaker
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley's legislative wish list for 2015 — which includes adding human traffickers to the state sex offender registry and allowing trained first responders to carry an antidote for opiate overdoses — likely won't face much resistance...
December 25, 2014 - 12:48am
November 18, 2014
STUDY: South Dakota receives "F" for anti-human trafficking laws
WASHINGTON — Despite the considerable efforts by some South Dakota federal officials — U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson and Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., in particular — an anti-human trafficking group says the state of South Dakota is not doing enough to stop the criminal...
November 18, 2014 - 1:11pm
Group: Dakotas human trafficking laws lacking, Minn. law a model
WASHINGTON — North Dakota and South Dakota have the nation’s weakest laws on human trafficking, according to a set of ratings released Wednesday...
September 18, 2014 - 11:59am
September 10, 2014
Noem ready to consider funding for Mideast fight
Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., has been frustrated by a lack of strategy to fight the Islamic extremist group that has taken over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, she said Wednesday. She hoped President Obama would change that in his prime time speech to the nation Wednesday night. Noem...
September 10, 2014 - 10:37pm
Assistant US attorney honored for sex trafficking prosecutions
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A national organization that highlights the work of women in law enforcement has recognized an assistant federal prosecutor in South Dakota for his efforts in combating human trafficking. The group Women in Federal Law Enforcement has honored Assistant U.S....
September 10, 2014 - 7:14am
August 13, 2014
Health care workers find role in human trafficking fight
SIOUX FALLS — Health care workers who are on the front lines to detect human trafficking met here Tuesday learn how to identify potential victims. Avera Medical Group, with headquarters in Sioux Falls, has adopted a protocol to screen for trafficking victims that hospital officials...
August 13, 2014 - 7:21am
August 12, 2014
US attorneys host human trafficking forum in SD
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson from South Dakota and U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon from North Dakota are sponsoring a three-day conference in hopes of raising awareness of human trafficking and related crimes. Johnson, medical professionals and a senior adviser...
August 12, 2014 - 12:36pm
August 9, 2014
Officials hope event raises awareness of human trafficking
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The top federal prosecutors in the Dakotas say too few people are getting the message that human trafficking and related crimes often involve local victims and are happening in the two states. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson from South Dakota and U.S. Attorney...
August 9, 2014 - 7:50am
July 30, 2014
NOEM: Trafficking victims need a place to go
It seems like every few weeks I open the newspaper and my heart sinks -- it's another story about human trafficking happening right here in South...
July 30, 2014 - 10:26pm
February 28, 2014
Noem: Bring awareness to human sex trafficking
Congresswoman: Helping victims, preventing other problems top goal
February 28, 2014 - 7:39pm