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State seeking more successful deer hunts
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February 8, 2017
Charges dropped in SD trafficking case after losing witness
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a South Dakota doctor accused of trafficking a 16-year-old girl from Georgia after losing contact with an out-of-state witness. Thirty-six-year-old Jonathan Cohen, of Sioux Falls, had faced human trafficking, sexual...
February 8, 2017 - 4:42pm
February 7, 2017
Bill aims to reduce trafficking of minors with less proof
PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota House committee has unanimously approved a bill to make it easier to prosecute those who traffic minors between the age of 16 and 18. The bill that advanced Monday would eliminate the need to prove force, fraud or coercion when prosecuting someone for...
February 7, 2017 - 12:29pm
January 31, 2017
Rise in calls to U.S. trafficking hotline reveals new types of abuse
An increase in the number of trafficking victims calling a U.S. helpline has uncovered new types of exploitation, including forced door-to-door...
January 31, 2017 - 1:13pm
January 10, 2017
Backpage.com shuts 'adult' section in face of government pressure
SAN FRANCISCO—The online classified advertising site Backpage.com abruptly shut its "adult" section on Monday, Jan. 9, yielding to a campaign...
January 10, 2017 - 9:39am
December 21, 2016
Human traffickers preying more on children, men and laborers, study finds
NEW YORK — The face of human trafficking is changing with more children and men falling prey and more victims trapped in forced labor...
December 21, 2016 - 8:58am
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