Atlantic City police part of national operation focusing on human trafficking

25 arrests in Atlantic City and 120 nationwide Atlantic City police helped arrest 24 women and one man in an FBI-led national investigation into focusing on human trafficking. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children  announced today said 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers arrested as … Read moreAtlantic City police part of national operation focusing on human trafficking

Human-trafficking defendant beat women ‘as if they were grown men,’ witness claims

An Atlantic City man who allegedly used threats, violence and drugs to force women into prostitution was ordered held pending trial Thursday. Tahir Gregory, 38, is accused of the human-trafficking of two women who told investigators that he not only regularly threatened violence, but acted on those threats, Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley told the judge. … Read moreHuman-trafficking defendant beat women ‘as if they were grown men,’ witness claims

Bridgeton man pleads guilty to human trafficking

A Bridgeton man pleaded guilty to human trafficking for sex with an adult victim Wednesday. Marcus Tukes, 47, admitted he gave lodging to one of the victims with the purpose of promoting the victim’s prostitution. He requested bail pending his sentencing Nov. 17. But that was denied by Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Waldman. “Marcus Tukes … Read moreBridgeton man pleads guilty to human trafficking

Atlantic City man charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution

An Atlantic City man allegedly forced two women into prostitution. Tahir Gregory, 38, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of first-degree human trafficking and two counts of promoting prostitution, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner. Searches as a result of the investigation led to more than 100 bags of pure fentanyl and a handgun. … Read moreAtlantic City man charged with human trafficking, promoting prostitution

Call to 911 sparked human-trafficking investigation in Atlantic City

A victim’s call to Atlantic City police sparked an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution last week, according to information released at detention hearings Tuesday for two of those accused. Jovana Jensen and Laraza White were ordered held pending trial. They along with Galen Spriggs are charged with first-degree human trafficking and and third-degree promoting … Read moreCall to 911 sparked human-trafficking investigation in Atlantic City