Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Seven Gang Members Charged with Sex Trafficking

TACOMA, Wash. -- Seven members of a street gang have been charged with trafficking minors for sex. They were forced to engage in prostitution in Tacoma, Lakewood, Olympia, Lacey and Bellingham, officials said.

Detectives said the girls were solicited at up to $200 each time that equals $2,000 a night. Police say the girls see little of that. Investigators say they found 15 victims ages 13-27.

Law enforcement says all are members of the Tillicum Park Gangsters. Bail for each was set at $1 million.

The FBI and local law enforcement say some gangs are changing their tactics away from drug selling and 'to' human trafficking. (KOMONEWS.com, Oct. 3, 2017)