Backpage shuts down adult section, citing gov’t pressure, unlawful ‘censorship’ campaign

January 10, 2017 in News

By Tribune News Service Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday […]

Man sentenced to 1 year in Panama City-to-Hattiesburg human trafficking case

January 17, 2014 in News, The Buzz

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A man arrested as part of a kidnapping and human trafficking investigation was sentenced Thursday to one year in prison for transporting a woman across state […]

Man to plead guilty in Hattiesburg court to human trafficking

September 24, 2013 in Buzz Report, News, The Buzz, Top Stories

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — Court records say a man arrested as part of a kidnapping investigation will plead guilty to transporting a woman for prostitution.

Ruperto Moncillo Flores and Jacobo Feliciano-Francisco were arrested June 27 after a woman walked into a police department in Hattiesburg and said she’d been abducted in Panama City Beach, Fla…