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Racine man forced woman to have sex and do drugs, DA says

Two additional felony charges of human trafficking and sexual assault were filed Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 51-year-old Racine man. Torrence C. Smothers, who is in custody on a $50,000 bond, was charged Thursday with felony counts of human trafficking and second-degree sexual assault in two separate cases. The human trafficking charge carries a fine of […]

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Two Girls Recovered In Human Trafficking Ring

The Racine County Sheriff’s Department helped to recover two teen-age girls on Tuesday in Yorkville during a human trafficking investigation, according to a press release. The investigation took several weeks to conduct and the task force recovered a 13- and a 16-year-old girl. Because of the sensitive nature of the investigation, which is still ongoing, the sheriff’s department isn’t releasing any […]