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RCMP E Division & TX AG LE Division Fight Child Trafficking

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Director David Maxwell, Sergeant America Bonnet and Lieutenant Lannie Hilboldt of the Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division were recognized during receipt of the award.

AG Paxton’s Law Enforcement Division Receives Award from Royal Canadian Mounted Police for Efforts to Combat Sex Trafficking

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Law Enforcement Division of his office received a special award from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for partnering with its “E” Division Major Crime Unit on an investigation to stop the sex trafficking of underage girls from Canada to the United States.

Director David Maxwell, Sergeant America Bonnet and Lieutenant Lannie Hilboldt of the attorney general’s Criminal Investigations Division were recognized during receipt of the award.

Known as “Project E-Bountiful,” the collaborative law enforcement effort focused on the illegal sex trafficking activities of members of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints and their now imprisoned leader, Warren Jeffs.

Investigators from Attorney General Paxton’s office seized key evidence from Jeffs’ YFZ Ranch, near Eldorado, Texas, which was crucial in subsequent successful prosecutions in Canada.

RCMP Chief Superintendent Trent Rolfe, who led the operation, conveyed his appreciation to Attorney General Paxton’s Law Enforcement Division for its “exemplary work ethic and dedication to duty . . . in keeping with the highest standards and tradition of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

“We’re honored that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police asked for our Law Enforcement Division’s help on the investigation, and that we were able to play a role in bringing to justice the despicable individuals who were involved in the sex trafficking of innocent and vulnerable victims,” Attorney General Paxton said.

“This award is well deserved.  Texas is a safer and better place because of the hard work the men and women of our Law Enforcement Division perform every day without any expectation of recognition.”

Established in 1920, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada.  It fights terrorism, organized crime, illicit drugs and offenses that threaten the integrity of Canada’s national borders. 

TX AG HTU Stops Child Sex Trafficker

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Domingo Gonzalez, 48, of Uvalde Texas

AG Paxton’s Human Trafficking Unit
Arrests Uvalde County Man in
Child Sex Trafficking Case

AUSTIN, TX  –  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Human Trafficking Unit (HTU) of his office arrested 48-year-old Domingo Gonzalez of Uvalde on a warrant for Compelling Prostitution in Bexar County.

Compelling prostitution is committed when a person knowingly causes another by force, threat or fraud to commit prostitution.

It also occurs when a person causes, by any means, a child younger than 18 to commit prostitution regardless of whether the actor knew the age of the victim when the offense occurred.

Gonzalez’s case was referred to the attorney general’s office after a 15-year-old girl was rescued from domestic sex trafficking.

During an interview with law enforcement officials, Gonzalez confessed to committing the act of prostitution, and HTU investigators discovered that the person Gonzales paid to have sex with was the 15-year-old victim in their investigation.

The Human Trafficking Unit collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to rescue individuals who are victims of labor and sex trafficking.

If you suspect human trafficking, call the attorney general’s office at 512-463-1646,
email: humantrafficking@texasattorneygeneral.gov,
or call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

For more information and additional resources, visit https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cj/human-trafficking

Texas Attorney General’s Office Investigating Planned Parenthood

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Abortion iIS MURDER

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced his office has launched an investigation into Planned Parenthood following the publication of a video showing a Planned Parenthood Senior Director discussing the sale of baby body parts:

“The Office of the Attorney General has launched an official investigation into Planned Parenthood following the release of a video that details the organization’s calculated slaughter of human babies to maximize the available body parts they plan to sell.”

“The video offers a glimpse into an organization that knowingly and deliberately destroys human life to further its bottom line.”