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MAYS LANDING- Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer has been handling human trafficking cases in Atlantic County since 2015. He was assigned in 2020, as Atlantic County’s Liaison to the New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force of the Office of the Attorney General’s Office. The goals of the state’s Human Trafficking Task …

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Q & A WITH ACPO VICTIM WITNESS COORDINATOR RAYMOND ROYSTER & VICTIM WITNESS ADVOCATE MELODY KIRBY ~Victim Witness Advocate Melody Kirby, how long have you served in the ACPO Victim Witness Unit and how many Human Trafficking cases/clients have you assisted with services? VICTIM WITNESS ADVOCATE KIRBY: I’ve been working as a Victim Advocate for …

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MAYS LANDING-Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner is proud to announce that ACPO Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Buckley has been chosen as an Advocacy Champion for 2020 by the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley is currently assigned to the Grand Jury Unit. Buckley has served as ACPO’s Human Trafficking Liaison to the …

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MAYS LANDING- In 2009, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley became the first prosecutor to charge Human Trafficking in Atlantic County, and in 2015, secured the first conviction for Human Trafficking in Atlantic County. In the latter case, Buckley successfully prosecuted a trafficker who was sexually exploiting 7 different women. In 2015, Buckley handled the …

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MAYS LANDING- Following a two month long investigation between the Township of Hamilton Police Department and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, El Joshua, 36, has been charged in connection to human trafficking, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Joshua, of Pearce Road in Mays Landing, was arrested without incident on February 21, 2019, …

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MAYS LANDING-  January 11, is National Wear Blue Day, and ACPO staff members wore blue today to show their support for human trafficking awareness during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. **The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law …

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MAYS LANDING— An Atlantic City man has been indicted for human trafficking and promoting prostitution, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On December 19, 2017, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a 4-count Indictment against Tahir Gregory, 38, of Atlantic City, for the Human Trafficking of two females. One of the females was forced …

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MAYS LANDING— A Quincy, Massachusetts man was sentenced on Dec. 7, 2017, to 10 years in New Jersey state prison for human trafficking, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Galen Spriggs, 39, was sentenced to 10 years for the Human Trafficking of an adult female. Spriggs pled guilty on November 15, 2017, to a …

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MAYS LANDING – A Bridgeton man pleaded guilty today to human trafficking for sex with an adult victim, First Assistant Prosecutor Cary Shill announced. Marcus E. Tukes, 47, of Industrial Boulevard, Bridgeton, pleaded guilty Wednesday to second degree Human Trafficking. Tukes acknowledged that he provided lodging to one of the victims with the knowledge and …

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