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Rep. Matt Gaetz

FIRST ON CNN: DOJ officially decides not to charge Matt Gaetz in sex-trafficking probe

Paula Reid, CNN February 15, 2023

CNN—  The Justice Department has informed lawyers for at least one witness that it will not bring charges against Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz after a years-long federal sex-trafficking investigation,...

Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested on July 2, 2020 in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein’s longtime associate, has been charged with enticement of minors

(CNN) -- Ghislaine Maxwell, the longtime girlfriend and alleged accomplice of accused sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested Thursday morning and charged by New York federal prosecutors with six...

Downtown Kent on Tuesday, March 17. Gov. Mike DeWine announced at a press conference Sunday restaurants and bars in Ohio would close in light of the coronavirus.

Downtown restaurant owners react to closings

Empty sidewalks and dark storefronts lined the streets of downtown Kent this week as local businesses dealt with the effects of statewide restrictions on restaurants and bars.  Gov. Mike DeWine announced...

Twisted Meltz, located at 164 E. Main Street, was voted the second-best sandwich shop in Kent in the annual Best of Kent competition. Pictured above is a Paul Warfield sandwich, a Scouts Honor Mint milkshake and a side of fries. 

Best of Kent: best sandwich shop

First place: Franklin Square Deli Franklin Square Deli is dedicated to offering high-quality products at low prices. Kent State students appreciate the fresh ingredients at the motor-sport themed restaurant. Franklin...

A model showcases the fashion designed by Evelyn Rossol and Anna Honerlaw. International Justice Mission (IJM) presented Operation Hope: Freedom is Possible a fashion advocating for those still enslaved through sex trafficking and other varieties of slavery March 9, 2018.

Operation Hope advocates for victims of sex trafficking

Helen Yablonski March 9, 2018

Most fashion shows present audiences with high couture, but fashion design majors Evelyn Rossol and Anna Honerlaw sent chains down the runway Friday night.International Justice Mission (IJM) presented...

KSU students, Twitter express concern over religious group touting ‘God the Mother’

Lucas Misera and Lydia Taylor February 12, 2018

KentWired received complaints of men and women approaching students on campus and at off-campus apartments talking about “God the Mother.” A few students who reside at University Townhomes said two...

Ally Thompson, freshman exploratory major, watches “Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA,” which is part one of the docu-series, “A Path Appears.”“I feel more educated on how some women don’t have the choice of selling themselves. I used to think they made the choice, now I know not to judge right away,” Thompson said.

Sex-trafficking documentary brings awareness during Sex Week

Madeline Zupko October 19, 2016

The Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement held “Episode One: Sex Trafficking in the USA” October 19 as an event during Kent State’s 2016 Sex Week.Anne Victory, the education coordinator...

Illustration from the Detroit Free Press 2012.

Ohio sees more human trafficking crimes in 2014 than previous years

Katie Nix and Rachel Smeaton April 27, 2015

The State of Ohio is dealing with human trafficking now more than ever according to a report from the Attorney General’s office.“It’s one of those things where I think we’re just becoming more...

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