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Woman who ran former Houston bar Puerto Alegre pleads guilty to sex trafficking crimes

Posted on · Maria Dolores Botello-Morales, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking by force, fraud and coercion, according to federal court records. Some of her relatives face similar charges.

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Former Texas DPS trooper Lee Ray Boykin found guilty of using authority to sexually assault women, prosecutors say

Posted on · A jury determined that Boykin deprived two women of their rights when, while on duty as a law enforcement officer in August 2020, he coerced them to perform oral sex in a parking lot in Houston.

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