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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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A conversation on human and sex trafficking – What are the signs? Why is Houston a main hub?

Posted on · Today, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we focus on human and sex trafficking, where we talk with local experts and one survivor-turned author and advocate.