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Feds announce human trafficking conspiracy charges in Blue Ash hotel case

Federal prosecutors said Monday that four people arrested at a Blue Ash hotel who are accused of conspiring to sell 16-year-old girls for sex could face up to life in prison if convicted.

The two women and two men appeared in U.S. District court Monday to face human trafficking conspiracy charges, according to a U.S. Department of Justice release.

Court documents accuse the four people of using the Quality Hotel Conference Center, 5901 Pfeiffer Road Blue Ash for a sex trafficking operation, according to a Nov. 5 Enquirer article.

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An FBI and Blue Ash Police Department anti-human trafficking operation at the Blue Ash hotel resulted in the Oct. 29 arrests of Doyenn J. Clayborne, 34; ChaKirah Ala Shae Stephens, 22; Kionte Hashiem Anderson, 19; and Joleen Marie Smith, 44, according to Monday’s release.

Prosecutors said they have audio recordings of the accused defendants discussing logistics for providing underage females for sex.

a house that has a sign on the side of a building: Facebook page for the Quality Hotel Conference Center at 5901 Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash.

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Facebook page for the Quality Hotel Conference Center at 5901 Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash.

Law enforcement officials found used and unused condoms, sexual devices, bottles of lubricant and a gun inside the defendants’ hotel room, according to the release.

Police and agents encountered a 16-year-old female victim who they said was brought to the hotel room to perform sex acts for money. A portion of the money would be given to the defendants, police said.

The punishment for conspiring to traffic a minor carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to a sentence of life in prison, according to the release.

The charges were announced Monday by David M. DeVillers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Chris Hoffman, special agent in charge from the FBI’s Cincinnati Division, and Blue Ash Police Chief Scott Noel, according to the release.

On Monday, a Cincinnati man was convicted in Warren County on human trafficking charges. He was accused of operating out of two hotels in Mason and another hotel in Blue Ash, according to a Nov. 9 Enquirer article.

Those charged federally are scheduled to appear in court next on Thursday, Nov. 12, according to court documents.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Feds announce human trafficking conspiracy charges in Blue Ash hotel case

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Germany Warns on Tracing; Sanofi Plans Human Trial: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The U.K. government imposed tougher curbs on London in a bid to contain a spike in new cases, while France set a curfew in Paris. European nations from Germany to Italy to the Czech Republic reported record increases in new infections.


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An experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Translate Bio Inc. and French drug giant Sanofi elicited high levels of protective neutralizing antibodies in early-stage animal studies, clearing the way for a clinical trial to start later this year. Germany’s health minister warned that the nation’s tracing capacity is nearing its limit.

Singapore and Hong Kong will create a travel bubble that exempts people from both cities from quarantine, an agreement that will re-open links between Asia’s two premier financial hubs. India reported fewer than 70,000 cases for the fourth straight day, though daily infections are still higher than in the U.S.

Key Developments:

Global Tracker: Cases pass 38.5 million; deaths top 1.09 millionCovid’s deadly U.S. comeback widens, spreads to 46 statesWho’s succeeding against the coronavirus and why: QuickTakeRussia to miss Covid-19 vaccine goal amid production hurdlesEnergy demand will get a work-from-home boost this winterThe global economy is facing new fiscal cliffs

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Argentina Now Among Top Five Most-Infected Countries (9:12 a.m. NY)

A patchy lockdown that’s dragged on for 210 days has failed to spare Argentina from a late and aggressive outbreak of coronavirus.

Argentina passed Colombia as the most-infected country in Latin America after only Brazil and is currently number five globally in overall cases trailing the U.S., India, its northern neighbor and Russia. In total, 931,967 people have tested positive while 24,921 fatalities have been reported.

Germany Warns Tracing Capacity Near Limits (8:51 a.m. NY)

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s top health official warned that the recent surge in coronavirus infections is threatening Germany’s ability to track cases and check the spread of the disease.

“The problem is that day by day with increasing numbers our local authorities are not able any more to trace,” Health Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday during a Bloomberg webinar. “And then you lose track” and the numbers are increasing exponentially, he added.

Sanofi Plans Human Trial of mRNA Vaccine (8:14 a.m. NY)

Two doses of the candidate induced neutralizing antibodies “significantly higher” than those observed in Covid-19 patients as well as a response in infection-fighting T-cells in non-human primates, Translate Bio and Sanofi said in a statement.

The candidate is a so-called messenger RNA vaccine, which prompts the body to make a key protein from the virus, sparking an immune response. It’s based on technology similar to that used by one of the fastest-moving vaccine developers, Moderna Inc.

Sanofi is developing another coronavirus vaccine in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline Plc. That shot is already in a clinical trial, and first results are expected in early December to support the start of a broader phase

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Recreation Management & Policy | College of Health and Human Services

Explore the Department of Recreation Management & Policy

The Department of Recreation Management and Policy provides an academically challenging program of undergraduate, graduate and professional education coupled with a solid foundation of the liberal arts, preparing graduates for a range of professional opportunities in programming, management and clinical service.

NEW – This Fall, the Outdoor Education and Leadership major will merge with the Department of Recreation Management and Policy and transition to the new Outdoor Leadership and Management Option.

This new major option is designed for students interested in outdoor education, adventure programming, outdoor recreation, parks and protected areas, youth and after-school programming, conservation and related professions.  UNH is the leading university in New England for students pursuing careers in the outdoor industry. This option will capitalize on the strengths and assets of the Outdoor Education and Leadership major while expanding into the growing outdoor recreation and resource management fields. Students in this major will earn a bachelor of science in Recreation Management and Policy – Outdoor Leadership and Management.

The outdoor education program at UNH is the oldest continually accredited outdoor leadership major in the country, with an excellent reputation and prominent alumni working in every aspect of the Outdoor Industry.  The Department of Recreation Management and Policy has been accredited with the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions since the early 1980s, and is nationally-known for its Therapeutic Recreation and Program and Event Management programs.

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For more information please contact program coordinator Nate Fitch, [email protected]

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