Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Nov 07 2011
Gannett News service reports on another case of a teen arrested in a Backpage.com-related crime
Oct 25 2011
We totally agree with 36 prominent clergy members who today appealed to Village Voice Media “to end the sex trafficking of girls and boys made possible by its Web site, Backpage.com.” 
Aug 01 2011
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement not only targets and apprehends human traffickers, but it also provides assistance to human trafficking victims through its Victim Assistance Program. That assistance comes in various forms like temporary immigration benefits, counseling, and more.
Jun 20 2011
In the ongoing fight against sexual crimes against children, a Seattle man was sentenced to 17 years, 6 months in prison after admitting to possessing child pornography and molesting a child.
May 31 2011
Editors ask, "Why should businesses in Washington be concerned about gangs? And, what can employers do to curb the disturbing trend of young children being recruited into gangs?"
May 20 2011
Attorney General McKenna this week congratulated Facebook for deploying a powerful new program, developed by Microsoft, to combat terrible crimes against kids. The New York Times describes the cutting-edge technology
May 11 2011
  From left to right: Kennewick Police Chief  Ken Hohenberg, Attorney General McKenna, DEA Agent in Charge Ray Lopez (admiring the haul) and Kennewick Police Captain Trevor White. Congratulations to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for a job well done! The second national drug take-back
Apr 12 2011
KUOW is in the middle of a week-long series on gang violence (links include audio).
Apr 06 2011
In February, the Yakima Herald reported an ominous development at a protest against the rumored closure of a local swimming pool: The police chief spotted a repeat sex offender among the demonstrators.
Mar 17 2011
Unfortunately, a series of new gang crimes are in the news this week.