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Leader in Va. teen prostitution ring admits guilt (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member admitted his role Tuesday in a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls for paid sex acts and threatened those who refused to participate.
Source: WTOP News    Date: June 26, 2012

Key figure in prostitution ring to enter plea (Alexandria, VA): An alleged street gang member accused of running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls is set to enter a plea.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 25, 2012

City, county join forces to fight gangs (Charlottesville, VA): More than a dozen community leaders have joined together to combat gang activity in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: June 23, 2012

US Marshals give $850K to NoVa gang task force seized in gambling raid at Vietnamese center (Alexandria, VA): U.S. Marshals on Friday gave a regional gang task force in northern Virginia more than $850,000 in funds seized during a controversial gambling raid last year at the Eden Center in Falls Church, a hub of Vietnamese culture in the region.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 22, 2012

Gang prevention programs target children at risk (Arlington, VA) : Federal law enforcement officials say criminal gangs are on the rise, with more than 33,000 now operating across the country and committing more than 50 percent of all violent crime. But in one community outside Washington, gang activity is down.
Source: Voice of America    Date: June 19, 2012

Accused gang leaders to be prosecuted under racketeering charges (Richmond, VA): Richmond authorities plan to prosecute two alleged leaders of the Bloods street gang under state racketeering charges that could bring life sentences.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 16, 2012

Roanoke teen gets 10 years for gang crime spree (Roanoke, VA): A second Roanoke teen who took part in a gang's crime spree late last year was sentenced Wednesday on gun and theft charges and will spend 10 years in prison.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: June 7, 2012

Cuccinelli leads anti-gang workshop in Weyers Cave (Augusta County, VA): Virginia's top prosecutor is claiming some key victories in the war on criminal street gangs. But during a daylong workshop in Augusta County Wednesday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said those efforts must be a continual battle.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: June 6, 2012

Gang leader gets 50 years for sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): A leader in the MS-13 street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for preying on teenage girls and forcing them into prostitution throughout northern Virginia.
Source:    Date: June 1, 2012

Tri-County Task force thwarts gang activity (Montross, VA): The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.
Source: The Journal    Date: May 25, 2012

Targeting gangs throughout Virginia (Salem, VA): Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will kick off a series of five community and law enforcement gang trainings across the Commonwealth.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: May 24, 2012

Jury recommends 58 years in Lynchburg shooting (Lynchburg, VA): A Lynchburg jury recommended 58 years in prison for a known Bloods gang member on Tuesday after it convicted him on two counts of malicious wounding and related firearms charges and one gang-related charge.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: May 22, 2012

Two additional gang associates plead guilty in Fairfax prostitution ring, officials say (Alexandria, VA): Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges of participating in a prostitution ring in Fairfax County that recruited local high school girls, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 18, 2012

Police say gang presence in Western Virginia is serious matter (Radford, VA): Gangs are a growing issue in Virginia that can only be tackled with awareness and information. That was the sentiment imparted Wednesday during an all-day gang training session held at Radford University. The training, first in a series of anti-gang sessions sponsored by the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, were open to law enforcement and the public.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: May 17, 2012

Cucinelli's anti-gang video wins national award (Richmond, VA): An anti-gang video produced by the Virginia attorney general's office is receiving national recognition.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: May 17, 2012

Gang signs: Police seeing spike in young recruits (Charlottesville, VA) : Writings on the walls of tunnels and overpasses announce what street gangs are in town. The "tagging" has caught the eye of youngsters and police alike.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: May 17, 2012

Cuccinelli, George Mason students create anti-gang games (Fairfax, VA): That's how the George Mason University junior describes his semester-long experience designing and producing a video game intended to prevent local teens from joining gangs -- all at the request of the state attorney general.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: May 3, 2012

HPD officer uses DARE program to address gang problem, educate local elementary schools (Harrisonburg, VA): There are currently more than 100 gang members in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County that are under 18, and police fear this number is on the rise.
Source: The Breeze    Date: April 26, 2012

Arlington battles to keep kids out of MS-13 (Arlington, VA): Since notorious street gang MS-13 put down roots in the D.C. area, officials in tiny Arlington County have worked to establish one of the most extensive gang prevention programs in the region, focusing on keeping children out of gangs and helping current gang members get out.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: April 18, 2012

Manassas man pleads guilty to trafficking girl, 14 (Manassas, VA) : A Manassas-area man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sex trafficking a 14-year-old female runaway. Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, 20, of Manassas, is a member of transnational Hispanic street gang SUR–13, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: April 13, 2012

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