Council Bluffs Man Arrested On Human Trafficking Charges

A Council Bluffs man is behind bars, accused of human trafficking.

Authorities say 68 year old Richard John Massey was arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday for allegedly sex trafficking a minor. Massey was arrested at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as he entered the United States on a flight originating from Mexico.

The arrest followed a federal grand jury indictment for Trafficking, Coercion & Enticement of a Minor and Traveling in Interstate Commerce to Facilitate Prostitution. The crimes reportedly happened between October 2017 and April 26, 2018.

Massey made an initial court appearance on Wednesday before a United States Magistrate Judge in Dallas and was ordered to appear in the Southern District of Iowa at a later date. Massey remains in custody pending proceedings in Iowa.

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