Seven people arrested on prostitution charges in southwest Montana

September 1, 2018 | Brainwave Science

Seven people arrested on prostitution charges in southwest Montana-Brainwave ScienceSITUATION

In joint sting operation involving the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Bozeman police and the Department of Homeland Security carried out in past week, multiple attests were made with charges related to human trafficking. According to Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, most arrests were of all locals and sting revolved around online advertisements for sex and illicit contact.

According to a press release, Calvin F. Bender, Cody M. Umland, Mark A. Steed, Matthew J. Maus, Shannon J. Rodman, and Travis M. Staker, all of Gallatin County and John C. Sanders of Lewis and Clark County were arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and booked into the Gallatin County Detention Center for the crime of prostitution after allegedly responding to advertisements posted on websites frequented for facilitating sexual contacts.

Sheriff’s Captain Jason Jarrett says it’s part of a new push to deter human trafficking in southwest Montana. He commented current situation ‘We’re trying to eliminate or reduce that demand, which eliminates the people that are bringing people in here. Sex work and human trafficking often go hand in hand – and it’s not a victimless crime.’


Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why we must pursue an end to the scourge of human trafficking. Though the US is a leader in the fight against human trafficking seeks justice for victims and accountability for offenders, unfortunately, it suffers from this problem too. This multi-billion-dollar industry destroys families and communities, weakens the rule of law, strengthens criminal networks, and offends universal concepts of human decency.

The aggravation of human trafficking in Montana is one of the main problems in the region. According to Jarrett, the state’s proximity to the Interstate 90 corridor makes the region susceptible to trafficking. Law enforcement agencies provide education to the public to help identify possible trafficking victims as well as prevention efforts with at-risk populations of younger men and women. But one more important task is to upgrade methods of investigations regarding suspects of human trafficking. While governments cannot undo the pain and indignity victims face, they can seek to right those wrongs through official acknowledgement of injustice and by prosecuting, convicting, and sentencing traffickers and those complicit in human trafficking.


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iCognative is a special test that can be conducted in different cases. This fully automated, extremely accurate technology takes approximately 45 minutes to determine if a suspect hides knowledge about specific crime in his/her brain without any verbal reaction. iCognative technology uses cognitive brain responses, it is not dependent on the emotions of the subject, nor is it affected by emotional stress that could be caused by the interrogation process.

In the case of arrests in Montana on suspicion of human trafficking, iCognative test of all 7 suspects, if deemed necessary by investigators, must be subjected to it. The technology enables law enforcement agents with missing information to prove the guilt of perpetrators. Details collected by investigators of the case utilized may include: the dates and time of every separate trafficking; photos of victims; names and pictures of partners in crime etc., are entered into the system to conduct a test. iCognative determines over 99.9% accuracy the fact of the presence of hidden information in the suspect’s brain.

iCognative is a new force in the world of investigations that aims to change the way cases get solved accurately, scientifically as well as expeditiously. The technology offered by Brainwave Science is the finest tool for agents that are ready to use only the most powerful technologies and upgrade obsolete methods.



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