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Conoco Motel robbers released on bond
The two men accused of robbing three exotic dancers at the Conoco Motel in Grand Island are out of jail on bond. The case has been bound over to Hall County District Court.
So, now what's next?
Officials are not saying a whole lot.
In December of last year two men were arrested for assaulting three women and robbing them of $17,000 in cash.
Wednesday, News 5 asked officials: Is there more to the story?
Police investigators of the Grand Island Police Department say there is not enough evidence to make prostitution or human trafficking case involving two men and three Edge dancers.
Hussein Hussein and Feysal Sharif-Yusuf are accused of stealing $17,000 in cash from three Edge dancers from Milwaukee back in December at the Conoco Motel.
But details about the case are raising some questions.
Published reports say one of the men involved in the robbery at the Conoco Motel had a Wisconsin ID. One of the women says that the man with the Wisconsin ID drove them around in Wisconsin.
The MANN Act makes it a felony to transport any woman for immoral purposes across state lines.
Cases under the MANN Act are prosecuted by the US Attorney's.
The office in Omaha tells me there is currently no ongoing investigation in Hall County District Court related to the MANN Act.
Investigators are concerned about human trafficking in the Grand Island area. Chief Lamken tells News 5 they are in touch with federal officials but they haven't been able to make or show a case.
Interestingly, State Senator Amanda McGill has introduced several bills that would strengthen state laws and mandate harsher penalties for human trafficking violators.
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