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Law enforcement agencies back at Dojo Pizza in Bevo Mill neighborhood

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Law enforcement agencies are back at the Dojo Pizza on Morganford Law enforcement agencies are back at the Dojo Pizza on Morganford
Law enforcement agencies are back at the Dojo Pizza on Morganford Law enforcement agencies are back at the Dojo Pizza on Morganford

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, are back at the Dojo Pizza on Morganford after they were seen raiding the restaurant in connection with an alleged human trafficking ring late last month.

Thursday morning, officials were seen taking computers out of the building, located in the Bevo Mill neighborhood. FBI officials said they were at the building for a law enforcement purpose. 

On October 23, agents and officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department raided the business in connection with an alleged human trafficking ring. Following the raid, police on the scene told News 4 seven girls under the age of 17 were found “housed” in the establishment.

The allegations against the former business are unsettling for some residents.

"It scares the public. They look at it like they can't trust their kids being outside," said resident P. Harris.

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Dojo Pizza is a non-profit which offers karate, self-defense classes and dance lessons, according to their website.

"Better days are to come," said Alderwoman Carol Howard. "I am working to try and get control of the building, find someone to take over it, and build something that is an asset to the community."

No charges have been filed following the FBI raid on October 23.

News 4 will continue updating this story and have the latest information on News 4 at 4 and 6 p.m.

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