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  • Police: Student led high school prostitution ring (in Florida)

    11/25/2014 6:03:06 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Plilly.com ^ | November 25, 2014
    Authorities in Florida say a 17-year-old Sarasota High School student organized a prostitution ring of students from nearby high schools. The teen was arrested Friday on felony charges of human trafficking of a person under 18. [Snip] Documents indicate the teen and at least one other student concocted the plan over the summer to prostitute teens for money and alcohol.
  • Decriminalize, Regulate Heroin, Cocaine, Commission Says

    09/11/2014 11:09:05 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 93 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 8, 2014 | José de Córdoba
    A commission composed mostly of former world leaders will recommend Tuesday that governments move beyond legalizing marijuana and decriminalize and regulate the use of most other illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine. The international drug-control system is broken, says a report to be released Tuesday in New York by the Global Commission on Drug Policy. Governments should be allowed wide latitude to experiment with the regulation of drugs, except for the most lethal, says the commission, whose 21 members include former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz, and former presidents such as Brazil´s...
  • alabama incest ring unravels following teen's disappearance

    11/03/2014 9:44:39 AM PST · by Bratch · 36 replies
    Breitbart Big Texas ^ | November 1, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas -- A teen's mysterious disappearance helped prompt the deciphering of an alleged sex ring, involving numerous family members in the back woods of Alabama. 19-year-old Brittney Wood is thought to have been with Donnie Holland -- her uncle, who was being investigated for disturbing sex crimes -- in May 2012, the night Holland died from a gunshot in his car. Wood has not been seen since, and many questions remain surrounding rampant incest in her family, which is being described by investigators as "the largest sex ring ever uncovered in Alabama." Eleven individuals -- eight of whom are...
  • St. Louis County woman admits running brothel from Ferguson home (The "Yes We Can Social Club")

    11/01/2014 1:55:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 31, 2014 | Staff
    Carmen Fluker, aka "Lucious" ST. LOUIS • A woman from north St. Louis County has admitted running a brothel and strip club out of a Ferguson home for nearly three years. Carmen A. Fluker, 43, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to a felony charge of promoting prostitution. Fluker, according to an indictment against her in May, went by Carmen Simmons," "Carmen Lacy" and "Lucious." A tipster told police that Fluker hosted parties at the one-story brick bungalow in the 400 block of Warfield Avenue, search warrants revealed. The parties featuring nude dancers, a dancing pole, liquor sales, drugs and...
  • WaPo: Inspector General Was Asked to Delay Damning White House Prostitution Scandal

    10/09/2014 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Two years ago a slew of Secret Service agents got busted for hiring prostitutes while on an official trip in Cartagena, Colombia. That scandal erupted after an agent failed to properly pay a woman for her services. They were fired and the White House denied aides had any involvement. Now, the Washington Post is out with a stunning report about the scandal not only detailing that former White House presidential advance team member and volunteer Jonathan Dach officially registered a prostitute as an overnight guest in his hotel room, but that White House aides knew about Dach's actions and interfered with...
  • Pictured: The WH worker (and top donor's son) who had Colombia prostitute in his hotel room

    10/09/2014 11:17:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2014 | David Martosko, Us Political Editor
    Senior Obama administration officials knew about a White House aide's link to the Secret Service prostitution scandal and covered it up, according to a bombshell report that surfaced Wednesday night. Friends of Barack: Jonathan Dach (right) posed with then-Senator Barack Obama during a campaign staff 'family night' event in Springfield, Missouri on November 1, 2008. Also seen are Dach's father Leslie (2nd left), then a Wal-Mart lobbying executive, and his mother Mary Dickie (left) Jonathan Dach, the staffer implicated by the Washington Post, was never disciplined after an investigation found he had a prostitute in his hotel room during a...
  • Report: White House knew of possible tie to prostitution scandal

    10/09/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | David McCabe
    David Nieland, who led the investigation for the DHS inspector general’s office, later told Senate aides examining the investigation that his superiors had asked him to keep those details out of the report. He also said that the request to leave the information out came from his superiors shortly after they met with Janet Napolitano, then the secretary of homeland security.Nieland also said that he had been told to delay the release of the report until after the election. A Washington Post story published Wednesday night alleges that the White House did not rigorously investigate information linking a volunteer for...
  • Did White House pressure IG into blocking probe of staffer in Secret Service scandal?

    10/09/2014 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    At first, this story from the Washington Post seems impossible to believe. After all, the White House insists that they were cleared of any involvement in the Cartagena prostitute scandal by, er, their own internal investigation — a claim that White House aide Eric Schultz repeated to the Post’s Carol Leonnig and David Nakamura. That settles it, right? Wrong: But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that...
  • Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal

    10/08/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | By Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura
    As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged. The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and...
  • Liberian prostitute kills eight soldiers via Ebola transmission

    10/08/2014 9:50:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Times Live ^ | 08 Oktober, 2014
    According to the Liberian Observer, a sex worker visited soldier Floson Louise at his army barracks in Liberia.“When she slept at the EBK (barracks), it was thereafter the soldiers contracted the disease, and could not survive despite “intensive treatment” at the various Ebola Treatment Units in Monrovia,” a source told the Observer.The sex worker was suffering from Ebola and passed the deadly disease to the soldier who unknowingly spread it to seven other soldiers. The Observer further reports that the army barracks are being decongested to ease the spread of the disease.
  • Duke University porn star who once said “porn is empowering” tells the real heartbreaking story

    09/28/2014 2:54:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 83 replies
    The Young Conservatives ^ | 9/27/2014 | Joshua Riddle
    A student at Duke University started doing porn to pay for her tuition. She became a media sensation and liberals everywhere loved telling her story. She would do interviews and say things like porn is “empowering” and “freeing”. She is in a documentary coming up and now that she has been in the industry for a little bit her view of porn has dramatically shifted. “The sex industry has a way of making you very cynical and very bitter,” a tired-looking Weeks tells an off-camera interviewer, “In a way I’ve started to become kind of a bit bitter and a...
  • Baton Rouge prostitution sting nets arrests of 14(mugshots)

    09/27/2014 4:43:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 68 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/24/14 | Emily Lane
    Baton Rouge police arrested 14 people Tuesday (Sept. 23) following an early morning prostitution sting. The sting, according to a press release from the Baton Rouge Police Department, was part of the department's effort to crack down in areas of high crime in the city. Detectives targeted street level prostitution, which resulted in the arrests, seizure of what they suspect was crack cocaine and the recovery of a missing person.
  • Illegal activities boost Spain’s GDP by $11 bln

    09/25/2014 8:53:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2014 10:25 AM EDT
    Spain’s National Statistics Institute says money generated by drug trafficking, prostitution, smuggling and illegal gambling contributed some €9 billion ($11.4 billion) to the national economy last year. […] The figures are being included in GDP calculations on the recommendation of the European Union, which is trying to harmonize estimates across member states and get a full picture of economic activity, whether legal or not. …
  • Alleged prostitute sets out to rob customer; customer turns out to be Gretna cop on sting(mugshot)

    07/23/2013 2:57:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 23, 2013 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say Internet escort Amy Shoemaker and her friend, Thomas Hudgins, were hoping to repeat a previously successful armed robbery scheme: Shoemaker sets up a prostitution date and Hudgins robs the John. But their plans went to pot when they discovered their intended target was actually an undercover Gretna Police officer working a prostitution sting. "They didn't realize there was a police officer in the room and officers were outside conducting surveillance," said Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson. The date-turned-robbery-turned-bust occurred on July 11.Lawson said investigators were working an ongoing investigation into prostitution conducted via the Internet. They set up...
  • 'Django Unchained' actress defends not giving ID to cop (race card)

    09/15/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 86 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/16/2014 | CNN
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. "I believe in America and what it stands for," Watts said Monday in an interview on CNN's "New Day." Police responded to a citizen complaint that "a male white and female black were involved in a sexual act inside a Mercedes" outside the gate of CBS Studio Center on...
  • Inside Modern Iran, Where Porn and Prostitution Are Rampant

    08/30/2014 7:40:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SNIP “Morals don’t come into it,” Navai writes. “Lying in Tehran is about survival . . . when the truth is shared in Tehran, it is an act of extreme trust or absolute desperation.” SNIP
  • Detective among 14 arrested in undercover prostitution sting

    08/20/2014 2:34:43 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    WOKV ^ | August 18,2014 | Romney Smith
    ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — An undercover prostitution sting led to 14 arrests at a hotel in St. Johns County.
  • Fleeing child abduction, slavery, rape and theft in Iraq

    08/15/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/15/2014 | Lara Marlowe
    “My neighbour in Erbil has a two-year-old daughter. They said, ‘Give her to us. We will raise her.’ My neighbour cried and pleaded for half an hour. Then they forced the baby’s father to kiss their shoes, to humiliate him.” Stories of gang-rape by jihadists, a practice known as “jihad al-nikah” or “sexual jihad,” abound. It was allegedly “legitimated” by a religious leader in Tunisia to help the Islamic State recruit young men. Sunni girls in Mosul have reportedly died by suicide rather than accept multiple forced “marriages”. Kidnapped and raped Members of the Yazidi community who met French foreign...
  • What It Takes to Legalize Sex Work

    06/25/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-25-2014 | JAKE FLANAGIN
    For countries that choose to regulate prostitution, it remains a vexing question: What’s the best way to do it? Canada’s answer, as Colby Cosh writes in Maclean’s, is to “put the concept of prostitution back into the Criminal Code.” He adds: “For decades, we had these leftover Victorian laws against ‘living off the avails’ and keeping a ‘bawdy house’ without any actual ban on prostitution itself. There are economic reasons to legalize sex work, too. According to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), the sex trade contributed Ł5.3 billion (about $9 billion) to the British gross domestic product in 2014.
  • Nuns sue strip club near their Chicago-area convent

    06/18/2014 12:08:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:36pm EDT | Mary Wisniewski
    A group of Chicago-area nuns is suing a strip club behind their convent, complaining of noise, glaring neon lights, fist fights and heaps of litter that include empty whiskey bottles and used condoms. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo said Illinois mandates a 1,000-foot (300-meter) buffer zone between adult entertainment venues and places of worship or schools. The suit, filed on Friday in Cook County, also names the village of Stone Park, where the strip club is located. The $3 million Club Allure opened last September across the back fence of the convent, which has three chapels, a home...
  • Salad-for-sex deal made during prostitution sting, police say

    06/12/2014 4:40:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 12, 2014 | Amy Pavuk
    Alonzo Liverman didn't have any cash when he approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute in Daytona Beach on Monday morning, police said. But he did have a salad from Applebee's. According to an arrest report released Thursday, the officer, who was working a reverse prostitution sting in the area of Fremont and South Ridgewood avenues, told Liverman she was hungry and asked, "You got food?"
  • Italy Meets EU Standards by Including Drugs and Prostitution to GDP

    05/31/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/31/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Just when you thought that Italy’s crazy government couldn’t get any more insane, it hit on a gimmick for improving the international perception of its economy. Just include the black market in its GDP. Never mind that the black market isn’t taxable, difficult to estimate and not exactly a good thing. Italy is changing how it calculates its gross domestic product, a measurement of the overall economy, to include black market activity — everything from prostitution to illegal drug sales to smuggling and arms trafficking. Economists predict illegal sales will add 1.3 percentage points to GDP this year.Hey, it’s one...
  • The G-String Scholarship: College Students Strip to Pay Tuition Costs

    05/23/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/20/2014 | By JUJU CHANG and MICHAEL CAPPETTA JUJU CHANG
    Maggie is a straight-laced, straight-A student studying to become an international affairs lawyer, who will graduate debt-free all thanks to the unusual way she pays her tuition. Maggie, 23, a double-major in Spanish and political science, is a student by day and a stripper by night. Every other weekend, Maggie, who asked that her last name not be used, takes the three-hour ride from her college in Maryland to Manhattan, where she performs at a dance club called Scores. “I have a class that ends at 5:30, hop on a bus at 6:00, and be at work by 8:30,” Maggie...
  • 2 Suspects Arrested In OC Serial Murder Case

    04/13/2014 8:03:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 12, 2014 10:58 PM
    ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — Two suspects have been arrested in connection to the deaths of four women in Orange County. Frank Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, both of Anaheim, are being held for the suspected murders of all four women, according to Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments. Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said Cano was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. Friday in the 5100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Gordon was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. in the 3100 block of E. La Palma Avenue. Dunn said the investigation began on March 14 after Anaheim police...
  • Major G.O.P. Donor Tests His Influence in Push to Ban Online Gambling[Sheldon Adelson]

    03/27/2014 12:25:01 PM PDT · by Theoria · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Mar 2014 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ERIC LIPTON
    A push by the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington’s most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor’s political clout. Mr. Adelson’s effort officially kicked off on Wednesday, when lawmakers, including a senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who has accepted tens of thousands of dollars from the businessman and his family, introduced legislation originally drafted with Mr. Adelson’s lobbyist. The bill would close a three-year-old loophole in federal law, banning online gambling — a growing industry that Mr....
  • Ex-prostituted women blast UN and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution

    03/25/2014 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life site news ^ | Lisa Correnti
    NEW YORK, March 21, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Women rescued from prostitution are criticizing UN agencies and Amnesty International for trying to legalize prostitution insisting legalization would lead to more girls being trafficked, and transform pimps into legitimate businessmen. “When [UN personnel] work in a brothel then will I listen to their argument,” said one former prostituted woman referring to the newly-created agency called UN Women. “What the hell are they [Amnesty International] thinking,” said Rachel Moran, a former prostituted woman from Ireland. Author of Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution, Moran refers to a leaked draft paper advocating for legalizing...
  • LAWSUIT: Bill Clinton Flew on Fundraiser's Jet to Private Island Stocked with Teenage Sex Slaves...

    03/24/2014 3:41:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 37 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
      Can you believe that after all these years Bill Clinton sex scandals are still emerging, evolving... and getting worse?   Good grief, man- Slick Willie (and sidekick Willie Jr) are no spring chickens, both turning 68 this year. But just when you thought he couldn't get any lower, we hear of Bubba and a major bundler proven by flight records to have traveled repeatedly to the very same fundraiser's private island, which was allegedly stocked with underage 'sex slaves' being held against their will... you just can't make this stuff up any better than Bubba does it.  ...
  • ‘Empowering’? Video shows Duke pornstar and ‘feminist’ being choked, degraded, and abused

    03/21/2014 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | March 20, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    DURHAM, NC, March 20, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – During a national media blitz, the Duke University student who makes pornographic films to pay her tuition has said her experience in the industry has left her feeling “empowered” and uplifted. But an anti-pornography activist has posted a shocking video graphically undermining her claims. “My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling, and empowering,” Miriam Weeks, who revealed that she performs under the name Belle Knox, wrote on the feminist website xoJane.com last month. “For me, shooting pornography brings me unimaginable joy.” “It is my artistic outlet: my love, my...
  • California agrees to compensate 14 raped sex workers

    03/21/2014 1:38:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/21/2014 | DON THOMPSON
    A state board on Thursday granted 14 rape victims who had been working as prostitutes the right to be compensated, the first such action since it reversed its policy on the issue last year. The California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board took the action on behalf of women whose claims had previously been denied. The victims' next step is to submit the amount of compensation they are seeking.
  • Hawaii law lets police have sex with prostitutes

    03/20/2014 10:59:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2014 12:50 AM EDT | Sam Eifling
    Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated debate. Authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act. Critics, including human trafficking experts and other police, say it’s unnecessary and could further victimize sex workers, many of whom have been forced into the trade. …
  • Woman found dead in trash [Jarrae Nykkole Estepp] had been featured in video series

    03/18/2014 4:07:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    latimes.com ^ | March 17, 2014, 6:42 p.m. | Adolfo Flores
    An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility. Outreach workers with No Boundaries International, a nonprofit based in Edmond, Okla., said they had frequent contact with Jarrae Nykkole Estepp in Oklahoma City in 2012, when she was featured in several videos of street life posted on YouTube and elsewhere. The nonprofit planned to hold the vigil Monday evening. Estepp's body was found Friday morning amid the trash at the Republic Services recycling plant in an...
  • Pimps Act Much Like Managers in Any Other Business, Study Finds

    03/13/2014 3:42:25 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    dailyfinance.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Del Quentin Wilber
    They pit employees against each other to maximize performance, set financial quotas and are adapting to a rapidly changing technological landscape. That sounds like a description of corporate executives, but it also applies to the illegal sex trade, according to a study published Wednesday by the Urban Institute in Washington. "Many pimps had a business savvy, and they knew what they needed to do to maximize profits," said Meredith Dank, the study's lead author and a former commodities analyst. "They saw themselves as managers, as business owners, as entrepreneurs." The conclusions are based on interviews in eight U.S. cities. The...
  • Bill Clinton - Surrounded By Hookers

    03/02/2014 6:26:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Bill Clinton has really whore'd himself out this time -- surrounding himself with real prostitutes. Slick Willie probably had no clue ... but the women Bill posed with at an L.A. charity event Thursday night are two star hookers at the famed Nevada Bunny Ranch brothel. The brunette goes by Ava Adora and the blonde goes by Barbie Girl. According to her bio on the BR website, the blonde is very flexible and specializes in de-virginizing.
  • Harry Reid Calls For An End To Legal Prostitution In Nevada

    02/23/2014 12:24:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 100 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | 2/21/14 | Frederick Reese
    In 2011, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) went before a joint session of the Nevada State Legislature to call for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in the state. “Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech delivered to the Nevada Legislature. “We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do,” Reid continued. “If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts...
  • Ex-Chesapeake cop guilty of shaking down prostitutes

    02/23/2014 6:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 14 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 21, 2014 | Scott Daugherty
    CHESAPEAKE A former police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to shaking down three prostitutes – stealing more than $3,000 in the process. Michael Mobley, 29, was convicted under a plea agreement of two counts of misdemeanor embezzlement. He faces up to two years in jail and $5,000 in fines when he’s sentenced June 2 in Circuit Court. “This is a sad day,” police Chief Kelvin Wright said outside the courtroom. “It’s painful to see one of our own went astray.” Mobley resigned Thursday before his hearing. He and his attorney, Hugh E. Black III, declined to comment. According to prosecutors, Mobley...
  • FBI: Kids forced into prostitution for Super Bowl

    02/04/2014 2:21:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 5:07 PM EST | Katie Zezima
    Sixteen juveniles forced into working as prostitutes for the Super Bowl were rescued in the New York City area by the FBI in the weeks before the game, the agency said Tuesday. Officials said the children, some of whom had been reported missing by their families, ranged in age from 13 to 17. Six were found in Newark, N.J., six in New York City and four in New Haven, Conn. One of the minors, a 17-year-old girl, had spent the past two years with her pimp, said Michael Osborn, chief of the Violent Crimes Against Children unit at the FBI....
  • New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting

    01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST · by csvset · 37 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joseph Stepansky , Erik Badia and Corky Siemaszko
    A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl. "Always a treat and always fast to your door," Asian Wave Escorts promised in sexy come-ons broadcast on public access TV, sources said. The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung, a 41-year-old Korean immigrant who officials said is something of a legend in the flesh-peddling business. "She was really the leader," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. "This is someone we've heard of from other criminals, really sort of admiring the scope...
  • Gary woman admits selling baby for sex

    01/27/2014 10:00:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    HAMMOND, Ind. (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Gary, Ind. woman admitted this week that she sold a baby eight times to a Gary man for sex and was in the room for all the meetings except for the last one. Natisha Hillard, 25, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Hammond to one count of selling a child for sex and two counts of allowing a child to take part in child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
  • Sperm, Craigslist, Lesbians and Welfare: What Could Go Wrong?

    01/24/2014 4:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    There is so much wrong with the following story that like other great art that imitates life, I think I’ll let the story mostly speak for itself…and many of the ills of society in general. So, stop me if you heard this one…. Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor. This is not in dispute. They put up an ad on Craigslist looking for sperm, like sperm are a couch or a T.V. or those old worthless beanie babies your haggard aunt collected. In response to the ad, one William Marotta, who apparently...
  • Judge rules Kansas sperm donor must pay child support

    01/23/2014 3:42:29 PM PST · by McBuff · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2014 | Associated Press
    A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday. Topeka resident William Marotta had argued that he had waived his parental rights and didn’t intend to be a father. Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi rejected that claim, saying the parties didn’t involve a licensed physician in the artificial insemination process and thus Marotta didn’t qualify as a sperm donor, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. ‘‘In this case, quite simply, the parties...
  • Britain: ‘Pedophile Network at the Heart of Government’

    01/20/2014 6:42:45 AM PST · by Renfield · 47 replies
    Alternews (UK) ^ | 1-16-2014
    A former female MP was involved in a paedophile network at the heart of government, police have been told. She is alleged to have forced a boy in care to perform a “vile” sex act at one of a series of drug-fuelled parties in Westminster in the Eighties where boys and girls as young as 13 were allegedly abused. Last night her alleged victim told the Sunday Express: “I want justice.” Andrew Ash, now 45, said he has given Scotland Yard the name of the former MP. We cannot name her for legal reasons. Mr Ash claims he was frequently...
  • Two in Fall River arrested in connection with human trafficking, rape (video at link)

    01/18/2014 10:41:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    FOX25 / MyFoxBoston ^ | January 16, 2014 | Gail Waterhouse
    FALL RIVER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A woman who prosecutors allege ran an underage prostitution ring and one of her clients were both arraigned in Fall River District Court Thursday. Olivia Lara, also known as "Missy," was arraigned on three counts of trafficking in persons under the age of 18 for sexual servitude, and three counts of and deriving support from a minor prostitute.
  • New statue dedicated in honor of S. Korean 'comfort women'

    01/18/2014 12:17:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | January 18, 2014
    SEOUL, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Organizers say a newly dedicated statue in Seoul honoring Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II is "an alarm bell" for future generations. "The Girl Statue for Peace" is outside the Geoje Arts Center, Yonhap news agency reported Friday. The statue in the coastal city 300 miles south of Seoul shows a young woman standing next to an empty chair.
  • Breakup of NY ex-gov. Spitzer, wife is uncontested

    01/15/2014 8:28:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2014 9:13 PM EST
    A spokeswoman for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife says the two have resolved all issues as they part ways after 26 years of marriage. Lisa Linden issued a statement Wednesday saying their breakup is “uncontested.” …
  • Texas coeds tap sugar daddies for college tuition at record rates

    01/14/2014 6:37:22 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 137 replies
    culture map dallas ^ | 1-14-14 | Johnanthan Rienstra
    College tuition has gone up 60 percent in the last decade, but some enterprising coeds are finding financial aid in a creative way — by landing a sugar daddy to the pay the bills. And students at Texas State University in San Marcos are right up there with the best of them. Dating (and we use that term loosely) site SeekingArrangement.com recently examined the fastest growing “sugar baby” schools in the country, and Texas State came in at No. 10. The average Texas student graduates with more than $24,000 in student debt, so the average $3,000 per month that a...
  • Florida trio pimped 13-year-old girl, made her strip at Miami Beach club: cops

    01/11/2014 6:33:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/10/14 | Sasha Goldstein
    Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, and DeWayne Ward, 18, are accused of keeping the teen against her will for nearly a month. They forced her to have sex with men for money, and then made her strip at Club Madonna in Miami Beach. The trio kept all the money she made, cops say... Cops collared three scumbags they say forced a 13-year-old girl to prostitute herself and strip at a seedy Miami Beach jiggle joint for money the alleged pimps took for their own. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, kept the teen against...
  • Gang 'snatched 13-year-old runaway off the street and forced her into prostitution

    01/09/2014 5:16:13 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 9 January 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    Three people were arrested Monday after being accused of forcing a 13-year-old girl into both prostitution and stripping under the stage name ‘Peaches’ at a Miami club. Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, forced the young runaway into a life of sex slavery after scooping her up off a Miami Beach street last month, officials said. The trio forced her to have sex for money on at least one occasion she was forced her to strip at Club Madonna on the South Beach Strip, according to an affidavit cited by the Miami Herald. The girl,...
  • Feds must introduce legislation to 'address the effects of prostitution': MacKay

    01/08/2014 10:59:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | January 7, 2014
    The federal government is “going to have to produce legislation” to “address the effects of prostitution” after the Supreme Court declared three key prostitution laws unconstitutional, Justice Minister Peter MacKay says. In a decision handed down just before Christmas, the court found that the laws that prohibit keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public for purposes of prostitution are overly broad and infringe on prostitutes' Charter rights by depriving them of security of the person. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, writing on behalf of the court, said the three provisions in question make it difficult...
  • The American Mafia Was a Melting Pot

    01/07/2014 11:25:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3
    Bill Dal Cerro of the Italic Institute of America [Free for All, Dec. 28] took Dana Milbank to task for allegedly stereotyping Italians in his Dec. 22 Sunday Opinion column, “Godfathers of the Capitol.” But Milbank never used the word “Italian.” He did write “mafia” twice, and he used the phrase “going to the mattresses” once. He also used the term “mob boss.” In my opinion, it takes more effort than it is worth to be offended, no matter what one’s origins, by any of these words. It seems to me that even in “today’s enlightened era,” to use Dal...
  • Targetting exploiters needed to combat prostitution, MP says

    01/07/2014 12:47:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    catholicregister.org ^ | January 7, 2013 | Deborah Gyapong
    OTTAWA - Conservative MP Joy Smith hopes to convince her colleagues on both sides of Parliament the so-called Nordic model is the best way to replace Canada’s prostitution laws. The Supreme Court of Canada on Dec. 20 struck down as unconstitutional the laws prohibiting communication for the purposes of prostitution, living on the avails and running a brothel, but stayed the decision for a year to give Parliament time to come up with a new law. The Nordic model, which was implemented in Sweden and Norway after both countries experimented with legalization of prostitution, targets the market for prostitution by...