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  • ‘This Was About Sex,’ Not Money (NM-Ex UNM Pres. jailed in sex ring)

    06/24/2011 8:04:19 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 24, 2011 | James Monteleone and Jeff Proctor
    It wasn’t about the money for a pair of aging academics, police say, so much as it was about creating a place on the Internet for men and women to meet for sexual encounters without the prying eyes of law enforcement. Call it a cyber version of “The Dating Game” in which the host doesn’t get paid. Except the men were johns, the women were prostitutes, and the whole operation was a complex, online network of illegal activity. The two aging academics were a pair of longtime university professors who, according to law enforcement, were online pimps operating and moderating...
  • Former University of New Mexico president jailed in investigation of prostitution ring

    06/23/2011 9:02:30 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-21-11 | ap
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia was arrested and jailed Thursday in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring that authorities say was run by a physics professor from New Jersey. Police said Garcia, 71, and Fairleigh Dickinson professor David Flory, 68, were among seven members identified in the top echelon of the ring. Six have been arrested, and warrants have been issued for one more, Albuquerque police Chief Ray Schultz said. Investigators said the ring had some 1,400 members, including 200 prostitutes, but there was no indication that any other universities or students...
  • African Hookers, Homosexual Truck Drivers Targeted for U.S.-Funded Study

    06/08/2011 11:46:28 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | June 8, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    A modified Scope of Work for a U.S.-funded study of both homosexual long-haul truck drivers and female prostitutes in Angola was released this week by the Obama Administration. The updated solicitation (#2011-94188) refers to "men who have sex with men," or MSM, rather than "homosexual," and identifies prostitutes solely by the term "young women involved in transactional sex." The initiative is a component of the multi-billion-dollar, five-year President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, via the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which was launched by the White House under George W. Bush. # # #
  • Calif Supremes refuse to limit pimp definition

    06/02/2011 11:58:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- A divided California Supreme Court has refused to narrow the definition of illegal pandering. The court ruled 5-2 on Thursday that pimps who recruit working prostitutes are just as guilty of pandering as those who recruit victims new to the trade.
  • Moroccan 'Loverboy' Pimps Exploiting Underage Dutch Girls for Fun and Profit in The Netherlands

    06/01/2011 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 58 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 1, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Lured into a dominating relationship, the  young teen victims are then rented out Even liberal Radio Netherlands reports that some Dutch towns are completely inundated with these predatory vermin... Loverboys are young men who befriend vulnerable girls, woo them into a sexual relationship, then coerce them into having sex with other men in exchange for financial and other rewards. Which the loverboys keep for themselves. CesspitBut young people in the town and Anita de Wit of StopLoverboys.nu say the problem is far from new to Veenendaal. One loverboy victim claims that at least 30 girls between the ages of 12...
  • Ron Paul, Hookers, and Heroin (Is being free to do drugs the essence of American liberty?)

    05/18/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/18/2011 | Michael Medved
    The 2012 presidential candidate has gone off the deep end in defending the right to sell sex and drugs as personal liberty—and stretched libertarianism past the breaking point, writes Michael Medved. How would you describe a perennial presidential candidate who insists in a televised debate that government has no more right to interfere with prostitution or heroin than it does to limit people’s right to “practice their religion and say their prayers”? The phrase “crackpot” comes immediately to mind—and in any contemporary political dictionary that term would appear alongside a photograph of Congressman Ron Paul. The Mad Doctor, who proudly...
  • Obama golf pal pleads no contest to soliciting sex

    05/03/2011 6:33:18 AM PDT · by John W · 10 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | May 3, 2011 | msnbc.com news services
    HONOLULU — A longtime friend and golfing buddy of President Barack Obama pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of soliciting a prostitute in Hawaii but was given a chance to expunge the case from his record. The plea of no contest was entered on behalf of Robert "Bobby" Titcomb, 49, by his lawyer in a Honolulu courtroom, but the judge granted a defense request for what is called a deferral of judgment.
  • Man Uses "Torture Room" To Torture Female Rape Victim

    04/28/2011 8:26:38 AM PDT · by LightningStriker2010 · 26 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | April 26, 2011 | Casey McNerthney
    Seattle police have released a photo of John Hauff Jr., the man charged with kidnapping, raping and assaulting a woman in what they describe as a torture room at his Tacoma property. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said photos of Hauff's property, his dark green Mercury Sable station wagon and Hauff himself were released Tuesday afternoon to try to reach possible victims. A spokesman for King County Prosecutor Dan Donohoe said police had referred no additional cases. "We are not interested in asking any potential victim or victims if they were involved in crimes of prostitution or drug offenses when they encountered...
  • Sex trafficking in the U.S. called ‘epidemic’

    04/23/2011 9:21:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 23, 2011
    When she first showed up at Children of the Night, a privately-funded residential facility, Jane was angry. Arrested more than 20 times as a prostitute, she had been hardened by the street. She threw things at her counselors. Everyone was terrified in having to deal with her. “She was just afraid. She was use to being treated so rough,” said Lois Lee, the Los Angeles group’s founder and president. “She didn’t know what to do with someone nice.” Jane, not her real name, was just 14 when her life was hijacked in Seattle by a 36-year-old man who said he...
  • Gang members indicted in online prostitution ring

    04/18/2011 9:16:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/18/11 | Marty Graham
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Three dozen Crips street gang members and two motel owners have been indicted for running a prostitution ring that targeted underage girls through social networking sites including MySpace, Craigslist, Twitter and Facebook, prosecutors said on Monday. The U.S. District Court indictment, unsealed on Monday, alleges that several former rival factions of the gang worked together to recruit new prostitutes by targeting underage girls from broken homes. Writing letters from prison as well as establishing contact using MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, the gang members gained control over the girls and then advertised them using Craigslist and Backpage.com,...
  • Could Legalized Marijuana and Prostitution Save Detroit?

    04/17/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 68 replies
    Conclub ^ | 04-17-11 | The Rat
    PROGRESSIVE WANTS TO RESCUE MOTOR CITY WITH SEX AND DRUGS Could Detroit become America’s version of Amsterdam? As far as oft-mayoral candidate Geoffrey Fieger is concerned, why not give it a shot? Feiger, who gained notoriety as Jack “Dr. Death” Kevorkian’s attorney, believes that legalizing pot and prostitution would attract young people to Detroit, which would turn the decaying city around “in five minutes.” “I could turn it around in five minutes. I’d shovel the snow and I’d clean the streets and parks. Then, I’d tell the police department to leave marijuana alone and don’t spend one dime trying to...
  • All the President's men: Obama given a 20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii

    12/31/2010 9:07:20 AM PST · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    * Return trip on Air Force One costs up to £1million * $63,000 to fly Michelle and daughters to Hawaii * $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at home President Obama provoked fresh outrage today after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii. The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb's beachfront house. Mr Obama, who spent eight years at Punahou School in Hawaii before graduating in 1979,...
  • Obama golf pal arrested in Honolulu prostitution sting

    04/06/2011 6:23:22 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 21 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 04/06/2011
    A regular Hawaii golfing buddy and Punahou School friend of President Barack Obama was among four people arrested during a prostitution sting operation in Kakaako by Honolulu police Monday night.
  • President Obama's close friend arrested during prostitution sting

    04/06/2011 5:05:58 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 65 replies · 1+ views
    KGMB - Honolulu ^ | April 6, 2011 | Minna Sugimoto
    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - One of President Obama's closest friends is scheduled to appear at Honolulu District Court next month, after he allegedly solicited sex from an undercover officer posing as a prostitute. Police arrested Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, of Waialua on suspicion of prostitution Monday night. He allegedly offered money for sex near the intersection of South Street and Pohukaina Street at about 9:40 PM. Titcomb and the President have been close friends since high school. The two are frequently seen golfing and dining together when the Obama family visits Hawaii. Police have been conducting undercover operations in the Downtown...
  • The sex slaves next door: New form of trafficking invades US

    04/04/2011 5:00:05 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3/24/2011 | Azriel James Relph
    Cristina was just 24 years-old, living in a rural farming village in Mexico, when Amador Cortes-Meza told her he was falling in love with her. He promised her marriage and a good job, and then brought her to the United States. But when she arrived in the Atlanta area, he physically abused her and forced her to work as a prostitute. “That's when I realized he was not telling me the truth,” said Cristina (not her real name). “A man who loves a woman would not make them do that. I lived under his humiliation, I lived under the beatings,...
  • Cops: 88-year-old man attacked, robbed by woman he hired for sex

    04/02/2011 7:00:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2011 | Jeff Weiner
    A woman was arrested in Kissimmee on Thursday after police said she sold an 88-year-old man oral sex, and then returned a month later to violently rob him after he didn't pay up. Kissimmee police were called to the Elizabeth Avenue home of the elderly victim on March 11. The man told officers that he had been attacked and robbed by a woman later identified as 41-year-old Tanya Ross. According to police reports, Ross forced her way into the victim's home, knocked a phone out of his hand when he tried to call 911, and then grabbed him by the...
  • Nevada's cathouses: regulating brothels in the Wild West

    03/31/2011 8:54:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Rachel Ray
    Nevada’s state-regulated brothels uphold a vital institution in the American West’s most remote state, finds Rachel Ray. In February, US Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada native whose mother took in washing from whorehouses during his youth to support her family, proposed to a silent Nevada legislature that the world’s oldest profession should become illegal in the Silver State. “He’ll have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands,” was one brothel owner’s reported retort to Reid’s suggestion. Nevada is the only US state with legalised prostitution, which is heavily regulated and confined to rural counties with...
  • George Clooney Called as Witness in Berlusconi Sex Trial (Video)

    03/30/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies
    Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called upon Hollywood Actor George Clooney to be among his defense witnesses for when he goes on trial. Berlusconi has been accused of having sex with a Moroccan nightclub dancer when she was 17, which is below the legal age for prostitution in Italy.
  • Head of sex trafficking ring gets 40 years in prison

    03/24/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3-24-11 | Alexis Stevens
    The man accused of bringing young girls from Mexico to the Atlanta area and forcing them to become prostitutes was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday. Amador Cortes-Meza, 36, was the leader of a sex trafficking ring that brought 10 victims to Georgia, where they were beaten and forced to have sex with about 40 men a night, according to U.S. Attorney Sally Q. Yates. The victims testified that they lived in Norcross homes. One victim testified that when she refused to engage in prostitution, Cortes-Meza threw an iron at her head, then denied her medical care. Other victims...
  • 'Everybody does it': Lawrence Taylor defends himself for soliciting an under age prostitute

    03/23/2011 10:17:34 AM PDT · by bkopto · 115 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A football legend who was convicted over under age sex with a prostitute, has told an interviewer 'everybody does it', adding the case had left him 'screwed'. Ex New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who was caught paying a 16-year-old girl $300 to have sex with him in a hotel room, made the outrageous comments in a interview for Fox News last night. Taylor, 52, was sentenced yesterday to six years probation and was forced to sign the sex offenders register.
  • Moped Driver Allegedly Offers Sex Bribe to Officer Who Pulled Him Over (Stupid Miscreant Alert)

    03/16/2011 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    AOLNews.com ^ | 3/15/2011
    When a female police officer asks you for your license and registration, that doesn't mean she's trying to get your number. Police in Indianapolis say a 22-year-old man who had been pulled over for erratically driving a moped offered to have sex with a female cop if she would let him go without a ticket. [.....] "OK, if you won't take the money how about I give you a kiss, and, well, I haven't had sex in a while, so how about we do that, and then we can just forget [the] ticket and you just let me go?" he...
  • Pedophile Cult leader convicted for "Satanic" rape campaign

    03/10/2011 1:15:16 PM PST · by GeronL · 26 replies
    A man has been found guilty of leading a "satanic" sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites. He was found guilty at Swansea crown court of rape and carrying out perverted sexual acts on children and adults. Batley was the self-styled high priest of the group, which operated from a series of homes in a cul-de-sac in the seaside town. He and five other alleged members insisted throughout the five-week trial that no cult had ever existed....
  • Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos Party at Home of Convicted Pedophile, Pimp

    03/01/2011 12:20:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Mar 1, 2011 | John Sexton
    “Jeffrey is a monster.” That’s how 27 year old Virginia Roberts describes convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and she should know. Virginia is now a married mother of three living in Australia but 12 years ago, when she was just 15, she was groomed by Epstein as his personal sexual assistant and traveling companion. Last week Mrs. Roberts, who had been identified in court documents only as “Jane Doe 102,” saw pictures of Epstein walking free with Prince Andrew and got angry. She decided to break her silence and told her story over several days to the Daily Mail. You...
  • Dodge parents plead guilty to trading sex with daughter for van payment

    03/03/2011 8:47:52 PM PST · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 02 March 2011 | AMY LEIGH WOMACK
    A Dodge County mother and father have pleaded guilty in connection with charges that they traded sex with their 14-year-old daughter for monthly payments on the family minivan. Sandra Davis, 37, of Dodge County, pleaded guilty to child molestation in Dodge County Superior Court on Monday and was sentenced to eight years in prison, Oconee Circuit District Attorney Timothy Vaughn said. She also must serve 12 years on probation. Although Davis didn’t physically abuse her daughter, she admitted trading sex with her for the van payments, Vaughn said. The girl’s father, 39-year-old James Clarence Davis, and 67-year-old Robert Wayne Bearden,...
  • Teen prostitutes get new status

    02/26/2011 6:14:00 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 58 replies
    Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | PAT PHEIFER and JIM ANDERSON
    County prosecutors from across the metro said Friday they are overhauling their policies to ensure that juvenile prostitutes are treated as crime victims instead of criminals, even as some regions of the state see an uptick in teen prostitution cases. "We need to do the right thing as it relates to children who are victims of prostitution," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, who was joined at a news conference by prosecutors, police chiefs and victim advocates from across the Twin Cities. "I believe we should be doing everything we can to get them out of the system, and never...
  • Harry Reid: ‘The time has come for us to outlaw prostitution’

    02/23/2011 9:26:01 AM PST · by rellimpank · 272 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 23 feb 2011 | , David McGrath Schwartz, Anjeanette Damon, Cy Ryan
    (CARSON CITY — Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday called for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in Nevada, saying it is an impediment to economic development because it discourages businesses from moving here. “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 to the Nevada Legislature. Reid told the assembled lawmakers that he met recently with a group of business leaders who run data centers for technology companies. They visited Storey County in search of a new location for their businesses...
  • Reid takes on Old West, says time to ban brothels

    02/22/2011 12:08:53 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | SANDRA CHEREB
    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Harry Reid took aim at the world's oldest profession Tuesday, telling state lawmakers the time has come to have an adult conversation about Nevada's legal sex trade if the state hopes to succeed in the 21st century. The Democratic Senate majority leader's comments before a joint session of the Legislature came as owners, lobbyists and working girls for Nevada's brothel industry looked on from the gallery.
  • Arkansas Teacher Put on Paid Leave Following Prostitution Conviction

    02/19/2011 7:43:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 106 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 2/19/11 | Meredith Jessup
    LITTLE ROCK – (AP/The Blaze) – A high school teacher in Little Rock was placed on paid administrative leave Friday after school officials learned she pleaded guilty in November to a prostitution charge. “I was scared more than anything else because I was thinking of my son,” Solona Islam recalled following her arrest last October. “If I do go to jail, what am I supposed to do?” Islam says her financial struggles with credit card debt and caring for her 18-month-old son led her to make a poor decision. She has a masters degree and is working on a Ph.D.
  • Berlusconi to face trial on sex and abuse of power charges

    02/15/2011 4:33:12 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | February 15, 2011 | CNN Wire Staff
    Milan, Italy (CNN) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be tried on charges of sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power, an Italian judge ruled Tuesday. The trial is due to begin April 6, Judge Cristina di Censo decided, Italian judicial authorities confirmed. Three judges will preside over the criminal trial in Milan. Prosecutors in Milan filed the request for trial last week. Berlusconi denies the charges, and his lawyers have argued that the Milan courts do not have the authority to try a prime minister or jurisdiction over the case because of where the alleged crimes...
  • Sex Trafficking: There's More to the Super Bowl Than Sports

    02/02/2011 2:21:09 PM PST · by IbJensen · 21 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 1 February 2011 | John W. Whitehead
    The Super Bowl is one of the largest human trafficking events in the United States." — Greg Abbott, Texas Attorney General· The wildly popular Super Bowl, with its revelry of sex, drugs and alcohol, invariably imparts a Bacchanalian aura to whatever city plays host to it, and Super Bowl XLV, which will take place in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday February 6, 2011, will be no exception. With greater numbers of Americans reportedly planning to celebrate the showdown between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Greenbay Packers by throwing a party, attending a party or watching at a bar or restaurant, consumer...
  • After Video Exposé, Planned Parenthood Fires Employee

    02/02/2011 12:54:01 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 2, 2011 | Erik Eckholm
    The videotape was filmed covertly in a New Jersey Planned Parenthood clinic by actors working for an anti-abortion group, Live Action. Its release on Tuesday has embarrassed Planned Parenthood, which provides contraceptives, gynecological care, cancer screening and abortions across the country, mainly to low-income women. It has also given new energy to abortion opponents who want to eliminate federal and state money for the agency. ....Last week, Planned Parenthood announced that people claiming to be sex traffickers had visited at least 12 of its clinics in six states in January and that it had notified the Justice Department. The group...
  • Today’s slavery (Human trafficking is the second fastest-growing illegal industry in the US)

    01/28/2011 10:51:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 1/29/11 | Renée Loth
    Today’s slaveryA unified effort to end human trafficking By Renée Loth January 29, 2011 IN NEWARK, 20 young women and girls from West Africa were discovered working in hair-braiding salons for 14 hours a day with no pay. Their employer ruled over the victims, some as young as 10, with beatings, sexual assaults, and voodoo curses. Closer to home, five people were indicted in Quincy for operating brothels in rented apartments using immigrant women kept in a state of debt bondage with threats of deportation. In Danvers, a 13-year old runaway girl was offered to a group of men at...
  • (MN) Anoka man charged with selling teenager for sex (after "meeting" her online)

    01/21/2011 10:37:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Mpls (Red) Star Tribune ^ | 1/21/11 | Abby Simmons
    An Anoka man is charged with felony prostitution for allegedly using the Internet to sell sex from an underage girl to as many as 600 men. Zaiye Bhyarruwah Dehkee, Jr., 20, faces one count of prostitution with a victim under 18 and if he's convicted faces up to 20 years in prison for allegedly pimping out the girl on the website Backpage.com when she was 16. The investigation is ongoing, and there may be more victims, said Lt. Paul Sommer of the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. "We don't know that for a fact, but it's pretty unlikely that he would...
  • Texas bar owners sentenced for hiring illegal alien barmaids/prostitutes

    01/11/2011 9:49:46 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 11th, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Texas bar owners sentenced for hiring illegal alien barmaids/prostitutes Monday, U.S. District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Tereso Olivo, 54, to 15 months in federal prison without parole and two years of supervised release on human smuggling charges. In Spanish, Nancy Olivo, 43, then implored the judge: “I ask, your honor, to have leniency on me for the sake of my children. I know I was wrong.” She was sentenced to two years of probation with six months of house arrest. An illegal alien herself, Olivo is scheduled for deportation proceedings after she serves her sentence. Three months ago, the couple...
  • F1 » Mosley legal bid 'imperils investigative journalism'

    01/11/2011 6:50:21 AM PST · by em2vn · 13 replies
    Crash.net ^ | 01-11-2011 | staff
    If successful, Max Mosley's bid to change the UK law on privacy could result in 'a radically different press...with a lot of the colour taken away' and 'papers folding because they can't afford the legal costs' and 'would imperil investigative journalism', it has been warned – as D-day looms in the European Court of Human Rights. Just under three years ago, the then FIA President found himself at the centre of a sensationalist tabloid sex scandal following a front page exposé published by Sunday red-top the News of the World detailing his lurid liaisons with prostitutes in a so-called 'torture...
  • Unlikely pair kept sex case alive (MN...SOMALIS)

    01/01/2011 12:07:40 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies · 1+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 12/31/10 | JAMES WALSH and DAVID CHANEN
    A feisty prosecutor and passionate cop go after Minnesota-Somali gangs. It took a never-give-up attitude to build the case of a Somali runaway into a massive human trafficking prosecution.
  • Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’

    12/22/2010 1:04:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Barney Frank: ‘Let Me Own Up’ to the ‘Radical Homosexual Agenda’ Wednesday, December 22, 2010 By Nicholas Ballasy (CNSNews.com) - When speaking at the enrollment ceremony for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the law banning homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) had a message for those “worried about the radical homosexual agenda.” “Four years ago, a Republican running for Congress in Indiana said don’t vote for his Democratic opponent because if he won, Nancy Pelosi would become speaker and she would let me enact the radical homosexual agenda,” Rep. Frank told the...
  • 4 life terms for using girl as sex slave

    12/11/2010 4:22:37 PM PST · by Racehorse · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 December 2010 | Craig Kapitan
    It took jurors about 45 minutes of deliberation Friday to sentence an alleged crack cocaine dealer to four life sentences — one of which has no possibility of parole — for the kidnapping, rape and forced prostitution of a 13-year-old. Juan Moreno, 45, stood silently as state District Judge Ron Rangel read the sentences. Moreno had faced between 25 years and life in prison without parole for super aggravated sexual assault of a child and between 15 years and life in prison for aggravated kidnapping. The other two convictions, human trafficking and compelling prostitution, are generally second-degree felonies with maximum...
  • Indian Man Allegedly Married, Sold 60 Wives

    11/27/2010 10:44:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, November 27, 2010
    Indian police said Friday they had arrested a man suspected of duping 60 women into marrying him before later selling them into prostitution. The 27-year-old suspect was arrested in a tea-growing district of the eastern state of West Bengal where he apparently charmed his victims over a five-year period by posing as a well-paid soldier in the Indian military. "He used to pose as an army man who had come home on holiday and wanted to get married before returning to work," district police chief Debendra Prasad Singh said. "He used to change bases frequently to lure girls from poor...
  • Indictment: Somali gangs ran sex ring in 3 states

    11/08/2010 1:48:18 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 8, 2010
    Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio and other unnamed places, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The indictment, unsealed in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Tennessee, said one of the gangs' goals was recruiting females under age 18, including some under age 14, and forcing them into prostitution in exchange for cash, drugs or other items. The indictment claims three Minneapolis-based gangs were involved _ The Somali Outlaws, the Somali Mafia and the Lady Outlaws...
  • Prostitutes in Spain wear reflective vests to avoid fines for being a danger to traffic

    10/25/2010 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 32 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | 25/10/2010
    Seems that the glow provided by a red bulb doesn’t always provide enough light to draw attention to sex workers in a Spanish town… Having been fined by the local council for reportedly being a danger to moving traffic, prostitutes in Els Alamus have taken to wearing high visibility vests. Not sure how this look goes down with the kerb crawlers, but if these ladies of the night were to accessorise with a pneumatic drill and cement mixer, it’d give a whole new level of meaning to ‘street girl’.
  • UK: Political correctness ends 'Vice Squad' name

    10/24/2010 8:24:16 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2010 | David Barrett
    Scotland Yard's famous Vice Squad, which deals with prostitution and other aspects of London's underworld, has changed its title to the rather less dynamic "Serious Crime Directorate 9: Human Exploitation and Organised Crime Command", or SCD9 for short. The explanation is one that would draw a robust response from DCI Hunt, the old-school detective from BBC One's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Metropolitan Police sources said the switch had been ordered in part because the word "vice" was thought to have negative "connotations". It reflects a growing trend by law enforcement agencies to treat prostitutes as victims rather...
  • Intelius co-founder sentenced to prison for lying about sex acts

    10/09/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 6 replies · 2+ views
    TechFlash ^ | 10/8/10 | John Cook
    ntelius co-founder John Arnold today was sentenced to 45 days in prison and ordered to pay a $30,000 fine for lying to a grand jury about having sex with dancers at Seattle area strip clubs. The 46-year-old tech executive plead guilty to the perjury charges in May, charges which originated from false statements he provided as part of a grand jury investigation into criminal racketeering charges at Colacurcio-owned strip clubs. Federal prosecutors recommended 30 days. But U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman went above that recommendation, indicating that it was the first time that she had sentenced someone for perjury in...
  • Dutch look at weeding out cannabis cafés (Libertarian potheads weep, confronted by common sense)

    10/09/2010 8:26:52 AM PDT · by heye2monn · 27 replies
    Financial Times online ^ | 10/08/10 | Stanley Pignal
    Coinciding with a tightening of laws around prostitution – another tolerated industry – the authorities’ new stance on cannabis is raising questions as to whether Dutch society is moving away from laisser-faire traditions. The equation that led to the policy of tolerance has changed in the past decade, as large-scale crime around both coffee shops and the legal sex trade became more visible.
  • Dutch look at weeding out cannabis cafés

    10/08/2010 7:28:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    ft.com ^ | 10/08/2010 | Stanley Pignal
    Coffee shops legally selling cannabis have been a feature of Amsterdam’s streets for more than 30 years, both a magnet for younger tourists and a symbol of the Dutch brand of liberal exceptionalism. But the fragrant haze found in the city’s 200 or so establishments could be dispersed under plans by the incoming government, which is looking to roll back the “tolerance policy” that has allowed such coffee shops to operate since 1976. Coinciding with a tightening of laws around prostitution – another tolerated industry – the authorities’ new stance on cannabis is raising questions as to whether Dutch society...
  • Brown campaign: Candidate didn't make 'whore' comment

    10/08/2010 12:47:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 10/8/10 | Jack Chang
    The campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown said this morning that the Democratic candidate did not suggest calling Republican rival Meg Whitman a "whore" on a voicemail recording to the Los Angeles Police Protective League that was made public last night. Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford, however, said he didn't know who used the word in the recording. "Obviously, it's not the kind of thing people should say, and we've apologized for it," Clifford said. "It wasn't Jerry."
  • Canadian judge overturns brothel ban in Ontario

    09/29/2010 5:01:38 AM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 29 September 2010 Last updated at 04:14 ET
    Pimping, soliciting and running brothels have been decriminalised in Canada's Ontario province after judges overturned a ban on the practices. The Ontario Superior Court upheld a challenge brought by three prostitutes who argued that the ban forced them to risk their safety on the streets. One of the prostitutes described the ruling as emancipation for sex workers. The national government is considering appealing against the ruling, amid fears other provinces could follow. The ruling will go into effect in 30 days if the government does not appeal. In a 131-page ruling, Judge Susan Himel found national laws banning brothels, solicitation...
  • Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker

    09/27/2010 9:34:25 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 27, 2010 | KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN
    ...gives a new twist to "sex ed." The tattooed former hooker and stripper has been teaching art in a Bronx elementary school for three years...
  • Police: Man Who Pimped Handicapped Girlfriend Arrested

    09/25/2010 10:00:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/24/2010 | Joshua Melvin
    A man wanted on suspicion of turning his mentally disabled 21-year-old girlfriend into a prostitute has turned himself into police. Nicholas Geranios, 27, walked into a San Francisco police station Tuesday night and surrendered, South San Francisco police Sgt. Joni Lee said. He is being held without bail in a San Francisco jail and will be sent to San Mateo County in the coming days. Police said Geranios, who has Redwood City and South San Francisco addresses, started posting Internet ads about a month ago offering the woman for sex in exchange for cash. She has a disorder that has...
  • Green Tree Police Chief Gets Naked In Undercover Prostitution Work

    09/23/2010 12:28:51 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 45 replies
    thepittsburghchannel.com ^ | September 22, 2010 | staff
    Top Cop Calls Women For Appointments, Meets Them In Hotel Rooms For Sex Busts GREEN TREE, Pa. -- Recent actions by the Green Tree police chief during undercover prostitution stings are coming under scrutiny. Chief Andrew Lisiecki said in court papers that he got naked with a suspected prostitute in an effort to make an arrest earlier this month. According to the criminal complaint, Lisiecki was working a prostitution detail and responded to an online ad by a woman calling herself "Island Hottie." Green Tree Police Department Green Tree Police Department According to the criminal complaint, the two met at...