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  • San Jose Man Convicted On Sex Tourism, Obstruction Charges

    05/22/2016 7:21:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    A federal jury has found a San Jose man who traveled to Manila several times to have sex with an underage girl guilty of sex tourism. A federal jury on Friday also convicted 56-year-old Michael Lindsay of obstruction charges.
  • California man faces sex trafficking charge in Puerto Rico

    03/24/2016 7:59:33 AM PDT · by cll · 10 replies
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a California man who allegedly traveled to Puerto Rico to have sex with a minor. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday that 38-year-old Shane Yoder of Fairfield told an undercover agent he was going to the U.S. territory to have sex with a 9-year-old girl. He has been charged with attempted sexual trafficking of minors. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. Yoder was the president of the Islamic Circle of North America chapter in Sacramento, California.
  • Ohio seminary student arrested at airport for allegedly seeking sex with infants in Mexico

    01/31/2016 12:29:44 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 58 replies ^ | January 31, 2016
    A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested by federal agents in San Diego on Friday for allegedly planning to have sex with multiple infants in Mexico, authorities said. Editor's note: This article contains disturbing descriptions of an alleged crime. Joel A. Wright, a seminary student and resident of Columbus, was charged with two felony counts: crossing state lines with the intention to engage in a sexual act with a minor, and attempting to travel “in interstate and foreign commerce” for the purpose of engaging in illegal sexual conduct with another person, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

    09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Sept 2015 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Castro: US Owes Millions (from Sex Tourism)

    08/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Freep | 8/13/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Sultan of Knish: Death of the LeftThe embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy on the red t-shirts. “One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates,” Castro told Oliver Stone. In real life, his prostitutes are lucky if they graduated from elementary school. American admirers eager to get to Havana claim to be worried that Starbucks will ruin their Socialist paradise. What really worries them is that American businesses might...
  • Aging Hippies Can Buy Children in Cuba for the Price of a Happy Meal

    05/26/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock, CA 4th District | 5/26/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to Cogressman Tom McClintock, California 4th District Please raise Congressman McClintock's concern regarding the issue of sex tourism to Cuba with his colleagues on committees concerned with suppression of international sex tourism from the US.Please see the search string "Daniel Greenfield Cuba Sex Tourism" for evidence of concern to Federal agencies charged with enforcement against organized international pedophilia. At The Death of the Left it is possible to read: "The embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy...
  • Ex-USC professor and FBI fugitive gets 5 years in prison for child sex

    12/15/2014 8:34:22 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    LATIMES ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Richard Winton, Kate Mather
    A former USC professor once on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted fugitives list was sentenced to five years in federal prison Monday for flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he had met online. In addition to the sentence, Walter Lee Williams, 66, of Palm Springs, will be required upon release to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and will be on 10 years of supervision Williams, previously known as a well-respected academic, had pleaded guilty and admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places. As part of a plea...
  • Oliver Stone’s Most Vicious Insult!

    03/15/2014 7:46:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | March 15, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Oliver Stone's recent visit to Venezuela to premiere his Castro/Chavez infomercial "My Friend Hugo" has brought him under fire in social media. Exasperated beyond endurance by the onslaught Stone recently lashed back with (apparently) the most hateful insult his inflamed mind could conjure. You people are: "Similar to the right-wing Florida Cuban exiles who’ve helped keep the US in a dungeon of ignorance!" he raved. For leftists its “right-wing lunatics spreading a dungeon if ignorance!” For normal folks it’s: “people who have actually experienced communism trying to circumvent communist propaganda as disseminated by a media-Hollywood axis—and one not always completely...
  • NIH Spent $464,272 to Find Out Why Gay Men Get Syphilis in Peru

    02/04/2014 6:51:18 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies ^ | February 3, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health has spent millions of dollars studying male sex workers in Peru, including more than $400,000 to determine why gay men get syphilis in the South American country. “Syphilis remains an uncontrolled infectious disease globally, with high prevalence and incidence in certain high risk populations, affecting more than 20 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Peru,” according to the grant, awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). “The incidence of syphilis in MSM in Peru is about 9 cases per 100 person-years,” it said. “We are proposing a study to improve...
  • AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

    11/27/2013 6:08:28 AM PST · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 11/27/2013 | Kate Kelland
    Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West. Michel Kazatchkine, the United Nation's HIV/AIDS Special Envoy in Eastern Europe, told Reuters in an interview this month that HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if no progress is made in turning them around.
  • Florida woman facing 30 years jail for sex with 16-year-old boy stripped of Canadian refugee status

    07/12/2013 4:41:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 53 replies
    National Post ^ | July 12, 2013 | Adrian Humphreys
    A Florida woman must again make her case for refugee status in Canada after fleeing north of the border to avoid a 30-year prison sentence in the United States for having sex with a 16-year-old boy who was on her son’s baseball team
  • The Menendez Dilemma ("Who is more trustworthy, a Dominican prostitute or a New Jersey Democrat?")

    02/05/2013 10:08:45 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 5, 2013 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Prostitution is both legal and widespread in the Dominican Republic, where as many as 100,000 women are part of the industry in a nation that has become a major sex-tourism hotspot of the Caribbean. So it would not be a crime for Sen. Robert Menendez to have availed himself of such services during his trips to the Dominican Republic, as has been alleged.Menendez has strenuously denied patronizing prostitutes, however, denouncing the accusations Monday in a CNN interview as “smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election.” Any claim that Menendez consorted with hookers during his D>. ominican holidays...
  • Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

    02/01/2013 6:12:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | February 1, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Conservatives are always told they don't do enough to reach across the aisle. We're divisive, obstructionist and hostile to bipartisanship. So in the spirit of unity and comity, I'm announcing the formation of a new social justice group: Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob. Now all I need are some principled Democratic ladies and liberal media lionesses to step up to the plate with me to protest the vulgar, sexist behavior of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. Surely, Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Cher, Sandra Fluke, Eva Longoria and I can all agree that when a powerful Washington politician abuses his power to...
  • Dominican prostitute: Sen. Bob Menendez ‘likes the youngest and newest girls’

    01/31/2013 8:34:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/13 | David Martosko and Charles C. Johnson
    In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor. “That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker. “In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like...
  • ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation

    01/27/2013 11:17:56 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 24 replies
    News Busters ^ | Noel Sheppard
    On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations (commentary follows with full transcript at end of post): Raddatz began the interview asking Menendez about what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) had previously said on the program concerning immigration. She followed this up by asking Menendez what he wanted to hear from the President about this issue....
  • Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage prostitutes (D-NJ)

    01/26/2013 8:59:06 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko
    The media are not covering this story despite the FBI agent in the emails saying that most of the information has been confirmed. If the allegations are true Menendez could be prosecuted under the 2003 PROTECT ACT making travel and having sex with minors knowingly or not a federal offense with up to 30 years in prison. DOCUMENTS published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye...
  • Sex Tourism: Unanswered Questions In Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    04/16/2012 4:40:00 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 53 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The alleged sexcapades by several Secret Service agents while in Colombia in service to President Barack Obama may not just be an embarassment for their country; rather, the objects of their affections may have been exploited against their will, and the investigation into the debaucherous debacle necessarily must include the circumstances by which the involved women found themselves in the meat market. Legal prostitution in Colombia and other countries has generated a thriving sex tourism industry, and in meeting supply for the demand many women find themselves enslaved in the trade. For example, in Spain where prostitution is legal an...
  • Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his collection of toys

    11/03/2011 2:33:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rob Cooper
    A Star Wars fanatic choked his Thai bride to death after she destroyed his prized collection of toys. Rickie la Touche, 30, said his wife had had damaged his treasured Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker memorabilia which he had been collecting since he was a child. During a subsequent row he suffocated Pornpilai Srisroy, 28, before running off to his mother's house to tell her what he had done. The mother-of-one was later discovered dead on the couple's bed covered with a duvet and pillow in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12...
  • Thai airline hires transsexual flight attendants

    02/09/2011 3:04:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Chicago Tribune/Tribune newspapers ^ | February 9, 2011 | Josh Noel
    Does the P.C. stand for "politically correct?" The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that P.C. Air, a Thai airline startup, is making a point to hire transsexual flight attendants. The airline has recruited six so far and plans to look for more. "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess. I just made their dream come true," airline executive Peter Chan told the Herald.
  • The US agents tracking down sex tourists in Cambodia

    01/30/2011 4:59:22 PM PST · by decimon · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | January 29, 2011 | David Henshaw
    As part of an initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas, special US agents operating in South East Asia have brought more than 80 alleged child sex tourists back to America to face justice.Sihanoukville looks like paradise, or at least a decent, low-rent version. Golden beaches, swaying palm trees, cheap alcohol and shimmering sea. Retired American pharmacist Ronald Adams had come here for the good life - setting up a beachside cafe. But one morning last February Adams' personal vision of paradise was shattered, when officers from the Cambodian National Police raided his apartment. They...
  • Twenty Questions About Pornography. This Is A Test.

    12/18/2010 8:01:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 247 replies · 2+ views
    Right Side News ^ | December 18, 2010 | Phyllis Chesler
    Pornography has invaded the world’s imagination. It is everywhere: On the Internet, in films, in movies, in rap music videos. Five-year-old girls dress and are taught to behave like pornography stars in order to win beauty contests. Ten- to twelve-year-old girls both dress and behave like the pornographic images that surround them—and they provide sexual services to young boys. Opera—high culture—has also been increasingly “sexed up.” I have seen productions of “Carmen” and “Lulu” in which the lead diva was half-naked and in which she, too, sang the role as if she was a contemporary pornography star and prostitute. No,...
  • 'Sex Tourism' Takes Hold in Mexico

    10/05/2010 7:21:18 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies
    WOAI ^ | 10/03/10 | Jim Forsyth
    Mexico's economic and social problems are blamed for creating a new problem for the troubled country. Texas experts say Mexico is emerging as the destination of choice for American 'sex travelers.' A man from Minnesota was arrested last week in Nuevo Laredo for giving a woman 12 pesos, about 90 cents at the current exchange rate, to rape her 12 year old daughter. "It's driven by supply and demand," says Michelle Moreno, who tracks sex trafficking in Texas and Mexico for Catholic Charities. "As long as someone is willing to pay 12 pesos versus, say $1500, that product will be...
  • Samoan clerics finger homosexuals over global warming

    09/21/2010 1:54:37 PM PDT · by Palter · 56 replies · 1+ views
    The Register ^ | 21 Sep 2010 | Joe Fay
    Shock at conference on climate change and creativity Clerics in the South Pacific have fingered the key cause of climate change - homosexuals. The revelation came at a conference at the University of the South Pacific considering the implications of Climate Change and Creativity. Academics were apparently thrown off their consideration of "Arts in the Age of Global Warming" and "Ecology in Poetry / Poetry in Ecology" by reports of Church Ministers who maintained that climate change in Samoa are clearly attributable to to homosexuals. The revelation prompted one attendee USP student, Shaiza Janif, to opine: "We need to educate...
  • School founder pleads guilty to sex crimes

    08/19/2010 7:47:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/19/2010
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The founder of a Haitian boys school pleaded guilty to engaging in illegal sexual activity with minors, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut said. Douglas Perlitz, 40, founder and director of Project Pierre Toussaint, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to a count of traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct. In pleading guilty, Perlitz, a former Connecticut resident, admitted that from 2001 to 2008 he traveled to the school in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, and engaged in illicit sexual conduct with eight minors. "Millions...
  • Calif. man gets 25 years for sex with Thai minors

    08/02/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies · 6+ views
    hosted ^ | Aug 2
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former English teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for traveling to Thailand to have sex with minors. The sentence was ordered after prosecutors challenged a previous 10-year sentence, calling it too lenient.
  • Exclusif : Frédéric Mitterrand et « Mon copain Rachid » Attention, images choquantes

    10/12/2009 4:47:14 PM PDT · by PJBlogger · 15 replies · 1,109+ views ^ | 9 octobre 2009 | Francois
    ATTENTION: IMAGES ARE SHOCKING . (SHORT SUBJECT :: MY PAL RACHID) Court métrage – 1995 – Mon copain Rachid - Réalisé par Philippe Barassat – Avec Jonathan Reyes, Nordine Mezaache, Mathieu Demy et avec la participation de Frédéric Mitterrand (SHORT SUBJECT :: MY PAL RACHID) This video, with intro and voice over by Frederic Mitterrand has surfaced. Frederic Mitterrand, already in hot water in France for his impassioned defense of child rapist Roman Polanski, and his autobiographical "confessions" of participating in "sex tourism" to poor, impoverished third world countries to patronize brothels for sex with young boys. French Minister...
  • French minister in 'boy sex' row

    10/08/2009 4:23:22 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 18 replies · 882+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 8 October 2009 | staff
    French minister in 'boy sex' row Frederic Mitterrand has rejected criticism from the far right France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand is facing intense pressure over a book he wrote that described paying for "young boys" in Thailand. The book was written four years ago, before he joined the government, but is back in the headlines following his impassioned support for Roman Polanski. Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland on child sex charges. Mr Mitterrand, nephew of late President Francois Mitterrand, is expected to defend himself on TV later on Thursday. Mr Mitterrand has come under attack from right and left....
  • Frédéric Mitterrand admitted to paying for sex with 'young boys’ in Thailand (Polanski's champion)

    10/08/2009 4:10:48 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies · 1,770+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 07 Oct 2009 | Henry Samuel
    Frédéric Mitterrand, France’s culture minister, was under pressure to resign after it emerged that he had admitted to paying “young boys” for sexual acts while on holiday in Thailand. The revelations in his 2005 autobiography “The Bad Life” have come back to haunt Mr Mitterrand after he emerged as one of the most vociferous defenders of Roman Polanski, the film director currently detained in Switzerland in connection with an outstanding conviction for unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in the US in 1977. In his book, Mr Mitterrand, the nephew of the late Socialist president François Mitterrand, wrote: “I...
  • Latvians worried about sex tourism

    06/19/2007 7:02:53 AM PDT · by Renfield · 15 replies · 970+ views ^ | 6-19-07
    Latvia's capital risks becoming a "Baltic Bangkok" and local girls need to be steered away from one night stands with tourists, according to a media campaign to stop sex tourism. Like other eastern European capitals, Riga has become a popular destination for groups of men on "stag nights", celebrated by a groom with his friends before getting married. This has led to a boom for pubs, clubs and strip bars, and concern over a growing sex industry. "Riga is at risk of becoming a 'Baltic Bangkok' and I'm starting to worry about the image of my country abroad," said Martins...
  • Thailand's 'Third Sex' Wants Acceptance, Legal Support

    05/26/2009 9:20:58 AM PDT · by pissant · 21 replies · 1,411+ views
    VOA ^ | 5/25/09 | Dan Schearf
    In Thailand, transgender males, also called lady-boys, are a common sight in cities and tourist areas. While many transgenders work in traditionally female professions such as in cabaret shows or Thailand's notorious sex industry, most are looking for better integration in Thai society. But, despite their high visibility, transgenders still face challenges in seeking acceptance. At a popular beauty contest this month in southern Thailand, 30 attractive, feminine figures glide onto the stage. Dressed in sparkling evening gowns and perfect hair and make-up, the contestants smile widely at the audience as the cameras broadcast the pageant live across the nation....
  • Man "Undocumented Mexican" convicted of forcing women to work as sex slaves

    04/10/2009 9:38:17 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 1,367+ views
    <p>CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Women and girls as young as 16 were smuggled into this country from Mexico and brought to Charlotte to work as prostitutes. For $25 and $30, authorities said, they performed sex acts — sometimes with 20 men a day.</p>
  • Sun, sand, sex and stupidity: Why thousands of middle-aged women are obsessed with holiday gigolos

    04/21/2008 6:42:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies · 1,696+ views
    The handsome young waiter's eyes followed Sarah as she walked across the restaurant, and she felt her heart beating faster as he leaned over to place a napkin in her lap. "At 54, I was unused to the attention of young men, especially a handsome one in his 20s," she says. "Our eyes connected as I told myself not to be silly - he couldn't possibly be interested in me. But I was wrong." Sarah Jarvis is 59 and has four grown-up children and four grandchildren. Attractive, slim and smartly dressed, she has been divorced from her lawyer husband for...
  • Prostitution: Legal Work or Slavery?

    10/19/2007 7:00:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 467+ views
    Zenit ^ | 15 October 2007 | Father John Flynn, L.C.
    Countries debating whether or not to legalize prostitution could learn from what occurred in the Australian state of Victoria. The state government legalized prostitution in 1984 and since then, the sex industry has flourished. With over 20 years of experience, many of the promised benefits of legalizing prostitution have not, however, materialized, according to a book published earlier this year. A detailed examination of the situation in Victoria was authored by self-declared “feminist activist” Mary Lucille Sullivan, in her book “Making Sex Work: A Failed Experiment With Legalised Prostitution,” (Spinifex Press). “Victoria’s legalized prostitution system assists in maintaining male dominance,...
  • NJ Millionaire to Stand Trial For International Child Sex Tourism

    07/15/2007 3:32:48 PM PDT · by shield · 48 replies · 1,958+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 15th, 2007 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA — Seven years ago, Russian courts convicted a wealthy American motel owner of molesting children, sent him to prison, then expelled him from the country. The experience did little to keep Anthony "Mark" Bianchi stateside. Over the next few years, U.S. officials allege, he traveled to Moldova, Romania, Cambodia and Cuba to recruit destitute boys for sexual trysts. Bianchi, 44, of North Wildwood, N.J., faces trial beginning Monday under a controversial federal law aimed at thwarting "sex tourism." He is accused in this country of committing crimes -- assaulting nearly a dozen minors -- on foreign soil. More than...
  • Sex Tourism: Addressing the Demand for Trafficking

    08/28/2005 10:07:12 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 82 replies · 20,314+ views
    Page 1 EQUALITY NOW New York: 250 West 57 Street, #1527, New York, NY 10107, USA &#9642; Tel:+1 212-586-0906 • Fax:+1 212-586-1611 • Email: London: 6 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6BU, UK • Phone:+44 (0) 20-7839-5456 • Fax:+44 (0) 20-7839-4012 • Email: Nairobi: PO Box 2018 KNH 00202, Nairobi, Kenya • Tel: +254 20-2719-832 • Fax: +254 20-2719-868 • Email: Sex Tourism: Addressing the Demand for Trafficking Testimony by Jessica Neuwirth, President of Equality Now Thank you for this opportunity to testify before you, and thank you for your interest in and support for efforts to...
  • N.J. Businessman Will Be Tried In Sex Tourism Case

    07/15/2007 12:51:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 1,267+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2007 | AP
    (CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA -- Seven years ago, Russian courts convicted a wealthy American motel owner of molesting children and sent him to prison, but later decided to just expel him. The experience did little to keep Anthony "Mark" Bianchi stateside. Over the next few years, he traveled to Moldova, Romania, Cambodia and Cuba -- trips all designed, U.S. officials say, to recruit destitute boys for sexual trysts. Bianchi, 44, of North Wildwood, N.J., is scheduled to go on trial Monday on charges he assaulted nearly a dozen minors on foreign soil. And this time -- under a largely untested 2003 law...
  • T.O. (Toronto) announces campaign to attract gay tourists (in an obscene way)

    06/16/2007 7:50:27 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 43 replies · 1,427+ views ^ | 06/16/07 | John Musselman
    T.O. announces campaign to attract gay tourists Tourism Toronto said Friday that it plans to launch an advertising campaign aimed at making the city a top destination for gay travellers from the U.S. The campaign will focus on four major cities - New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It will include ads in gay restaurants, bars and local publications, as well as event sponsorships and other promotional activities. "Toronto has things to offer all year round--we've got a number of festivals outside of Pride that we can market," said Bruce MacDonald of the Canadian Gay & Lesbian...
  • Mom accused of prostituting her 2 daughters [Hondurans in Houston, Texas]

    06/14/2007 6:10:24 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 33 replies · 1,073+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2007 | DALE LEZON and MIKE GLENN
    Police say she passed out cards that offered the teen girls for sex A 16-year-old girl endured being sold into prostitution by her mother but finally went to Houston police after seeing her younger sister also forced to perform sex acts, investigators said Wednesday. The teenager had complied with her mother — who even distributed business cards offering her daughters for sex — but feared that her 14-year-old sister would be hurt, officers said. Nelsi Yolanda Latuda and her boyfriend, Pedro Espinoza-Escama, both of the 5500 block of Antoine, are charged with two counts each of compelling prostitution of a...
  • ICE Operation Predator arrests of child exploiters top 10,000

    06/08/2007 8:06:07 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 448+ views ^ | June 7, 2007 | ICE, ICE Baby
    June 7, 2007ICE Operation Predator arrests of child exploiters top 10,000In four years, initiative has removed more than 5,500 child exploiters from the U.S. WASHINGTON - Just four years after the Department of Homeland Security launched Operation Predator, an initiative aimed at those who sexually exploit children, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that its arrests had topped 10,000. "Operation Predator is a great example of how our transnational partnerships and wide-ranging legal authorities can work to protect children," said Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE. "In the course of this highly successful...
  • Arabian Sex Tourism (How Islam Hypocritically Fosters Child Sex Trafficking Trade Alert)

    10/07/2005 1:24:16 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 2,951+ views ^ | 10/07/05 | Daniel Pipes
    Indian media have been publishing exposés documenting the foul behavior of Gulf Arabs in the southern Indian town of Hyderabad “Fly-by-night bridegrooms,” by R Akhileshwari in the Deccan Herald and “One minor girl, many Arabs,” by Mohammed Wajihuddin in the Times of India are two important examples. Wajihuddin sets the stage: They are old predators with new vigour. Often bearded, invariably in flowing robes and expensive turbans. The rich, middle-aged Arabs increasingly stalk the deprived streets of Hyderabad like medieval monarchs would stalk their harems in days that we wrongly think are history. These Viagra-enabled Arabs are perpetrating a blatant...
  • Would-be sex tourist, 87, jailed [Pedophile]

    03/29/2005 7:41:31 AM PST · by aculeus · 51 replies · 2,552+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 29, 2005 | Unsigned
    A 87-year-old Californian man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for attempting to travel to the Philippines to have sex with two little girls. Wheelchair-bound John Seljan admitted to police he had been visiting young girls in the Philippines for the last 20 years. The judge said his term in prison was "tantamount to a life sentence". He is the first person convicted at trial under the Protect Act, aimed at curbing sex tourism. The former country singer and businessman was caught at Los Angeles international airport in 2003, where agents found child pornography, sex aids, sexually explicit...
  • Sex Tourism & Congress

    02/17/2005 5:21:45 PM PST · by Sparky1776 · 68 replies · 1,684+ views
    US Congressional Record ^ | 26 June 2002 | US Congress
    HR4477 "SEX TOURISM PROHIBITION IMPROVEMENTS ACT of 2002" For=418 Against=8 Not Voting=8 The Eight Against: Frank, Democrat- MA Hastings, Democrat - FL Nadler, Democrat - NY Olver Democrat - MA Paul, Republican - TX Rangel, Democrat - NY Scott, Democrat - VA Watt, Democrat - NC HR4477 "SEX TOURISM PROHIBITION IMPROVEMENTS ACT" 107th Congress June 26, 2002 An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to crimes involving the transportation of persons and sex tourism. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT...
  • Tsunami killed their mum.. now we catch grandpa selling them to paedophiles

    01/30/2005 4:05:03 AM PST · by flitton · 7 replies · 776+ views
    News of the World ^ | 30/01/05 | Mazher Mahmood
    ANGEL-faced orphans Cham-ilka and Gemhani lost their mum and their home to the tsunami but now face a greater horror—being sold to sex beasts by their grandad. The terrified sisters survived the killer wave after it struck the village of Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka. But after their dad lost his mind with grief and fled the country, they were left in the clutches of evil Aruma Somadasa. Now he wants to sell them to paedophiles for Ł5,000 each. "You can take both girls, take them abroad if you want, or take just one," he said. "You can do what you...
  • Pedophiles on the prowl

    01/04/2005 4:30:26 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 53 replies · 2,088+ views
    Herald-Sun ^ | 5 January 2005 | Aussie Dasher
    A BOY whose mother died in the tsunami is feared to have been kidnapped from a Thai hospital by a pedophile. Kristian Walker, 12, from Stockholm, was said to have been led away by a dark-haired stranger. Swedish police sent seven officers to Thailand to investigate. The boy's father, Dan Walker said he was gravely concerned for his son. He said that Kristian and two of his other children went on holiday to the Thai resort of Khao Lak with his mother -- Mr Walker's ex-wife -- and her boyfriend. When the tsunami struck their hotel, Mr Walker's ex-wife was...
  • The Modern Scourge of Sex Slavery

    09/15/2004 8:05:33 PM PDT · by walford · 15 replies · 1,467+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | Oct. 2004 issue | SOF staff
    The Children, the Desperate, the Helpless, the Homeless Fall Victim to the Heartless Hong Kong: loud, decadent, exotic, dazzling day and night with flashing, brilliant, multicolored lights. Quite a contrast from Paris -- the serene, romantic city of warmth, hope and dreams that I had just left. Hong Kong's streets were lined with makeshift shelters used to sell meager goods by day, and as shelters by night for some of the million Chinese who had escaped the tyranny of the Communist regime on the mainland. The ex-pat community and the elite Hong Kong Chinese, on the other hand, had built...
  • Dominican a perverts' paradise

    09/11/2004 11:04:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies · 7,120+ views
    London Free Press ^ | 11 September 2004
    PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic -- It's being called Canada's Thailand. A perverts' paradise where children as young as 12 are being sold into prostitution -- usually by a family member looking to cash in on the pink-tanned turistas and their appetite for sun, sand and sex. Many of the children in the sex trade here are used and abused by wealthy locals, while a growing number serve as sex slaves for even wealthier foreigners. They are sex tourists who spend more on a trip to the Caribbean than most Dominicans make in a year. Among them, Canadians. The Dominican Republic...
  • Charges Dismissed In 'Sex Tours' Case

    08/11/2004 9:00:11 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 13 replies · 862+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Aug 11, 2004 11:49 am US/Eastern | 1010 WINS
    A judge has dismissed charges against two New York men accused by state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer of promoting prostitution through "sex tourism" in Asia. Douglas Allen, 59, and Norman Barabash, 58, were indicted last year on felony and misdemeanor counts of promoting prostitution in the operation of Big Apple Oriental Tours. Spitzer accused them of using their tour business -- run from Allen's Poughkeepsie home and Barabash's Queens home -- to solicit customers for prostitution rings operating in the Philippines and Thailand. Dutchess County Court Judge Gerald Hayes dismissed the charges, finding prosecutors failed to provide sufficient evidence that...
  • Bush Says Castro Welcomes Sex Tourism

    07/17/2004 5:38:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 782+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 7/17/04 | AP
    TAMPA, Fla. -- President Bush on Friday accused Fidel Castro of exploiting Cuba's children by encouraging a sex-tourism industry designed to draw cash to the impoverished nation, comments certain to resonate with Cuban-American voters in the swing state of Florida. "The regime in Havana, already one of the worst violators of human rights in the world, is adding to its crimes. The dictator welcomes sex tourism," Bush said at a conference on "human trafficking" - forced labor, sex and military service. Bush's rival, John Kerry, agreed with the president and the Democratic campaign said human trafficking demands a coordinated international...
  • SF Financier indicted on charges of molesting kids in Thailand, Mexico [pure evil alert]

    06/19/2004 2:43:30 AM PDT · by vikingchick · 12 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | Saturday, June 19, 2004 | Bob Egelko and Elizabeth Fernandez
    Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment charging multimillionaire San Francisco financier Robert F. White with traveling to Thailand and Mexico to molest and exploit children. The grand jury indictment, reported by The Chronicle in April, accuses the 68-year-old White of conspiring to violate the so-called child sex tourism law. That law prohibits traveling from the United States to other countries to have sex with minors, even if the sexual activity is legal where it took place. He also is charged with conspiring to produce child pornography.
  • Cambodia Battles Pedophiles by Deporting Them

    01/17/2004 7:56:47 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 35 replies · 586+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2004 | JAMES BROOKE
    HNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodia, whose postwar opening for tourism went as far as to include child prostitution, has begun a campaign against suspected pedophiles, increasingly deporting them for trial in their home countries. Private child protection groups, foreign governments and police forces in Cambodia are working together on the problem. Free city guidebooks and maps now carrying ads warning in red type, "Sex with children is a crime." "It was total impunity before in Cambodia," Rodney Hatfield, a representative for Unicef, which has started its own ad campaign. "Now it is getting harder and harder" for adults to prey...