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Dec. 19, 2013: Kathleen Friess gives a presentation on human trafficking in Hamilton Township, N.J., for hotel and nightclub employees and tries to dispel notions of what human trafficking looks like. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

NJ works to curb sex trafficking before Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Law enforcement agents in New Jersey have redoubled efforts to fight what they worry could be one of the biggest menaces to come with next month’s Super Bowl: sex trafficking. […]

01/06/2014

Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who now works as a peer specialist and counselor for the Cook County Sheriff's Department, speaks to female inmates at a meeting of Prostitution Anonymous at the Cook County Jail in Chicago on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners […]

09/03/2013

Alexis Wright charged with running her prostitution business out of her Kennebunk Zumba fitness studio, Portland, Maine. (AP Photo)

Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Zumba fitness instructor who pleaded guilty to using her Maine studio as a front for prostitution is going to jail, bringing to an end a scandal featuring sex videos, adultery […]

05/31/2013

OC DA to start shaming for convicted johns

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County’s district attorney says he’ll fight prostitution by naming and shaming johns.

04/30/2013

Dance instructor Alexis Wright is facing jail time after pleading guilty to using her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution (AP Photo).

Zumba teacher could get jail in prostitution case

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The dance instructor who used her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution faces jail time after pleading guilty in a case that captivated a quiet seaside town known for its beaches and picturesque homes.

03/30/2013

Family counselor charged with pimping teen

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – A family counselor has been charged with human trafficking, pimping and sex counts for forcing a 15-year-old Southern California girl into prostitution and selling sexual services on the Internet. San […]

11/16/2012

Residents curious about Zumba prostitution case

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) – Residents of this seaside community will have to wait at least the weekend to learn which of their friends and neighbors stand accused of giving business to a fitness instructor charged […]

10/12/2012

8 charged in California sex trafficking ring

(AP) – Eight people were charged Thursday for their roles in a sex trafficking ring where gang members recruited teenage girls from high schools in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and had them work as […]

08/09/2012