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O.C. Man sentenced under state’s human trafficking law

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Prosecutors say an Orange County man has been sentenced to 17 years to life in state prison for luring a teenager into prostitution. Chuncey Tarae Garcia received the sentence Friday […]


Council approves plan to stop adult businesses in problem area

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today approved a measure aimed at prohibiting strip clubs and other adult businesses from setting up shop along three San Fernando Valley roads, where prostitution has […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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