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2009-10-01 06:25:00

On Wednesday, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked to crack down on a U.S. website that British authorities claim encourages prostitution by allowing men to receive and provide feedback on prostitutes working in London. In an annual meeting with the ruling Labor Party, the British minister for women and equality Harriet Harman called the website Punternet a "very sinister development" in the fight to reduce the exploitation of women, adding that it serves to increase the demand...

2009-09-24 22:54:08

Investigators in Everett, Wash., say baristas in bikinis at an espresso stand provided too much service to paying customers, to the point of breaking the law. Five employees of Grab-n-Go Espresso were charged Wednesday with prostitution and violations of adult entertainment laws, The Everett Herald reported. They were given summonses to appear for arraignment. The women allegedly charged $80 to serve espresso topless and bottomless -- and licked whipped cream off each others genitals. They...

2009-09-08 07:13:00

Campaign to be launched this week ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Throughout the month of September, public transit users will receive an important education on the realities of child sex slavery in America. This week, Shared Hope International will unveil End Child Sex Trafficking: Kids are NOT for Sale in D.C., a campaign that aligns with D.C. Human Trafficking Awareness month. Bright yellow signs in Metro buses, bus shelters and Metro stations scream messages,...

2009-08-25 14:57:00

Prostitution research takes to the streets FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas prostitutes are getting a chance to change their lives, thanks to a collaboration among the Dallas Police Department, Dallas County Sheriff's Office, Dallas County Commissioner's Office, courts, Dallas County Health Department, Adult Probation Department, Parkland Hospital and Homeward Bound, which serves as the lead for more than 40 social service and faith-based organizations. The...

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2009-07-26 07:10:00

Millions of people peruse Craigslist everyday for everything from clothes to cars, but recently it has gotten a lot of attention for prostitutes using it to sell their services as well. Despite promises to eradicate all sexual services being advertised on the site, officials insist that Craigslist is still unable to rid itself of advertisements placed by prostitutes. Craigslist, often referred to as an online garage sale, is also a centralized networking community for people to find jobs,...

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2009-06-18 19:30:05

The father of Season 7 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has pleaded no contest to charges he patronized a prostitute. The no contest plea stems from James J. Archuleta's arrest at a Utah massage parlor last January. The Salt Lake Tribune said Wednesday the case is likely to be dismissed at the end of this month if Archuleta doesn't repeat the offense. He reportedly has already paid a $582 fine and undergone a counseling class. Investigators said they had been watching the massage...

2009-06-06 11:23:33

Hooker For Jesus Annie Lobert and Oz Fox of the Christian heavy metal band Stryper have gotten married in Las Vegas in a webcasted ceremony. Lobert, 41, who says she found Jesus after working for 11 years as a highly paid call girl, wore a strapless white gown Friday as she wed Fox, 47, the longtime lead guitarist for Stryper, CNN reported. Lobert founded Hookers for Jesus, which she describes as an international, faith-based organization that addresses the realities of human sex trafficking,...

2009-06-03 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 12, Shared Hope International will launch its End Demand: Kids Are Not for Sale National awareness campaign with a rally and candlelight vigil in Las Vegas. Several cities across the United States will join the Las Vegas event via satellite to amplify the issue to a national level. The campaign kick-off coincides with the release of Shared Hope's National Report Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America's Prostituted Children featuring the...

2009-06-02 12:27:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International today urgently demanded that Mexican authorities step up protection around well-known human rights activist and journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro, whose home and offices in Cancun are being regularly photographed and watched by an armed man while her life has been threatened in online messages. The human rights organization said it fears for her life and called on Mexican authorities to guarantee her safety. Cacho has been...

2009-06-01 00:50:53

Researchers in Spain monitoring rates of HIV infection HIV and sexually transmitted disease said they found a high rate of condom use in female sex workers. The phenomenon of prostitution has changed over recent years in Spain, going from prostitution as an activity carried out by Spanish women, often injecting drug users, to a situation where it is carried out by women from other countries, which has led to behavioral and social changes, lead author Cinta Folch, a Centre for Epidemiological...


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