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2008-08-20 00:00:16

By Deborah Orr It is estimated that worldwide, 1 million children are vulnerable to abuse by sex tourists Before Gary Glitter made his break for freedom in Thailand last night, Le Thanh Kinh, his Vietnamese lawyer, said that his client was looking forward to coming back to Britain now that his 27-month sentence for sex offences against girls of 11 and 12 is over. So the 64-year-old former pop star should be. Britain is the best place for him to be, and not just because of the free health...

2008-08-07 06:00:45

By Jennifer K. Morita, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 7--It wasn't something the volunteers set out to pursue, until divine intervention stirred a generous community. It began with 55 point-and-shoot digital cameras, donated by Hewlett-Packard employees in Roseville. It found a home when a Sacramento artist offered gallery space in the studio she had just opened. But a Sierra College photography instructor made it possible by teaching victims of Cambodia's child prostitution trade...

2008-08-06 00:00:38

By JENNA RICHARDS Members of South Devon's Women's Institute branches have supported calls to legalise brothels. The women spoke out after a Channel Four documentary showed the Hampshire County Federation of Women's Institutes calling for prostitution to be legalised. The licensing of brothels was the subject of its motion for debate at the autumn meeting last year of the WI's Hampshire Federation, which has 6,000 members. The motion received almost unanimous backing. Now South Devon...

2008-07-16 09:00:52

By Bridget Tharp, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Jul. 16--Three years after their short walk for a frozen snack became every parent's nightmare, the two Toledo teens forced to spend 10 days having sex with strangers for money will appear tonight on ABC's midweek news magazine, Primetime Live. The girls, whose identities are veiled in the special by dark wigs and the aliases "Kimberly" and "Carol," recounted their ordeal to reporter Cynthia McFadden in a program to air at 10 p.m. on WTVG-TV,...

2008-07-12 06:00:20

By Stephen Hunt, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 12--Former Doll House escort service owner Santiago Steven Maese was convicted Friday of running the business as a prostitution ring. After the verdict, Maese said "I believe the jury was mistaken." He said he would appeal. A five-man, three-woman jury deliberated 4 1/2 hours before returning the verdict. The 31-year-old Holladay man faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 8 by 3rd District Judge Randall Skanchy. Maese...

2008-06-17 06:00:17

By Vin Suprynowicz Tourists keep writing in to complain about all those illegal immigrants bracing them on the sidewalks along the Strip, pushing those little fliers and cards into their hands, the ones with photos of young babes in provocative poses: "Straight to Your Room, just dial 1-800-BOOBs." To their credit, the complainants rarely object to the risque poses or the nature of the services offered. They complain primarily about the unsightly litter - most of these solicitations end up...

2008-06-02 09:21:09

By Adam Crisp, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jun. 2--Prostitutes, pimps and johns are the target of a Chattanooga Web site aimed at reducing streetwalkers in the city's Main Street corridor. Organizers of www.trickthejohns.com want everyday folks to take pictures of suspected prostitutes and their customers then post the photos on the Web site. "Prostitution has been around forever," said Jay Craven, one of about 20 neighbors who thought up the idea for the site. "It's not going...

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2008-03-12 00:00:00

It may be the world's oldest profession, but prostitution is using some 21st-century tricks. The prostitution scandal involving New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lays bare some of the inner workings of modern-day sex work: text messaging to clock in the client, electronic fund transfers, a Web site featuring color photos, prices and rankings. There's always been a distinction between indoor and street-level prostitution, and advances in technology have increasingly separated the two, said Ronald...

2007-11-17 06:00:16

By Eric Frazier and Victoria Cherrie, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Nov. 17--Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Sgt. Craig Conger sits at a computer screen, clicking through pictures of naked women. He's doing his job, overseeing detectives who keep tabs on the kind of high-priced prostitutes who ply their trade on the Internet rather than the street corner. The recent bust of a suspected call-girl service in Charlotte has offered a glimpse into the secretive world of high-end prostitution....

2007-09-13 00:00:11

By Art Campos, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Sep. 12--Seven men were arrested in a recent sting operation in Roseville in which an undercover vice officer posed as a prostitute and advertised her services on the Internet, police reported. The men responded to the ad, met with the officer at a prearranged location Sept. 5 and were arrested when they solicited her for sex, said Dee Dee Gunther, a police spokeswoman. Each of the men was booked into the Placer County jail in Auburn on a...