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2007-08-13 21:15:00

By Stephen T. Watson As visitors to her Web site can see, Cindeee is eager to please the right kind of gentleman. The Buffalo-area escort has a sophisticated Internet home, offering photos of her in skimpy lingerie and a rich description of what she offers customers. The site even boasts a list of her prices, an interactive schedule of her future availability and links to reviews from clients. "I will provide for you a unique, unforgettable experience - whether it may be a simple dinner...

2007-08-01 18:05:43

Wendy Shalit is loathed by a certain kind of feminist. When as a twentysomething college graduate she published her first book, "A Return to Modesty," she was scorned by the Nation's Katha Pollitt as a "twit," a "professional virgin" who should be given the task of designing "new spandex chadors for female Olympians." Others were less civil. Shalit, who had raised eyebrows even while at Williams College for opposing co-ed bathrooms in student dorms, has now probably put herself even further...

2007-03-23 15:00:45

By Clint Swett, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Mar. 23--In the wake of an FBI raid on the home of a Sacramento photographer for allegedly posting photos of underage prostitutes on craigslist, experts said the huge online classified site has no responsibility for policing such behavior. In fact, federal law specifically exempts online services from such liability, said Lauren Gelman, associate director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University Law School. Gelman said...

2007-02-02 09:00:00

By ALEXIS HUICOCHEA The oldest profession is moving from the street corner to the Internet. It's the latest trend in prostitution, Tucson police say: Men and women using online classified ad Web sites like craigslist.org to offer or request sex for money. The new twist is making it more difficult for undercover officers to combat, said a Tucson police vice sergeant. Not only are there dozens of explicit ads placed daily on Tucson's craigslist site, but the Internet provides a relatively...

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2006-12-03 15:00:00

By WAYNE PARRY ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Selling sex on the streets of this gambling capital is a dangerous pursuit: Streetwalkers have been strangled, smothered, slashed and set ablaze. So far this year, six prostitutes are believed to have been killed in or near Atlantic City, a seventh survived after her throat was slashed. Countless others are believed to have been assaulted but chose not to report the crimes to police. The latest worry for those who make their living in the sex trade is...

2006-08-17 17:18:44

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - A U.S. "loyalty oath" that aims to curb prostitution and prevent sex trafficking has stymied one group's efforts to educate sex workers in Bangladesh and left thousands of women without support, a local activist said on Thursday. Her eyes filling with tears, Hazera Bagum said her group, Durjoy Nari Shangha, had closed drop-in centers for sex workers in the Bangladesh capital in order to win U.S. funding. "This feeling is like a broken heart,...

2006-08-17 03:12:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - A centuries-old brothel teetering on the verge of collapse has red-faced Chinese officials pondering heritage versus morality behind closed doors, state media reported on Thursday. A local government in Jinggang, a town in central Hunan province, must decide whether to restore crumbling Hongtaifang, a brothel established in 1733, and face the ire of residents who see it as debauched, Xinhua news agency said. "The brothel was a place where women were humiliated in...

2006-08-16 15:28:57

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sex trafficking ring that smuggled South Korean women into the United State to work as prostitutes in cities including the nation's capital has been cracked and 31 people arrested, officials said on Wednesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said another 70 women were being questioned to see if they were victims of the ring that shuttled prostitutes among brothels in places such as Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Prosecutors...

2006-08-16 13:55:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent TORONTO (Reuters) - Sex workers and their supporters from 21 countries marched on Wednesday through the 16th International AIDS Conference to demand their own place not only at the conference, but in their own societies. Wearing turquoise T-shirts, they marched from a gauze-draped bed in the Toronto conference's Stiletto Lounge, one of the exhibits at the meeting, through art displays, exhibits about prisoners with AIDS and around booths...

2006-08-16 12:25:01

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - A sex trafficking ring that smuggled Korean women into the United States to work in brothels has been cracked and 31 people arrested, officials said on Wednesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 70 women were in custody for questioning to see if they were victims of the ring that trafficked prostitutes between brothels in cities including New York, Washington and Philadelphia. Prosecutors said recruiters identified Korean women who...