JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press LONDON (AP) 08/10 — Britain is wrestling with a volatile nexus of crime, race and religion after 18 people were convicted of sexually abusing women and girls as young as 15.
GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) 04/08 — A Washington D.C. police officer is facing a string of charges in Maryland after authorities say he paid a 15-year-old girl for sex and then took back the money at gunpoint.
CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) 02/04 — Hawaii lawmakers are considering decriminalizing prostitution in the state after the speaker of the House introduced a bill that would also legalize buying sex and acting as a pimp.
JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 12/10 — A California judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website advertising escort services that the state attorney general has called the “world’s top online brothel,”
PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 11/04 — A Northern California district attorney’s office plans to announce the results of an investigation of several police officers implicated in a sex scandal involving the teenage daughter of a dispatcher.
Website shareholders jailed on California pimping charge
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 10/10 — California authorities say the former owners of the Village Voice in New York City have been arrested days after they were charged with sex trafficking through their control of an online site that advertises escort services.
DON THOMPSON and TERRY WALLACE, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 10/07 — State agents raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage.com and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads posted on the site.