| Jul 29, 2013
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 sexually exploited teenagers, some as young as 13, were recovered in a nationwide sex trafficking sting over the weekend, the FBI announced Monday.
The three-day sweep of 76 cities, focusing on underage victims of...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:28 AM
FAIR GROVE, Mo. - A local mother and seamstress is working to empower women and fight sex trafficking one stitch at a time.
Rebekah Batson spends her days at the sewing machine making boutique children's clothing. This summer, she took her skills to...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Ever since President Clinton "did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky," whatever remains of standards seem to have fallen even lower among people who hold offices and positions once thought to require good behavior and strong moral...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- The official in charge of exposing wrongdoing inside the troubled Homeland Security Department has been transferred amid allegations that he abused his position, officials said Tuesday.
Charles K. Edwards was scheduled to appear before a...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Even before local and federal agents raided Jade Heart Health in Towson in March and charged its operators with prostitution and human trafficking, what went on at the massage parlor at 1404 E. Joppa Road was hardly a secret.
Men arrived day and night...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"IT IS a hopeless endeavor to attract people to the theater unless they can first be brought to believe they'll never get in." -- Charles Dickens
EVEN IF you didn't see or didn't like "Kinky Boots" the fabulous show that won best musical at the Tony...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:48 PM
A Sun investigative report Sunday detailing the efforts of federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to shut down an alleged prostitution ring operating out of an unremarkable building on East Joppa Road in Towson may have prompted many readers to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Two teenagers and a 23-year-old woman were charged with human trafficking in Orange County for allegedly luring a 17-year-old girl on Facebook and forcing her to work as a prostitute.
According to the Orange County district attorney’s office, 19-...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156.
Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens.
The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 5:57 PM
First story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels.
The letter was a desperate plea to the police chief. The owner of a Harbor Boulevard motel admitted his business attracted less-than-reputable guests.
"Under such difficult...