| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Cameras installed inside Los Angeles County jails have been a powerful tool in vetting allegations of deputies abusing inmates, according to a watchdog report released Thursday.
For years, critics of the Sheriff’s Department's jails pushed the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:28 AM
An armed man posing as a police officer was arrested amid an Anne Arundel prostitution sting designed to net would-be johns, authorities said.
Steven James Gravley Jr., 27, of the unit block of Stockmill Road in Pikesville was charged with attempted...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Sixteen teenagers being sold as prostitutes--some reported missing by their families--were rescued by authorities in the lead-up to Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey, the FBI announced Tuesday.
Police from cities including Yonkers in New York and...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 10:15 AM
"We should be known not by what we oppose, but rather by what we propose," said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez on the launch of his project called the Imago Dei.
The campaign calls on evangelicals to recognize and affirm that undocumented immigrants, gays,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:41 PM
A 30-year-old man described by authorities as a pimp was sentenced to five years in prison for trafficking a 16-year-old girl and sexually abusing her after meeting her on a social networking website, the Orange County district attorney's office said...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:51 PM
An Oakland Park man who thought he was renting a room in his home to a pimp and his customers was arrested on charges of human trafficking and other offenses, authorities said.
Garrett W. Frazier, 33, had advertised a room for rent on Backpage.com...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley.
Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:42 PM
An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility.
Outreach workers with No Boundaries International,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A 27-year-old Filipino national was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for smuggling military-grade weapons into the U.S., in a case that offered a rare, unflattering look inside an undercover FBI operation.
During the two-year case, one FBI...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
BEIJING — The headline news on state-run Chinese Channel 13 was juicy: A mining tycoon and 35 others had been charged with running a mafia-style enterprise in Sichuan province, gunning down enemies in the street, bribing people and operating an...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A convicted cocaine dealer now accused of raping a 14-year-old Arizona girl and luring her into prostitution went on trial Tuesday in Orange County’s first test of a year-old law that increases the punishment for human trafficking.