| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Three Bloods street gang members who forced a teen girl to have sex for money in Orange County were recently convicted by a federal jury for sex trafficking, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Xavier Francisco Villanueva, 25, Jose Carmona, 21, and...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:59 PM
A veteran Bethlehem Township police officer was honored Wednesday for his undercover work in drug and prostitution cases and his "dogged determination" in assault investigations.
Sgt. Richard Blake received the Nathan Ogden Award presented Wednesday...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Moments after he stabbed a Joliet woman, Drumaine McKinley anonymously called police to tell them his "prostitute girlfriend" had been injured, a Will County prosecutor said in court this afternoon.
Five hours after the phone call — as he was...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WEST HARTFORD — After 24-year-old Moeed Malik refused to pay for a sexual encounter with Yamilet Mattei, a woman he contacted through a sexually oriented website, the woman snatched three hookahs from the shelves of Smokers' Discount World in...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The girl met the trio at an Orlando hotel.
She was 16 at the time, a wanted runaway.
On that Nov. 8, the visitors from California offered her an opportunity at a new life.
But in exchange, she would have to join their team as a full-time prostitute....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:11 PM
When Renea Walker realized she had to make a change, she was in a hotel room looking into a mirror.
"I had a real bad beating. Both my eyes were black, my lip was busted and my tooth was missing. That will do something to you when you look in the mirror...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work.
"I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:57 AM
A Palatka police detective who ran for Putnam County sheriff was arrested during a St. Johns County weekend prostitution sting and has resigned, authorities said.
Reno Chevelle Fells, 48, resigned from the department Sunday, said Assistant Chief James...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Three women were cited by police over two days after allegedly offering sexual services at a Downers Grove hotel.
Police were called to the Red Roof Hotel on Butterfield Road around 11 p.m. July 23. A witness had reported seeing "male traffic" going...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Two Long Beach men have been found guilty of human trafficking and pimping several women, one of whom was a teenager, authorities said Monday.
A jury found Lebrette Stacey Winn, 23, and Eric James Avery, 25, guilty last week of multiple felony charges....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:59 PM
A woman testified Wednesday she got together with her alleged Allentown pimp for one reason: money.
Aaron Flowers, 26, of Allentown, took photos of the woman, which he posted in an ad soliciting sex for money on the website backpage.com, the woman...