| Sep 9, 2014
A veteran Coconut Creek officer has been put on paid leave after being accused of patronizing a Boca Raton spa that was a front for prostitution, police said.
Officer James Yacobellis, 39, of Lake Worth, faces a purchasing services of prostitution...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:54 PM
When the woman he had been pimping out had the nerve to flee his control, federal prosecutors say Shaun McKinley ambushed her, kidnapped her and beat her up.
Then, authorities said, he calmly stopped to buy a cigar at a Hollywood gas station, leaving her...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Shaun McKinley admitted under oath Wednesday that he is a crack cocaine and heroin dealer but, he assured the jury, he is not a pimp and never kidnapped or beat up a prostitute.
Though federal prosecutors say the abduction — and the woman's lucky...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Long Beach police announced Wednesday that officers arrested 91 suspected pimps and johns during an eight-month investigation aimed at combating sex trafficking.
Authorities also recovered 22 young women who they alleged were working as prostitutes....
| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:31 AM
An elderly man and two other suspects were charged Thursday in an unusual human-trafficking scheme — recruiting felons from a Florida prison for women for a violent prostitution operation in Orlando, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation...