| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:57 AM
An Orlando-area man was sentenced this week to eight years in prison for his role in a prostitution ring.
Theron Akeem Luke, 25, was also ordered to serve two years of probation.
He was found guilty of racketeering on Dec. 5 and sentenced on Monday....
| Jan 26, 2015
| 12:01 PM
HARTFORD – Prosecutors said Edward "Fire" Thomas left a trail of child exploitation "thousands of miles long," but a federal jury needed only parts of Friday afternoon and Monday morning to find Thomas guilty of recruiting two teen girls from Oregon...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 10:34 PM
Two state firefighters were terminated Wednesday and more than a dozen were punished following an investigation that began last spring after a fire chief’s fiancée was fatally stabbed.
Thirteen employees with the California Department of...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:03 AM
A 32-year-old man charged with pimping four women out of an Allentown apartment pleaded guilty Tuesday to a disorderly conduct charge after the alleged prostitutes stopped cooperating in the case, authorities said.
Kibwe Watson of Allentown had been...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Los Angeles County prosecutors say a new human trafficking unit has helped them get tougher on pimps.
During a news conference outside her office Tuesday, Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey issued a message for gang members, who she said are increasingly ...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Baltimore hotels would be required to train their staffs to recognize signs of forced prostitution under proposed legislation that also would prohibit rooms from being rented for less than half a day.
City Councilman James B. Kraft said the anti-human...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The beleaguered director of the Secret Service resigned Wednesday after President Obama lost confidence in her ability to lead the troubled agency amid a string of high-profile security lapses.
Julia A. Pierson, the first woman to hold the post, stepped...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Teams of state child welfare officials have begun making unannounced inspections at residential treatment facilities that serve juvenile wards as authorities accelerate their response to a Tribune investigation revealing assaults, rapes and prostitution...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Secret Service next year, the panel's new chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz, said on Thursday.
Chaffetz and the panel's top...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The central Illinois truck stop was chilly and dark on the November morning last year when Mary Bohanan was arrested for prostitution.
Handcuffed in a Bloomington police squad car, the 19-year-old squirmed in her tight miniskirt and crumpled knee-high...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
In its investigation of Rock River Academy in Rockford, the Tribune examined thousands of pages of confidential juvenile case files and other records but also interviewed 20 former residents for their recollections of life inside the facility.