| 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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:15 PM
A man and woman were arrested in connection with the forcing of a 15-year-old girl into prostitution, Oxnard police said.
Rolando Navarrete Ramirez, 34, and Graciela Vasquez, 23, were taken into custody at a home in Oxnard where the victim was forced to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:32 PM
A 15-year-old girl may have been forced into prostitution for up to six months at an Oxnard home, a detective investigating the case said Tuesday afternoon.
Graciela Vasquez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of inducing a child to engage in a lewd act...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:21 PM
A Baltimore man charged with running a prostitution business and sex trafficking a minor was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge Monday to more than 11 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
Franklin Roosevelt "Frank" Coit,...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Despite billing as the first Gujurati film to be submitted for the Foreign Language Oscar, "The Good Road" does not appear to be an indigenous product of the Indian province in which it was filmed. Writer-director Gyan Correa was a veteran director of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Re: “Police efforts miss the point,” Mailbag, Nov. 9. I read with sympathy the letter of Theodore Polychronis bemoaning police stinging prostitutes and johns when there are hit-and-runs going on.
I would point out that only occasionally do...