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  • GPS, cellphone data led to serial-killing confession, authorities say

    GPS, cellphone data led to serial-killing confession, authorities say
    A convicted felon confessed to authorities that he and a fellow sex offender strangled four prostitutes in Orange County and dumped their bodies in trash bins, according to grand jury testimony revealed Monday. The case, which baffled authorities for...
  • Sex-sting arrests: 13 charged in prostitution crackdown

    Sex-sting arrests: 13 charged in prostitution crackdown
    Thirteen people were arrested this week during an undercover crackdown on prostitution in Polk County. One suspect had drugs, a baby and was scheduled to report to prison today in a human-trafficking case. "One suspect was able to have a free ride...
  • Orange County prostitution fight puts new focus on shaming of johns

    Mark Gagan, a police captain in Richmond, Calif., thought he'd found an effective crime deterrent this fall when he posted mug shots of the men arrested in prostitution stings on the Police Department's Facebook page. But what happened next shocked him....
  • Alleged pimp on trial for kidnapping, beating prostitute

    Alleged pimp on trial for kidnapping, beating prostitute
    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...
  • Prostitute tells jury how pimp allegedly beat, abducted her

    Prostitute tells jury how pimp allegedly beat, abducted her
    The first time her pimp punched her in the face was three days after they met. The first time she tried to leave him, he hogtied her with extension cords, covered her head with a pillowcase and beat her with a board. And when he caught up with her...
  • Police: Alleged pimp left kids alone to drive women to motels for sex dates

    Police: Alleged pimp left kids alone to drive women to motels for sex dates
    An Allentown man is being charged with pimping three women out of Lehigh County motels and leaving his children behind as he drove the women to dates, according to court records filed Wednesday. Rocki Storm George, 27, of the 100 block of South 14th...
  • Leesburg man accused of killing prostitute has violent past

    Leesburg man accused of killing prostitute has violent past
    The day after Loanne Berning asked for a domestic-violence injunction against her husband, he showed up at her Leesburg home. Lance Berning then vandalized the house, slashed a waterbed and set fire to furniture in the backyard, according to a 1994...
  • Ex-con, women busted for prostitution in tourist corridor

    Ex-con, women busted for prostitution in tourist corridor
    KISSIMMEE — Backpage.com escort ads offer introductions to a wide range of adults. Rodney Lee Bagby is an example. Busted a week ago in Osceola County's tourist corridor, Bagby was riding with two young women calling themselves "Sugar" and...
  • Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say

    Suspect in prostitute's strangling may have more victims, deputies say
    A Leesburg man charged last week with torturing and killing a prostitute in Brevard County may have more victims, Brevard investigators said Monday. And they're asking the public for help. Lance David Berning, 45, an unemployed welder and father of...
  • Man accused of sexually exploiting teen girls in Fort Lauderdale hotels

    Man accused of sexually exploiting teen girls in Fort Lauderdale hotels
    A Lauderhill man is accused of sexually exploiting teenage girls by forcing them to become prostitutes operating out of Fort Lauderdale hotels, police said. Gerard Nelson, 22, briefly faced a judge on additional human trafficking charges Tuesday. He's...
  • 'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued

    'Sex tourist' arrested, underage girls rescued
    Federal agents have arrested a South Florida man they said made several trips to South America to have sex and make child pornography videos with underage girls. Dennis DeJesus, 45, of North Lauderdale, was arrested at his home Saturday on child "sex...