| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:28 AM
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested 13 men for soliciting sex at two separate hotels in an undercover sting July 16 and 17 that began on two social media websites.
Sheriff Mark Curran said his office placed ads on Backpage and Craigslist...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:57 AM
In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Public officials on Friday reacted angrily to an ongoing Tribune investigation that found juvenile state wards were assaulted and sexually abused at government-funded residential treatment centers throughout Illinois.
Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner, state...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Two adults and a juvenile face armed robbery charges, accused of setting up men looking for prostitutes and then robbing them at gunpoint when they showed up for sex, police said.
According to Carpentersville police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart, a total of four...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:02 PM
It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious.
The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The Stocks, scarlet letters, tar-and-feathering and other puritanical forms of punishment have been out of fashion for several centuries, but the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors now wants to help revive public shaming as a way to discourage sex...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Authorities this week charged a Los Angeles woman with pimping five women in multiple Irvine brothels.
In July, Irvine police began investigating a home in Irvine that allegedly was being used for prostitution, according to the Orange County district...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:55 AM
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...