| 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...
| 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 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 5, 2014
| 6:26 PM
HARTFORD — A defense witness testified Friday that the charges against Tiffany Stevens were the result of a scheme cooked up by her ex-husband and the handyman she is accused of hiring to kill him.
Larry Chace, who maintained the pool at a Simsbury...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 8:32 AM
A Lower Macungie Township man forced his girlfriend into prostitution last year so that she could pay her rent, according to court records filed Monday.
Chad J. Grohman, 35, of the 1400 block of Laurel Lane, had been the subject of a investigation since...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 5:56 PM
A Pike County man slapped and punched a woman in a Lehigh County motel last week because she wasn't making enough money for him as a prostitute, according to court records.
Eric S. Rolle of Lehman Township was operating an online escort business and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:50 AM
SOUTHINGTON — Six men were arrested Friday as the result of an undercover operation by police targeting prostitution at several area motels.
According to police, an undercover officer posing as a prostitute set up meetings with several men at a...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Boynton Beach has had its share of cops behaving badly the past several years, but the arrest of officer Stephen Maiorino for allegedly raping a woman while on duty is particularly egregious.
Days after Chief Jeffrey Katz went public with Maiorino's...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 1:03 PM
A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with pimping three women out of an Allentown apartment, according to court records.
Kibwe Watson of Allentown was charged with promoting prostitution by encouraging, inducing or otherwise causing them to become...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:59 AM
A Florida high school student has been arrested and accused of running a prostitution ring involving her underage peers, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
The 17-year-old student faces a felony charge of human trafficking of a person younger...