| Aug 17, 2014
It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases.
"It looks like you've really taken to the program," Higgins says,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:59 PM
A woman testified Wednesday she got together with her alleged Allentown pimp for one reason: money.
Aaron Flowers, 26, of Allentown, took photos of the woman, which he posted in an ad soliciting sex for money on the website backpage.com, the woman...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:50 PM
When the judge asked him what he did for a living, the middle-aged accountant appeared confused and replied, "I just oversee as a booking agent."
But Douglas Juiffre was no mere booking agent, prosecutors allege: He owned a thriving escort business that...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:29 PM
Two Long Beach men have been found guilty of human trafficking and pimping several women, one of whom was a teenager, authorities said Monday.
A jury found Lebrette Stacey Winn, 23, and Eric James Avery, 25, guilty last week of multiple felony charges....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:22 PM
A Republican candidate who finished fifth in the June primary race for governor of California was arrested Friday as a suspect in a Fresno County shooting that left one man wounded and a horse dead, officials said.
Fresno County Sheriff’s...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
The woman accused of being a prostitute who administered a lethal dose of heroin to a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on manslaughter and other drug-related charges.
Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The online ad for the "caramel goddess" shows her draped over a bed wearing only a pink thong. She offers an unforgettable experience and promises to make "your wildest dreams come true."
The ad ran in mid-April on backpage.com, a website that vice...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Two Chicago men have been charged with arranging a sexual encounter involving two 15-year-old girls, an allegation DuPage County's chief prosecutor called "appalling."
A DuPage judge set bail today at $500,000 each for Demarcus Feltus and Laburron...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Ukrainian Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe," which Karlovy Vary Film Fest artistic director Karel Och describes as "the cinematic event of the year," is maintaining sales momentum after sweeping all three prizes at Cannes Critics' Week.
A U.S. deal...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The woman accused of being a high-priced escort who administered a lethal dose of heroin to a former tech executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz will not be charged with murder in the case, but still faces manslaughter, prostitution and drug counts,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
A dating website that connected a woman and the Silicon Valley executive she is accused of killing with an overdose of heroin on his yacht said Thursday that there was no indication that she was acting inappropriately or a danger to any other member....