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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking

    Gov. Brown signs laws to crack down on human trafficking
    With California ranked as one of the states with the worst problems of human trafficking, Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a raft of seven bills aimed at improving prosecution of the crime, whose victims are often forced into prostitution, domestic...
  • Cop arrested in prostitution sting is set to get $10,579 a month in paid leave

    Cop arrested in prostitution sting is set to get $10,579 a month in paid leave
    A Glendale police sergeant arrested last month for allegedly soliciting a prostitute will make more than $10,000 a month on paid leave until he retires at the end of 2015, records show. The arrangement was reached months before Sgt. Vahak Mardikian&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Big prostitution bust nabs 91 alleged pimps, johns

    Big prostitution bust nabs 91 alleged pimps, johns
    Long Beach police announced Wednesday that officers arrested 91 suspected pimps and johns during an eight-month investigation aimed at combating sex trafficking.  Authorities also recovered 22 young women who they alleged were working as prostitutes....
  • Feds: Couple pimped teens, drug rehab patients

    Feds: Couple pimped teens, drug rehab patients
    When investigators searched the cell phone of a South Florida man they say pimped out underage teen girls, they found one of his contacts saved under the name "Pedophile Frank." "Pedophile Frank" was just one of the clients who answered ads for teen...
  • 3 Arrested In Southington Prostitution Sting

    3 Arrested In Southington Prostitution Sting
    SOUTHINGTON — Police charged three women with prostitution Friday during an undercover operation at a local motel, police said. An undercover officer posing as a customer contacted "several known prostitutes" who were advertising services on the...