| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Two women were charged Thursday for their alleged involvement in a sex-trafficking scheme in which three underage girls — two 14-year-olds and a 17-year-old — from Arizona were recruited via Facebook to work as prostitutes, police said....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:09 PM
When Hartford police officer Deborah Scates busted a locally based child sex-trafficking ring in 2007, sending Dennis Paris of Middletown and accomplice Brian Forbes to federal prison for coercing drug-addled minors to perform acts sex for money, it...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 12:01 AM
The majority of high-profile complaints about police behavior in African-American communities involve what could be euphemistically called “overzealousness” — mostly the use of unnecessary and clearly disproportionate force in responding...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:39 PM
GREENWICH — Police believe an accusation of rape, determined to be false, was motivated by a prostitute who didn't receive full compensation for alleged services.
Chastity Angel Plummer, 18, of Lubbock, Texas, was taken into custody on Saturday at...
| 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 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...