| Feb 2, 2015
| 2:30 AM
For years, society has struggled with the question of how to justly punish what are called "victimless crimes," even though these activities shock and disgust most decent people. You know: prostitution, illegal gambling, recreational drug use, and the...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
The House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee will conduct a bipartisan investigation into the U.S. Secret Service next year, the panel's new chairman, Republican Jason Chaffetz, said on Thursday.
Chaffetz and the panel's top...
| 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 18, 2014
| 3:02 PM
She was 14 at the time, a runaway in Central Florida.
She needed clothes, food and shelter.
A woman in her 20s offered her all those things.
And the girl ended up as a sex slave.
The girl, who was forced into prostitution, testified in an...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Several state firefighters were placed on paid leave Monday as part of an ongoing investigation sparked by allegations of sexual misconduct at a fire academy in Northern California.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman ...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:30 AM
A Cook County deputy sheriff has been charged with felony attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault after allegedly soliciting and threatening a prostitute, authorities said.
When Chicago police officers noticed a car double parked and partially...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:24 PM
An employee of a suburban cheerleading program faces sexual abuse charges and has been accused of engaging in sex with an underage prostitute, Will County law enforcement officials said Tuesday.
Ray Saleh, 51, of Oswego, is facing charges of...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A hotel security guard is accused of providing rooms for pimping at least two teenage girls in Fort Lauderdale, police said.
Sebastien Joseph Noel, 25, is being held without bond on a charge of human trafficking and forced sexual activity involving a...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:31 AM
Eight men were arrested during a "reverse prostitution sting" in New Year's Eve in Daytona Beach.
Theodore Lock, Regulo Hernandez, Matthew Floyd, Dennis Conklin, Brian Domiano, Walter Smith, Daniel Carson and Aundray Harris tried to pay someone for sex,...
| 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 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...