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FBI Rescues 16 Teens in Super Bowl Sex Sting

Some were only 13 years old; authorities arrest 45 alleged pimps

(Newser) - Sixteen kids ranging in age from 13 to 17 were rescued in a prostitution sting linked to the Super Bowl, reports Fox News . The teens came from 13 different states, and some had been reported missing by their families, reports AP . Some were foreign nationals. The FBI said it arrested... More »

FBI Rescues 105 Teens From Prostitution

150 pimps, others arrested in 3-day operation

(Newser) - The FBI has completed "Operation Cross Country," and it was a campaign that truly lived up to its name: The bureau today announced that 105 children have been rescued from forced prostitution following the arrests of 150 people in 76 US cities. It's the biggest operation to... More »

Child Prostitute: Sandusky Had Tri-State Pedophile Ring

Which included Poly Prep coach Phil Foglietta

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky was once part of a pedophile ring that included former Poly Prep football coach Phil Foglietta, a man identifying himself as a former child prostitute is alleging. In an email to Poly Prep officials, Greg Bucceroni, now 48, says he was paid to have sex with Foglietta in... More »

Village Voice Runs Child Sex Ads: Protesters

Son of founder Norman Mailer joins march against Backpage.com

(Newser) - Protesters marched to the offices of the Village Voice in New York yesterday, slamming the weekly paper for allegedly running ads for child prostitutes in its adult classified section, Backpage.com. Among the hundred demonstrators was the son of Norman Mailer, the paper's founder. "This was once a... More »

Why We Must Arrest Child Prostitutes

It may sound cruel, but it could be the only thing that saves them

(Newser) - With the average age of a girl entering prostitution at 13—and getting lower—the idea of decriminalizing childhood prostitution certainly sounds compassionate. After all, isn't arresting a young girl, who's presumably been victimized by a pimp, like punishing her a second time? Precisely the opposite, write Janice Shaw Crouse... More »

Supermarket CEO Resigns After Child-Prostitution Arrest

Michael Gilliland says he's innocent, but steps down anyway

(Newser) - The founder and CEO of a 32-store chain of natural foods grocery stores located around the Southwest stepped down yesterday after being arrested on suspicion of felony child prostitution in Phoenix on Thursday, reports the Arizona Republic . Police said Sunflower Market CEO Michael C. Gilliland (also the founder of Wild... More »

Afghanistan to Stop Using Kids as Soldiers, Sex Slaves

Will sign UN pledge to end unsavory practice

(Newser) - Afghanistan will sign a formal agreement at the UN tomorrow promising to stop using young boys as police or military sex slaves, the New York Times reports. Hamid Karzai ordered the deal after Afghanistan was placed on a UN blacklist for “grave violations against children in armed combat.... More »

Three Somali Gangs Busted for US Child Sex Ring

And separately, FBI arrests 99 pimps, frees 69 child prostitutes

(Newser) - Two major victories against child prostitution today: Twenty-nine people have been indicted in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution in at least three states, according to an indictment unsealed today. The indictment said one of the gangs' goals... More »

10 Careers for Eliot Spitzer

You know, just in case CNN gig falls through

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer is rumored to be a possible replacement for Campbell Brown on CNN , and in case he doesn’t get that job, Olivia Allin of The Frisky suggests 10 alternatives:
  • Britney Spears’ assistant: “The logic here would be that since he’s apparently attracted to sexual young women,
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Teen Hooker Told Friend She Didn't Sleep With LT

Said it was 'easy money' because he just masturbated

(Newser) - The teenage prostitute Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor is accused of raping told a friend that she "didn’t even have to f— him," the New York Post reports. The friend, who drove the girl to meet Taylor at a hotel in Suffern, NY, on May 6, says... More »

1,000 Kids a Year Forced Into Sex Slavery—in Ohio

Sweatshop labor also rampant in human trafficking hub

(Newser) - Each year in Ohio some 1,000 US-born children are forced into the sex trade and about 800 immigrants are sexually exploited or pushed into sweatshop labor. Weak trafficking laws, poorly informed law enforcement, and the state's proximity to the Canadian border combine to make Ohio a hub of human... More »

Shaniya Raped, Killed on Day of Abduction: Cops

NC 5-year-old was asphyxiated, arrest warrant says

(Newser) - A 5-year-old North Carolina girl was raped and killed the same day she was taken from her home, according to an arrest warrant released today. Shaniya Davis was sexually assaulted and asphyxiated Nov. 10, the day her mother reported her missing from the trailer park where she was staying, according... More »

NC Police Find Body of Missing Girl, 5

Mom was charged with trafficking after Shaniya Davis spotted with man

(Newser) - Searchers found the body of a missing 5-year-old off a road today, ending a weeklong search for the girl, whose mother stands accused of offering her for sex, police said. A Fayetteville Police spokeswoman says that searchers found Shaniya Davis' body southeast of Sanford in central North Carolina. Two people... More »

NC Girl, 5, Still Missing; Mom Charged

Faces trafficking charge after man seen with daughter at hotel

(Newser) - The mother of a 5-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday in North Carolina was charged yesterday with human trafficking and other offenses, though authorities said they still did not know the girl's whereabouts. Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis, faces a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as... More »

Busted Teen 'Madam' Rips Pimp Charges

Ariz. 16-year-old denies running ring, says she was only a follower

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl charged with running a child prostitution ring calls the charges "ridiculous," the Arizona Republic reports. The girl and a pal were the madams of a ring that recruited girls as young as 14 to have sex for money, according to Phoenix police. "We have... More »

FBI Rescues Teen Hookers Across US

(Newser) - The FBI rounded up 48 suspected teen prostitutes and arrested 571 others on a range of prostitution charges this weekend, the AP reports. The nationwide offensive, Operation Cross Country, rescued girls as young as 13 years old. "The goal is to recover kids," one FBI official said. "... More »

FBI Sex-Ring Bust Frees 47 Kids

Multi-agency crackdown snares more than 600 adults involved in '21st century slavery'

(Newser) - A huge nationwide crackdown has smashed apart a dozen child prostitution rings and rescued 47 juveniles, the Washington Post reports. The joint effort from the FBI, Justice Department, and local law enforcement agencies led to the arrest of more than 600 adults in 29 cities, including 73 pimps. Ten of... More »

Teen Prostitutes Find Help at LA Shelter

Helping girls, rather than treating them as criminals, focus for Children of the Night

(Newser) - "I'm their mother," says the founder of a Los Angeles shelter for teen prostitutes. For almost three decades, Children of the Night has focused on helping girls recover from their past rather than treating them like criminals, Good Magazine reports. Shelter founder Lois Lois "isn’t like... More »

FBI Busts Child Prostitution Networks

It rescues 21 kids, arrests hundreds of adults in 16 cities

(Newser) - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution. In all, authorities arrested 345 people, including 290 adult prostitutes, during the operation that ended this week in 16 major cities. "... More »

Afghan Sex Trade Thrives Despite Taboos

900 foreigners hustle in Kabul brothels, but locals do it secretly

(Newser) - Sex is selling in Afghanistan despite Islamic laws that make prostitution punishable by death, the AP reports. At least 900 women do it in Kabul, but residents admit only to brothels full of Chinese prostitutes; to be a native Afghan hooker is "very, very bad," one expert said.... More »

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