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NYPD: Prostitution Ring Eluded Us for Simple Reason

Dirty NYPD cops helped run it, tipped off owner to raids, say prosecutors

(Newser) - The brothels seemed to have an uncanny ability to sidestep trouble in undercover stings, and a slew of arrests in New York City might explain why. Prosecutors say a former vice detective familiar with the department's ways ran the operation, reports the New York Post . But more than that,... More »

Topless Protesters Swarm DSK Trial

He takes the stand today in French prostitution trial

(Newser) - Topless protesters swarmed outside the French courthouse where Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to testify today in a trial involving orgies and an alleged prostitution ring . Police tackled the protesters from the provocative group Femen as they shouted and climbed onto what appeared to be the arriving car of the former head... More »

France Aflutter as DSK's 'Aggravated Pimping' Trial Opens

French former finance honcho accused in orgies with prostitutes

(Newser) - France isn't usually too concerned about the intimate details of its leaders' lives, but for Dominque Strauss-Kahn , the public is making an exception, the Financial Times reports. Ever since he was accused of sexually assaulting a maid in New York in 2011—charges were eventually dropped—the former head... More »

Girl, 17, Accused of Running Prostitution Ring

Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested on Friday

(Newser) - Florida police say they have uncovered an online prostitution ring that was allegedly run by a 17-year-old girl. Alexa Nicole De Armas was arrested on Friday after police caught wind of the ring; four female students at Sarasota County's Venice High reportedly told their teachers that Alexa and a... More »

Cops Bust Prostitution Ring ... at Senior Citizen Home

Neighbors, 75 and 66, are suspected masterminds

(Newser) - The suspects are accused of running a prostitution ring out of their apartments, using cocaine, and ultimately causing drunks and drug addicts to bother others living in the building, pass out in the halls, and leave used condoms in the rec room. Oh, the building in question? It's a... More »

Strauss-Kahn Admits to Sex Parties: 'I Was Naive'

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn admits he was a libertine who indulged in pricey, Eyes Wide Shut-style sex parties around the world. Oddly enough, that's also his legal defense against charges linking him to a prostitution ring , the New York Times reports. "I long thought that I could lead my life... More »

France Drops DSK Gang Rape Case

Woman central to case won't press charges

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn is off the hook in a gang rape investigation after a French prosecutor dropped the matter. The investigation was canceled after a Belgian woman withdrew testimony fueling the case. She now tells the prosecutor she was consenting and that she won't press charges, CNN reports. "Given... More »

DSK Now Target of Gang-Rape Investigation

Centers on alleged 2010 incident in Washington, DC

(Newser) - More hot water for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and once again it's US-flavored: A French prosecutor today opened a preliminary investigation into an alleged gang rape in Washington, DC, CNN reports. In the course of France's probe into Strauss-Kahn's alleged participation in a prostitution ring, the gang-rape allegations surfaced;... More »

DSK Charged in French Hooker Ring

Strauss-Kahn says he didn't know women at sex parties were prostitutes

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged in yet another sex scandal, and this time it's his native France doing the charging. The onetime IMF chief was interviewed by magistrates today and subsequently charged over his alleged links to a prostitution ring , reports the BBC . Strauss-Kahn admits attending numerous sex parties,... More »

Strauss-Kahn's Wife May Finally Leave Him

Anne Sinclair is fed up, friends say

(Newser) - Anne Sinclair stuck by Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s side throughout sex scandals in the US and France , but she might finally be at the end of her rope. The former IMF head was last month linked to a French prostitution network , and now his wife is considering divorce, the Telegraph reports,... More »

Cop Accused of Organizing Orgies for DSK

Officer allegedly brought hookers to Paris, NYC for Strauss-Kahn

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn's name has appeared in another sex scandal, reports the Daily Mail . This time, a French investigation into a prostitution racket has turned up a high-ranking police officer who had hoped to lead Strauss-Kahn's protection unit, had DSK been elected French president. That police official allegedly organized... More »

$10K Per Night: Cops Bust 'High-End' Prostitute Ring

Rich Wall Street clients made up clientele: district attorney

(Newser) - Police say they have broken up a prostitution ring whose Wall Street clients paid some $10,000 a night. Cops arrested 17 of those running “High Class NY,” based out of an office in Brooklyn, on drug, prostitution, corruption, and money-laundering charges. They face up to 25 years... More »

Professors Accused of Running Prostitution Ring

Former University of New Mexico prez arrested

(Newser) - Academia apparently wasn't spicy enough for a pair of university professors accused of running an online prostitution ring. F. Chris Garcia, a political science professor and former president of the University of New Mexico, and David Flory, a physics professor at New Jersey's Fairleigh Dickinson University, have been... More »

Sportswriter Turns Pimp After Pay Cut

Set up 'side operation' prostitution ring to supplement dwindling wages

(Newser) - A New Hampshire sportswriter whose pay was slashed decided to try his hand at moonlighting. But cops say he should have stuck to baseball games instead setting up a prostitution business. Former New Hampshire Union Leader reporter Kevin Provencher, 52, has been sentenced to more that two years in prison... 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 »

Iranian Gang Tried to Sell Teen Girls in UK Sex Ring

Offered them to Dubai's ruling sheikh

(Newser) - British police have locked up an Iranian gang that they allege was prostituting teen girls to wealthy Arabs. Police got wind of the gang when it made the mistake of offering its services to Sheikh Mohammad al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, while he was staying in a London hotel. “... More »

Spitzer Flick Premieres at Tribeca

Hooker not interviewed over editorial control spat

(Newser) - A much-anticipated "mostly finished" documentary about former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last night, though Spitzer himself was absent. Director Alex Gibney, whose Taxi to the Dark Side won the 2007 documentary Oscar, interviewed Spitzer four times over the two years he spent... More »

Jon Stewart Slams the Vatican

Catholic Church quick to punish sinners ... just not priests

(Newser) - Jon Stewart ’s latest victim: the Catholic Church. Stewart is unhappy about a few things, among them: the cover-up of a gay sex ring, the pope’s protection of a pedophile priest, and the suspension of two Catholic school students for having lesbian parents. The church is swift,... More »

Vatican Rocked by Gay Prostitution Scandal

Chorister fired for procuring men for papal aide

(Newser) - A member of an elite Vatican choir has been fired for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a senior Italian official who serves as one of Pope Benedict's ceremonial ushers. Wiretap transcripts seen by the Guardian suggest that the chorister provided numerous men—including at least one priest-in-training—to Angelo Badalucci,... 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 »

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