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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 »

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 »

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 »

Spitzer Madam Gets 6 Months

Teary Cecil Suwal asked judge for mercy

(Newser) - The 24-year-old who ran the call-girl ring that brought down Eliot Spitzer will serve 6 months in prison, the New York Daily News reports. Cecil Suwal of New York, who has pleaded guilty to money laundering and conspiring to promote prostitution, wept as she asked the judge for mercy. "... More »

House Panel To Investigate Spitzer Probe

Dems wonder if feds' prostitution sting was politically motivated

(Newser) - The House Financial Services Committee is poised to open an inquiry into the investigation that led to Eliot Spitzer’s resignation, the New York Times reports, with Democratic members wondering aloud if the federal probe could have been a politically motivated hit job. The former New York governor was not... More »

Hooker Bookers Fume After Spitzer Let Off

Club VIP managers face sentencing as ex-governor walks

(Newser) - The prostitution agency that once served Eliot Spitzer is hardly happy that the disgraced former governor is getting off, at their expense, Salon reports. Spitzer evaded federal charges for patronizing a prostitution ring, prompting an attorney for one of the agency’s bookers—who is facing 6-16 months in jail—... More »

Feds Won't Charge Spitzer

Not enough evidence against former NY governor in prostitution case

(Newser) - Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will not be charged in connection with his involvement in a prostitution ring, the New York Times reports, as federal prosecutors could not adequately connect payments made by Spitzer. “The public interest would not be further advanced by filing criminal charges in this... More »

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