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90-Year-Old Busted Over Prostitute Has Priceless Response

With age comes entitlement, apparently

(Newser) - When you're 90 years old, most people give you a pass to do certain things without question—eat what you want, nap all day, watch Columbo marathons, solicit prostitutes … well, maybe not that last one. At least not in Dennis Port, Mass., where a nonagenarian was arraigned Tuesday... More »

'Cafe Fellatio' May Be Coming Soon to Geneva

If plans are approved, men will be able to order coffee and oral sex at the bar

(Newser) - The menu for a cafe planned in Geneva would be for adult eyes only if a Swiss firm gets its business plans approved. Bradley Charvet, who hails from a local escort agency and who came up with the idea for the so-called "cafe fellatio" (working title only, we assume),... More »

For Nevada Brothels, It's 'Innovate' or Die

Which, as one writer says, means 'survival of the freakiest'

(Newser) - Nevada brothels aren't the hot commodity they used to be: Where there were once 34 licensed brothels in the state, there are now only 19, the Guardian reports, with bordellos closing down on a fairly regular basis—one owner even tried to dump two of his venues on Craigslist,... More »

How 'Upscale' Orgies Made a Comeback

Dominique Strauss-Kahn isn't the only one

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court last week that, hey, he's only been to 12 sex parties over the past three years. And "six girls at once did not seem a considerable number," he adds. Not considerable? While his trial on aggravated pimping charges continues, the Telegraph... More »

Hit Sundance Film Shot on an iPhone

'Tangerine' shows LA life of transgender prostitutes

(Newser) - Tangerine surprised audiences at the Sundance Film Festival by depicting the gritty life of transgender prostitutes in Hollywood. Another revelation: The acclaimed film was shot almost totally on an iPhone 5S, the Verge reports. Indie writer/director Sean Baker says it was a budgetary choice that came with other advantages. For... More »

WHO: All Gay Men Should Take Antiretroviral Drugs

A pill could cut HIV risk in gay men by up to 25%: WHO

(Newser) - HIV infections are "exploding" among gay men, according to the World Health Organization. In fact, the infection rates are so bad, the organization—for the first time—"strongly recommends men who have sex with men consider taking antiretroviral medicines as an additional method of preventing HIV infection,"... More »

Rob Ford Drove Drunk Through School Zones, Partied With Hookers

One begins to wonder how he had time to govern

(Newser) - For your average big city mayor, admitting that you bought illegal drugs while in office would be the most damaging thing to happen in a day—but Rob Ford 's not your average mayor . Soon after a press conference in which the crack-smoking, binge-drinking Toronto mayor claimed his closet... More »

Admitted Pimps Acquitted of Sex Trafficking

After prostitutes testified they were treated well by father, son

(Newser) - A father and son who acknowledged they were pimps were acquitted today of sex trafficking charges after several prostitutes testified they were treated well. A Manhattan judge found George Vincent Sr. and his son, George Vincent Jr., guilty of less-serious charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering. The two hadn'... More »

LinkedIn Tells Prostitutes to Go Away

Networking site bans listings for escorts, too

(Newser) - LinkedIn's new user agreement includes a surprising clause: No promoting prostitution or escort services on your profile, even if it's legal where you live. ReadWriteWeb spotted the unusual inclusion, and wondered if it was even truly necessary. In its words, "would anyone really take the risk of... More »

Police: Prostitutes Were Paid to Accuse Menendez

Police track payments to lawyer

(Newser) - Police in the Dominican Republic say they have determined that three women who said they had sex with Senator Robert Menendez for money were in fact paid to make false claims by an attorney in the Caribbean country. Officers traced the payments to attorney Melanio Figueroa, a police spokesman said... More »

FBI Raid Resurrects Menendez Prostitution Buzz

But New Jersey senator says allegations false

(Newser) - Sen. Robert Menendez yesterday once again denied allegations that he had hired Dominican prostitutes, after an FBI raid on a major campaign donor's office rekindled interest in the rumors. On Tuesday, FBI agents descended on the offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen, the optometrist who supposedly flew the New Jersey... More »

France Won't Drop Pimping Charges Vs. DSK

Dominique Strauss-Kahn still faces prostitution-related charges

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have settled his civil suit with a New York hotel maid and seen the gang rape charges against him dropped , but his troubles are not yet over: He still faces aggravated pimping charges in his native France. Judges today declined to drop the charges against the former... More »

More STDs Among Porn Stars Than Prostitutes

28% of LA adult film stars infected with gonorrhea or chlamydia: study

(Newser) - Who is more likely to have an STD: a Los Angeles porn star or a Nevada prostitute? According to a new study, the former, by far. A survey of 168 LA County adult film stars found 28% have gonorrhea, chlamydia, or both; the number of prostitutes infected is negligible, the... More »

Hookers Sponsor Greek Soccer Team

Brothels fork over bucks made playing the field

(Newser) - When an amateur Greek soccer team was hard up for cash, they turned to the world's oldest profession for help. Now members of the Voukefalas club wear hot pink practice jerseys reading "Villa Erotica," one of two brothels the team recruited as sponsors amid drastic sports budget... More »

FBI Agent Spent Thousands on Brothels: Court Filing

He allegedly spent $1.6K on single night in club that hires underage girls

(Newser) - An undercover FBI agent spent "thousands of dollars" on brothels and clubs frequented by prostitutes, including places that hired underage girls, a lawyer charged in court documents yesterday. The agent was reimbursed $14,500 for entertainment, cocktails, and tips over a period of less than a year in 2010... More »

Prostitute Wins Right to Service Clients at Hotel

Australian court rules owner must rent her a room

(Newser) - Today, in really unusual court cases: Prostitutes have the right to work from motel rooms in an Australian state, a court said after finding the owner's refusal to rent to a sex worker was discriminatory. The ruling in the northeastern state of Queensland has stunned hotel and motel owners,... More »

NZ Prostitutes Destroying Street Signs...

With pole dances

(Newser) - It seems that New Zealand's working girls have taken to attracting new customers in a rather creative way: by performing pole dances in the street, using traffic signs as the poles. The result? More than 40 bent, buckled, or otherwise busted street signs near Auckland in the past year... More »

Treasury Officials Hired Prostitutes, Took Gifts

Inspector General report finds shenanigans at regulatory agencies

(Newser) - Treasury Department officials have been reprimanded for hiring prostitutes, golfing with the bankers they're supposed to be regulating, and taking improper gifts, according to inspector general reports spotted by the Hill that were published following Freedom of Information Act requests. Though the identities of all the perpetrators were redacted,... More »

FBI Sweep Nets 79 Child Prostitutes

Girls often recruited via social networks, say investigators

(Newser) - A national sweep by FBI agents and local police has netted 79 child prostitutes, some as young as 11, and 104 pimps. Most of the underage girls will be turned over to social service agencies, and the pimps have been arrested and charged, said officials. The prostitution operations are generally... More »

Cops ID Old Victim of Green River Killer

DNA identifies Sandra Denise Major as one of Gary Ridgway's 49 victims

(Newser) - Washington state authorities said they have positively identified the remains of a woman killed by the Green River Killer, one of the nation's most prolific killers. The King County Sheriff's Office said yesterday that remains found in Auburn, Wash., in 1985 belong to Sandra Denise Major. The 20-year-old... More »

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