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She Escaped Her Pimp, but Still Had Access to Prostitutes

Inside Megan Lundstrom's journey from the streets to academia

(Newser) - Her pimp "shot seven bullets into my nanny’s car, then called and told me next time it wouldn’t be a car that gets shot." It took Megan Lundstrom a full two years to get out, but she managed to escape him—by aligning with another pimp....

Respected Doctor-Legislator Busted in Sex-for-Drugs Sting

Long Island's 'Doc' Spencer could face up to 9 years in prison if convicted

(Newser) - A New York doctor and legislator who advocated for opioid addiction prevention is now accused of offering drugs to an undercover officer in exchange for sex. Suffolk County legislator William "Doc" Spencer, 53—also an ordained minister and married father of three—was arrested Tuesday in the parking lot...

Berlin's Reopened Brothels May Disappoint

Erotic massages are allowed, but sex isn't permitted until September

(Newser) - Berlin's brothels are back open for the first time in five months, but there's a caveat: No sex allowed. While prostitution is legal in Germany, sex acts remain banned until September under coronavirus restrictions, reports AFP . At this point, clients—required to wear a mask and provide contact...

Woman: I Killed in Self-Defense. Court: 51 Years Behind Bars

Cyntoia Brown says she was forced into prostitution as teen, shot man to save her own life

(Newser) - Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and others have gone to bat for a woman fighting a life sentence for killing a man when she was a teen, after she says she was forced into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend. Now, per People , the Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that Cyntoia Brown, 30,...

Loophole on Cops, Sex With Prostitutes Closed in Final State

No more of that in Michigan

(Newser) - Michigan is no longer the only state in the country where undercover cops can legally have sex with prostitutes. Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Wednesday that removes a provision that prevented officers from being prosecuted for committing prostitution offenses on duty, MLive reports. The two bills involved "help ensure...

Was Jack the Ripper a Wealthy Cotton Merchant?

New evidence suggests a tell-all diary is authentic

(Newser) - In 1992, a 9,000-word diary was found in the floorboards of a home in England containing a detailed confession to murders tied to Jack the Ripper, the serial killer who terrorized London for 10 weeks in 1888. It ended thusly: "I give my name that all know of...

Agent Who Guards Pence Suspended After Prostitute Visit

Security clearance has been revoked after he's seen leaving prostitute's hotel room

(Newser) - More embarrassment for the Secret Service: Law enforcement sources tell CNN that an agent on Mike Pence's security detail was suspended after he was seen leaving a prostitute's room at a Maryland hotel last week. Sources say the agent, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with...

NYT Reporter Told Off for Melania 'Hooker' Comment

Supermodel called reporter out for 'slut-shaming'

(Newser) - Referring to the first lady as a prostitute is not OK, a New York Times reporter was told by the paper after being called out by supermodel Emily Ratajkowski. She tweeted Monday that she'd been told "Melania is a hooker" by the reporter at a New York Fashion...

Cops: Woman Was Hawking Sex Favors for $50, Nachos

Cops say Crystal Hotlosz wanted an odd but delicious payment from undercover officer

(Newser) - A 36-year-old Ohio woman has been charged with allegedly participating in the world's oldest profession, but she's making headlines for demanding the world's oddest payment: $50 and nachos. As WKBN reports, an undercover cop texted Crystal Hotlosz after seeing her ad for sex services online; police in...

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...

Drone Catches Hooker, Elderly Client in the Act

Amanda Zolicoffer pleads guilty to public lewdness

(Newser) - A camera-equipped drone has apparently caught a prostitute and her john having sex in the front seat of his truck. It all began in March 2015, when self-proclaimed "video vigilante" Brian Bates saw Douglas Blansett, 76, appear to pick up 27-year-old prostitute Amanda Zolicoffer in Oklahoma City, the Smoking...

Florida Prostitution Sting Nabs 61 People Over 4 Days

Officials say they targeted online ads for prostitution

(Newser) - A Florida prostitution sting yielded 61 arrests over four days in early December ... including that of a former Baltimore police officer. Mete Girit, 29, allegedly posted an ad for "male escort services," then, at an undercover location and apparently not very suspicious of police tactics despite his background,...

Call Girl Accused in Heroin Murder Linked to 2nd Death

Police in Georgia reopen earlier case involving her boyfriend

(Newser) - Two months before Forrest Timothy Hayes was allegedly murdered by high-end prostitute Alix Tichelman, a Georgia nightclub owner whom Tichelman identified as her boyfriend died of what appeared to be a heroin and alcohol overdose, reports CNN . Now, in the wake of Hayes' death, that case is being reopened “...

KKK Suspect Was Busted With Black Male Prostitute

Alleged shooter Frazier Glenn Cross wasn't charged in earlier incident

(Newser) - Today in Things You Can't Unread: The former KKK leader who's accused of killing three people at Jewish centers was previously arrested when police caught him having sex with a black male prostitute, ABC News reports, as noted by Gawker . Officers in Raleigh, NC, caught Frazier Glenn Cross...

Eliot Spitzer Choked Me in 'Struggle': Call Girl

Tell-all by Rebecca Woodard describes sex with the ex-gov

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer, rape fantasist? A call-girl who serviced the former New York governor says he liked to role-play a physical struggle and pin her down by the neck before they had sex, the New York Post reports. In her book, Call Girl Confidential, blonde escort Rebecca Woodard describes her $1,...

Call Girl Shoots John Who Ran Out on Bill: Cops

After taking the money out of his wallet

(Newser) - Walking out on a bill isn't just bad manners; as one Florida man discovered recently, it's also dangerous. David Roberts tells police that he was shot by prostitute Dwaynesha White on Monday, after trying to run out without paying her. Roberts said he'd made an appointment at...

Cops: Prostitute Steals Teen Victim's Piggy Bank
 Cops: Prostitute Steals 
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Cops: Prostitute Steals 14-Year-Old's Piggy Bank

She got the kid's iPad, too

(Newser) - So many life lessons in this one: Police in suburban Chicago say a 14-year-old boy who was home alone arranged online for a prostitute to visit. She arrived, told the boy to take off his pants, then doused him with pepper spray, reports the Tribune . The woman took the teen'...

WaPo, Daily Caller at War Over Prostitute Story

WaPo reports escort was paid to make up claims against Sen. Menendez

(Newser) - Yesterday saw a Washington Post report that raised fundamental questions about reports that Sen. Robert Menendez was involved with Dominican prostitutes. Now, the Daily Caller , which originally broke the story , says the Post's takedown is full of holes: The paper misidentified an escort at the heart of the case,...

Man Calls Police After Prostitute Asks for More Cash

He reports a robbery

(Newser) - A 45-year-old Michigan man paid a professional to do some work in his house, but when the professional demanded more money after they had already agreed on a price, he called the police to report he was being robbed. Except the so-called robber was not a plumber or house painter…...

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,...

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