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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,...

Teen Brothers Charged With Pimping Underage Girls

They allegedly ran the operation out of their mom's house

(Newser) - Teen brothers are facing a litany of charges after being accused of running an underage prostitution ring out of their mother's house in Spokane, Washington, KHQ reports. Police started their investigation after 17-year-old Thaishaun Hunter was arrested in February in connection with a drive-by shooting outside a grocery store,...

Teen Prostitution: America's Human Rights Scandal

 Teen Prostitution: 
 America's Human 
 Rights Scandal 

Teen Prostitution: America's Human Rights Scandal

Child prostitutes are victims, not criminals, writes Nicholas Kristof

(Newser) - The sexual trafficking of girls "is more similar in America and Cambodia than we would like to admit," writes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times . Teen prostitution is "one of our country's biggest human rights problems." These teenagers are victims, not criminals, and the...

Prosecutors Call for Berlusconi Sex Trial

Judge asked to grant fast-track trial

(Newser) - Italian prosecutors have filed a request for Premier Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial for alleged abuse of power and sex with an underage prostitute . Authorities are seeking an immediate trial. A judge now has five days to decide whether to indict the 74-year-old leader or dismiss the request, allowing investigations...

Berlusconi a Suspect in Teen Prostitute Case

Could face 15 years in prison

(Newser) - Police are officially investigating Silvio Berlusconi over allegations that he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex, and have asked him to come in for questioning, prosecutors in Milan announced today. He’s also accused of attempting to use his position as prime minister to pressure police to sweep the matter...

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. “...

Teens: 'Craigslist Helped Turn Us Into Sex Slaves'

'Men paid to rape me,' says 17-year-old

(Newser) - Two young women are charging that Craigslist helped turn them into sex slaves after they were repeatedly "sold" against their will on the popular website. "Craigslist makes horrific acts like this so easy to carry out, and the men who arrange them very rich," said one of...

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