April 8, 2009 – 9:44AM
McALLEN — Two women were arrested last week as part of a prostitution sting in the city’s downtown.
Police received complaints that prostitutes were being picked up in downtown McAllen in broad daylight and then taken to La Casita Motel, 120 S. Fourth St., to exchange sex for money, according to court documents.
A male police officer went undercover Saturday morning and drove around downtown McAllen.
About 11:30 a.m., he pulled over at a stop sign on the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue when he saw a woman and waved to her. Continue reading
Published: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 10:11 p.m. MDT
PROVO — A woman who ran a massage business accused of being a little too friendly has been charged with prostitution and exploiting a prostitute.
B. A., 58, appeared Wednesday in 4th District Court, after being arrested last week in Lindon. She now faces two third-degree felony charges of exploitation of a prostitute and a class B misdemeanor charge of prostitution.
For nearly a month, police had been investigating the home-based business A Joyful Massage, after receiving complaints from customers who reported that sexual favors were being traded for money. Continue reading
Is Obscenity Law undermined by extreme porn?
By John Ozimek
Posted in Music and Media, 8th April 2009 11:02 GMT
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) have issued a rare rejection notice for a “disturbing and realistic” DVD called NF713.
A spokeswoman for the BBFC denied that the decision was in any way influenced by the new extreme porn law, adding that they did not feel it breached that legislation in any way. Opponents of that law immediately questioned whether the government had not now created an impossible legal position, according to which certain material that was not illegal to possess was nonetheless illegal to publish.
There is no doubt that NF713, directed visually by international photographer, China Hamilton, is a difficult film. According to the BBFC, it “takes the form of an extended sequence in which a man tortures a woman psychologically, physically and sexually. The woman is bound and restrained throughout. The man employs a variety of techniques ranging from invasive questioning about her body and her sexual life to genital torture with forceps and electricity, makeshift waterboarding, beatings and forced urination. The torture is unremitting and takes up the majority of the work’s 73 minute running time”. Continue reading