NV: Chicken Ranch brothel sues county over regulations

By Steve Green (contact)
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 (4:11 p.m.)
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A second lawsuit has been filed against Nye County over its regulation of brothels and the insistence by the county that there’s no constitutional right to engage in legalized prostitution.

The Chicken Ranch brothel and owner Kenneth Green sued the county in U.S. District Court on Thursday. Green claims Nye County is using a policy of attrition to close down its brothel industry by refusing to license brothel officials or to allow existing brothels to be sold. Continue reading


Emancipation is not yet truly realized

Slavery still thrives in the US: thousands of young women are bound in servitude. Said the State Department “It is a debasement of our common humanity.” This comes upon the commemoration of the emancipation of America’s slaves known as Juneteenth.

Saturday, June 20, 2009by Chinwuba Iyizoba

Thousands of young women have been enslaved in Europe and the US because of permissive Western attitudes.

Nothing illustrates the moral schizophrenia of our age than two events in the United States this week. Today marks the anniversary of the effective emancipation of African-American slaves in 1865. The US Senate has passed a resolution formally apologising for the “fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery”. Continue reading

FL: Man convicted of battering prostitute

June 20, 2009
Staff Writer

DAYTONA BEACH — A jury Friday found an ex-con guilty of hitting a prostitute with his car and holding her against her will during an encounter in an overgrown lot on South Beach Street.

In a two-day trial that pitted Michael Edward Beach’s word against that of the prostitute, the jury decided to find him guilty of misdemeanor battery, rather than attempted sexual battery. He was also found guilty of aggravated battery and false imprisonment. Continue reading

NZ: Judge orders retrial over alleged teen prostitution

By GLENN McLEAN – Taranaki Daily News

The trial of brothel owner Michael Hastie on charges of illegally using a 15-year-old girl as a prostitute has been abandoned.

Judge David Ongley ordered a retrial for Hastie near the end of the morning session in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday, but suppressed the details for his decision.

Hastie, 58, of New Plymouth, has denied charges of contracting a girl under 18 for sex, receiving earnings from the girl, unlawful sexual connection with a 15-year-old girl, attempting to assist a girl under 18 to provide commercial sexual services and supplying drugs. Continue reading