By MICHAEL LAFORGIA
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 5:22 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
Posted: 1:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
A woman who city detectives say was shot and wounded by an off-duty Florida Atlantic University police officer died this morning of her injuries, and investigators this afternoon added a first-degree murder charge to the allegations against him, police said.
Jimmy Dac Ho, 47, of Boynton Beach was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of Sheri Carter, 29, an escort who advertised her services on a website that has factored in numerous prostitution and human trafficking investigations.
Written by Doreen Gaura
Thursday, 02 September 2010
While many are still coming down from the excitement of the World Cup, Zodwa Sangweni* is one South African who was disappointed by how the much-hyped event turned out. A sex worker in Johannesburg, Sangweni said despite predictions that sex business would be booming, the World Cup season was actually a bust.
“We didn’t work well, there was no money,” she said. “Maybe for those who work in hotels but for us on the streets, we didn’t get any business.”
Ahead of the global sporting spectacle – which has a reputation for off-the-pitch debauchery – many were speculating that the real winners of the event would be sex workers. An influx of as many as 40,000 sex workers was anticipated, mostly from Zimbabwe, but also from as far away as Russia. Continue reading
Jun 30 2010 By Annie Brown
AN inquiry into sex trafficking in Scotland is asking punters who use prostitutes to talk to them – in secret.
Baroness Helena Kennedy, who is heading the probe, said men who buy sex can help build a realistic picture of the extent of the trade.
Kennedy said: “I want to hear from these men. I need to hear directly from people who have experiences of trafficking.
“I think if you want to have a proper sense of the problem, it is better to hear from witnesses themselves directly.
“It might be they are men who have used prostitutes and they have had an experience where they have been with a woman who was clearly coerced into prostitution.
“We need help to understand the scope of the problem but those who can do that are often the very people who, through shame or fear, don’t want to step forward. Continue reading