WY: 60-year-old Casper Prostitute Pleads Guilty

Jul 1, 2009 6:41 am US/Mountain

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) ― A 60-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to working as a prostitute at a brothel in Casper, the final suspect in the Tokyo Massage prostitution case.

J W pleaded guilty Tuesday in Natrona County District Court to prostitution and promoting prostitution. Under a plea deal she faces a jail sentence of no more than two years.

W was the last of four people arrested after a January raid at the massage parlor. Three other women have been convicted of prostitution-related offenses, along with several johns.

In Tuesday’s hearing, W stated she had worked as a prostitute and helped the madam run the business.

W remains free on $20,000 bond pending sentencing.

Original at Wyoming AP News

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Ex-Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss to marry Nevada’s brothel king

Sun, Jun 28 11:45 AM

London, June 28 (ANI): Former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is set to tie the knot with the owner of the world’s most famous brothel, Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch.

After recently claiming that a stint on reality TV show Celebrity Rehab helped her kick her drug addictions, Fleiss is planning to make Dennis Hof her first husband, reports The Daily Express.

The 43-year-old sex trade icon says, “I’m proud to say that I’m clean and sober, and I’m finally ready to make a commitment to one man – and that’s Dennis. It’s going to be my first and only wedding, so it’s going to be fabulous.”

Fleiss has been engaged in the past to Frank Sinatra Jr. and actor Tom Sizemore, who was convicted of assaulting her. (ANI)

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OC Mom Admits Running High End Prostitution Ring

KTLA News
8:03 AM PDT, June 24, 2009

SANTA ANA — A mother of two pleaded guilty to charges of operating a multi-million dollar online prostitution ring that advertised L.A. area porn stars, models, and actresses.

31 year old M. B. pleaded guilty to money laundering and transporting a person from Orange County to New York City for purposes of prostitution, changing her previous not-guilty plea which was entered on May 11th in front of a federal court in Santa Ana.

B. is accused of running her online company, “Global Travel Network Inc.” as a front for prostitution, according to court records. Continue reading

Minnesota: Police bust online sex business

KARE – ‎Jun 10, 2009‎

Another major sex ring has been shut down by police. Investigators have now posted an online warning to sex trade workers and those who paid for their services.

It essentially says that police know who you are and they’re coming to find you unless you find them first.

The message is posted on myfastpass.com and signed by Sgt. Grant Snyder and his partner Matt Wente.

“We’ve built criminal cases against many of these people. Frankly, what we’re trying to do is give people some opportunity to have some control over the time and place of that meeting,” says Snyder. Continue reading

Ecuador Sex Workers Target HIV-AIDS Prevention

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April 11, 2009

Run Date: 04/10/09
By Dominique Soguel
WeNews correspondent

Sex workers in Ecuador are building a national labor network and trying to curb HIV-AIDS, while dealing with the growing presence of minors and undocumented workers in brothels. The first of six stories on Ecuador’s sex industry.

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador (WOMENSENEWS)–Elizabeth Molina does not walk. She marches.

The word “comrade” follows each one of her greetings and remarks.

Molina is a sex worker. Eighteen thousand sex workers stand behind her. She is the head of RedTrabSex, Ecuador’s national network of sex workers with headquarters in Quito. The labor union is divided into 15 organizations and is still growing.

So far, the group, which began mustering its ranks in 2005, has established organizations in 14 of the country’s 24 total provinces. “We are halfway there,” Molina told Women’s eNews recently, sweeping her hand over a provincial map of Ecuador. “Keep in mind, 18,000 represents the women working in brothels. Our colleagues also reel in their clients on the streets, in the parks and by phone. We move around.” Continue reading

China: Child rape, prostitution trial begins

By Xie Yu (China Daily)
Updated: 2009-04-09 07:39

Six men and one woman are standing trial after a child prostitution ring was smashed in Southwest China’s Xishui county, Guizhou province, Wednesday. Some of the victims were as young as 13.

Yuan Ronghui, a 37-year-old jobless woman, was charged with organizing prostitution.

Another six men, including four government officials, a teacher, a taxi driver, were charged with child rape after police uncovered the prostitution ring, involving 11 girls aged between 13 and 18 in October last year.

The courtroom was closed to protect the privacy of the girls, said Yu Deping, president of the people’s court of Xishui county, Guizhou province. No verdict was reached yesterday. Continue reading

New Information in The Houston Call Girl Ring Arrests

Posted: 10:40 PM Mar 18, 2009
Last Updated: 7:49 AM Mar 19, 2009
Reporter: Jeremy Desel & Jeff McShan / KHOU 11 News

HOUSTON – Police say they have discovered some of the names alleged client list of one of the biggest call girl ring in Houston.

They have not released the names as they are still examining computer hard drives. They also say it could be several more days before forensic experts are done.

According to police, the list of more than 1,500 names is likely to include professional athletes, stockbrokers, doctors and lawyers.

“It’s very possible. If there’s a trial or some contested issue those names are likely to become public,” said Houston attorney Terry Yates. “And also the government could bring what’s called an engaging in organized crime case and list all those people as co-conspirators.” Continue reading