Sex trafficking is a major scourge that has become a top issue for L.A. County leaders, who supported a state ballot initiative that will increase penalties for pimps and other miscreants who coerce people for the skin trade.
But it turns out that a key source of victims for sex traffickers is righ ... More >>
Use a condom, go to jail?
Not exactly. But the group Human Rights Watch says police in L.A. are using prostitution suspects' possession of condoms as evidence that they were indeed allegedly working the streets. On top of that, the org argued that cops in L.A. were alleged to have demanded sex in e ... More >>
Backers of a sex trafficking law say they have turned in enough signatures to put the initiative before voters in November.
Organizers of the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act said today they turned in 865,000 signatures to the Secretary of State.
The law would ...
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This week L.A. County leader Don Knabe noted that a vast majority of the area's child prostitution cases (84 percent) are happening in his Long Beach-South Bay supervisorial district.
He thinks the numbers are underreported, and he has asked the county probation department for a report. At the same ... More >>
'Sex and Zen'You might call them victims or exploited, but a pro-sex-worker group founded in L.A. wants you to know pros are in control of their own bodies.
And it's doing so with mobile billboards that are being driven around town this week. The group, SWAAY (Sex Work Activists, Allies, and ... More >>
Ashton's cause.Paparazzi should be on alert. Because this is the kind of thing we think Ashton Kutcher -- adamant in his disgust over sex trafficking -- would really want to check out.
The LAPD, strangely, is trumpeting a screening of a sex trafficking documentary called FLESH, Bought & Sold ... More >>
True. But they also get their facts straight.No one, save for sickos, thinks underage sex trafficking is a good thing. But contrary to what you might've heard from Ashton Kutcher's latest media blitz, there are not 100,000 to 300,000 children in America becoming prostitutes every year.
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PHOTO BY KEVIN SCANLONHey square-y Harry: 20-year-old Clara begs to differNote to future politicians: When you become a droopy old Democrat with nothing left to get you hard but same-sex marriage and a $30 billion golf course, try not to rain on everyone else's parade by making some boner-kil ... More >>
Laurie Avocado via FlickrClub 907, in the dark.Turns out that raid of a downtown hostess club over the weekend was kind of a big deal.
The LAPD late Wednesday released some of the seedier allegations that resulted from the bust, including the seizure of drugs, the discovery of a 17-year-old ... More >>
Daily BreezeKrystina Cordasco.Updated after the jump with suspect's plea. Originally posted at 3:59 p.m.
Authorities say Leroy Bragg is a pimp of the worst kind -- a man who allegedly put a 13-year-old girl on the streets of the Los Angeles area to sell her body for his benefit. Now police fear ... More >>
A "spicy blonde" advertises on Craigslist Tijuana.Under pressure from law enforcers who said it was a haven for prostitution, Craigslist quietly shut down its "Adult Services" advertising section earlier this month, replacing it with the word "Censored." But U.S. users of the classified adver ... More >>
Kevin ScanlonCiara, 20, earned $8,000 one week, half of which she gets to keep. She supports her boyfriend, who has cancer, and his mother.Check out the Weekly's cover story, "The Family Prostitute," this week, about California woman going to Nevada in some significant numbers to work in the ... More >>
Dio and the devil horns.The Los Angeles City Council has officially declared May 30 Ronnie James Dio Day. The announcement was made at Sunday's public memorial service for the recently deceased, eternally awesome metal singer.
Event MC Eddie Trunk, the host of VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, ... More >>
A Thai sex-tourism site run by a Cal State Northridge professor is being voluntarily taken down after the prof and and the university decided it wasn't good for the school's image, the Daily News reported Monday.
Economics professor Kenneth Ng told the paper that bad press over his BigBabyKe ... More >>
Los Angeles police today announced the arrests of two men suspected of robbing victims who had posted message-services advertisements on Craigslist. Cops say one of the two would pose as a customer, arrive at the business location -- in both cases, the victims' homes -- hold the each victim at gunpo ... More >>