France To Punish Prostitution Clients
France is working on a prostitution law that is much stricter than any other in Europe. The new law aims to punish the client while protecting the prostitute. The law is getting resistance due to the liberal nature of the country.
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Read more from USA Today:
France’s government is pushing one of Europe’s toughest laws against prostitution and sex trafficking, and other countries are watching closely. Advocates hope that a draft French law going to parliament Wednesday will help change long-held attitudes toward the world’s oldest profession — by punishing the customer and protecting the prostitute.
The bill, however, is facing resistance in a country with a libertine reputation and a Mediterranean macho streak, and has prompted petitions defending those who buy sex. Signatories include screen icon Catherine Deneuve —who played a prostitute in the cult film “Belle de Jour” — and crooner Charles Aznavour. Continue reading…
Men Arrested In Prostitution Sting
Police conducted a prostitution sting at a local hotel that led to the arrest of 19 men. The sting happened over two nights. Police advertised on a common human trafficking site, and 19 men responded.
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Read more from twincities.com:
Nineteen men were arrested this week in a prostitution sting conducted by the Ramsey County sheriff’s office and St. Paul police.
The operation took place Monday and Tuesday at an undisclosed hotel in Shoreview, according to Randy Gustafson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Law enforcement posted an ad offering adult services on Backpage.com, a website often used for human trafficking.
Nineteen men who responded to the ad were arrested on suspicion of engaging in prostitution in a public place, Gustafson said. One additional man was cited and released for lurking with the intent to commit prostitution, Gustafson added. Continue reading…
Online Prostitution Sting Leads To Arrests
Nine men have been arrested as part of an online prostitution sting. Police officers posed as escorts on a popular site for prostitution. Over 69 men responded, and nine of them are facing charges for prostitution.
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Read more from NBC Washington:
Anne Arundel County police charged nine men in connection with an online prostitution sting.
Authorities said Wednesday that undercover detectives posed as escorts on a website commonly used for prostitution ads, and received phone calls and text messages from 69 different phone numbers.
Nine men, ages 20 to 31, were charged with prostitution and assignation after responding to the online ad. In addition, detectives still being other numbers in an attempt to identify more callers. Continue reading…
Man Convicted of Prostitution
Troy Henry was just convicted of prostitution and racketeering. The prostitution used photos of Henry with merchandise using phrases like “pimp” and “one more ho” to help their case. The instances used in the case were from 2010 and 2011.
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Read more from The Washington Post:
Troy Henry had a goblet that said “Pimp” on it. He wore a bracelet that said “One more ho.” In photos, he held piles of cash in his hands and mouth.
In Alexandria Circuit Court on Tuesday, prosecutors used those flashy accessories to help convict Henry, 36, of Orlando, Fla., on charges of racketeering, profiting off prostitution and taking, persuading, encouraging or causing a person to enter a bawdy place (the term in Virginia law for any place where prostitution occurs). Continue reading…