Stories tagged: prostitution
Wed., July 26, 2017
Huckleberries: Rock hound was in right place at right time to save wandering girl
A hobbyist looking for those painted rocks that have been cropping up in Coeur d’Alene for the last year was in the right place at the right time last Thursday. …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Child sex sting in Tri-Cities nets 26 arrests over five days
Twenty-six men were arrested over the past five days for allegedly showing up at a Richland apartment intending to have sex with young girls and boys. The suspects nabbed in …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
139 men arrested in Seattle prostitution sting
Authorities say Seattle police arrested 139 men in a weeklong prostitution sting.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Man robbed, handcuffed after responding to escort ad
Hillsboro police say a man was robbed and later fired upon after arranging to meet a prostitute though an online ad.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
Strip club to pay $1.25 million to 13-year-old dancer
An Oregon strip club has agreed to pay $1.25 million to a dancer it employed when she was 13 years old.
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Dozens of suspected human traffickers arrested in Europe
The European Union’s police agency says dozens of suspected human traffickers have been arrested in a continentwide operation targeting criminal gangs.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
Child sex sting in Washington lands 3 arrests
Three Washington men have been arrested after they contacted an undercover agent who posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Washington man sentenced for trying to pimp out 14-year-old
A Washington man convicted of trying to force a 14-year-old girl to be a prostitute has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 4:24 p.m.
Washington judge sentences 5 people involved in sex sting
Washington officials say five people involved in a prostitution sting at two Lakewood massage parlors have been sentenced.
Mon., May 15, 2017
Huckleberries: Branstetter’s history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes debut
Heather Branstetter’s book on the history of the Silver Valley sex trade makes its debut today. It does so with a thumbs up from the editor of the Shoshone News …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
20 sex offense arrests made in Central Washington police say
Authorities say 20 sex offense arrests were made in central Washington during a two-day operation by local and federal agencies.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
West Side residents among six accused of running prostitution ring
Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Huckleberries: Wallace native’s book pulls back curtain on Silver Valley sex trade
Many in the Inland Northwest know enough about Wallace to snicker when the houses of prostitution are mentioned. Some can even name the last four houses to offer the sex …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Bills aim to halt legal sex between prostitutes and police
Michigan police would not legally be able to have sex with prostitutes anymore during undercover investigations under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
To fight sex trafficking, Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions
A bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to clear a prostitution conviction even if they’ve committed other crimes as a result of being trafficked was signed Tuesday by …
Sun., April 23, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Seven men cited in Flathead County prostitution sting
Seven men received misdemeanor citations for responding to a fake online advertisement for prostitutes in northwestern Montana.
Thu., April 13, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Ex-school superintendent pleads innocent to sex charge
A former Kennewick school superintendent has pleaded innocent to arranging to have sex with two girls at a hotel.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Oregon mayor, 71, accused of soliciting sex with 14-year-old girl resigns
The 71-year-old mayor of a southern Oregon town who was arrested and accused of setting up a meeting to have sex with a 14-year-old girl who was actually a police …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Ex-teacher caught in Snohomish County sex sting enters plea
A former Washington state middle school teacher who was arrested in an undercover sex sting operation has pleaded guilty to communicating with a minor for immoral purposes.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Eugene priest sentenced for having sex with teen prostitute
A Eugene priest found guilty of prostitution for paying a 17-year-old girl to have sex with him has been sentenced to three months in jail.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Eugene priest convicted of having sex with teen prostitute
A Lane County jury has found a Eugene priest guilty of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Authorities dismiss felony sex charge against Eugene priest
Lane County prosecutors have dismissed a felony charge against a Eugene priest charged with paying for sex with an underage girl.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
Senate votes for bill to vacate victims’ prostitution crimes
Victims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate. Senate Bill 5257, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Rebecca …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
Seattle cop charged with drug possession, computer trespass
A longtime Seattle police officer has been charged with illegal drug possession in connection with a strip-club dancer and computer trespass for providing confidential crime victim information to a local …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:02 a.m.
15 men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting
Police arrested 15 men from Oregon, Washington and Canada during a one-week undercover sex trafficking operation.
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 8:13 a.m.
7 men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting
Police say seven men were arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
Boise man gets 20 years in prison for sex trafficking
A Boise man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking. Michael Wayne Wade on Thursday was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to recruiting a 15-year-old girl …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Man charged in human trafficking case involving teen
A Seattle-area man is facing federal charges in connection with the human trafficking of a girl brought to Oregon to work in strip clubs.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Backpage.com shuts down adult section, citing government pressure
Backpage.com, one of the world’s largest classified ad websites and a frequent target in the political battle against sex trafficking, closed its adult ads section Monday in the United States, …