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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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


7 men arrested in Portland undercover sex trafficking sting

Police say seven men were arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation.


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 …


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.


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, …


100 years ago in the Spokane County Jail: Doctor orders “mashed potatoes and dough” diet to inmate to prevent suicide

From our archives, 100 years ago Charles Cooper, a prisoner in the county jail, broke a safety razor into pieces – and then swallowed it.


Tacoma limits massage parlor hours to fight sex trafficking

The Tacoma City Council has passed an ordinance limiting hours of operation for massage parlors in an effort to stem illegal sex trafficking and prostitution.


Klamath Falls pair arrested on human trafficking charge

Two Klamath Falls residents are facing prostitution charges related to what police say could be a widespread human trafficking ring.


Detroit sex ring unravels after teen prostitutes escape

To keep his prostitutes from running away, Richard Jackson forced them to become addicted to heroin, court documents say, then became their only way to get a fix.


Pimping charges involving major escort site rejected by judge

A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.


Sex trafficking investigation nets 14 arrests and pulls 72 people out of prostitution across Washington state

Federal agents and local police have arrested 14 people across Washington suspected of forcing 72 people into prostitution, including five children. The sweep took place Oct. 13-15 in more than …


Tacoma studies limiting of massage parlor operations

A Tacoma councilman is cracking down on city massage parlors with a plan to restrict their hours of operation.


Website asks Supreme Court to block subpoena over sex ads

The classified advertising website Backpage.com urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to block a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the company screens ads for possible sex trafficking.


Benton City man gets 30-year federal sentence for prostituting teens at labor camps

A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …


Seattle hospital worker accused of paying girl for sex

A Seattle Children’s Hospital worker accused of pickup up a teenage girl and paying her $40 in exchange for sexual contact is facing felony charges.


Man sentenced for human trafficking of teen

A man who coerced a 16-year-old runaway into prostitution and sent her threatening letters from jail instructing her on how much she should earn each day was recently sentenced to …


100 years ago in Spokane: Responding to aliases and disguises, police opt to fingerprint arrested women

From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police were using a relatively new technology – fingerprinting – to identify “every woman, white or colored, arrested by police during the last …


‘Operation Good Time’ prostitution bust nets 54 arrests

Police say 54 people have been arrested in South Carolina during a prostitution bust dubbed “Operation Good Time.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Police accuse pastor’s daughter of ‘leading a double life’

From our archives, 100 years ago Police arrested a “pretty girl” named Martha “Bobbie” Tonjes at the St. Clair Hotel and accused her of “leading a double life.”


Police: 80 people arrested in Ontario in child porn probe

Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province.


100 years ago in Spokane: Woman complains to city about noisy children playing

Mrs. Amoretta Kelly appeared before the city council to complain about the “noise made by children operating their coaster wagons on the paving after school.”


Teen charged for alleged role in prostitution ring

A 15-year-old is being charged as an adult for his role in a prostitution ring allegedly led by his 17-year-old brother.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 2:21 p.m.

Legal brothels in Nevada, even with clients like Lamar Odom, are on the wane

When Lamar Odom was found unconscious Tuesday inside a Nevada brothel, he’d wandered far off the beaten path of adult entertainment culture, back into an analog version of an increasingly …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Blanche Mitchell, a young woman arrested for prostitution, ignited a furor when she claimed that police had tipped off the proprietress of the Spokoma …


Three plead guilty in gun, drug, prostitution ring

Three men have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after investigators uncovered a drug, gun and prostitution ring running between Spokane and Missoula. Frederick G. Johnson on Tuesday joined Yusuf …