Stories tagged: prostitution
Thu., March 9, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Police say seven men were arrested in one week during an undercover sex trafficking operation.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:26 a.m.
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.
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, 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, …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
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.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 10:20 a.m.
Two Klamath Falls residents are facing prostitution charges related to what police say could be a widespread human trafficking ring.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:09 a.m.
A California judge has tentatively rejected pimping charges against the operators of a major international website that advertises escort services.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 6:44 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
A Tacoma councilman is cracking down on city massage parlors with a plan to restrict their hours of operation.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 1:11 p.m.
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.
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:53 a.m.
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.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 9, 2016
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 …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Police say 54 people have been arrested in South Carolina during a prostitution bust dubbed “Operation Good Time.”
Thu., May 12, 2016, 4 a.m.
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.”
Thu., April 28, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
Ontario police say they have arrested 80 people as part of a sweeping investigation into internet child pornography in the province.
Fri., March 4, 2016
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.”
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:04 p.m.
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.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015
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 …
Thu., June 25, 2015
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 …