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The Brothel of Bedfordnew

A behind-closed-doors look at a corrupt network of prostitution customers - and the investigation that brought them down.
Cleveland Scene  |  Doug Brown  |  01-29-2014  |  Features

Sex Tradenew

Exploring the lives of transgender women on the street.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Baynard Woods  |  09-06-2012  |  Features

Derby Trafficnew

Louisville's premier event puts police and advocates on alert for human sex trafficking.
LEO Weekly  |  Anne Marshall  |  04-19-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Facts About Underage Sex Workersnew

New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker—and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Voice Media Group  |  Kristen Hinman  |  11-03-2011  |  Policy Issues

Hooray for Havana!new

Faded, crumbling and 60 years after la Revolución, Cuba’s once-notorious and time-frozen capital can still show a visitor a good time. The Mirror flies south for five days of local attractions, rum, dancing, male prostitution and “Chan Chan.”
Montreal Mirror  |  Roxane Hudon  |  08-12-2011  |  International

The Truth Behind Sex Traffickingnew

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are the public face of an effort to stop underage trafficking. But the underage-prostitution panic is based on a scientific study that was anything but scientific.
The Village Voice  |  Martin Cizmar, Ellis Conklin and Kristen Hinman  |  06-30-2011  |  Crime & Justice

How Much is Your Daughter Worth?new

Hawaii is becoming an international hub for sex-tourism. The defenders of the current system call it prostitution and a victimless crime. In reality it is debt bondage, a modern form of slavery.
Honolulu Weekly  |  Shantel Grace  |  03-29-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Weird Sciencenew

How a bogus child sex trafficking study fooled some of the most respected media outlets in the country.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Nick Pinto  |  03-25-2011  |  Media

A Hard Look at Legal Prostitutionnew

Harry Reid calls for an end to legal brothels in Nevada. First, let’s do the numbers.
Reno News & Review  |  Willie Albright  |  03-18-2011  |  Policy Issues

For Americans in the Sex Trade, Still Little Hopenew

Want to know how much sex with a teenager costs? Just ask Mimi. It cost her everything.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  02-09-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Companion for Hirenew

One escort talks about the business of sex.
Monday Magazine  |  Danielle Pope  |  09-27-2010  |  Sex

Prostitutes Peddle Co-operative Brothels to Protect Sex Workersnew

At 42, Susan Davis has worked in the sex trade for more than half of her life. She’s been raped more than 15 times since she began selling her body 24 years ago — once allegedly at knifepoint by convicted serial killer Robert Pickton. As well, a fellow prostitute she knew was mutilated and murdered by a john.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Trevor Scott Howell  |  02-26-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Sex-Worker Advocates Strive For Safety and Human Rightsnew

Marsha Powell, an inmate at Perryville prison, spent the last hours of her life not in an indoor cell, but in an outdoor wire cage. Powell waited four hours in the 107-degree heat to be transferred between wards. She collapsed from heat exposure and died the next day. Powell was serving time for prostitution.
Tucson Weekly  |  Irene Messina  |  02-24-2010  |  Sex

Former Prostitutes Visit the Local Women's Prison With Message of Hopenew

Katrina Robertson and several others from Nashville's Magdalene program, a nonprofit residential treatment program to help prostitutes turn their lives around, visited the women's prison this week as part of the "Find Your Way Home" national prison tour.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  01-15-2010  |  Crime & Justice

Sex Workers Say Recent Violence Against Them Shows They are More at Risk Than Evernew

The problem, according to Anna Louise Crago, is obvious. Having been kicked out of their stomping grounds around the traditional red light district, streetwalkers have moved to all four corners of Montreal; the scattering of prostitutes has placed them in considerable danger.
Montreal Mirror  |  Patrick Lejtenyi  |  12-11-2009  |  Sex

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