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Case #201 - Tulsa man is arrested in prostitution sting

Tulsa, OK|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: Amanda Bland, tulsaworld.com

A Tulsa man was arrested on a complaint of human trafficking during a prostitution sting late Thursday.

Police apprehended Tarran Arnell Brinson, 23, after meeting with a 15-year-old who solicited prostitution to an undercover officer at the Super 8 motel, 6616 E. Archer St., according to Brinson's arrest report.

An officer arranged to meet the girl through backpage.com, a public website for posting free classified ads, police said.

Editorial: Backpage.com settlement doesn’t end sex-trafficking fight

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By: Seattle Times Editorial

The Washington Legislature must repeal a new state law requiring online classified advertising companies to verify the ages of people in sex-related advertisements, under a settlement the state reached with Backpage.com.

Case #199 & 200, Ex-Con Ed employee accused of pimping underage girls on company's computers

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By: MARIO DIAZ, wpix.com

A former employee of Con Edison was allegedly using company computers to pimp out underage girls, PIX 11 News has learned.

Royce Corley is expected to be in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday after the NYPD earlier this year pulled the plug on the former Con-Ed employee's alleged prostitution enterprise. Con Edison confirmed that Corley is a former employee of the utility.

Five Charged With Prostitution In Norwich

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By: SAMAIA HERNANDEZ, Hartford Courant

Police arrested five women during a two-day undercover prostitution bust Monday and Tuesday.

The arrests stem from an investigation into prostitution over the websites cityvibe.com and backpage.com.

Arrested were:

Bria N. Graham, 20, of Providence, R.I.; Xueying Shou, 46, of Flushing, N.Y.; Ailing Zhu, 47, of 9 Pinecroft Road, Norwich; Donna-Lee Miner, 23, 1596 Hartford New London Turnpike, Oakdale; Stacy R. Vaz, 26, 23 Whittier Ave.

Cahokia man sentenced on child prostitution charges

St. Louis County, MO|Sex-Trafficking Minors|Add Comment
By: NEWS-DEMOCRAT

A Cahokia man will serve more than five years in prison for enticing an underage girl to commit prostitution.

Richard Anderson, 23, was sentenced to five years and five months in prison Tuesday by United States District Judge E. Richard Webber. Anderson pleaded guilty in September to one felony count of enticement to engage in prostitution.

According to court documents, in June 2012, the St. Louis County Police Department's Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover prostitution sting operation.

2 charged with prostitution after website ads spotted by Myrtle Beach Police

MYRTLE BEACH, SC|Sex-Trafficking|Add Comment
By: wbtw.com

Two women were charged with prostitution on Thanksgiving after Myrtle Beach Police say they nabbed them in a sting operation stemming from a website advertisement.

 The incident began on Wednesday night when police contacted one of the women who was advertising in a publication called Backpage.com in a section called “Myrtle Beach Escorts,” police said in a report. 

Backpage.com Killer Charged

Sterling Heights, MI|Village Voice Pimps|Add Comment
By: Associated Press

A suburban Detroit man has been charged with murder in the 2011 slayings of four women found in car trunks.

The Macomb County prosecutor's office announced Monday that 24-year-old James Brown of Sterling Heights is charged with four counts of murder and other charges in the deaths.

The prosecutor's office says he's due in court Monday morning in Sterling Heights.

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