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Nightline Exposes Village Voice's Sex Trafficking Ads

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By: Cynthia McFadden, ABC Nightline

Most of Megan's bedroom is filled with the paraphernalia of a typical teenage girl -- piles of T-shirts, posters of her favorite stars, some stuffed animals she hasn't quite outgrown.

But then she goes to her closet and digs out a pair of sky-high silver stilettos. They are a glimpse into another kind of life -- the memory of which haunts her.

"I made my pimp about over $30,000 and I got nothing out of it," said Megan, who is just 17. "The most I've gotten is a pair of heels."

12 arrested in gang-based sex-trafficking ring

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By: nbc11news.com

Twelve people have been arrested in connection with a sex-trafficking ring that spanned from Denver to Colorado Springs.

Eight suspects are accused of running the criminal operation that trafficked and pimped underage girls, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office says.

The girls were listed for sale on Backpage.com, where “johns” could hire them for sex acts. When they weren’t doing “out calls” or “in calls,” the girls would be required to “walk the track”-- or engage in street-level prostitution, according to a 36-count grand jury indictment.

Lauderhill Man Convicted Of Pimping Young Girls

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By: CBSMiami

A Lauderhill man will have to wait until next February to learn how much time he’ll spend in prison for prostituting young girls.

On Friday, Deangelo Jones, 20, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and two counts of sex trafficking of minors.

During his three day trial, three of Jones’ victims who ranged in age from 12 to 14 when they worked for him, and all runaways at the time, testified that Jones prostituted them.

Case #201 - Tulsa man is arrested in prostitution sting

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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.

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