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CEO of Busted on Pimping Charges

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Carl Ferrer

Carl Ferrer – The CEO of a notorious adult website was arrested at Bush IAH Thursday on pimping charges.

Carl Ferrer, 55, runs, a Dallas-based website that generates millions of dollars annually from its classified sex ads.

A lengthy joint investigation by the Texas and California attorneys general uncovered evidence that adult and child sex trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads that appeared repeatedly on Backpage, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Ferrer was arrested after arriving in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam, where the company also has an office.

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Male Escorts Making Money at the RNC, While Female Escorts’ Business is Slow

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia Send email to: – It’s been a great week for gay escorts in Cleveland.

Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services.

“Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said.

“Most of them were first-timers. You could tell they were nervous, but once they became more comfortable, they seemed to be having a good time.”

Another escort said he had already earned $1,600 since Monday — over six times the amount he usually makes.

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Prostitution in Nevada Has Its Advantages, Experts Say

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia Send email to:  – The past several decades have welcomed a new voice in the controversial topic of sex work — sex-positive sex workers. They claim their experiences are consensual, positive and pleasurable. They enjoy getting paid for sex and are tired of getting negative attention.

Their mantra? Sex sells, and maybe it should.

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“Hookers for Hillary” Isn’t About Prostitution: It’s About Health Care

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia Send email to: – Hookers for Hillary — a Nevada brothel’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton — is, in one sense, a silly publicity stunt, the sequel to the Bunny Ranch’s “Pimpin’ for Paul” campaign for libertarian Ron Paul in 2008 and 2012.

Except that no one told the women at the brothel not to take politics seriously.

The Guardian’s Maria L. La Ganga visited the Bunny Ranch and, while pointing out the brothel owner’s opportunism in endorsing Clinton to get attention for his business, had conversations with the workers that show why the election really is important to them:

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FBI Releases Post-Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Stats

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia Send email to: – As SF Weekly reported a couple of weeks ago, the Bay Area’s anti-human trafficking operations during the Super Bowl were no joke. More than 50 organizations, an army of 5,000 trained volunteers, and a who’s who of federal law enforcement agencies — including the FBI and Department of Homeland Security — descended on six area counties to rescue trafficked women and arrest their alleged pimps, some of whom had supposedly crossed state lines to work the big game.

In the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, there was a round of press conferences and bluster from City Hall and the SFPD about cracking down on traffickers. An anti-trafficking ad campaign plastered bus shelters and public transit. Hotel workers were trained, like watchdogs, to recognize pimps and sic the cops on them. Trafficking specialists breezed into town from points north and exhorted their Christian cohorts to help the victims.

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Mother and Daughter Team Charged with Pimping and Prostitution

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Lisa Hayes and Kayla Thompson

Lisa Hayes and Kayla Thompson – A mother and daughter were arrested in Fairmont Monday for prostitution and pimping.

Lisa Hayes, 39, allegedly delivered her daughter, Kayla Thompson, 19, to undercover police officers for her daughter to act as a prostitute.

Fairmont police said Hayes negotiated a price of $150 for specific sexual acts that Thompson would perform.

Thompson agreed to perform the acts, and Hayes would collect the money afterwards.

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Prostitute Arrested After Bringing Baby to Work

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Ciara M. Steffen

Ciara M. Steffen – Officers with Amherst Police and New York State Police charged a Tonawanda mother during a prostitution sting.

Authorities say Ciara Steffen, 25, advertised escort services on Backpage. After negotiating a fee to perform a sex act with an undercover officer, the two, along with Steffen’s baby, went to a hotel in Amherst, according to police.

Police say Steffen told the officer she would leave her 14-month-old child in the bathroom while engaging in the sex act.

Following a brief struggle, Steffen was taken into custody and Erie County Child Protective Services were notified, according to police.

Steffen was charged with prostitution, resisting arrest and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Polish ‘Prostitute’ Smashed on Booze, Ambien During Flight

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Kamila Dolniak

Kamila Dolniak -A Polish prostitute on her way to ply her trade in Boston was plastered on booze and addled by Ambien when she tried to open an exit door on a trans-Atlantic British Airways flight, prosecutors said.

Kamila Dolniak, 32, was unable to make her $500 bail yesterday, her lawyer said, after she was arraigned in East Boston Municipal Court on a charge of interfering with an aircraft operation during the London-to-Boston flight Tuesday.

Prosecutor Emily Hamrock said Dolniak first drew attention of a flight attendant while attempting to smoke an e-cigarette. She then walked around the cabin aimlessly, saying she had lost her children, Hamrock said.

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Hotel Haunted by Ghost of 1920’s Prostitute

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Scary Ghost

Scary Ghost – Check into the Franklin Hotel in Strawberry Point…and you might just be in for a spooky surprise.

“Most all of the apartments at one time or another, they’ve had sightings or they’ve talked about hearing things in the hallway,” said Billi Jo Eckheart, whose worked at the hotel for 20 years.

Word is…the more than 100 year old hotel is haunted.

“We had people who would come in and tell us that we had a presence and that it was a woman and we know that she was a prostitute,” added Eckheart

Many have said they’ve seen the ghost of a prostitute known as Lilly from the 1920’s. Legend has it, room number 7 in the hotel was Lilly’s.

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Anti-Sex Trafficking Advocate Arrested in Prostitution Sting

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Nathaniel Schlueter

Nathaniel Schlueter – An anti-sex trafficking advocate who worked for an Austin, Texas, organization aimed at helping victims of human trafficking was arrested in Austin, Texas, during a week-long prostitution sting. Austin cops arrested him during an operation that landed 41 people in the Travis County jail.

Nathaniel Schlueter served on the board of directors of The Refuge Ranch. The ranch is a Christian-based organization dedicated to helping teenage victims of human trafficking, according to the Houston Chronicle. The Refuge Ranch’s founder and director, Brooke Crowder, told reporters with KXAN that they removed Schlueter from the board and he is “no longer involved in any aspect of the organization.”

Schleuter allegedly approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute and negotiated a deal for $30 for sexual favors, according to the arrest warrant obtained by KXAN.

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Las Vegas Police Pay $80,000 to Woman Falsely Accused of Prostitution

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia Send email to: – Las Vegas police will pay more than $80,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said officers detained her for two hours in The Cosmopolitan after falsely accusing her of being a prostitute.

A federal judge wrote that the case showed Metro’s prostitution sweeps in casinos were overly broad and threatened people’s constitutional rights.

Chentile Goodman was released without charge after the 2011 incident and filed a lawsuit later that year.

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Australia’s Most Famous Prostitute Fought for Decriminalization of Sex Trade Commits Suicide

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 Pippa O’Sullivan

Pippa O’Sullivan – Pippa O’Sullivan, the Adelaide sex worker who went by the name Grace Bellavue, has died after a long battle with mental illness.

The 28-year-old escort, writer and decriminalisation campaigner is believed to have taken her own life after posting a message on her Facebook page in the early hours of Monday morning.

The status update revealed a dark frame of mind and prompted an outpouring of concern from Pippa’s friends.

But the messages of support tragically fell on deaf ears and Pippa’s family has confirmed she passed away shortly after posting the status update.

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Bunny Ranch Brothel to Offer Student Debt Relief

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Krissy Summers

Krissy Summers – Women hoping to make short work of their student loan payments have a new option, thanks to the Bunny Ranch, one of Nevada’s many legal brothels.

Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch, announced a new program that will match its workers’ student loan payments up to the amount they make as prostitutes. Over a 60-day period, the Bunny Ranch will match the payments of women at accredited two and four-year universities, said Hof, who is a eyeing a run for U.S. Senate.

Hof, whose brothel came into fame in the 2002 HBO documentary “Cathouse,” said he devised the idea when he saw an increasing number of his prostitutes trying to pay down education debts quickly.

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Florida Toughens Prostitution Law

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia  Send email to: – Florida has 27 new laws ranging from tougher penalties for people who solicit prostitutes to making revenge porn a crime.

The bills passed by the Legislature during the annual session that ended May 1 and signed by Gov. Scott took effect Thursday, October 1.

‘Johns’ better watch out. The penalty for a first conviction of soliciting a prostitute will increase from a second-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree misdemeanor.

“This is further proof of the idiocy of the Florida legislature,” said Howard Finkelstein, the public defender of Broward County. “When your approach has not worked, and not helped doubling down on it is just stupidity.”

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Louisville Coach Rick Pitino Knew of Escort Service Claims Prostitute

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Rick Pitino

Rick Pitino – A self-proclaimed prostitute says she was told that University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino knew she and other escorts were being paid to have sex with players and recruits.

“How can it be going on for four years, that many people be involved and that many people see what’s going on and Rick Pitino doesn’t know anything about it?” Katina Powell said in a September interview with Indianapolis Business Journal reporter Anthony Schoettle.

“You have players that are very, very loyal to Pitino,” she said. “And if they thought anything was wrong or anyone was going to get in trouble, I’m pretty sure they would have gone back to report to Pitino. When I would ask (U of L staffer Andre McGee), ‘Does Pitino know about this?’ he would laugh and say, ‘Rick knows about everything.'”

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Hooker’s Evidence About Man’s Penis Helped Send a Pedophile to Prison

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Hinton Sheryn

Hinton Sheryn – A prostitute dramatically came forward as a last-minute witness in the trial to dispute a claim by Hinton Sheryn that his penis was unusually small.

Sheryn had told police in interview that he would not have exposed himself to anyone because people would have laughed at him.

The court heard that he was so notorious in the village near Plymouth where he lived in the 1970s and 1980s that he was known as “the flasher”.

He regularly exposed himself in the street, usually performing an indecent act.

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Rape Is Rape Even If it Involves Sex Worker

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia and @AdultFYI1 Send email to: – prostieLet’s just cut to the chase here and make this as clear as possible: Forced sexual contact is rape. It’s just that simple. And I am really sick and tired of hearing stories in which the question of whether someone was raped or not comes down to a value judgment about the alleged victim instead of the alleged rapist. Or to put it another way, yes, Virginia, prostitutes get raped too.

In an enragingly offensive piece for the Chicago Sun-Times, columnist and editorial board member Mary Mitchell this weekend explored the recent story of Roy Akins, a 29 year-old local man who has been charged with raping a woman in his home at gunpoint. After the alleged assault, the woman called 911 and went to a nearby hospital. Akins, who the Chicago Sun-Times reports “has several other convictions for drugs, burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle,” reportedly texted the woman repeatedly to apologize, and “admitted to detectives” what he did to her. He is being held on $750,000 bail for aggravated criminal sexual assault. Sounds pretty open and shut. But wait, the woman was a prostitute, and she’d come to the house because she’s been promised $180 for sex.

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Charges Dropped Against 87 Year Old Man Accused of Soliciting a Prostitute

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Howard Klein

Howard Klein – The 87-year-old man police say was soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute will not be prosecuted.

“What would be the purpose in prosecuting him? ” Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said Tuesday, Sept. 1. “He wouldn’t and shouldn’t go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass.”

Howard Arthur Klein, likely the oldest person ever charged with this crime, was arrested by Grand Rapids Police around 10 p.m. June 26 near Broadway Street NW and Leonard Avenue, not far from his home.

Klein was arrested along with two other men and two women, the rest of whom were booked into the Kent County Jail. Klein was not taken into custody, due to his age, and was arraigned July 8.

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OKC’s ‘Video Vigilante’ Using Drones to Catch Hookers, Johns in Action

Follow us on Twitter @PornValleyMedia and @AdultFYI1 Send email to: – An Oklahoma City man who uses his video camera to combat prostitution in south Oklahoma City is now using a GPS-guided drone — when the situation calls for it — to do what he calls “commercial activism.”

Brian Bates, known to many as the “Video Vigilante,” posted a video Aug. 6 on his JohnTV website that shows a man engaging in sex with a female prostitute near a tire dump off South Robinson Avenue. It was his first such video where the “gotcha moment” was captured using a drone, Bates said.

“It’s something I started carrying with me, not really knowing how it was going to work into my activism,” he said. “And I found that in very, very specific applications, I think a drone is one of the safest ways to go about my activism.”

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Nevada Prostitute Fights to Win Back Kids

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Alicia Stapleton, aka Allie Marie

Alicia Stapleton, aka Allie Marie – A Nevada prostitute is fighting to keep her children following a scandal in California.

Ailcia Stapleton says former Fresno Police Officer Bob Knight tried to pimp her out over Craigslist in Fresno.

Despite this, Stapleton says her former husband used her job against her in family court, saying that it made her an unfit mother, and ended up with custody of her children.

Stapleton says she’s legally licensed to work at the legal Bunny Ranch Brothel and never did any sex work in California.

“They have absolutely no reason, legally, to take my kids away from me. Other than not liking my job,” Stapleton said. “I don’t have a problem with who I am or what my job is. People are entitled to their opinion on what they feel a hooker or a prostitute is, but I don’t get stuck in stereotypes.”

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