David Llama Lopez, 46, has been arrested and is being held without bond as police investigate a scheme in which he allegedly tried to sell North Miami Senior High School students into sex slavery. Yesterday, the State Attorney's Office Human Trafficking Unit, Miami-Dade Schools Police, and a SWAT ... More >>
Did former Miami Hurricane and current Tennessee Titan Adewale Ojomo not read that report that came out earlier this month about Miami's sex industry? Doesn't he know that the best prostitutes nowadays are found online and not the street? Apparently not, because he was booked into jail early this ... More >>
Did you know that pimps in Miami may be competitive with each other over their style of shoes but are more than willing to cooperate to avoid prosecution? Or that brothels here can often be a family business? Or that the overall sex trade income has declined since 2003? The Urban Institute has rel ... More >>
Audelin Pierre, 34, is now the fourth person arrested in connection to the case of a 13-year-old runaway who ended up working as a prostitute and a stripper at Miami Beach's Club Madonna. He's now charged with human trafficking, procuring a minor for prostitution, contributing to the delinquency ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Vilbert Jean, 36, Marlene San Vincente, 22, and DeWayne Ward, 18, were arrested on human-trafficking charges Monday after they allegedly forced a 13-year-old girl into prostitution and stripping at South Beach's only fully nude strip joint, Club Madonna. The State Attorney's Office says the girl, ... More >>
The sex tourism industry is about a century old, but when the Internet first became publicly available, sites like World Sex Guide allowed perpetual whoremongers to form communities online. Founded in 1994, WSG today has more than 30,000 pictures of prostitutes posted by men who talk to each other o ... More >>
Back in 2011, we here at Crossfade included Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles, on our list of the World's Least Douchey DJs. It was a nod to her longstanding work as an educator and activist promoting awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Like many others, we'd first gotten w ... More >>
David Strecker was returning from a vacation in the Dominican Republic this past October 30 when U.S. Customs officials at Miami International Airport told him to line up with six other people and hand over his electronics. The Key West resident dutifully surrendered a laptop computer, two cell pho ... More >>
What's the difference between porn -- where people hump for money -- and prostitution, where one person pays another for sexual services? Nothing, claims Michael Weinstein. As president and founder of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), Weinstein has been a pain in the bare ass of the porn indust ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Ten people have been arrested and two others are wanted in a case involving the abduction of a 15-year-old girl from the Universal Studios area in Orlando who was then forced into prostitution in Miami. The girl had run away from a group home with a friend and, after meeting some men on a bus, wa ... More >>
via DNA Foundation's FacebookReal men get their facts straight.Nobody is going to argue that underage sex trafficking is a good thing, but what happens when media panic spreads false information? Does it really help the cause? As part of the Village Voice Media's investigative series on The Truth ... More >>
Daysi Jaques if charged with helping run a prostitution ring.Seven people have been arrested by the Miami-Dade Police Department for running a ring of brothels in Homestead that possibly exploited human trafficking victims. 53-year-old Daysi Jaques, known around the neighborhood as "Mami," is bel ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
via Dominican TodayOut of all the things Haiti needs right now as it continues to rebuild after this year's devastating earthquake are prostitutes. Yet, Time magazine reports today that post-quake Haiti has attracted a startling number of sex workers, mostly women from the neighboring Domini ... More >>
Middle-age sex tourists fail to get their groove back
When Miami's tourist season heats up, the flesh trade flocks to town to satisfy those unbridled urges