Sex industry http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25536/all en More US soldiers docked pay over Colombia prostitution scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Another three U.S. soldiers were docked pay and reprimanded over their roles in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia last year, the U.S. military disclosed on Friday.</p> <p>U.S. military troops and Secret Service agents were helping provide security arrangements for President Barack Obama before his April visit to a summit in the seaside city of Cartagena.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/more-us-soldiers-docked-pay-over-colombia-prostitution-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Colombia Labor Law Laws regarding prostitution Prostitution Sex industry War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733475 at http://www.globalpost.com Dark side of porn star's life revealed in indie film 'Lovelace' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/dark-side-porn-stars-life-revealed-indie-film-lovelace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Piya Sinha-Roy</p> <p>PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Porn star Linda Lovelace became a poster girl for the sexual revolution of the 1970s, but it's her story of a life marked by domestic abuse and exploitation that is the focus of a new film.</p> <p>"Lovelace," starring Amanda Seyfried, joined a slate of films exploring the darker side of sex and pornography at the Sundance Film Festival this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/dark-side-porn-stars-life-revealed-indie-film-lovelace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Disaster Entertainment Human Interest Linda Lovelace Sex industry Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739300 at http://www.globalpost.com French police dismantle Nigerian prostitution ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-police-dismantle-nigerian-prostitution-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French police have arrested seven people suspected of procuring Nigerian prostitutes who worked across France, judicial sources said Friday.</p> <p>The five men, including the suspected ringleader, and two women raked in some 90,000 euros ($120,000) a month from the illicit business, the sources said.</p> <p>An investigation begun in October 2011 established that the ringleader's companion, one of the two women arrested, recruited the women in Nigeria.</p> <p>Among the five others arrested was the sister of the suspected ringleader and her husband.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/french-police-dismantle-nigerian-prostitution-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Sex industry AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 19:00:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743440 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan police arrest alleged OAP brothel madam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japan-police-arrest-alleged-oap-brothel-madam <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Japanese woman has been arrested for allegedly running brothels for the elderly which included female staff in their 70s, police and a broadcaster said Tuesday.</p> <p>Risako Yokota, 53, was arrested last week for allegedly violating an anti-prostitution law in Tokyo, a police spokesman said.</p> <p>Broadcaster NTV said 10 women aged in their 40s to 70s were working in one of Yokota's brothels, whose main clientele were men and women drawing a pension.</p> <p>Yokota reportedly made some 50 million yen ($530,000) over two years, the broadcaster said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/japan-police-arrest-alleged-oap-brothel-madam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sex industry AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753454 at http://www.globalpost.com Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/top-french-footballer-cited-under-age-prostitution-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French international footballer is being investigated in connection with the soliciting of a minor for prostitution, judicial sources told AFP on Wednesday.</p> <p>The player's name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on shop-lifting charges and whose profile was sufficient to justify the opening of a preliminary investigation, the sources said.</p> <p>They did not immediately reveal the player's identity, which is subject to rules on judicial secrecy but is likely to emerge if the probe goes beyond a preliminary stage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/top-french-footballer-cited-under-age-prostitution-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in France Sex industry War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:17:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754205 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Top French footballer cited in under-age prostitution probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/urgent-top-french-footballer-cited-under-age-prostitution-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A French international footballer is being investigated in connection with the soliciting of a minor for prostitution, judicial sources told AFP on Wednesday.</p> <p>The player's name appeared in the mobile phone of an under-age girl who has been arrested on minor theft charges and whose profile was sufficient to justify the opening of a preliminary investigation, the sources said, but did not identify him.</p> <p>ef/am/txw</p> Sex industry AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754239 at http://www.globalpost.com Amsterdam raises legal age for prostitution to 21 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/amsterdam-raises-legal-age-prostitution-21 BRUSSELS — The city also wants brothels in Amsterdam's landmark red-light district to close between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. on weekdays and from 5 a.m. on weekends.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/amsterdam-raises-legal-age-prostitution-21" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Entertainment Laws regarding prostitution Prostitution Sex industry Travel/Tourism Europe Offbeat AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse and Paul Ames 5767785 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain police smash ring that ran six large brothels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/spain-police-smash-ring-ran-six-large-brothels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish police have broken up a prostitution ring that operated six large brothels staffed with about 400 women that had their own automated teller machines to facilitate payments, police said Monday.</p> <p>The "macro brothels" were located in Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba and Huelva in the southwestern region of Andalucia and each one generated yearly earnings for the group of 1.25 million euros ($1.63 million), police said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130304/spain-police-smash-ring-ran-six-large-brothels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brothel Sex industry AFP Mon, 04 Mar 2013 18:46:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5773122 at http://www.globalpost.com German public employment office offers prostitution work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/german-public-employment-office-offers-prostitution-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Berlin, Mar 5 (EFE).- The public employment office in the northwestern German city of Duesseldorf posted on its Web page a help-wanted notice from an exclusive escort agency whose female employees also provide sexual services, Bild newspaper said Tuesday.</p> <p>The online employment exchange for the Rhineland city includes an ad from the firm Escort.de - Luxury Living GmbH seeking female escorts with the promise of "adventures with businessmen, attorneys, athletes, doctors and VIPs," the daily said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/german-public-employment-office-offers-prostitution-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Sex industry Social Issues Agencia EFE Tue, 05 Mar 2013 19:31:15 +0000 Agencia EFE 5774222 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Deep Throat' star Harry Reems dies at 65 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/deep-throat-star-harry-reems-dies-at-65 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former US porn actor Harry Reems, who starred opposite Linda Lovelace in the pioneering 1972 adult film "Deep Throat," has died aged 65, a friend said Wednesday.</p> <p>The ex-actor, real name Herbert Streicher, fell out with Lovelace and became a real estate agent in the western state of Utah, marrying a deeply religious woman, according to the IMDb movie industry website.</p> <p>He was later offered a role as Coach Calhoun with John Travolta in "Grease," (1978), but producers replaced him with Sid Caesar at the last moment for fear his porn notoriety would taint the movie. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/deep-throat-star-harry-reems-dies-at-65" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Converts to Christianity Harry Reems Human Interest Human sexuality Sex industry Technology AFP Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:01:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5789341 at http://www.globalpost.com "Deep Throat" porn actor Harry Reems dies after turbulent life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/deep-throat-porn-actor-harry-reems-dies-after-turbulent-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Porn actor Harry Reems, who made his name starring opposite Linda Lovelace in the 1972 movie "Deep Throat", has died at the age of 65, according to his wife Jeanne.</p> <p>She told the New York Times that her husband died on Tuesday in hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was reported to have been battling multiple health issues, including pancreatic cancer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/deep-throat-porn-actor-harry-reems-dies-after-turbulent-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Converts to Christianity Harry Reems Harry Reems Human Interest Sex industry Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:30:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789904 at http://www.globalpost.com Thai woman jailed for Swiss prostitution ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/thai-woman-jailed-swiss-prostitution-ring <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Swiss court Friday sentenced a Thai woman to six and a half years behind bars for her role in a forced prostitution ring, in one of Switzerland's biggest ever human trafficking cases.</p> <p>The regional Bern court ruled that the 43-year-old, whose name was not released, was guilty of human trafficking and incitement to prostitution after her network imported around 50 Thai women and men and forced them to sell sex in several Swiss cities, the ATS news agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/thai-woman-jailed-swiss-prostitution-ring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime Crimes against humanity Sex industry AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:45:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5791225 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand bans foreign students from prostitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-zealand-bans-foreign-students-prostitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International students studying in New Zealand, where prostitution is legal, have been told they are to be barred from working in the sex trade.</p> <p>A government immigration website, <a href="http://www.nzstudywork.com" title="www.nzstudywork.com">www.nzstudywork.com</a>, said Monday overseas students have the same workplace rights as all New Zealanders, but lists jobs they cannot do.</p> <p>Foreign students "can't provide commercial sexual services. In other words, they can't work as a prostitute, act as an operator of a New Zealand prostitution business or invest in a prostitution business", the website said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130324/new-zealand-bans-foreign-students-prostitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor New Zealand Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 02:15:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5792865 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada teenage girls plead not guilty to pimping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three Canadian teenage girls sporting pigtails and smart attire on Monday pleaded not guilty to forcing fellow suburban teens into prostitution.</p> <p>Police say the trio, who were 15-16 years old when they were arrested last June, acted on their own without adult guidance in operating a prostitution ring from the home of one of their parents.</p> <p>They face 74 charges, including human trafficking and forcible confinement, making and distributing child pornography, assault and sexual assault, uttering threats and theft.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:18:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805810 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada teenage girls plead not guilty to pimping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three teenage girls on Monday pleaded not guilty to forcing fellow suburban teens, one as young as 13, into prostitution through intimidation and blackmail in Canada's capital city.</p> <p>Police say the trio, who were 15-16 years old when they were arrested last June, acted on their own without adult guidance in operating a prostitution ring from a home in a middle-class neighborhood of Ottawa.</p> <p>The victims had been lured through social media to the residence, abducted and delivered up to adult clients, authorities allege.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/canada-teenage-girls-plead-not-guilty-pimping-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human sexuality Prostitution Sex industry Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:45:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806067 at http://www.globalpost.com