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MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

FBI: 16 Juveniles Rescued In Super Bowl Prostitution Busts

16 juveniles forced into prostitution — including some teens who had been reported missing by their families — were rescued by the FBI in a two-week operation leading up to the Super Bowl, the agency said Tuesday.

02/04/2014

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Queens DA Announces Indictments Of 2 Men On Sex Trafficking Charges

Richard A. Brown says two men have been indicted on charges that they forced three teenage girls to work as prostitutes.

12/10/2013

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New York State Sets Up Court System To Help Prostitutes Escape Lives

New York State is creating the nation’s first statewide system of courts to help prostitutes escape their lives of exploitation and violence, state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced Wednesday.

09/25/2013

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Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Sex Trafficking, Prostitution Case

At the conclusion of his sentence Cortez-Granados will face five years of supervised release, he has also been ordered to pay $145,815 in restitution to his two victims.

09/20/2013

Massage parlors shut down in sting operation in Brooklyn (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

19 Arrests In Prostitution Crackdown At Brooklyn Massage Parlors

Nineteen people have been arrested and a dozen Brooklyn massage parlors have been closed in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said.

07/11/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Father-Son Pimps Sentenced To Prison For Prostitution, Money Laundering Convictions

Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., of Allentown, Pa., were sentenced Monday in Manhattan to three to nine years in prison. They were acquitted of sex trafficking.

07/08/2013

NJ Officials Discuss Human Trafficking Prevention For 2014 Super Bowl (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

NJ Plans To Crack Down On Prostitution At Super Bowl

The New Jersey Human Trafficking Task Force hosted a symposium Tuesday to devise anti-trafficking strategy ahead of the Super Bowl and other major events in the state.

06/25/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Self-Professed Father-Son Pimps Acquitted On Sex Trafficking Charge

Vincent George Jr. and Sr. were convicted of money laundering and promoting prostitution and still face significant jail time.

06/19/2013

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Queens Couple Gets Prison For Forcing Girls Into Prostitution

“These convictions and sentences serve as a measure of justice for the victims and send a message that sex trafficking will not be tolerated in Queens County,” District Attorney Richard Brown said.

06/12/2013

Kathleen Rice at a rally in front of City Hall on June 6, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NY Officials Want Law Banning Use Of Condoms As Evidence In Prostitution Cases

Last month, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice was the first in the state to put the policy into effect and now she is leading the fight for the passage of a state law.

06/06/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Closing Arguments Under Way In NYC Sex Trafficking Case

Closing arguments were underway Thursday in the trial of Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., a case that drew widespread attention after several prostitutes took the witness stand to defend their pimps.

06/06/2013

South Beach W Hotel (credit: W)

N.J. Woman Says She Was Beaten After Being Mistaken For A Prostitute

A New Jersey woman says she was mistaken for a prostitute at a Miami hotel, but that wasn’t the worst of it.

06/04/2013

Mug shots of men arrested in a prostitution sting in Nassau County (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Police Arrest 104 Suspected Johns In Prostitution Sting On L.I.

Many of those arrested in the month-long sting, dubbed “Operation Flush the Johns,” include lawyers, bankers, teachers and medical professionals.

06/03/2013

Vincent George Jr. and Vincent George Sr. with their attorney in Manhattan Supreme Court - May 29, 2013 (credit: Juliet Papa / 1010 WINS)

Admitted Prostitutes Stick Up For Their Pimps In Court

A group of employees are sticking up for their bosses in court, but they’re not your average set of workers.

05/29/2013

Cathy Scalia shows her bikini top and hot dog sign outside court in Hempstead, N.Y. on June 18, 2012. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Hot Dog Hooker: ‘They Keep Framing Me’

The woman known as the “Hot Dog Hooker” pleaded not guilty to new charges in court Saturday, and accused authorities of framing her.

05/25/2013

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