Federal prosecutors have charged five alleged gang members with trafficking teenage girls into prostitution in suburban Northern Virginia, one of the wealthiest areas in the United States, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed this week in U. District Court in Alexandria, Va. The five young men, who were arrested beginning Tuesday, were allegedly members of a Fairfax, Va.
A majority of juveniles arrested for prostitution in Los Angeles County come from the county's foster care system, a social problem that a new task force hopes to mitigate. Inpolice in Los Angeles arrested about juveniles for prostitution-related charges. Nearly 60 percent of them were foster care youth, according to an analysis by the Los Angeles County Probation Department.
This is last story in a five-part series on prostitution in Los Angeles. See part 1part 2part 3and part 4. Many women working the 17 different prostitution tracks in Los Angeles say they entered the life as young as teenagers.
Not in developing countries, where destitute poor girls have few options but to sell their bodies to survive. Her hair is pulled back in a bushy ponytail. And her semi-smile hides the unimaginable.
Reginald Washington, 18, of Los Angeles, has been charged with seven counts of human trafficking after he allegedly forced several teenage girls to commit acts of prostitution, police and prosecutors said. Reginald Washington, 18, of Los Angeles was charged with seven counts of human trafficking this month after he allegedly forced the girls to serve as prostitutes in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona and parts of Orange County, law enforcement officials said. Police became aware of Washington about eight months ago, according to Long Beach Det.
Emma was She had recently been arrested on prostitution-related charges in a Motel 6 parking lot, wearing a skin-hugging tank top, high heels and booty shorts. Photos: Teen prostitution in Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff has announced a new policy: teen sex workers will be treated as victims, not criminals. The shift comes as Americans wake up to the extent of sex trafficking here at home. October 22,
The majority of young people arrested on prostitution charges in LA County come from the county's own foster care systemaccording to county officials. Even more shocking, pimps use child sex workers to recruit fellow foster care children who are currently living in shelters and foster homes. This is according to Supervisor Michael Antonovich, who introduced a motion to establish a task force to investigate sex trafficking in the foster care system.
Four of the five men convicted were self-identified gang members, and most of them used the Western Avenue and Figueroa Street corridor for sex trafficking, police said. These investigations took place over the last year and-a-half. Morris was found guilty of three counts of human trafficking of minors at trial in a Los Angeles Superior Court and was sentenced to 21 years and four months in state prison. Roberts was found guilty of two counts of human trafficking of minors at trial and was sentenced to 16 years in state prison.