Published Monday, July 29, 2013 | 9:18 a.m.
Updated Monday, July 29, 2013 | 4:35 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.
The attorneys general of several states are turning up the heat on Google, concerned that the search engine giant makes it easier for criminals to sell illegal drugs online, engage in human trafficking and peddle pirated intellectual property.
A major anti-sex trafficking bill has just one more hurdle to clear before heading to the governor’s desk.
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced Assembly Bill 67 on Wednesday to the Senate floor where it awaits a full vote.
As the only state that has officially legalized the business of brothels, it would be reasonable to assume Nevada would have a lower rate of illegal prostitution on its streets.
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas lives up to its Sin City reputation every day with the glitz, glamour, gambling and sex.
It should come as no surprise that Las Vegas is one of the worst cities when it comes to human sex trafficking that authorities are trying to stop.
Trapped in the underworld of the multimillion-dollar sex trade, Jes Richardson says she was afforded only one luxury: sending postcards home to her mother.
She was 17, she remembers, when she was lured into a West Coast prostitution circuit by an older man who made her feel like a queen and promised her travel to faraway places and exotic beaches.
LAS VEGAS -- Human sex trafficking is a $32 billion dollar per year industry in the United States. The problem is wide spread in Southern Nevada and Metro says gangs are now using the sex trade to fund their operations.