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Texas Police Chief Nabbed In Prostitution Sting

Click Houston reports: A chief for Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Office was arrested and charged Wednesday after being caught up in an undercover prostitution operation, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said. Chief Deputy Brian Harris was charged with soliciting prostitution, authorities said. He is currently in the Montgomery County Jail. The MCSO Organized Crime Unit, in cooperation with Human Trafficking …

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Wisconsin Pastor Busted In Underage Hooker Sting

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports: A sting operation this week in St. Paul and Stillwater led to the arrest of six people who now face felony charges in connection with attempting to solicit minors for sex or trafficking. Undercover agents posed as minors or sex buyers on social media and made arrangements to meet the adults. When the adults …

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Pastor Steps Down After Underage Hooker Sting Bust

The Christian Post reports: A Virginia megachurch pastor who is facing a felony charge of soliciting prostitution from a minor has agreed to step down from his leadership position at his congregation. John Blanchard, the lead pastor of the Rock Church of Virginia Beach, was one of 17 individuals arrested in an October sting operation aimed at capturing people seeking …

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Megachurch Pastor Busted In Underage Hooker Sting

The Christian Post reports: A Virginia pastor was arrested during a sting operation to capture individuals seeking sexual relations with minors online. John Blanchard, a 51-year-old pastor at the Rock Church of Virginia Beach, was one of 17 individuals arrested in the operation, according to an announcement from Chesterfield County Police on Monday. “During the two-day operation, detectives intercepted suspects …

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Manhattan DA: No More Prostitution Prosecutions

Just in via press release: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., today announced the Office’s new policy to decline-to-prosecute prostitution and unlicensed massage, and appeared virtually in Manhattan Criminal Court and moved to dismiss 914 Prostitution and Unlicensed Massage cases – in line with the Office’s new policy – preventing unnecessary future contacts with the criminal justice system, eliminating the …

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Masseuse In NFL Owner Handjob Sting Must Pay $31K

Fox Business reports: The fallout from the case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is costing a Florida masseuse at the center of the scandal thousands of dollars. Shen Mingbi, one of the masseuses Kraft allegedly visited at the Orchids of Asia in Jupiter, pleaded guilty to soliciting another to commit prostitution and is going to be forced to …

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Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Tests Positive For COVID

Bloomberg reports: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for the coronavirus and is continuing to work in isolation at his home near Milan, his spokeswoman said. The leader of the Forza Italia party will continue to support candidates of his group and of the center-right bloc with daily media interviews, the spokeswoman said. At 83, Berlusconi falls …

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FBI Probing Several People Linked To Jeffrey Epstein

Reuters reports: The FBI is investigating British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and several other people linked to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, who killed himself while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges, according to two law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. They said a principal focus of the FBI’s investigation is Maxwell, a longtime associate of Epstein, and other “people who …

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CALIFORNIA: Condom Possession Can’t Be Used As Evidence Of Prostitution Under Law Signed By Gov

The Sacramento Bee reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation today that prohibits condoms as evidence of prostitution when prosecuting someone for sex work crimes. Sex workers are also protected under the new law from arrest when they report rape and other serious felonies. The legislation will therefore prevent “sex workers who report violent felonies from being treated as a criminal …

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Court Temporarily Blocks Release Of Kraft Sex Tape

USA Today reports: Criminal Circuit Judge Joseph Marx issued a temporary protective order late Wednesday that will keep the video footage in the Robert Kraft sex spa case temporarily under seal. Marx’s order will be in effect at least through an April 29 hearing. His ruling was prompted by filings earlier in the day in which the prosecution threatened to …

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Florida Prosecutors To Release Robert Kraft Sex Tape

Yahoo News reports: Prosecutors in Florida on Wednesday said they will make public the police surveillance videos from inside the Orchids of Asia Day Spa, meaning the tapes of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and two dozen other men paying for sex. Kraft’s attorney, William Burck, has been fighting in court to keep the videos out of public view, …

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Robert Kraft Asks For Jury Trial In Prostitution Case

The New York Post reports: Robert Kraft wants to go to trial to try and clear his name on charges he paid for sex at a Florida massage parlor. Through his lawyers, the New England Patriots owner on Tuesday reaffirmed his not guilty plea and asked a judge to schedule a jury trial, according to documents filed in Palm Beach …

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Robert Kraft Offers “Apology” After Prostitution Bust

“In deference to the judicial process, I have remained silent these past several weeks. To correct some of the misinformation surrounding this matter, my attorney made his first public comments on Friday night. I would like to use this opportunity to say something that I have wanted to say for weeks. “I am truly sorry. I know I have hurt …

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Trump Still Wants Kraft To Attend WH Celebration

Politico reports: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was caught up in a Florida prostitution sting last month, might appear at the White House before he appears in court. President Donald Trump wants Kraft to join his players at the White House this spring for a celebration of their February Super Bowl victory, a prospect that has White House …

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Robert Kraft To Reject Plea Deal In Prostitution Case

CNN reports: Robert Kraft will not accept a plea deal offered by Florida prosecutors in the case against the New England Patriots owner and other men accused of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida, day spa, a source familiar with the case told CNN on Wednesday. Prosecutors have offered to drop misdemeanor charges against Kraft and 24 other men in …

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Prosecutors Offer Deal To Robert Kraft: Charges Will Be Dropped In Return For Admission And STD Screening

CNBC reports: Prosecutors in Florida reportedly have offered Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, a chance to avoid prosecution for soliciting prostitution in exchange for an admission that he could be proved guilty at trial. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the billionaire Kraft, and other defendants recently charged in a sprawling prostitution …

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Founder Of Florida Spa In Sex Trafficking Raid Took Selfie With Trump At Mar-A-Lago Super Bowl Party

The Miami Herald reports: Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner Robert Kraft, to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3. Sometime during the party at Trump’s …

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Prosecutors Say Robert Kraft Arrived At Massage Parlor In Chauffeured Bentley, Is On Video Receiving Oral Sex

ESPN reports: Authorities say New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visited a Florida massage parlor for sex acts on the morning of the AFC Championship Game, which he attended in Kansas City later that day. According to documents released by the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office on Monday, it was the second visit by Kraft to the parlor in less …

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NEW YORK: Dems Move To Decriminalize Sex Work

Salon reports: Inspired by a recent wave of progressive candidates in New York who have vocally advocated for the decriminalization of sex work, sex workers and their advocates on Monday launched a major push to decriminalize sex work — a movement they hope to vault to the forefront of national politics ahead of the 2020 primaries, similar to the #AbolishICE …

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Kraft Spox “Categorically Denies” Prostitution Charges

Boston’s ABC affiliate reports: New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is one of dozens and possibly hundreds of men identified in a monthslong investigation of a human trafficking and prostitution ring involving five day spas in Florida. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said he was shocked to learn Kraft, who is worth $6 billion, was paying for sex inside a …

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