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Sex trafficking, prostitution is anything but a 'victimless crime,' experts say

, USA TODAYPublished 9:46 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019 | Updated 9:50 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2019

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.

People are reflected in the window of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is charged with allegedly soliciting for sex on February 22, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida.(Photo11: Getty Images)

The investigation has brought renewed attention to sex trafficking and prostitution, a problem that remains overlooked and misunderstood by many Americans, experts say

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Arizona pushes to declare porn a public health crisis

The Arizona Legislature may declare porn a "public health crisis" through House Concurrent Resolution 2009 proposed by State Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa.

 

 

PHOENIX – Citing concerns about the proliferation of erotic images online and their "toxic" effect on behavior, Arizona lawmakers are pushing to declare pornography a public health crisis.

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DA: Yardley man prostituted himself while HIV-positive

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Mark Andrew Kernan, 57, who resides at Yardley Commons on Main Street, was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges including prostitution, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and criminal use of a communication facility.

Authorities said it is believed Kernan has used his residence for prostitution, posting online at doublelist.com for “erotic male massages” since at least December 2017. Weintraub also said Kernan would provide those who answered those ads with drugs.

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More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.

1 in 7 living with HIV are unaware of their infection.

  • More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV today, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it.
  • An estimated 38,500 Americans became newly infected with HIV in 2015.
  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men bear the greatest burden by risk group, representing an estimated 26,200 of these new HIV infection
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Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says

Sexual assault case against Kevin Spacey includes video evidence, Massachusetts State Police report says

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The sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey reportedly includes a Snapchat video of him touching the front of the alleged victim’s pants, according to a Massachusetts State Police investigative report.

Spacey is facing a count of indecent assault on a person over the age of 14 for allegedly groping the teenage son of former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in 2016

Spacey is a Democrat and a friend of President Bill Clinton. Having met Clinton before his presidency began, Spacey once described him as "one of a shining light" in the political process. ... The charity shut down in February 2018 following sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

Read more  https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/12/sexual-assault-case-against-kevin-spacey-includes-video-evidence-massachusetts-state-police-report-says.html

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About Pornography: A Public Health Crisis

The pornography of today has created an unprecedented epidemic of sexual harm. Children and young people are being exposed to violent and degrading content, which by default has served as their sex education. Once a social or health issue involves problems that affect individuals or groups beyond their capacity to correct – responsibility shifts from individual accountability to holding the forces and influences that cause it accountable. While educating individual parents to guide and protect their children is always part of any prevention plan, the problem is well beyond what individual parents and children can do to protect themselves.

Read more  https://endsexualexploitation.org/publichealth/

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A Disturbing New Trend in Men’s Health

The other weekend, my housemates and I were watching NFL football on television. After a series of plays, the network cut to commercial break. I normally drown out commercials, but one caught my attention.

It was a commercial for “ED” (erectile dysfunction) medication. However, something was different about this commercial. In the past, ED medication commercials directed themselves towards middle-aged men with graying hair – the demographic most commonly associated with erectile dysfunction. On the contrary, this commercial featured younger men in their 30s, perhaps late 20s. It also alluded to the fact that young men don’t enjoy openly talking about their erectile dysfunction.

Pharmaceutical companies are now targeting a younger demographic for erectile dysfunction medication. This calculated decision rides on the back of new studies showing increased erectile dysfunction amongst young men. The culprit? Internet pornography.

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President Donald J. Trump is Working to End Human Trafficking

HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS AN AFFRONT TO HUMAN DIGNITY: With millions affected worldwide, human trafficking is a global atrocity that deprives millions of their universal human rights.

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Black man acquitted of killing white man after race dispute

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — A black man has been acquitted of all charges in the shooting death of a white man outside a bar in a case his attorney said stemmed from “ugly racism.”

Jurors deliberated for four hours Friday before acquitting Stephen Spencer of homicide, aggravated assault and terroristic threats. He was freed after 453 days in Luzerne County Correctional Center following the July 2017 shooting.

Spencer, 31, was accused of killing Christopher Williams, 32, in a confrontation outside the Pittston bar in July 2017 after another man refused to shake his hand because of Spencer’s race following a dispute over a game of pool. Spencer had testified that he fired in self-defence as a group of would-be attackers came at him outside.

The handshake refusal “may and should offend some of you,” prosecutor Brittany Quinn had told jurors during opening statements, but she told the mostly white panel that the killing had “nothing to do with” the earlier dispute.

Prosecutor Tom Hogans said during closing arguments that Spencer had the opportunity — and the duty — to retreat rather than pull his gun.

“Shooting an unarmed man on a street when you can retreat is not self-defence,” Hogans said. “He intentionally shot him in a vital part of his body.”

Defence attorney John Pike painted Spencer as a hard-working family man and homeowner who ran his own business, was licensed to carry the gun and had no criminal record.

“You don’t go from that to homicide,” Pike said.

Spencer said Friday, “I was fighting for my life for 15 months and I finally made it. Justice was served.”

Pike said the case was “more than just someone shooting an unarmed person.

“And the jury saw it, they saw it for what it was,” he said. “Ugly racism.”

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Sexually transmitted diseases surge for the 4th straight year, CDC reports

Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY Published 12:32 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018 | Updated 4:17 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018

New cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis spiked nearly 10 percent in 2017, continuing a four-year trend of rising sexually transmitted diseases fueled by a lack of awareness and changing sexual behavior, federal health officials said Tuesday.

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