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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.

Read more https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/02/09/arizona-legislature-considers-declaring-porn-public-health-crisis/2828630002/

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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.

Read more https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20190130/da-yardley-man-prostituted-himself-while-hiv-positive

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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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  • Read more  https://www.hiv.gov/hiv-basics/overview/data-and-trends/statistics

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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

Kevin Spacey seen in a screengrab from the YouTube video

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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