L.A. Sheriff to staff: Stop arresting children on prostitution charges, stop saying ‘child prostitute’

L.A. Sheriff to staff: Stop arresting children on prostitution charges, stop saying ‘child prostitute’

Move comes a day after the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a motion declaring “that there is no such thing as a ‘child prostitute.’”  Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Wednesday that his department will immediately stop arresting children on prostitution charges. “They are child victims and survivors of rape,” McDonnell wrote in a […]

 

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

Calif. Assemblyman: ‘We Have to Distinguish Between’ Prostitution and Sex Trafficking to Help Victims

by Elizabeth Nolan Brown On Tuesday, California legislators heard from a diverse range of voices about human trafficking and prostitution in America. The proceedings before the Assembly Public Safety Committee provided a rare chance for people with divergent viewpoints on sex work, sex trafficking, and criminal justice to come together and have their say. And […]

 

Prax(us), Colorado’s only harm-reduction trafficking organization, to close

Prax(us), Colorado’s only harm-reduction trafficking organization, to close

Some youth say they choose to be sex-workers. Others are forced into the $32 billion industry against their will.  Prax(us), the only Colorado advocacy organization serving both groups, will shutter its doors this December. The nonprofit set itself apart from the army of Christian anti-sex-trafficking organizations that demand participants be abstinent and sober, by focusing […]

 

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs

The War on Sex Trafficking Is the New War on Drugs

By Elizabeth Nolan Brown at Reason.com “Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door.” “Sex-trafficking sweep nets arrests near Phoenix truck stops.” “Man becomes 1st jailed under new human trafficking law.” Conduct a Google news search for the word trafficking in 2015 and you’ll find pages of stories about the commercial sex trade, in which hundreds […]

 

Son Of ‘Children’s Advocate’ Desi Foxx Is Now a Convicted Child Abuser

Son Of ‘Children’s Advocate’ Desi Foxx Is Now a Convicted Child Abuser

In a plea deal, James Kirklin, son of anti-porn/anti-sex work activist Desi Foxx, who faced charges of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (statutory rape of a girl between the ages of 12 and 15) — is convicted of felony child abuse. CLEARWATER, Fla. – Earlier this year, we saw anti-porn / anti-sex-work / anti-trafficking crusader and trailer park resident Desi Foxx (a.k.a. Diana Grandmason / Garren), […]

 

Son of Anti-Porn/Anti-Sex Work Blogger/Children’s Advocate Desi Foxx Pleads Guilty to Molestation

Son of Anti-Porn/Anti-Sex Work Blogger/Children’s Advocate Desi Foxx Pleads Guilty to Molestation

Son of anti-porn/anti-sex work activist pleads guilty to Lewd or Lascivious Molestation (statutory rape) — sex with an underage girl between the ages of 12 and 15 — a second degree felony. CLEARWATER, Fla. – Earlier this year, we saw anti-porn / anti-sex-work / anti-trafficking crusader and trailer park resident Desi Foxx (a.k.a. Diana Grandmason / Garren), her former employer, Dennis Hof of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel, was […]

 

Human Trafficking in America: Myths and Realities (VIDEO)

Human Trafficking in America: Myths and Realities (VIDEO)

Are politicians making the same mistakes with sex trafficking as they did with the war on drugs? What effects have stricter laws had on consenting sex workers? Is forced prostitution a growing problem? On Monday, August 3, Reason Foundation Director of Criminal Justice Reform Lauren Galik moderated a discussion at Reason’s Washington D.C. office about […]

 

Penn. bill seeks to create registry of strip club employees

Penn. bill seeks to create registry of strip club employees

Supporters say legislation will protect against sex trafficking, while detractors see it as an effort to track the workers. HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to put more regulations on an industry that typically is in the business of taking it all off. Under a new bill that supporters say will aid in the prevention […]

 
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