A woman who told deputies she had been solicited for prostitution pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing $4,400 in cash from the man she said offered to pay her for sex.
As a truck driver more than 20 years ago, Larry Medhurst traveled at times with other truckers who wanted to stop by a brothel in Nevada if they were passing through the area.
Editor’s note: This is the life of Jenny Gaines. Lured into sex trafficking at age 14, she spent 28 years in a life of prostitution. Throughout the past six months, Forum News Service has spent time getting to know Jenny. This is her story.
Plans to invest in law enforcement and strengthen human trafficking laws appear to have support as North Dakota’s legislative session begins this week, although proposals to expand victim services still lack the promise of funding.
Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue.
You identify a young woman, a girl maybe, lured or coerced into a life of sex for money in the hard, scrambling towns of the North Dakota oil boom. You see her, reach her, offer her hope for something better, and she says yes, please, help me.
After nearly three decades in the life, Jenny Gaines thought she would die a prostitute. She really didn’t think she’d make it much into her 40s.
Jenny Gaines’ mother remembers a child who organized neighborhood activities, got involved in acrobatics and theater and did homework with “Little House on the Prairie” on TV in the background.
Talking to seventh-graders in the small town of Scranton, N.D., this past November, Windie Lazenko told students that even they aren’t immune from pimps.
Before she ever visited North Dakota during the oil boom, Jenny Gaines posted an ad on Backpage “just to see” if men would call her phone.
Juveniles who engage in commercial sex in North Dakota would be considered victims and not face punishment under a new bill drafted for introduction at the 2015 state Legislature.
“Amy” walks into the hotel lobby, thinking she is meeting a man who had arranged to pay $300 for sex on an out-call basis.
A young woman tells domestic violence advocates she feels trapped with an older man. He’s the only person who can inject her with the heroin to which she’s addicted.
The seed for prostitution was planted before Jenny Gaines met “Alexander,” her first pimp, at an arcade in downtown Minneapolis.
It was the early 1980s, and the evolving Block E of downtown Minneapolis had life, with hustlers and prostitutes interspersed with the suit-and-tie crowd that spilled out of skyscrapers at 5 o’clock.
A man convicted last year of promoting prostitution — for telling his girlfriend to sell her body to raise money to bail him out of jail — had his sentence revoked Monday for violating a partially suspended sentence.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A 31-year-old man has been arrested for promoting prostitution after a woman at a Williston hotel told police he would assault her when she didn’t make at least $1,000 a night working for him.
A man convicted last year in Billings of soliciting prostitution — for telling his girlfriend to sell her body to raise money to bail him out of jail — was arrested recently on a $25,000 warrant after being fired from a Helena hotel for allegedly sexually harassing a co-worker.
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police arrested two women Friday at local hotels in seemingly unrelated cases of prostitution, according to arrest reports.
BUTTE — A Butte man who called 911 unhappy his exotic dancer did not fulfill his request for sex has denied a charge of prostitution.