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Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $4,400 from man she says solicited prostitution

Woman pleads not guilty to stealing $4,400 from man she says solicited prostitution

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.

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Many say education about human trafficking must be a priority

Many say education about human trafficking must be a priority

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.

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‘Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out’

‘Prostitution literally ate me from the inside out’

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.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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N.D. to consider new trafficking law, more funding for enforcement

N.D. to consider new trafficking law, more funding for enforcement

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.

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Moving on from prostitution is riddled with challenges

Moving on from prostitution is riddled with challenges

Rowena Mathews threw herself a two-day party when she turned 30 last summer, soaking up every minute of fun at a lakeside barbecue.

January 11, 2015 6:25 am Photos

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Dakotas lack shelter, funding for trafficking victims

Dakotas lack shelter, funding for trafficking victims

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.

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After pointing gun at son, Jenny begins to mend relationships

After pointing gun at son, Jenny begins to mend relationships

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.

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N.D. seeks to decriminalize prostitution for minors

N.D. seeks to decriminalize prostitution for minors

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.

January 08, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

Training underway to help employees, the public detect signs of sex trafficking

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.

January 07, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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‘Nobody likes a prostitute’: Drugs, violence part of “the life”

‘Nobody likes a prostitute’: Drugs, violence part of “the life”

The seed for prostitution was planted before Jenny Gaines met “Alexander,” her first pimp, at an arcade in downtown Minneapolis.

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Manipulation and threats from pimps keep victims in the life of prostitution unwillingly

Manipulation and threats from pimps keep victims in the life of prostitution unwillingly

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.

January 06, 2015 6:00 am Photos

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Sentence revoked for man convicted of promoting prostitution

Sentence revoked for man convicted of promoting prostitution

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.

December 22, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Woman ‘sick of getting beat up’ gets ‘pimp’ arrested

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.

November 18, 2014 4:11 pmLoading…
Man convicted for prostituting girlfriend to raise bail money arrested on warrant

Man convicted for prostituting girlfriend to raise bail money arrested on warrant

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.

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Two women arrested for prostitution in Casper

Two women arrested for prostitution in Casper

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper police arrested two women Friday at local hotels in seemingly unrelated cases of prostitution, according to arrest reports.

October 20, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

Butte man denies charge for calling 911 after lap dance ends unhappily

BUTTE — A Butte man who called 911 unhappy his exotic dancer did not fulfill his request for sex has denied a charge of prostitution.

August 20, 2014 4:26 pmLoading…

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