• Palm Desert Woman Accused of Running Prostitution Ring, Out on Bail

    A Palm Desert woman who was arrested on prostitution charges was out on bail Thursday. Xiaozhen Xhang, 61, was arrested Wednesday when the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force served a search warrant at a location in the 78-000 block of Highway 111 in La Quinta, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff officials […]

  • Student’s dad arrested on sex trafficking charges after magazine’s revelations

    The father of a former Sarah Lawrence College student allegedly extorted and abused several students from the prestigious university and forced at least one student into prostitution over the past decade, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Lawrence Ray “exploited and abused young women and men emotionally, physically and sexually for his own financial gain,” ultimately extorting […]

  • PD: Six in custody in online sex sting in Woodstock

    Police have arrested six men accused of trying to solicit an underage girl for sexual purposes. Woodstock Police conducted a three-day online operation targeting online predators. During the operation, five of the suspects were arrested when they arrived at a location where they thought they were meeting a 16 year-old girl. A sixth man was […]

  • San Diego Porn Site Owner Now Faces Child Porn Charges, Per New Indictment

    A new indictment unsealed Thursday against the owner/operators of San Diego-based pornographic website GirlsDoPorn.com alleges that co-owner Michael James Pratt — who remains on the lam on federal sex trafficking charges — also produced pornographic content involving a 16-year-old girl. Pratt was charged in a complaint last month along with three others with sex trafficking […]

  • Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, sources say

    Jailed multimillionaire financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide, two law enforcement sources said Saturday, one day after a court unsealed new details of the claims against him. Epstein, who was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of sexually abusing underage girls, was found unresponsive in his cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, […]

  • New Jeffrey Epstein accuser: He raped me when I was 15

    Jennifer Araoz says she was 14 years old when a young woman approached her outside her New York City high school in the fall of 2001. The woman was friendly and curious, asking Araoz personal questions about her family, her upbringing, their finances. Soon she began talking to Araoz about a man she knew who […]

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