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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Kyle Walker during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Premier League team Manchester City after apologizing on Sunday April 5, 2020, for breaking lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

England soccer star Walker sorry after 'lockdown party'

Apr. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from English Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. The 29-year-old Walker apologized on Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party...

Prostitution camp provided women in human smuggling case

Mar. 27, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A co-defendant in a human smuggling operation told police that a prostitution camp in the Marshall Islands provided many of the pregnant women involved in former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen's allegedly illegal adoption business. Co-defendant Lynwood Jennet told police that...

Records to be released on Nevada prostitute employee ruling

Mar. 27, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation must release records used to determine that prostitutes in legal brothels are employees not independent contractors. The decision stems from a department ruling in 2016...

Doctor accused of drugging, assaulting escorts is indicted

Mar. 21, 2020 8:43 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio plastic surgeon accused of drugging and sexually abusing more than 20 women and recording the assaults has been indicted on two federal charges. A grand jury in Toledo indicted Manish Gupta, of Sylvania, on one count of sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion, and one count...

The sun rises behind the air traffic control tower at McCarran International airport, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Las Vegas.  Officials at  the airport said in a tweet that it will remain open with reduced operations after an air traffic controller tested positive late Wednesday, temporarily closing the control tower. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Virus case reduces operations at Las Vegas airport tower

Mar. 19, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas airport was running Thursday with reduced operations after an air traffic controller tested positive for the coronavirus, temporarily closing the airport's control tower, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Airplanes coming into McCarran International Airport were being...

The narrow canal-side streets and alleys of Amsterdam's famed Red Light District, normally packed with tourists, were largely deserted Monday March 16, 2020, after the Dutch government ordered bars and restaurants closed and made a point of saying that the restrictions also cover sex clubs and weed-selling coffeeshops. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Sex workers face ruin amid virus fears, brothel closures

Mar. 17, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — It's 7 p.m. on a Friday night, a time when Aurel Johannes Marx's three-room brothel on the edge of Berlin would normally be preparing for its first customers. Sex for sale has long been a staple part of the German capital's freewheeling nightlife. But amid concerns over the new coronavirus,...

The Latest: SKorea warns churches over flouting restrictions

Mar. 17, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people have recovered...

Lawmakers tackle changing bawdy place, prostitution laws

Mar. 6, 2020 5:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly passed measures this session repealing restrictions on sex before marriage, swearing in public and being a "habitual drunkard," but Del. Mark Levine, D-Alexandria, said he is considering updating another "outdated" Virginia law next year. He’s considering...

Man sentenced to more than 20 years for sex trafficking

Mar. 4, 2020 11:03 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A man from Haiti who used his two houses in Massachusetts for sex trafficking has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Reginald Abraham, 51, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston to 21 years and 10 months behind bars with 15 years of supervised...

Legislature OKs bills to combat human trafficking of minors

Feb. 24, 2020 7:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The General Assembly has passed two identical bills intended to help social workers in the fight against minor-involved human trafficking. The bills, introduced by House Majority Leader Charniele L. Herring, D-Alexandria, and Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Rockingham, were recommended by the...