Study: Re-arrests for serious crimes rare after Baltimore dropped drug, prostitution charges
A new study assessed the impact of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office's no-prosecution policy for low-level drug and prostitution charges.
Baltimore financier sentenced 18 months for prostitution
A Baltimore financier accused of spending at least $90,000 for sex with women was sentenced to 18 months on a prostitution charge, according to prosecutors.
Judge declares mistrial at trial of Backpage.com founders
A judge declared a mistrial at the trial of the founders of Backpage.com on charges of facilitating prostitution and laundering money.
Police object to Waze’s directions
Welcome to Monday, the 103rd anniversary of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s first concert. Here are some news items to get your week started: — The New York Police Department threatens to sue Waze over app that allows users to post locations of police checkpoints. — Los Angeles considers pepper-spray ban at juvenile detention centers. — […]
Former Frederick County official charged with prostitution
FREDERICK — Former Frederick County Commissioners president Blaine Young faces prostitution charges in Anne Arundel County. Online court records show that Young was charged in a criminal information Monday with four counts of prostitution stemming from an incident Feb. 18. Defense attorney Peter O’Neill says Young plans to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous […]
Judge: Md. prostitution sting entrapment; pastor’s charges dropped
FREDERICK — Prosecutors are dropping charges against a Presbyterian minister from York, Pennsylvania, who was arrested in August in a prostitution sting in Maryland. The three charges, including knowingly soliciting prostitution, were dismissed Thursday in Frederick County District Court in Frederick. Attorney Seth Okin represented the Rev. Suler Acosta. Okin says the sting run by […]
Howard County teacher arrested on prostitution charge
ROCKVILLE — An English teacher at a Howard County high school has been arrested and charged with prostitution and sexual solicitation of a minor. Montgomery County police say Richard Kemp was arrested Thursday in the county. Kemp is a teacher at Glenelg High School. Principal Karl J. Schindler sent home a letter to parents saying […]
A green light for cops in the red-light district?
An unusual legislative battle is going on in Hawaii concerning police and prostitutes.
3 charged in 2 unrelated human trafficking cases in Howard Co.
ELLICOTT CITY — Howard County police have charged three people with human trafficking in two unrelated cases. In the first case, police were called to a fire station on Oct. 3 by a woman who said she had been beaten by her pimp. She said she was forced to have sex with men. Officers arrested […]
Va. Crime Commission cool to proposed prostitution law changes
RICHMOND, Va. — Proposals to lighten up on child prostitutes and people who are forced into prostitution received a cool reception Tuesday from the Virginia State Crime Commission. The commission took no formal action on the measures, which were held over from the 2013 General Assembly for possible consideration in the next session after further […]
Supreme Court strikes down anti-prostitution pledge
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday said the government cannot force private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition to get taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court, said the anti-prostitution pledge in a 2003 AIDS funding law improperly restricts the groups’ First Amendment […]
Court takes case on no-prostitution pledge
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a First Amendment dispute over whether the United States can force private health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition to get AIDS funding. The justices said Friday they will hear the government’s appeal of a lower court ruling that found the anti-prostitution pledge, in a […]