On Monday January 9th, in response to the release of a report by the US Senate on the activities of Backpage.com, Backpage’s adult classified ads section now just directs you to a page with a “censored” label on it:
Clicking on the main “Find out why” link on the ‘censored’ page, leads you here, where Backpage.com proclaims that they have been censored by the US government and have been forced to shut down their adult classified section. However, is this what actually happened? Continue reading →
When you visit any typical escort mall (or directory), it’s common to see escorts’ ads promising everything from companionship and “full service” to great conversation and “unbelievable sex”. Many of these escorts who are blatantly advertising they are willing to have sex or engage in other sexual acts with their clients are breaking prostitution laws and could be arrested based on their advertising efforts. Continue reading →
During the summer of 2012, news was made when BadBoyClientList.com was named as a defendant in a lawsuit involving blackmail, harassment, extortion and defamation of character for falsely listing personal information Continue reading →
Prostitution is considered illegal in nearly every state in the U.S. and many countries abroad. And, while escorting is not prostitution, law enforcement is always sniffing around, ready to misinterpret escort’s work. The good news is that there are legal loopholes for escorts and their counterparts to slide in without breaking the laws. Continue reading →
The decriminalization of prostitution has been a long fraught debate dating back to ancient times. Societies have flip-flopped on both sides of the law, both legalizing and regulating it and abolishing and banning it. Punishments have ranged from public stonings and fines to exiles and executions. Continue reading →
Nebraska legislators have kept things fairly simple when writing their laws prohibiting prostitution. Three main categories define prostitution-related crimes, in addition to the offense of prostitution, itself. Ranging in fines that start at $250 to 5 years in prison, the sentences for prostitution and related crimes are significant. Continue reading →
In Virginia, prostitution and related crimes are strictly prohibited by several statutes that define various parts of the law. Included in the statutes are prohibitions against prostitution and solicitation, unlawful status for residence in bawdy places, illegality of aiding prostitution, committing compulsion and testing for HIV and hepatitis C.
Oregon, nicknamed the Beaver State, divides its laws prohibiting prostitution and related crimes into three separate distinctions. The three divisions are: prostitution, promotion and compulsion. Offenses in Oregon are taken very seriously with potential fines being high and imprisonment sentences being lengthy.