May 26, 2005 |
Thieves broke into the historic Dumas Brothel museum in Butte and stole what the owner described as irreplaceable items, including rare sex toys. Owner Rudy Giecek said he believed at least two thieves entered through the museum's back door, disabled an alarm and looted rooms. They dismantled beds, stole antique lamps and artwork and emptied glass cases full of brothel artifacts. Police are investigating the thefts. The brothel enjoyed 92 years of risque business until it closed in 1982.
October 27, 2006 |
HOW bad is Cocke County's lawless reputation? So bad that its tourism and economic development chief, Donald Hurst, likes to kick off out-of-town business meetings with a self-deprecating joke. All of the visiting Cocke County officials, he tells his audience, are right here in the building -- so "rest assured, your home is safe." To many Tennesseans, Cocke County is the place their parents warned them about, the butt of hillbilly jokes, the last redoubt of an old, untamed Appalachia.
July 9, 1993 |
The headlines in a couple of Nevada's largest newspapers this week sent shock waves through the state's legalized brothels, and no wonder. "Ooops! Nevada Accidentally Outlaws Brothels," the Reno Gazette Journal blared Thursday. "Brothels Mistakenly Outlawed," was the Page 1 headline in Wednesday's Las Vegas Review-Journal. Its story began: "Nevada has outlawed brothels. Sort of. By mistake." George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Assn., was jarred out of bed by a 3 a.m.
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May 24, 1996
Residents of a quiet Rosemead neighborhood said Thursday they were shocked to learn that a home was an alleged brothel where five illegal immigrants were held as sex slaves. Four men were arrested and five women were taken into custody as protected witnesses Wednesday after sheriff's vice detectives and Immigration and Naturalization Service investigators raided a two-bedroom home in the 8900 block of Emerson Place, authorities said.
June 16, 1990 |
Because of an alarming rise in AIDS cases, French officials are considering reopening the government-sanctioned houses of prostitution that were a fixture of Parisian life until they were closed through the efforts of a crusading city councilwoman 44 years ago.
October 17, 1986 |
The state attorney general has refused to release the name of a brothel that employed a prostitute who tested positive for AIDS antibodies. Bill Isaeff, chief deputy attorney general, said the information is in confidential documents protected from public disclosure by state law. He added that releasing the name of the bordello could lead to the discovery of the prostitute's identity, which is also protected under law. "There is a reasonable legal basis for the decision," Isaeff said Wednesday.
December 6, 2003 |
Greek prostitutes Friday protested a decision by the government to back away from compromise legislation that would have eased the operation of brothels here ahead of next summer's Olympic Games. Prostitutes, whose profession is legal and licensed in Greece, said they were being unfairly penalized by authorities who apparently wanted to sweep their activities under the carpet as part of a wider cleanup.
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January 11, 2002 |
Inside the Swedish Salon massage parlor a sign warned prostitutes not to parade outdoors in skimpy clothes because "school was back in session." For three decades, a chain-link fence is all that separated the children at Pomona's Abraham Lincoln Elementary School from the parlor. Youngsters with curious eyes would sometimes get an early lesson in sex education.
August 26, 1991 |
The public health physician and the brothel-keeper were destined to hook up. Dr. Gary Richwald, a former UCLA professor who directs Los Angeles County's sexually transmitted disease program, had spent much of the last decade studying what he calls "sex industry workers." Russ Reade, a longtime Northern California high school biology and sex-education teacher, had left the classroom in search of riches 10 years ago, buying and managing one of Nevada's most famed houses of legal prostitution.
March 15, 2009 |
All four women were prostitutes. And all four were killed in rented apartments where they were working alone. The back-to-back killings have drawn attention to a peculiarity of Hong Kong law: Prostitution is legal, but brothels are not. As a result, many prostitutes work alone in apartments, leaving them vulnerable to attack. The law also bans others from making money off prostitution -- a rule meant to keep out pimps, but which also prevents sex workers from hiring security guards.