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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY
Anaheim police arrested a man and four women at a home that reportedly served as a brothel, where women brought illegally from Mexico were forced into prostitution, police said. Neighbors complained about suspicious activity at the home in the 100 block of Tiller Avenue, Anaheim Police Sgt. Steve Walker said. After undercover officers went there and were propositioned, they arrested Bang Thanh Bui, 25, of Garden Grove on suspicion of pimping and pandering, police announced Monday.
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NATIONAL
May 26, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Mexican national who recruited women and girls as young as 14 to work in her South Los Angeles brothel in exchange for smuggling them into the United States was sentenced Monday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess said Maria de Jesus Valle-Maldonado, 27, used abusive and coercive measures to keep the girls working until they paid off their debts.
NEWS
July 9, 1993 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
June 16, 1990 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 17, 1986 | Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
WORLD
December 6, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 15, 2009 | Min Lee, Lee writes for the Associated Press.
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.
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