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Several FBI agents in Asia recalled over alleged sex, parties with prostitutes

WASHINGTON has recalled several Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees stationed across Asian countries amid a probe into their alleged involvement in parties that included interactions with prostitutes. People familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) inspector general is investigating the matter …

Judge rejects pimping charges against escort services site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge rejected pimping charges Friday against the operators of a major international website advertising escort services that the state attorney general has called the “world’s top online brothel,” citing federal free speech laws. California Attorney General Kamala Harris had charged Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer …

Rentboy.com CEO pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive officer of a once-popular male escort website pleaded guilty on Friday to promoting prostitution in a federal case that prompted accusations of anti-gay bias. Jeffrey Hurant admitted in federal court in Brooklyn that he broke the law by promoting “the exchange of sexual …

High court temporarily blocks subpoena over sex ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday temporarily blocked a congressional subpoena that seeks information on how the classified advertising website Backpage.com screens ads for possible sex trafficking. The order came hours after Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer asked the high court to intervene, saying the case …

How Sugar Daddies Are Financing College Education – The Atlantic

The popular website Seeking Arrangement sets up “mutually beneficial relationships” between wealthy older men and young female students. What the site doesn’t talk about is sex. At 11 o’clock on a Tuesday night, Amanda, a senior at Princeton University, got her first text message from Stephen, a 60-something Wall Street …