CAMDEN COUNTY, MO. — Four women are under arrest for prostitution in Camden County. But, this was no ordinary sting operation. Three of the women were pregnant.

The undercover bust went down at a Lake Ozark area hotel after the sheriff’s department received several reports that pregnant women were advertising prostitution on an internet advertising site.(HMMM-I WONDER WHAT SITE..??)(I WILL HAVE TO TAKE A WILD GUESS AND SAY………..CRAIGSLIST!!)

One of the women arrested was eight months pregnant, another six months pregnant, and another was three months pregnant. They ranged in age from 18 to 22 years old……… READ FULL STORY http://www.myfoxkc.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail?contentId=7015750&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1

Online escort agencies like the Emperors Club are alive and thriving in South Florida, where they operate freely..

In light of the bombshell federal wiretap case that ensnared New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer — and referenced Miami escorts — a glimpse into South Florida’s lucrative online escort industry reveals it is thriving and operates without much enforcement.

”We don’t actively investigate escort services,” Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Alesia Russell said. “We wouldn’t know unless there was a tip generated. Then we would check.”…

A check Tuesday of cityvibe.com and eros.com — sites where escorts and their companies post ads — showed 804 listings for female prostitutes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. One site advertising male escorts listed 80 South Florida providers on Tuesday.

And that’s only three websites — all types of escorts also place not-so-discreet ads in local magazines, newspapers and elsewhere on the Internet……

”When the FBI gets interested in an escort agency, it is because of money laundering, not prostitution,” Hof said.

On a local level, authorities say it’s easier to pick up a few hookers every night along Federal Highway than to take down a booming Internet sex company……….READ FULL STORY http://www.bunnyranch.com/news/internetescortsites/Internet%20escort%20sites%20are%20rarely%20policed%20-%2003-12-2008%20-%20MiamiHerald_com.htm

Web Site Helps Officials Track Prostitution:

A Web site that evaluates the sex trade across the U.S. may help law enforcement crack down on prostitution.

Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, said he was shocked by some of the content.

“What’s surprising is how clinical it is,” he said. “It will tell the user exactly what this woman is willing to do.”

“Law enforcement can look at this and see there’s clear solicitation of prostitution going on,” Weiss said. “And that’s a crime.

“Every police department in the country ought to log on to see who’s operating in their area.”

David Elms, who owns the site, is in jail on an unrelated charge, meaning there’s a chance it may go offline….READ FULL STORY http://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000007669.cfm ………………………………HERE IS A REALTED POST FROM USASEXGUIDE.INFO.THEY CLAIM DAVE ELMS; OWNER OF THEEROTICREVIEW.COM ROUTINELY ALLOWS COPS TO REGISTER AS CUSTOMERS AND USE HIS SITE FOR PROSTITUTION STINGS.THE INFO WAS TAKEN FROM A NOW REMOVED ARTICLE FROM MSNBC’S WEBSITE.. David R. Elms, president of The Erotic Review, said he was aware
that police occasionally registered as fake customers on his site…..THE POST GOES ON TO SAY:”Inside info from a ex moderator tells me that the way it was
worked out with lawyers and police is David R Elms is being granted
immunnity from any criminal prosecution in return of letting vice on
the boards to gather info on john’s and providers in the area’s of
these sting op’s!!!!
It has also been brought to my attention That David R Elms
presisdent of TER also gives personal info such as IP addy’s, CC
billings info ETC……. of those who advertise or hold reviews on
his board over to vice in the cities of sting op’s.”
….LINK http://www.usasexguide.info/forum/archive/index.php/t-3431.html

Evans said the enforcement took place on Thursday & Friday night after several weeks of investigation. Officers identified the women as escorts on Craig’s List on the Internet. Male undercover officers contacted them via cell phone and arranged meetings. At those meetings, and sometimes during the preliminary cell phone conversations, the UC officers successfully negotiated sexual services for money. Most would only talk “business” face-to-face, Evans said. One woman, however, actually advertised sex for money on her web page. One customer that was seeking the services of one of the escorts on Thursday night turned out to be an off-duty Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the jail. He was cited for solicitation. In reality, he had been making the arrangements with an undercover female deputy that answered the escort’s phone after deputies arrested the escort. The off-duty officer was issued an appearance ticket for the misdemeanor ordinance violation and deputies impounded his vehicle. The off-duty officer has had his police powers temporarily removed and is now subject to departmental discipline. “Clearly, people from all walks of life engage in this type of activity,” Evans said. “It is always disappointing when you catch one of our own, but he certainly will be treated no differently than anyone else we cite for the same offense.”………READ FULL STORY http://metrodetroittoday.com/Metro_Detroit_News/Metro_Detroit_Crime_and_Police_News/Deputy_One_Of_18_Arrested_In_Prostitution_Sting/

A 13 year old from Texas who stole his Dad’s credit card and ordered two hookers from an escort agency, has today been convicted of fraud and given a three year community order.

Ralph Hardy, a 13 year old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father’s existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing “Halo” on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel.

The credit card company involved said it was regular practice to send extra credit cards out as long as all security questions are answered.

The escort girls who were released without charge, told the arresting officers something was up when the kids said they would rather play Xbox than get down to business.

Police said they were alerted to the motel by a concerned delivery clerk, whom after delivering supplies of Dr Pepper, Fritos and Oreos had been asked by the kids where they could score some chicks and were willing to pay. They explained they had just made a big score at a “World of Warcraft” tournament and wanted to get some relaxation. On noting the boys age the delivery clerk informed the authorities.

When police arrived at the motel they found $3,000 in cash, numerous electronic gadgets, an Xbox video console with numerous games, and the two local escort girls………….READ FULL STORY http://www.money.co.uk/article/1000390-13-year-old-steals-dads-credit-card-to-buy-hookers.htm

FORT WRIGHT, Ky. — Police said a woman they arrested last week in a prostitution sting traded sex for gasoline.

Police in Fort Wright set up the undercover operation and said one of the suspects they arrested engaged in sex for a $100 gasoline card and other gifts.Angela Eversole, 34, of Fort Wright, was charged with prostitution and doing business without an occupational license. She pleaded not guilty ………….READ FULL STORY http://www.wlwt.com/news/16768006/detail.html

David Elms, is in jail awaiting trial in Los Angeles in a case unrelated to the site, leaving the fate of his influential underground world uncertain. In dozens of conversations and in postings on the Internet in recent weeks, prostitutes have expressed concern that if The Erotic Review goes offline it could hurt business. But in the same breath, many are rejoicing about the potential downfall of Mr. Elms…Ms. Link, the deputy district attorney, said the criminal charges against Mr. Elms stemmed from a night in 2006 when the police were called to a hotel where they found him with 3.8 grams of cocaine and a loaded semi-automatic weapon. A prostitute was there and said Mr. Elms had forced her to perform oral sex at gunpoint, but there was not enough evidence to press charges on that accusation………READ FULL STORY http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/17/us/17erotic.html

The escort service, called Denver Players, was shut down by IRS and Denver Police investigators last month when they served more than a dozen search warrants and subpoenas at homes and businesses.Their customers include professional athletes, politicians, lawyers and judges…….READ FULL STORY http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=86295

Undercover officers investigated an online post advertising “Lovely Asian Girls wan to make u very happy……..Signs at all three nondescript locations advertised massage in conjunction with a range of other services, including acupuncture, chiropractic care and “pain control.”……..READ FULL STORY http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jul/02/local/me-smuggling2

Dave Elms, CEO of TheEroticReview.com,aKa TER North America’s largest escort-listings website, was arrested in Torrance, Calif. on June 4. Elms has a prior record including prostitution, drug, and firearms charges. This most recent arrest during a court appearance was on felony drug and weapons possession, according to a representative of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office…….READ FULL STORY http://valleywag.com/5014699/theeroticreviewcoms-ceo-off-to-jail