In the News: Craigslist lawsuit dismissed

Posted by on Oct 23, 2009 in Constitutional Rights, In the News, Prostitution | 0 comments

U.S. District Court Judge John Grady has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Craiglist alleging that the company failed to adequately deter prostitutes from posting in its “Erotic Services” (now “Adult Services”) section. Judge Grady concluded that the services offered were for legal activities such as erotic dancing and did not explicitly promote prostitution. Judge Grady also noted that prohibiting the conduct may...

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In the News: PGH Vice Squad cracks down on gambling machines, prostitution

Posted by on Dec 19, 2008 in Illegal Gambling, Prostitution | 0 comments

KDKA’s Marty Griffin reports that the Pittsburgh Police Department’s vice squad is cracking down on illegal gambling and prostitution. The KDKA article states that the city’s vice squad has increased its enforcement on illegal gambling machines in bars and other establishments. Along with enhanced enforcement of illegal gambling laws, the vice squad is upping their effort to enforce prostitution laws. The increased prosecution...

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In the News: Police arrest 8 in Pittsburgh-area prostitution sting

Posted by on Dec 12, 2008 in Prostitution | 0 comments

A group of Pittsburgh-area law enforcement agencies have arrested eight individuals alleged to have participated in Internet-based prostitution activities. The arrests came from postings in the Pittsburgh City Paper’s Backpage.com, Craigslist.org, and Indys.com. Sgt. Craig Campbell of the Pittsburgh Police says that the city police’s investigation of local prostitution is “ongoing.” For more information, go to:...

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In the News: KDKA Story on Hotels accused of being prostitution hotspots

Posted by on Nov 8, 2008 in Prostitution | 0 comments

KDKA’s Marty Griffin reports that the Days Inn and the Comfort Inn on Banksville Road in Pittsburgh are locations frequented by prostitutes. He also reported that the hotels are also scenes of other crimes including rape, murder, and drug dealing. Some hope to have the hotels identified as “nuisance hotels”, similar to “nuisance bars,” by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office. To see the report, go...

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In the News: KDKA Story on Pittsburgh Craigslist Prostitution

Posted by on Nov 8, 2008 in Prostitution | 0 comments

KDKA’s Marty Griffin reported on Craigslist prostitution ads. In the report, he mentions Craigslist’s new initiative aimed at eliminating prostitution ads. To see the report, go to: http://kdka.com/video?id=48574@kdka.dayport.com Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new...

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In the News: Craigslist to help government crack down on online prostitution ads

Posted by on Nov 6, 2008 in Prostitution | 0 comments

In a new agreement with various attorneys general, including the Pennsylvania attorney general, Craigslist is going to crack down on ads promoting prostitution. Craigslist will now require a fee, payable by credit card, and a valid phone number for sellers who post ads for erotic services. Craigslist has made the news recently as an avenue for child prostitution as well as adult prostitution. For more information, go to:...

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