Missouri Woman Raped After Leaving #MeToo Rally

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USA TODAY — Prosecutors say a Missouri State University student raped a woman hours after she attended #MeToo rally on Saturday to support survivors of sexual assault.

Zachary Alperin, 22, was charged Wednesday with second-degree rape and sodomy.

According to a probable cause statement, a woman met up with Alperin on Saturday after she attended the #MeToo rally at Park Central Square.

Alperin and the woman went to some bars in downtown Springfield and then went back to the woman’s room on the MSU campus. Continue reading →

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Ohio Strip Club Raided for Accepting Food Stamps for Lap Dances

An Ohio Strip Club is in trouble for allegedly allowing customers to pay for lap dances using food stamps. Sharky’s Lounge in Harrison Township, Ohio lost its liquor license after being accused of various violations including food stamp trafficking.

I thought food stamps were on a card now?They still using paper stamps in Ohio?


M T O NEWS — The Ohio Liquor Control Commission announced that it was revoking the gentleman’s club’s license.

The OIU made the decision after they conducted a sting operation on Sharky’s Lounge – and were shocked at what they found. Continue reading →

New Sex Doll Brothel to Open in Canada

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A new business advertising itself as North America’s first sex doll brothel—where customers can pay to have sex with high tech, silicone models—is slated to open early next month, in a low-key strip mall plaza in Toronto’s north end.

On September 8, Aura Dolls, which will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, will make its grand début at a small shopping centre near Yonge Street and Shepherd Avenue, taking over an old tanning spot next to a massage parlour, dry cleaner and nail salon. Continue reading →

South Carolina Woman Missing For 2 Months Found ‘Chained Like a Dog’ Inside Container

According to KTLA– Kala Victoria Brown, a South Carolina woman missing since late August was found alive Thursday, chained “like a dog” inside a metal container on a rural property near in South Carolina.

Brown told deputies there also might be four bodies on the nearly 100-acre property, which is owned by Todd Kohlhepp, the sheriff said. Kohlhepp, a registered sex offender, was arrested.

“We’re trying to make sure that we don’t have a serial killer on our hands,” Wright said.

Brown’s 32-year-old boyfriend, Charles David Carver, who also disappeared in August, is still missing.

Wright told the media that investigators think Kohlhepp, Carver and Brown may have been friends.

“I don’t think this was a random act,” the sheriff said.

Brown, 30, was found “chained up like a dog” around the neck and was locked in the 30-foot-long shipping container for two months. Brown told deputies she had been fed.

Deputies were searching the property on Thursday morning, when they heard Brown banging on the container.

Kohlhepp, 45, was added to the South Carolina Sex Offender Registry as a result of a 1987 kidnapping conviction in Arizona when he was a teenager.

Wright thanked the efforts of the Spartanburg County sex crimes investigators for leading them to the Kohlhepp property.

The sheriff said deputies found weapons on the property.

He described the property as a farm. Kohlhepp doesn’t live on the property but was arrested there Thursday. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

CEO Of Escort Advertising Website Backpage.com Arrested For Pimping Underage Girl 


The chief executive of a website known for the sexually oriented escort advertisements it hosts was arrested on Thursday and charged with conspiracy and pimping a minor after the authorities raided the company’s Dallas headquarters, according to court records.

The website, Backpage.com, has faced accusations in various jurisdictions of engaging in sex trafficking, and hundreds of trafficking cases across the country have been linked to the site. But this is the first time that criminal charges have been brought against the company or its executives, the authorities said.

Charges were filed in California Superior Court against Carl Ferrer, 55, the chief executive, and two men who founded the company in 2004, Michael Lacey, 68, and James Larkin, 67.

According to an affidavit for a warrant filed by the California Department of Justice.

“Defendants have known that their website is the United States hub for the illegal sex trade and that many of the people advertised for commercial sex on Backpage are victims of sex trafficking, including children.” 

Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general, said Mr. Ferrer had been arrested Thursday on a California warrant after he arrived in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam, The Associated Press reported. The three-year investigation has been a joint effort of the States of Texas and California.

Backpage describes itself as the second-largest online classified advertising service in the country, according to court records.

“They’re like the McDonald’s of trafficking. They made is so easy.”

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said there had been a more than 800 percent increase over the last five years in reports of suspected child sex trafficking, much of it online.

Documents filed in the case included interviews with children who said they took out ads on Backpage.com after they were forced into prostitution.

A 15-year-old girl identified as E.S., who said she was a forced into prostitution when she was 13, said Backpage “profits off of women and men,” whether they want to earn money through prostitution or are forced into it.

She said via court documents:

“I mean really, coming from someone my age, there is too much access, like it’s too easy for people get on it and post an ad.”