EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The U.S attorney's office says a 61-year-old man who used some of the money from seven Oregon bank robberies to pay prostitutes and exotic dancers has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison.
Elizabeth Bodenstab was just 17 when she became a prostitute. She worked the streets of Eugene, charging 100 dollars per customer. She says on a good night, she could get one thousand dollars for one sexual encounter.
A teen girl who traded sexual favors for cab rides to meet johns, or teen girls recruited after a rap concert and pimped on Craigslist: These are some of the teen prostitutes Eugene police detectives have found -- but officers say there are many more.
"They wanted to have, like me have sex with her, while I'm staying on their couch, as part of rent," a young homeless man said. In a survival sex situation, someone offers a homeless youth a place to stay and expects sexual activity in return. Many...
Homeless advocates say news of a teen sex trafficking ring is sad -- but not surprising. "Somebody is trying to use them for illicit sex activities for pornography or exchange sexual favors for a place to live," a volunteer who works with homeless teens said.
Three people from Eugene and Springfield face charges they recruited girls under age 18 as prostitutes, instructing the girls on how much to charge for various sex acts and using the Web site Craiglist to recruit clients.
Prostitues are leaving the streets and heading online to attract customers. Troublingly, more underage girls are becoming involved with online prostitution in Lane County. Since March, Eugene police have found 10 prostitutes ages 14 to 17 in the area.
An Illinois man who hired a prostitute who turned out to be 15 has been sentenced to 50 days in jail. James Matthew Dublin of Elgin, Ill., pleaded guilty to sex and drug charges and was sentenced Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court.
An investigation into an alleged prostitution ring that advertised underage girls on the Internet has resulted in a federal child sex trafficking charge against a Springfield man, 28-year-old DeSean Lavar Milton.
A guilty plea in a case involving prostitutes as young as 14 offers a glimpse into a world of pimps, prostitutes and the former owner of a Springfield restaurant, who pleaded guilty to rape and sodomy on Wednesday.