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Prostitution is, as they say, the oldest profession. But now gangs are getting in on the action in a big way. Their already established tricks for luring lonely kids into their ranks are also extremely effective in recruiting girls as young as 12 for the sex trade.
Snohomish County (Wash.) Sheriff's Sgt. Darrell O'Neill has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a bikini barista coffee shop owner and manager in exchange for tipping them off to police investigations. Read the full story here.
Alexia Jones Helsley explores the history of crime and vice in a renowned South Carolina city in "Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy In the Capital." She tells POLICE Magazine about a deadly duel over a piece of trout, prostitution taxis from Fort Jackson, and the murder of the county coroner by a former officer.
A Warren (Mich.) Police officer's ballistic vest stopped a bullet to the chest, after officers confronted a suspect who may have been a pimp early Wednesday. Read the full story here.
A Melbourne (Fla.) Police officer has been fired for allegedly picking up prostitutes on duty in his patrol car. News report via WTSP. Read the full story here.