According to a federal agents, a prison gang was operating a racket within the Baltimore City Detention Center in the state of Maryland. Documents filed in federal court by the FBI stated that one gram bags of marijuana were being sold in the jail for $50. Pain killers were being sold for $30 a pill to inmates.
In addition to the contraband drugs, female corrections officers were having sex with the inmates. According to the FBI, four correction officers became pregnant from one inmate.
In an article in the Washington Post, the article says that the names of 14 female guards were written on a wall and that each woman was charging $150 to have sex with an inmate.
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Source: Theresa Vargas, Ann E. Marimow and Annys Shin, “Baltimore jail case depicts a corrupt culture driven by drugs, money and sex,” Washington Post, May 4, 2013.
State officials estimate that there are around 30,000 prostitutes working in the city of Las Vegas. Unlike other areas of Nevada, prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas.
The high number of sex workers in Las Vegas has been impacting the legal brothel industry in Nevada. In 1985, there were 37 registered brothels in Nevada. By 2013, the number of legal brothels dropped to 18. In previous years, up to 400,000 clients would visit the brothels.
There are about 1,000 women who work in the legal brothel industry. Each woman pays over 50 percent of her fees to the brothel owner.
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Source: David Knowles, “A bad economy and independent prostitutes running Nevada brothels out of business,” New York Daily News, May 10, 2013.
A high-priced escort working as a prostitute in Cannes, France during the 10 day film festival can make up to $40,000 a night, according to a man who was arrested for running a prostitution ring in the city.
Workers at hotels in the area claim that between 100 to 200 prostitutes stroll within the areas large hotels during the film festival each night in search for customers.
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Source: Dana Kennedy, “$40,000-a-Night Escorts: Secrets of the Cannes Call Girls,” Hollywood Reporter, May 8, 2013.
The US State Department reported that an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 women are working as prostitutes in Thailand.
In a 2013 report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that the Ministry of Health in Thailand stated that there were 250,000 sex workers in the country.
Source: Newley Purnell, “Former ‘King of commercial sex’ turns anti-corruption crusader,” GlobalPost, July 2, 2011.
Source: “Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific: A Threat Assessment,” UNODC, April 2013, Executive Summary, page iv.
The prostitution industry in Ireland is estimated to generate up to $326 Million (€250 Million) per year.
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Source: Ailin Quinlan, “Prostitution in Ireland: Selling your body and your soul,” Irish Examiner, May 5, 2013.
The Associated Press quoted a 19 year old woman who was offering sex for $7 at a refugee camp in Jordan. The woman stated that she averages $70 per day selling her body. A man also told the AP that he was offering his wife for $70 for the entire day.
There was also a report of a man at the camp selling his daugther outright to another man for $2,000.
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Source: Associated Press, “Desperate, some fleeing Syria turn to prostitution,” Yahoo News, March 8, 2013.
According to a report by CNN, sex workers in Silicon Valley charge between $350 to $500 an hour for their services. Many of the prostitutes cater to the region’s tech workers. CNN quoted one worker who has social media profiles on all major platforms, and another sex worker who accepts payments through the electronic payments service Square.
In 2012, police in San Jose saw a rise of 35 percent in prostitution arrests.
Source: Laurie Segall and Erica Fink, “Silicon Valley’s other entrepreneurs: Sex workers,” CNN Money, April 15, 2013.
According to a report in the Business Insider, prostitutes catering to Egyptian men in local coffee shops offer their services for $13 (100 Egyptian Pounds) per encounter.
In hotels such as the Marriott and the Four Seasons in Cairo, prostitutes targeting foreigners charge anywhere from $450 per hour to thousands of dollars for overnight visits.
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Source: Robert Johnson, “Egypt After The Revolution: There’s Not Much To Sell But Sex,” Business Insider, April 5, 2013.
Some women sex workers in Calcutta, India are reported to earn as little as $1.85 a day (100 Indian Rupees). There are around 10,000 prostitutes in the region.
In 2013, customers were begining to pay for services using fake rupee notes. Many male customers were reportedly paying with counterfeit 500 ruppe and 1,000 ruppe notes. A non-governmental organization began training the sex workers on how to spot fake currency, as well as installing ultraviolet light machines that could determine whether a note was fake. After the campaign, the number of reported fake notes used in the area declined by 20 percent.
Source: ”Teaching Indian sex workers to spot fake currency,” BBC News, April 2, 2013.
Prosecutors in Sweden convicted 2 people for human trafficking in 2011. An additional 11 people were convicted for pimping that was connected to the trafficking charges. During the year, 450 men were convicted and fined for buying sex.
In 2012, there were 3 convictions for human trafficking and 32 for pimping.
Source: Joan Smith, “Why the game’s up for Sweden’s sex trade,” Independent, March 26, 2013.