Editor's note: This story originally aired in April. A woman from the suburbs of Las Vegas crosses paths with a young prostitute. The film explores the dangers of underage sex trafficking. I was living in the Bay Area, in Oakland, teaching film out there. I wanted to make a short film and I just became very aware of a young woman on our street corner, who was 16 years. Not what I envisioned a typical prostitute would look like, looked like a very suburban girl.
On Jan. So far at least one man has been charged under Assembly Bill 67, which attempts to put pimps away for life in cases where the victims are under the age of At the very least, they are supposed to serve a mandatory minimum of five years. Prior to the new law, pimps, now referred to as sex traffickers, were merely charged with pandering a child and often received light sentences or probation. Kamala Harris is expected to announce the end of her Democratic presidential campaign, according to a campaign official. Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades. A police officer confronted an armed student at a Wisconsin high school Tuesday morning and both were wounded, police said, in the second such shooting at a school in the state in as many days.
For decades Nevada held the distinction of being the divorce capital of the United States, the only state with legalized gambling, liberal drinking laws, and a thriving legalized prostitution industry. As mores and laws have changed across the nation, Nevada has shed much of its Wild West persona and has become more similar to states like California, Oregon, and Idaho. People now stay home to divorce, gambling is legal in all but two states, and statistics show that drinking is a problem everywhere.
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