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Pimp Files Legal Argument Against Sex Trafficking Survivor

A Lawsuit By a Sex Trafficking Survivor Against Legal Brothels Draws Pimp’s Ire Lance Gilman, a legal brothel owner and pimp in Nevada, has filed a “Motion to Intervene as Defendants” in the lawsuit which seeks to end legal brothels in the state of Nevada. This lawsuit was initiated by Rebekah Charleston, a survivor of…

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Will Nevada’s Female-Led Legislature Choose to Reform Its Legal System of Sexual Exploitation?

The following is an op-ed originally published by CarsonNow.org It’s big news: female lawmakers now hold 32 of the Nevada state legislature’s 63 seats. Thus, Nevada has the distinction of being the first state in the country to seat a female majority to its legislative assembly. But, that this momentous occasion has transpired first in…

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Nevada Sued for Facilitating Sexual Exploitation: Survivor Seeks Repeal of Legal Prostitution and Support Services for People Exploited by Nevada’s Legal Sex Trade

Statement by Lisa L. Thompson, Vice President of Policy and Research Washington, DC – Nevada’s sanction of organized sexual exploitation—that is, its legalized system of prostitution—has created powerful economic incentives for the “supply and distribution” of people for sex—especially women. One woman sexually trafficked into the vortex of Nevada’s legal sexual exploitation market, Rebekah Charleston,…

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Nevada Has the Highest Rates of an Illegal Sex Trade in the Nation

Legalized prostitution in Nevada has also led to an increase (not decrease) in the state’s illegal sex trade. In fact, Nevada has the highest rates of an illegal sex trade in the country, adjusted for population—63% higher than the next highest state of New York and double that of Florida.[i] At least 5,016 individuals are being sold…

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Nevada’s Legalized Prostitution is Still Exploitation

As of February 2018, there were at least 21 brothels active in Nevada.[i] While some people claim that legalization of prostitution provides better regulation and increased safety, the truth is that sexual objectification, coercion, violence, as well as racism and socioeconomic disadvantages are inextricable from the prostitution experience—including Nevada’s legal brothels. Indeed, the very exchange of…

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Podcast: Are Legal Brothels in Nevada Safe and Here to Stay?

Ep. 28 Haley Halverson shares an update on legal brothels in Nevada. Haley Halverson, Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, provides an update on research, survivor testimonies, and legal battles regarding legal brothels in Nevada. This episode discusses how: 1) Even legal prostitution cannot get rid of sexual…

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The Midterm Battle Around Legalized Prostitution Nobody’s Talking About

Originally published on Townhall.com. While most people have been focused on the partisan rancor during the midterm elections, a strenuous fight to end legalized sexual exploitation has slipped under the mainstream radar. Organizations like Awaken, Exodus Cry and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, survivors like Rebekah Charleston and advocates such as Melissa Farley among others, have  been…

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What Dennis Hof and Harvey Weinstein Have in Common

This article was originally published on Townhall.com. Dennis Hof, the notorious pimp in Nevada, has died. In his wake, he leaves a legacy of harm. Hof rose to national notoriety by running several of Nevada’s legal brothels, and starring in the HBO reality series Cathouse. While somehave described Hof as a “bombastic” personality, the reality is…

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Citizens Organize to Turn Off the Red Light on Prostitution in Nevada

Citizens against Brothels in Nye County (C.A.B.I.N-C),  the No Little Girl campaign, and the End Trafficking and Prostitution (ETAP PAC) have banded together to place referendums on upcoming election ballots to repeal legal prostitution in Nevada’s Nye and Lyon counties. Organizers are working to collect the necessary signatures to submit the referendum to the Nye…

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