Executives for the site Backpage.com are embroiled in a legal mess over some of the information that is posted on their website. For those of you unfamiliar with the site, Backpage.com is similar to Craigslist and a traditional newspaper classifieds section. The site allows users to post items for sale, share job listings, request services […]
What exactly constitutes prostitution in Minnesota, and how do prostitution stings work? Attorney Avery Appelman takes to the whiteboard to answer those questions in the second installment of Attorney Whiteboard Talk.
Despite denying an offender’s petition for immediate release, U.S. District Judge Donavan Frank noted that he planned to expedite a class-action challenge of the current sex offender program’s constitutionality. Frank has been a staunch critic of Minnesota’s current sex offender program for some time. Back in March he issued a 75-page ruling chastising the current […]
As technology continues to make it easier for people to connect with one another, it’s no surprise that we’ve seen an uptick in the number of people arrested to soliciting a prostitute in Minnesota. It seems like every month we read a story in the Star-Tribune about another string that resulted in a number of […]
Authorities in New York arrested 11 individuals Thursday in a prostitution sting in hopes of preventing further criminal activity with the large influx of out-of-town individuals arriving for the Super Bowl. According to the police report, the operation advertised “party packs” on public access cable television. Police uncovered that party packs often included cocaine and […]