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Basketball players handed one-year bans

Aug 29, 2018

Basketball players handed one-year bans

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four men's national basketball team players who allegedly paid women for sex in Jakarta during the ongoing Asian Games have been handed a one-year ban by the Japan Basketball Association, the organization announced on Wednesday. The ban, effective from the announcement, includes B. League ...

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

/ Apr 13, 2018

U.S. 'online brothel' Backpage and CEO plead guilty

The chief executive of Backpage.com, a website that U.S. authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel," pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the site, authorities said. Federal ...

/ Mar 22, 2018

U.S. Senate passes bill to penalize websites for sex-trafficking

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at penalizing website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield for the technology industry. The bill passed the House of Representatives last month and was expected to be signed into law ...

Mar 1, 2018

Thailand's tourism body says it opposes 'sex tourism'

Thailand's tourism body has said in a statement that it "strongly opposes any form of sex tourism" as it hopes to welcome a record number of vacationers this year. Known for its beaches, Buddhist temples and world-famous cuisine, Thailand is consistently voted one of the ...