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  • A common misconception among tourists is that prostitution is legal throughout the state of Nevada. That’s not the case, as Nevada law prohibits prostitution in counties of more than 700,000 residents, and local municipalities can place further restrictions on brothels as well. Clark County, which includes Las Vegas, is restricted by state law from allowing brothels to operate. Since prostitution is heavily regulated, individuals could find themselves facing charges if they are acting outside the law by exchanging sexual favors for money or another item of value. Soliciting a prostitute, sex trafficking, pandering or living from the earnings of a prostitute are all offenses spelled out in Chapter 201 of the Nevada Revised Statute as well. Most prostitution-related crimes are

    Jul 13,
  • Contrary to popular belief, prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas. While brothels can legally operate in some parts of Nevada, state law prohibits them in counties that have a population over 400,000. Since Clark County has nearly two million residents, it is ineligible to have legalized prostitution. Although brothels can’t legally exist here, it’s common knowledge that prostitution is abundant in Vegas. In the past, sting operations were commonly held in an effort to catch hookers, but these days, the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department is trying another approach: targeting pimps instead. Local police feel that if they can get pimps off the street, prostitution will decrease as a result. Since most hookers are under the control of a

    Mar 17,
  • Action Needed to curb Human Trafficking in Vegas The U.S. Justice Department has named Las Vegas as one of the 17 most likely destinations for human trafficking in the United States. Human trafficking is a serious problem, with the DOJ estimating anywhere between 17,000 and 20,000 people being brought to this country against their will each year. Out of that number, it’s uncertain how many of them eventually wind up in Las Vegas. Tourists and locals alike can help stop the spread of human trafficking by becoming aware of some of the common signs associated with these victims. A few of these include: • Workers who cannot come and go freely • Individuals under 18 performing paid sex acts •

    Dec 19,

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