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A sex worker who was kidnapped and raped while being held hostage for two terrible days broke her legs and back when she jumped out a sixth-floor window in an attempt to escape, prosecutors said yesterday. Benjamin Gaston and Johnny Jackson have been charged with kidnapping and raping the 28-year-old woman, who was first held hostage in an apartment on W. 92nd Street and Columbus Avenue on November 12th around 4 a.m.

Prosecutors said that Gaston, who allegedly called the woman to start things off, stole her cellphone, money and identification. They say he hit her and held a pillow over her face, telling her, “You’re not leaving the apartment — you’re working for me and making me money.” The next day, the woman was taken to another apartment on W. 149th Street where there were six or seven additional men waiting to have sex with her, including Jackson. Gaston told her, "You'll do what I say here."

The woman tried to escape however by using her jacket as a rope from the sixth floor apartment—unfortunately, she fell to the ground, breaking both her legs and back.

Jackson told cops he was a dupe in the whole thing: “A guy I know as Mike asked me if he could use my spare room to run his girl out of and make some money. I told him he could use the room in my apartment and he agreed to give me part of the profit,” Jackson said in his statement. “He brought a girl over and they stayed in my apartment from Tuesday at about 3 a.m. until Wednesday evening,” he added.

“My client is an honorably discharged Marine — that’s all I feel comfortable saying right now,” Jackson's lawyer said. Both men are charged with kidnapping, sex trafficking, criminal sex act, rape and sex abuse. Gaston is also charged with assault. “The facts of this crime are truly heinous - these defendants are accused of holding a woman hostage in order to essentially enslave and prostitute her,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. added.

26-year-old Amy Soule, who worked at Platinum Plus Gentleman's Club in Allentown, was found dead in Bethlehem Township home in December.

An Allentown stripper who was found dead in a Bethlehem Township home in December died from the combined effects of heroin and alcohol intoxication, Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek said Wednesday.

Lysek has ruled the death of 26-year-old Amy Soule accidental. Law enforcement authorities had initially labeled the death suspicious.

Soule, who was employed at the Platinum Plus Gentleman’s Club on Airport Road, died on Dec. 5 in the master bedroom of 3920 Country Club Road, the home of Chad Michael Delp, 36, according to a search warrant executed at the scene.

Police found Soule’s body nude, save for a pair of low-cut white socks. She was lying face down on top of the bed’s comforter and covered by a white blanket from the waist down, the search warrant said.

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Pastor Craig Gross and porn star Nina Hartley met Thursday evening in the Student Center to debate the merits and demerits of pornography in front of 450 students.

The event, hosted by the Kennesaw Activities Board, was initially supposed to feature porn star Ron Jeremy, who is recovering from recent operations to correct an aneurysm near his heart.

Gross asked porn actress Nina Hartley to stand in. He and Hartley debated the event once before.

Gross is the founder of xxxchurch.com, a website dedicated to helping people overcome pornography addictions. He started the website after realizing that many of the people he knew struggled with porn in their personal lives.

He and Ron Jeremy started The Great Porn Debate about five years ago, and the two began touring the country speaking at churches and universities.

And this is what happens when you make obscene art pornography.

Are you a budding pornography maker? Then let the following tale be a word of advice to you. Lay up on the human excrement and the bit with femme fatales having sex with animals. I know some of you find it kinky but America’s legal system if you must know doesn’t. Why? Cause it’s just too offensive…

Yesterday, Ira Isaacs, the man behind “2 Girls, 1 Cup” was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted on five counts of felony obscenity in April 2012.

His crimes? Recording and distributing porn featuring the following: women performing sex acts involving animals and human waste.

dailymail.co.uk: The jail time ends a long-running legal saga that saw two mistrials, including one in which sexually explicit material was found on a personal website of the chief justice of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who was overseeing the case.

A reporter who was fired last year from the Houston Chronicle after she was outed as a stripper has landed a new journalism job.

Sarah Tressler, 30, was fired in April as a society reporter for the newspaper after failing to inform her supervisors of her after-hours career, which she chronicled on her blog, “Diary of an Angry Stripper.” Tressler’s second job was revealed by Houston Press’ Richard Connelly in a blog posting in March.

She’s now a reporter for the San Antonio Express-News, covering “cops, crime and general mayhem,” according to her Twitter account, which has more than 1,500 followers.

After hiring celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, Tressler sued her former employer’s parent company, the Hearst Corp., which also owns the Express-News, alleging that the firing was unfair.

“I was notified … that I was being terminated because my prior activity as an adult dancer was not disclosed when I applied for the job,” according to the gender discrimination complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. “I believe that the stated reason for my termination was pretextual in that I answered the questions that were put to me truthfully in connection with my application for employment. The true reason from my termination was discrimination on account of my gender.”

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