Ferrer, 55, was arrested after arriving in Houston on a flight from Amsterdam. Ferrer was expected to be flown to California later Friday.Ferrer, wearing glasses, said little during his brief court hearing, acknowledging he was waiving extradition. Ferrer looks forward to vigorously fighting these charges that we believe are trumped up," Ferrer's attorney, Philip Hilder, said after Friday's extradition hearing.Kessler also didn't reveal to the boy he had HIV, police said.
Hilder declined to comment on further questions related to the charges.Authorities also issued arrest warrants for Backpage's controlling shareholders: Michael Lacey, 68, and James Larkin, 67.The prostitutes range in age from their teens to their 60s. “They are trading sex for survival needs: food, a place to sleep.” Karen Green, 47, works as an advocate for the prostitutes.She was one of them until a prison counseling program helped her clean up 13 years ago.It is an issue that the defense must raise at trial.
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less DALLAS — It was nearly midnight in a cramped mobile courtroom in the back of an 18-wheeler, and a prostitute in a Tweety Bird shirt was apologizing to a judge for falling asleep during her hearing.
She hadn't slept for three days and was coming down from a crack high, she explained.
But authorities say they're gaining the women's trust and have gotten leads on unsolved crimes. “We are the pioneers, I suppose,” said Renee Breazeale, program director for Homeward Bound, a nonprofit detoxification and counseling center in Dallas.
“It's the only police-led program and represents a change of culture for law enforcement.” The program starts with a monthly roundup of prostitutes in an area health officials consider the national epicenter of syphilis.
“People think they are criminals, but they are victims,” Green said.