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‘Virgin auction’ doc may face legal trouble

Justin Sisely, an Australian filmmaker, has been working on his virginity auction documentary for over a year, recruiting men and women willing to auction their virginity on camera. The location of the auction was moved from Australia to Nevada, to avoid prostitution charges, but now experts are predicting that Sisely will face legal trouble in Nevada as well. Representatives of the state's legal brothels believe the filmmaker could be in violation of the Mann Act, for bringing women across state lines for prostitution.
May 12, 2010

Justin Sisely, an Australian filmmaker, has been working on his virginity auction documentary for over a year, recruiting men and women willing to auction their virginity on camera. The location of the auction was moved from Australia to Nevada, to avoid prostitution charges, but now experts are predicting that Sisely will face legal trouble in Nevada as well. Representatives of the state’s legal brothels believe the filmmaker could be in violation of the Mann Act, for bringing women across state lines for prostitution.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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