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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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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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