Nov 12, 2013 – New York
Prostitution arrests go beyond the state and federal levels. Even if you are running a prostitution ring outside of America, you will be arrested and sentenced anyway.
A Poughkeepsie man facing up to seven years in prison for promoting prostitution was sentenced Tuesday to five years probation, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s office.
Douglas Allen, 69, took $2,500 from an undercover investigator posing as someone interested in using his tour company to pay for sex overseas, according to District Attorney Janet DiFiore. Allen, who was convicted July 22, owns and operates Big Apple Oriental Tours, which offers tours to Southeast Asia.
After more than three months of communications, investigators arrested Allen Dec. 3, 2010 and charged him with third-degree promoting prostitution, a felony. With the help of the New York State Police, investigators executed a search warrant at his Poughkeepsie home.
The undercover investigator, who is with the District Attorney’s office, sent a request to take a tour through the website,www.baotours.com and met with Allen several times to pay for the trip, which would include a guide/escort to an area in the Philippines known for strip clubs and go-go bars. There, the guide would help him meet “eligible” women, according to the District Attorney’s office. The area, Angeles City, is three hours north of Manila, the capital city of the Philippines.
Poughkeepsie Man Sentenced to Probation for Alleged Sex Tour Operation
Nov 12, 2013 – Atlantic City, NJ / Biloxi, MS
Another case of pimps and agencies running their business across multiple states. Even if you run a prostitution ring across a wide area, law enforcement will work together at the federal, state, and local levels to bring you down.
An Atlantic City man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for running a Korean prostitution ring in Mississippi by harboring women who were in the United States without authorization.
Federal court documents show Chi Sung Jung, 52, pleaded guilty in July in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey to one count of bringing in and harboring aliens.
Prosecutors say Jung organized and led the escort service that used online advertisements to arrange meetings for sex. Jung faced up to 10 years in prison.
A federal grand jury indicted Jung and Moonseop Kim, 54, on multiple counts after Biloxi police arrested Kim and a 27-year-old woman on prostitution charges in September.
The police sting involved an undercover operation in which an officer responded to an online ad for a date with a “super hot and sexy Korean girl.” The officer met the woman at a hotel. Police arrested the woman and Kim, her driver.
Authorities linked Kim and the woman to a multi-state prostitution ring based in Atlantic City and operated in Biloxi out of a rental home. The woman arrested with Kim lived there.
Kim pleaded guilty to illegally transporting the women and was sentenced in May. He received credit for time served and was turned over to immigration officials for deportation.
Atlantic City man sentenced for leading prostitution ring