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.