Some ignorant people still think these high class escort services run from fine apartments and hotels are just consenting adult companionship events, and penalties are less severe as long as children are not involved. These pimps running a Korean escort service in the Irvine/Los Angeles region found out the hard way that is long debunked.
Los Angeles’ Gin Woo Park, 41, and Heung Soon Kim, 56, and Newport Beach’s Miyoun Kim, 36 (shown above from left to right) were running high end Korean escort services since 2012. They were arrested and shutdown on August 25, 2014 by the Irvine police. The District Attorney’s office is pressing the maximum charges for prostitution and human trafficking.
The two men are each charged with:
2 felony counts of human trafficking
13 felony counts of pimping
13 felony counts of pandering
Each faces state prison for 40 years and eight months with convictions, plus $1 million bail.
Miyoun Kim is charged with:
6 felony counts of pimping
6 felony counts of pandering
She faces 12 years and eight months in prison if convicted, plus $250,000 bail.
Their arrests come just one week after another pimp, Gao Yang Zhou (35), received his sentence for running Chinese escort services in the Irvine area that was competing with the three Korean pimps (see link in the article above). Gao Yang Zhou pleaded guilty Monday to 12 felony counts, including three felony counts each of pimping, pandering, money laundering, and one felony count each of conspiracy to commit pimping, conspiracy to commit pandering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, with a sentencing enhancement for money laundering over $50,000.
Gao Yang Zhou faced a maximum of 11 years and 8 months in prison. After pleading guilty, the court sentenced him to 4 years in state prison on August 19, 2014.