Text messages were then sent to clients with information on locations. She changed her name and entered the United States in as a spouse of a citizen. Authorities say this ledger shows earnings for a prostitute working for a ring that operated in three states including Massachusetts. Ad Choices. Agents recovered ledgers from trash during their investigation.
Agents kept surveillance on the Cambridge locations and in October intercepted one woman at Logan Airport. Using three websites, the ring said it did not promote prostitution, but detailed a process each client "must undertake to book appointments with the advertised women," the special agent said.
Twitter Share. Men had to use mouthwash and shower before having sex with one of the women advertised on the websites, Flynn said. After receiving detailed instructions and some discussion on cost, the man canceled the appointment at the direction of law enforcement.
Pictures of the women were included. Two of the people arrested are from Watertown and Lexington. Subscribe now. Flynn said Yoon I. The lease ended in July Another Cambridge apartment located at the Axiom Apartment Homes was used until Septemberthe special agent said. Song of Lexington is accused of taking over the Cambridge business in December He immigrated to the United States in and was granted legal permanent resident status inagents said.
First-time users were told to fill out a form and use their real names and place of employment for verification purposes.
The men were told to follow a protocol when arriving at the apartments or other locations used in the ring. Five people in three states were arrested earlier this month and charged with running a prostitution ring with brothels in Cambridge and two other states.
He told investigators he used the service in Boston and was in Virginia. By Scott J. Croteau scroteau masslive. In Massachusetts, the group used the website bostonasiandolls. Clients looking to arrange a meeting with a prostitute involved in a multi-state network - including locations in the Boston area - first had to fill out a form allowing the organization to verify clients' employment, authorities said in a federal affidavit.
Investigators raided locations in Virginia, Cambridge, Watertown, Lexington, and Georgia as part of the sting operation.
Women were advertised with descriptions and fake names, investigators said. Federal court records.
The man, who is listed as a John Doe, exchanged messaged with the Virginia portion of the ring. Inhe stopped attending classes and two years later, he adjusted his visa status from student to temporary worker.
Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Community Rules apply to all content you or otherwise submit to this site. Errol Flynn, a special agent with the U. Department of Homeland Security, said the ring began around November and continued to operate until authorities shut it down earlier this month.
The prices doubled for encounters with two women, authorities said.
Authorities say he instead ran the Cambridge prostitution business from April to December Yoon Kim was born in Korea and became a U. His wife entered the country illegally through Mexico in and was deported, authorities said. Investigators say Asian women were moved from the different cities to work as prostitutes as part of the network. Investigators used a client of the Boston website to gain information on the ring, records show.
Clients were also told to give gifts - in the form of cash - which was for the "companionship between 2 adults. One order, in Maywas for 1, condoms, records show. Song allegedly kept ledgers detailing the earnings of prostitutes.
Men interviewed by special agents admitted to paying for sex. Facebook Share. Agents interviewed men who used the website. All rights reserved About Us. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. The woman denied being involved in the ring, but agents found messages showing she worked as a prostitute, Flynn said.