21 arrests in Long Island online prostitution sting

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  1. neilz

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    Today's Staten Island Advance also had an article of a CL bust. They arrested 3 girls and one pimp in an apartment they were renting. The police said the pimp offered the undercover cop all 3 girls for 1/2 hour for 150.

    I am sorry I didn't get there first.
  2. Iammatt219

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    any names?
  3. Tcat425

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    Better late than never

    The public places were almost all motels or lower rent hotels (like the Hilton Garden or Fairview Inns). The hits came off of CL and Eros. The police stung unwary independants and were not aimed at the johns. No johns were arrested.
    You are right. It was a shitty result for a lot of $$$. A number of the busts are no good but the girls can't afford the fight. DA is offering BS Plea bargins with fines. Ridiculous.
    BTW the two busts that were not independants were SW who were lumped in to get the numbers up. As usual Newsday ran the police press release and asked no one from the defense side any questions.
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  4. RuffToy

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    Sounds like SW busts to me.
  5. genius

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    The only thing public about a hotel is the lobby, and restrooms, Anywhere else you pay them to make it private by getting a key for a locked room.

    Sounds like the police are trying to make it seem more perverted than it is (how else do you justify the costs of an eleven week investigation to arrest 21 johns and escorts - figure it out less than 2 per WEEK!)

    "this type of criminal activity use very little discretion as to where they conduct their activities, as they frequently use public areas for their encounters"

    "very little discretion" and " public areas" sure the hell seems he wants to imply that the John did the hooker while she was leaning over a park bench while young mothers with babies in carriages could see them.

    What a buch of BS.

    It a shame the news can't give us the details instead of just a police (self-serving) statement.
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  6. curious

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    Sounds like the busts were at hotels/motels. They're accessible "public"-ly. "Private" would be more like somebody's residence.
  7. genius

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    PER NEWSDAY ARTICLE OF THE POLICE STATEMENT

    "The investigation revealed that the individuals involved in this type of criminal activity use very little discretion as to where they conduct their activities, as they frequently use public areas for their encounters," Suffolk police said in a statement.

    I dont quite know how to figure this out.

    Does it mean that to save money you had your girl meet you at a local park at lunch time and have her service you while she was leaning over a park bench? Certainly a public place.

    Or does it mean she met you at a hotel and that the police consider it to be a public place.

    Or does it mean she picked you up in a van, parked somewhere and serviced you there?

    I find it hard to believe that these were SW's putting ad's on the internet. I just don't see an advert saying "'Yeah baby, meet my at the cornner of Straight Path and Long Island ave at 10 oclock and we can park down some side street and I'll give you a BJ for 20 bucks" .

    Any ideas guys?
  8. loulovesit

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    once again you wonder why girls and agencies ask for information.
  9. tetons

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  10. ExLS

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    hey genuis, post information if you find it, might explain a lot of things
  11. genius

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    Similar article in today's ND. Can't get the link as it seems the site is down.
  12. genius

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    Anyone we know?
  13. Al Kikuras

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    January 23, 2006,


    ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) _ More than 20 arrests have been made after a monthslong investigation into Internet prostitution, police said Monday.

    The sting, dubbed Operation John 5.0, began in October 2005 with Suffolk County police officers gathering intelligence from various Internet sites advertising sexual services in exchange for fees. Prostitutes and their clients were targeted.

    The investigation revealed that the people involved in online prostitution use little discretion and frequently use public areas for their encounters, the police said in a statement announcing the arrests.

    The 11-week probe yielded 21 arrests for prostitution, promoting prostitution and patronizing a prostitute, police said; there also were drug and warrant charges.

    One arrest occurred when a male undercover police officer was approached by a prostitute during the john portion of the operation, police said. Officers seized as evidence $2,504 in cash, numerous condoms, lotions, two cellular telephones and marijuana.