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Unbeknownst to them, the detective sitting at their table during this series of meet-ups in was secretly videotaping their conversations as part of an undercover operation. This unprecedented prostitution sting eventually blew the lid off a secretive network of online review boards — websites where users rate and recommend local prostitutes.
Prostitution review websites are a prolific corner of the illicit online sex trade. Major websites, like TnA Review and The Erotic Review, cover nearly every city in the United States; each location has its own local customer reviews and often, escort ads. While these websites operate across the country, not all of these online communities agree to meet in person—something that made the Seattle case especially unique.
Go see her before she leaves. Felony charges for what many view as simply posting reviews on a website has never been attempted before in the United States. For Richey, it is part of his philosophy of focusing on the demand side of the prostitution industry, targeting the users instead of the suppliers.
And so the buyer needs to be held accountable. Some of the review site users caught in this sting were prominent tech executives, including an Amazon software developer and a high-level Microsoft director. All of the men charged in this case declined requests for on-the-record interviews. In addition to the website shutdowns, several Korean brothels in Bellevue were raided. Police say they found 12 women of Korean descent inside, who they released without charges. In a police press conference, the women were described as "trafficked.
Michael Durnal served 45 days in prison after his Bellevue brothels were raided by police. He said he first became involved in the Korean prostitution world as a client. Then he fell in love with one of the women. The woman was in debt back in Korea, he was told, so Durnal decided to leave his family and his job to open up a brothel with her to make money.