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Feds say Clyde Hill couple stole investment cash for lavish lifestyle 

A Clyde Hill couple is charged with wire fraud for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors to live a lavish lifestyle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. 

According to federal investigators Sung Hong (aka Laurence Hong) and his wife Hyun Joo Hong (aka Grace Hong) used money entrusted to them to enrich themselves instead. 

The couple was arrested at the house they are renting in the Clyde Hill. The FBI spent hours searching the home and were still there when a KIRO-7 crew arrived. 

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워싱턴주 시애틀 인근 벨뷰에 인접한 부촌 클라이드힐에 거주하는 홍현주(41.미국명 그레이스)-로렌스 홍(45) 부부가 한인 투자자 등을 상대로 수백만 달러 사기극을 벌인 혐의로 지난 2일 연방당국에 구속됐다. 연방수사국(FBI)은 이날 홍씨 자택을 급습 부부를 체포했다. 

시애틀 연방검찰에 따르면 홍씨 부부는 자신들을 경험 많은 투자자문으로 소개하고 이들이 설립한 헤지펀드 '피션지주회사(Pishon Holdings)'을 통한 투자와 자산관리를 통해 좋은 수익을 냈다며 고객들에게 접근했다. 당국에 따르면 홍씨 부부는 2011년 이후 다수의 고객으로부터 투자펀드로 수백만 달러를 받았으며 확인된 피해자 3명의 피해액만 50만 달러가 넘는다. 

조사기록에 따르면 홍씨 부부는 주로 한인교회를 통해 투자자들을 모집했다. 남편 로렌스 홍은 돈 많은 한인들을 위해 개인적으로 투자를 해왔고 부인 홍현주씨는 시리즈65 증권 라이선스를 소지하고 있으며 이전에 대형 국제투자사에 근무했다고 부부는 주장했다. 

검찰은 홍씨 부부가 고객들을 호도했으며 투자자들에게 부과하는 자문 수수료를 속였고 헤지펀드 투자가 위험할 수 있다는 사실도 제대로 알리지 않았다고 밝혔다. 

홍씨 부부는 투자자들로부터 받은 돈으로 사치스러운 생활을 한 것으로 드러났다. 
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A Clyde Hill couple is charged with wire fraud for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from investors to live a lavish lifestyle, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
According to federal investigators Sung Hong (aka Laurence Hong) and his wife Hyun Joo Hong (aka Grace Hong) used money entrusted to them to enrich themselves instead.
The couple was arrested at the house they are renting in the Clyde Hill. The FBI spent hours searching the home and were still there when a KIRO-7 crew arrived.
Investigators say the couple spent the money on an extravagant life by renting a 9,000-square-foot home in Clyde Hill and buying expensive cars, as well as a 45-foot yacht and expensive vacations. The couple spent $16,000 at a hotel in the Bahamas in January for a family vacation, according to court documents.Image result for Pishon Holding LLC, Grace Hong wa fraud
According to the complaint, the pair used their faith to get church members to trust them to invest. The name of their company is Pishon Holding LLC.  One church invested $1million and lost $300,000 in a single trade, according to investigators, then the Hongs withdrew $150,000 for advisor fees.



The couple lied about returns they were able to get on earlier investments and about their certifications and qualifications, investigators said.
The Hongs appeared in Federal Court Friday afternoon. The couple will be held until Tuesday when there will be a detention review. The couple's three young children are with care givers. According to charging documents many of the Hong's victims are in California.
Laurence Hong pleaded guilty to wire fraud in 2007, for stealing from a neighbor in Kirkland. Hong still owes $794,000 in restitution. Federal investigators say Hong changed the spelling of his first name from "Lawrence" to "Laurence" and went right back to committing fraud.

Day Trading Con Artists


Meet Larry and Grace Hong, both “full-time professional day traders.” A married couple living in the upscale, tony neighborhood of Clyde Hill, Washington. They live the life of dreams. A 9,000 square foot mansion; a 45-foot yacht; multiple high-end vehicles, such as BMW’s, a Maserati, a Lamborghini; lavish vacations all over the world; expensive and extravagant birthday parties for their children.
All because of the amazing ability to quickly buy and sell futures contracts. With their super-secret trading indicators, they are masters of the day trading world. Everyone wants to be like them. Have a look at their dream lifestyle…
Doesn’t it all look so perfect? Wouldn’t you like to be able to be able to “micro-scalp” futures all day, earning millions of dollars each year? Living the dream.
Of course, we have seen this sort of fantasy lifestyle before. Whether it be the stories of Timothy Sykes and how he supposedly turned his Bar Mitzvah money into $4.3 million dollars overnight day trading penny stocks. Or his supposed students, earning millions of dollars after purchasing ‘secret wisdom’ from an investment DVD. Or Cameron Fous and his supposed millions of dollars in trading profits, with expensive cars and beautiful women on yachts, and parties with adulating fans. Or Ross Cameron whom supposedly was an Architect that was never an Architect and turned $1k into $500k in a few months by day trading. Or Kunal Desai the douchebag with his sports cars and fake hedge fund suckering in the naive and financially desperate.
Or Infinite Prosperity, or Market Traders Institute, or Anton Kreil the ‘super-investor’ and his personal rocket ship–you get the picture.
All of this ‘lifestyle marketing’ or what I like to call trader porn. Where you create the illusion of success with cars, mansions, yachts, private jets, jewelry, bundles of cash, exotic vacations, and of course pictures of unlimited shrimp cocktail.
All of these shiny objects were obtained by investing with a supposed magical trading indicator, trading system,  day trading educational package, or a supposed hedge fund promising 2,000% monthly returns.

 Larry And Grace Hong, the Day Trading Fraudsters

Now let’s talk about Larry and Grace Hong. On the surface, they look so amazing together, a picturesque family. This day trading, dynamic duo. All of it looked so wonderful. Except it was all a fraud. The supposed day trading profits were all a con.
On June 8, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading CommissionDepartment of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations lowered the boom. Both Larry and Grace were handcuffed and taken to jail for investment fraud. The size of the fraud appears to be about $11,000,000.
How did they execute the fraud? By attending churches throughout Washington and California, they befriended the Pastor and convinced the Pastor to invest in their supposed day trading, investment advisory. Once the Pastor was hooked with falsified trading results, they would then convince the Pastor to lead his flock directly into the financial slaughterhouse.
Larry and Grace would get up in front of the church goers, pray to Jesus, hold hands and cry out to the Lord, and then make their sales pitch of day trading glory and amazing investment returns.
Amazingly, the pastor even proclaimed that anyone that had invested $1 million in 2001, by 2011, would now have over $57 million dollars. Anointing the fraudsters with precious oil–snake oil.
Of course, the dipshit Pastors, with the respect, trust, and admiration of the flock were all too happy to help distribute the promotional materials and financial documents that churchgoers had to complete in order to invest in the scheme. Sort of like a reverse tithe.
The flock, unwittingly allowed Grace and Larry Hong the ability to trade on their behalf, through their individual investment accounts. Of course, massive losses ensued. One person lost $100k in a single day. Another person lost $300k on a single trade.
To make matters worse, Grace and Larry Hong included fine print in the investment contract which allowed them to withdraw 25% of the account balance, as a quarterly performance and management fee. And this was regardless of whether the account was profitable or not. Think about this a moment…churchgoers signed a contract, with the blessings and encouragement of the Pastor, allowed Grace and Larry Hong to withdraw 25% every quarter, regardless of the investment performance. Is this the craziest thing you have ever read? Apparently, all true.
Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that on June 1, 2017, Judge James Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington entered a Statutory Restraining Order (SRO) against Sung Hong a/k/a Lawrence or Laurence Hong of Bellevue, Washington (Laurence Hong), Hyun Joo Hong a/k/a Grace Hong of either Bellevue or Clyde Hill, Washington (Grace Hong), and her company Pishon Holding LLC (Pishon) of Bellevue, Washington (collectively, the Defendants). The SRO, among other things, froze the Defendants’ assets and granted the CFTC the right to immediately inspect and copy the Defendants’ business records.
CFTC Complaint
The SRO arises out of the CFTC’s Complaint filed the same day, charging the Defendants with fraudulently soliciting customers and defrauding them out of more than $11 million.
On June 2, 2017, Laurence Hong and Grace Hong were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Seattle Division, on related criminal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Washington (U.S. Attorney) is in charge of the criminal prosecution of the Hongs.
CFTC Enforcement Director Comments
James McDonald, Director of CFTC’s Division of Enforcement, stated: “Cooperative enforcement is a bedrock principle of effective enforcement, and we are committed to that principle here at the CFTC. This case serves as an example of the benefits of cooperative enforcement actions: In addition to the charges brought by the CFTC, the Hongs will face criminal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney, and the CFTC has frozen the Hongs’ assets in order to provide as much restitution for the Hongs’ defrauded customers as possible. This cooperative enforcement effort should send a message that the CFTC and its law enforcement partners will work together to protect customers and the markets, and to bring fraudsters to justice.”
The CFTC Complaint specifically alleges that the Hongs fraudulently solicited prospective and current customers at a church gathering, in a subsequent YouTube video of that gathering, and in oral solicitations with one or more customers. The CFTC Complaint alleges that at the church gathering, and as captured in the YouTube video, a Pastor made representations about the amount of money that Laurence Hong has under management and his record as a successful trader. The CFTC Complaint alleges that the Hongs provided the Pastor these misrepresentations prior to the church gathering and did not correct the misrepresentations after hearing the Pastor make the misrepresentations.
The CFTC Complaint further alleges that Defendants fraudulently solicited customers by making numerous false statements in their written solicitation materials including: 1) Pishon only charges a performance fee when or if the account is profitable, 2) Pishon’s fund is constituted so that 50% of the fund has a “risk free rate of return,” and 3) Grace Hong “maintains her 65 (uniform investment advisor) securities licenses (sic).” According to the Complaint, these written statements were false. For example, as alleged, the Defendants paid themselves fees regardless of whether customer accounts were profitable.
The CFTC Complaint also alleges that the Defendants fraudulently omitted in their solicitations that Laurence Hong was a felon who had been sentenced to 33 months in prison for soliciting and misappropriating investment funds from, among others, members of a Bellevue, Washington, church in which Hong’s mother was a member.
In its continuing litigation, the CFTC seeks full restitution to defrauded customers, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, civil monetary penalties, permanent registration and trading bans, and a permanent injunction against future violations of federal commodities laws, as charged.
The CFTC thanks the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Washington and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Seattle Division, for their assistance in this matter.
CFTC Division of Enforcement staff members responsible for this case are Kim Bruno, Ilana Waxman, Kevin Samuel, Erica Bodin, Alison Wilson, and Rick Glaser.
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CFTC’s Fraud Advisories
The CFTC has issued several customer protection Fraud Advisories that provide the warning signs of fraud.
Customers can report suspicious activities or information, such as possible violations of commodity trading laws, to the CFTC Division of Enforcement via a Toll-Free Hotline 866-FON-CFTC (866-366-2382) or file a tip or complaint online. 

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Repeat Offender

As crazy as this all sounds, it gets even stranger. Thanks to the helpful folks at the Department Of Justice, they provided TradingSchools.Org with a deeper history and understanding of Larry Hong, aka Laurence Hong, aka Lawrence Hung, aka Sung Hung, also known as a repeat offender and serial financial rapist.
Apparently, “Lawrence” began his day trading investment fraud as far back as 1997 where he ripped off his mothers’ accountant for $100,000 in a day trading scheme named Republic Investment.
In 2001, Larry Hong bilked a Korean-American family and another person he met at a local church in Bellevue Washington for $200,000. You guessed it, another day trading scam.
And finally, in 2007, the FBI arrested Hong for fraud and extortion for bilking his retired next door neighbor for $800,000. You guessed it, another day trading investment scam.
What happened to the $800,000 that Hong scammed from his elderly, retired neighbor? A 32-foot yacht; a down payment for a multimillion dollar lakefront mansion; and several luxury sports cars. Simply amazing.
The judge wasn’t impressed. In 2008, Hong was sentenced 33 months in Federal Prison.

History Repeats Itself

After being released in 2011, Hong gets out of Federal Prison and what does he do? Goes right back to local churches and starts befriending any Pastor willing to listen to his potent mixture of day trading investment skills and loyal devotion to Jesus. In fact, Jesus played an integral part in his supposed trading ability. God was using him to shower riches upon the Pastor and his flock. So he said.
Like all Ponzi schemes, the day of collapse inevitably arrives. And subsequently, Larry Hong is back in jail. Where he belongs.

 Wrapping Things Up

Thanks for taking the time to read this story. I wanted to thank Alison Grande of Kiro7 local news located in Seattle, Washington. Alison reported on this story and produced the following video that briefly details the scam.
Also, I wanted to thank the Department of Justice for providing useful tips on what I should write about, providing a back story on Larry and Grace Hong, and helping to distribute this story to a wider audience. Hopefully, the story gains traction beyond just the local news in Seattle.
Thanks for reading, would love to read your opinion below.


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Federal agents say they have dismantled the largest mortgage-fraud conspiracy in state history by indicting seven people on charges they bilked banks and other financial institutions out of $48 million, pocketing more than $9 million to fund lavish lifestyles that included matching Lamborghini sports cars.   The Sobols and Byron pleaded not guilty to the charges. Kobzar postponed his plea until he could review the indictment.
Thorpe is named in a single count and is cooperating with authorities, court documents show. She is accused of falsifying income statements and employee-verification letters for loan applicants.
Bank suit was trigger
Sullivan, flanked by officials from the Seattle FBI, Internal Revenue Service and Postal Inspection Service, said the scheme was sophisticated and that prosecutors were forced to move after one of the victim lenders, ING Bank, filed a civil lawsuit against several of the defendants last month.
In its suit, ING Bank, the nation’s second-largest thrift, alleged Nationwide Home Lending, Emerald City Escrow and 10 couples conducted a criminal conspiracy to defraud the bank of at least $6 million through falsified mortgages. (Nationwide Home Lending is not affiliated with Nationwide Lending Corp. or Nationwide Mutual Insurance, large out-of-state corporations.)
“We were concerned they might start moving assets and making things harder,” Sullivan said.
“This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to potential mortgage-fraud investigations in Seattle,” said David Gomez, the assistant special agent in charge of the Seattle FBI office.
Federal agents say they have dismantled the largest mortgage-fraud conspiracy in state history by indicting seven people on charges they bilked banks and other financial institutions out of $48 million, pocketing more than $9 million to fund lavish lifestyles that included matching Lamborghini sports cars.
A grand jury issued a 40-count indictment naming two Bellevue mortgage brokers, an Eastside escrow company and an Issaquah real-estate agent in a scheme involving the repeated purchase and resale of Eastside and Seattle-area homes using a succession of paid “straw buyers” or other unqualified borrowers to obtain ever-larger loans they could never pay back, then siphoning money off escrow.
In one instance, according to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sullivan, a house cleaner who made no more than $20,000 a year qualified for a $1.2 million loan for a house in Medina because her application said she made $45,000 a month — which was news to her when asked by federal agents, according to court documents.
Sullivan said the case was complex and ongoing, and that the amount of the loss will likely grow, and possibly the number of defendants.
How it worked
The search warrants say federal agents looked at 78 loans submitted to banks by Nationwide and Kobay and found 69 contained some fraudulent information. In all, 13 banks and lending institutions issued loans based on fraudulent applications, according to a sworn affidavit by Postal Inspection investigator Joseph Stephenson.
The indictment said Kobay and Nationwide would set up a succession of sales and purchases of the same properties using either “straw buyers” — people who did not intend to live in the homes but allowed their identities and credit to be used for a fee — and sometimes unwitting applicants convinced they could make a buck by buying a home then immediately reselling it.
“The defendants … caused the loan application for the straw buyers and otherwise unqualified buyers to be prepared based upon fraudulent representations related to gross income, employment status, assets and liabilities, and whether the property would be used as a primary residence,” the indictment says.
It alleges they would then “divert a significant portion of the loan proceeds from escrow accounts for their personal benefits.” Other loan proceeds were used to make mortgage payments on some properties, according to the indictment.
In one instance, David Sobol purchased a home in Newcastle in August 2007 for $669,950. A month later, Sobol “flipped” the property, selling it to Byron for $1 million. Using falsified loan applications that misrepresented her income and assets, Byron obtained two loans on the property totaling about $900,000.
Byron then “flipped” the property again to another straw buyer in November 2007 for a purchase price of $1.4 million. According to the application, the buyer claimed earnings of more than $324,000 in 2005 and $385,000 in 2006. In fact, the buyer reported income to the IRS of $13,245 in 2005 and $16,600 in 2006.
The indictment also seeks forfeiture of items purchased with money allegedly obtained through the fraud, including two 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo sports cars registered to Kobzar and Vladislav Baydovskiy, who also stands to lose a pair of BMWs, a 31-foot Bayliner and more than $2.4 million in cash.
Unspecified amounts of cash are also being sought from David and Alla Sobol, according to court documents.
According to the search warrant, the office of Bellevue lawyer Jacob Korn, the owner of Emerald City and a defendant in the ING civil lawsuit, was searched Thursday. Assistant U.S. Attorney James Oesterle would not discuss his status.
Korn did not return a call made to his office.
As the indictments were unsealed Thursday, more than 50 federal agents executed search warrants at the offices of Kobay Financial Corp., Nationwide Home Lending and Emerald City Escrow, which has been at the heart of the yearlong investigation, according to Inspector Robert Bethel, who runs the Seattle Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Agents also searched the homes of the defendants and several safe-deposit boxes.
Those charged
The seven people charged include Vladislav Baydovskiy, 31, and Victor Kobzar, 32, the co-founders of Kobay; Alla Sobol, 28, the owner of Nationwide Home Lending, and her husband, David Sobol, 40, an Issaquah real-estate agent and co-founder of Emerald City Escrow; and Donata Baydovskiy, 28, of Bellevue, Vladislav’s wife and David Sobol’s partner at Emerald City.
Two others indicted are Camie Byron, 32, a Federal Way mortgage broker and former employee of Kobay and Nationwide; and Sandra Thorpe, 55, a Shoreline accountant.
Thirty-four of the charges, including conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and filing false loan documents, each carry a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. The other six financial-transaction charges carry penalties of up to 20 years and fines of up to $500,000.
Kobzar, the Sobols and Byron appeared Thursday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Tsuchida in Seattle. Tsuchida released Byron on her own recognizance and ordered the others detained pending hearings.

  










































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SEATTLE -- Two of the people running to replace Ed Murray as Seattle's mayor are calling on him to resign immediately, and now a city councilmember also said Murray needs to consider stepping down.
The statements come after a report from our news partner The Seattle Times in which newly uncovered documents reveal Oregon child welfare investigators concluded Murray did sexually abuse a foster son in the 1980s.
"The CPS workers there concluded that the abuse is real. And then we've seen Ed Murray's response, again denying. again with the victim-blaming," said former mayor and current mayoral candidate Mike McGinn. "To see somebody in a position of authority using his authority in this way -- it's not right. The other thing I know is being mayor is a full-time job, which takes 100 percent focus."
Former state representative Jessyn Farrell's campaign for mayor says she is also calling on Murray to resign.
The mayor has repeatedly called the abuse allegations false, and says these newly released documents do not change that.
On Monday, Councilmember Gonzalez released a statement asking Murray to consider stepping down as mayor:
“I am, however, now deeply concerned about this Mayor’s ability to continue leading the Executive branch in light of the recently released documents. While the caseworker’s report is not proof of criminal guilt, the gravity of the materials in the findings and the continued attention these issues will receive, raise questions about the ability of the Mayor, his office, his Department heads and senior management to remain focused on the critical issues facing our city.  As a result, I am asking the Mayor to consider stepping down as Mayor and to work collaboratively with a subcommittee of the City Council to craft an Executive Leadership Transition Strategy.
“If the Mayor continues to serve as Mayor, then by no later than July 24, 2017, the City Council should convene its own committee to determine if a transition in Executive leadership is merited under these circumstances.
“A collaborative approach is my preferred approach but the leadership of this City, including the Mayor, must proceed in a manner that will balance the ongoing need to effectively govern while acknowledging the grave harm caused by proceeding with a status-quo mentality. This situation is unprecedented in our city’s history.  We cannot pretend otherwise.”
Q13 News has been reaching out to other councilmembers to get their positions on the matter:
You can read Gonzalez' full statement below:
“Since April, our City has reeled in the aftermath of sexual abuse allegations made against Mayor Ed Murray.  I, like many in our community, take these allegations seriously. As a civil rights lawyer, I also take seriously a person’s inalienable right to due process as guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution.
“Prior to being elected to City Council, I represented survivors of sexual abuse, including foster children. Because of my decade long career in this highly sensitive area of law, I am familiar with the nature of  state-sanctioned investigations and the complexity of finding the truth given the power dynamic between a child and a foster parent.
"Foster children are often times victims of prior serious and unimaginable neglect and abuse. These young people often turn to unhealthy behaviors, including drug use and survival sex, to cope with their untreated trauma.  This is to be expected, not judged.  Moreover, the risk of victimization and abuse is extremely high in these relationships, which is precisely why foster parents must be thoroughly vetted and certified prior to having a foster child placed in their care. It is a foster parent’s duty to understand these risks and to be prepared to hold the line on establishing clear relationship boundaries while caring for the child’s needs.
“The recent article published in The Seattle Times contains additional details about an administrative investigation conducted by a social worker in the State of Oregon’s Child Protective Services unit after Jeff Simpson self-reported being sexually abused in Murray’s home.  That investigation file, the prosecuting attorney’s letter and related police reports continue to raise questions about what occurred in the early 1980s between Murray and Jeff Simpson, while Mr. Simpson was placed in Murray’s home as a foster child.  These documents daylight additional facts and a related administrative conclusion that the alleged sexual abuse did occur.  That investigation resulted in a permanent administrative action that unequivocally prohibits Murray from being a foster parent in the State of Oregon to this date.  As a dogged advocate for sexual abuse survivors, I take these administrative findings very seriously, and they raise grave concerns.  Those concerns include creating a chilling effect on the willingness of other similarly-situated sexual abuse survivors to come forward and break the silence.
“I have had an opportunity to work both for and with the Mayor, first as his legal counsel and now as a councilmember.  I believe that together we have been able to achieve great results for the people of Seattle because of our positive and productive relationship.  Together, we have significantly advanced police reform, banned conversion therapy on minors, funded a $1 million civil legal aid program for immigrants and refugees and doubled-down on our welcoming city commitments.  For these achievements, I am incredibly grateful to the Mayor and his staff.  The Mayor’s collaborative approach and his tireless commitment to public service is to be admired.  These achievements and my admiration for his ability to get things done are why I endorsed his bid for re-election before these allegations came to light.
“I am, however, now deeply concerned about this Mayor’s ability to continue leading the Executive branch in light of the recently released documents. While the caseworker’s report is not proof of criminal guilt, the gravity of the materials in the findings and the continued attention these issues will receive, raise questions about the ability of the Mayor, his office, his Department heads and senior management to remain focused on the critical issues facing our city.  As a result, I am asking the Mayor to consider stepping down as Mayor and to work collaboratively with a subcommittee of the City Council to craft an Executive Leadership Transition Strategy.
“If the Mayor continues to serve as Mayor, then by no later than July 24, 2017, the City Council should convene its own committee to determine if a transition in Executive leadership is merited under these circumstances.
“A collaborative approach is my preferred approach but the leadership of this City, including the Mayor, must proceed in a manner that will balance the ongoing need to effectively govern while acknowledging the grave harm caused by proceeding with a status-quo mentality. This situation is unprecedented in our city’s history.  We cannot pretend otherwise.”








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CLOVIS, N.M. - A mother and son in New Mexico who publicly admitted to being involved in an incestuous relationship have agreed to a plea deal, just before their trial was to begin.
Monica Mares, 37, and Caleb Peterson, 20, accepted the plea deal Wednesday morning, just before jury selection was to begin in their case, KOAT reported.
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Their illegal relationship was revealed in February 2016, when a neighbor confronted them and called police. The case went viral worldwide, and Mares and Peterson told the Daily Mail that they wanted to raise awareness about "Genetic Sexual Attraction."
Mares and Peterson entered a no contest plea to the third-degree felony incest charge and will each serve 18 months of probation. The pair are forbidden to have verbal or physical contact during the probation period. After probation, the two can resume contact that is permitted by state law, petition the state to change the incest law or move to another state, according to The Eastern New Mexico News.

A 19-year-old man is accused of assaulting a 9-month-old girl in Ossipee.
Kurt Whiting was charged with second-degree assault, simple assault and criminal threatening.
Police said they were called to a home on Heron Drive late Friday night for a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police said Whiting kicked a woman three times as she attempted to leave after an argument. He then reached into the car and grabbed the little girl's head, squeezing it until she screamed, authorities said.
"The suspect that was eventually arrested, Kurt Whiting, had assaulted a female, his girlfriend, and in the midst of that disturbance, he had opened the car door and assaulted a 9-month-old child in the vehicle," said Sgt. Robert King.
The woman told police Whiting threatened to kill her and the infant.
The baby was taken to the hospital as a precaution and was released.
Bail was set at $2,500 cash and $2,500 personal recognizance.
A probable cause hearing was set for April 17.6:21 PM EDT Apr 8, 2013

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A burglary call led Texas authorities to the home of an alleged meth dealer and nearly $1 million worth of drug-filled lollipops and other candies, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police arrested two people suspected of breaking into the Houston-area home, Evonne Christine Mick and David Salinas, both 36.
Responding officers stopped the pair as they tried to escaped the area, police said.
$1M in Meth-Filled Lollipops, Other Candies Seized at Texas Home, Deputies Say
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Mick has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and her bond is set at an estimated $1 million, according to court records obtained by KIAH.

Suspects Evonne Christine Mick, 36, and David Salinas.
“They had put so many narcotics in the back of the vehicle, so they were trying to flee, and they couldn’t even close the back hatch to their vehicle,” an official said during a press conference.
Inside the home, deputies allegedly found nearly $1 million worth of meth-filled candies— some treats molded in the form of popular fictional characters such as Batman, R2D2 and Yoda. Officers said the candies came in different sizes and ranged from $20 to $40 in price.
"It appears the candy was intended to be distributed among children and/or sold to juveniles," the sheriff's department posted on Facebook.
Deputies believe Mick may have lived inside the home prior to the burglary and knew where to find the candies.
“I don’t believe these two people were the actual people making them,” a HCSO official said. “The other part of our investigation is going to be trying to figure out who’s actually making them.”
Investigators said the meth was manufactured inside the home, which is located near a school. The sheriff’s office said deputies acted quickly to prevent a large amount of drugs – with potential appeal to children – from being distributed in the area.
Officers released several pictures of the seized drugs, showing a home filled with dozens upon dozens of bags prepared to hit the streets.
The sheriff's office said many questions have yet to be answered as the investigation is still in its early stages and deputies are looking for additional suspects, according to KHOU.
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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A suspect in the rape and killing of a 3-year-old pit bull mix is being held in Thurston County jail on $50,000 bail.
James Leroy Evans is accused of first-degree animal cruelty. Investigators say he told them he killed the dog named Diamond because it killed his iguana.
Diamond worked as an emotional support service dog for an 8-year-old boy.  She had been temporarily staying with Evans who was a relative of the owner. He offered to watch her while the owner found permanent housing that allowed dogs.
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"What I know from family members is that he's got an explosive personality. He's got some real anger issues," said Thurston County animal control officer Erika Johnson, who originally named the dog 'Justice' after she was found by a mountain biker hanging from a tree branch in the Summit Lake area of Thurston County on March 22.diamond
Veterinary necropsy showed that the dog had been aggressively sexually assaulted before being hanged. The dog died of asphyxiation.
Evans is a felon from Grays Harbor County whose criminal history includes domestic violence, burglary and controlled substance charges.
He was identified thanks to tips from Washington's Most Wanted viewers.  His next court appearance is scheduled for April 26.
Pasado's Safe Haven and Thurston County Animal Services are working on plans for a public memorial for Diamond.

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- James Evans on Wednesday posted $50,000 bail and was released from Thurston County jail.  His next court appearance is scheduled for 10 a.m. on April 26.
CORRECTION: In a prior version of this online story, Q13 included an incomplete quotation from Thurston County animal control officer Erika Johnson. That quote was edited incorrectly and as a result, misconstrued the context of her interview. The un-edited quote in its entirety is here:
"I believe that Mr. Evans had stated that he felt like he was doing the right thing by putting her down. I don't think he understands that the law is the law and that's not a humane way to do it."





CORVALLIS, Ore. — One of the top pitchers in the nation who now plays for No. 1 ranked Oregon State University was convicted of molesting a child.
Luke Heimlich admitted to molesting a little girl from at least 2010 through much of 2011.

Heimlich, a left-handed pitcher and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year, could be headed for a national championship.
But Heimlich is also a registered sex offender, who had to appear in court last April in Benton County for missing a scheduled check-in. He pleaded guilty in 2012 in Pierce County, Wash. to molestation charges when he was 15.
According to an arrest affidavit, Heimlich would "close the door to his room" and in repeated attacks over two years "pulled down [the girl's] pants and touched her."
The girl was just 4 years old when the abuse started and 6 when it ended. Documents told Heimlich she "told him to stop, but he wouldn't."
Oregon State University officials say registered sex offenders must register with the university. They don't conduct criminal background checks on every student athlete.
"It is our belief, and it's really the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, that an individual who has committed a crime, paid their debt to society, is engaging in appropriate behavior, potentially could even be yet in a probation program monitored by the court system, is allowed to get their education. Is allowed to improve as a person," Steve Clark with OSU said in a phone call Thursday.
Brenda Tracy, a former OSU student who was raped by four football players in 1998, says it's time for universities to hold student-athletes to a higher standard by banning those with violent criminal convictions.
"We're talking about violent offenses sexual assaults, rape those are special circumstances. When we talk about juveniles though we do also have to also talk about possibly this juvenile offender was a victim himself in the beginning. So the bigger question to society is we're just failing victims all the time," Tracy said.
OSU officials do conduct background checks on students involved in areas where criminal convictions might be an issue, for example the university pharmacy.
Registered sex offenders are banned from living in Oregon State student housing.

=====LEXINGTON, Va. — A man and his half-sister were sentenced to a combined 108 years in prison after two girls were removed from a home with “subhuman” conditions, according to the Roanoke Times.

Robert Eugene Clark
On Tuesday, Robert Eugene Clark, 39, was sentenced to 65 years in prison on nine counts that included rape, aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties.
Samantha Simmons, 30, was sentenced to 43 years on 11 counts that included aggravated sexual battery, sodomy and endangerment of a child.
In 2015, social workers finally removed a 3-year-old girl and her 8-year-old sister from the home after repeated pressure from the county sheriff’s office, which became concerned about the home after responding to a neighbor’s call, the newspaper reported.
A caseworker for the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services, Peggy Sigler, said about the youngest victim, “She was a feral child; that’s the only way I could describe her.”
The Times’ report said the girls were “subjected to filthy, bug-infested conditions and the whims of incest in a family that spanned three generations of sexual abuse.”

Samantha Simmons
“They were taught to perform sexual acts more so than they were taught to brush their teeth,” Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Jared Moon said.
The children were placed in foster care and are doing much better, but both still show the signs of the abuse they endured, according to the paper.
The younger girl, now 5, has not been able to enter kindergarten and shows signs of developmental disabilities. She can only identify one color and has only learned basic words and numbers.
Social workers were slow to respond to complaints from neighbors, The Roanoke Times reports. A former supervisor at the agency allegedly refused to enter reports into a computer system, as required by state policy, and is also accused of shredding some reports of child abuse made to the agency.
No social workers have been charged with a crime in the case.
During court proceedings, the defense said Simmons endured sexual assault by male family members long ago and “deviancy to her became the normal.”
Clark, who has a mental disability, did not deny committing the crimes, but said he couldn’t remember doing them. He also said he was comfortable in jail, saying, “As long as I have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep on and three meals to eat, I’m happy.”









Inside the room of where a counselor at a Pennsylvania drug addiction treatment center was found dead of an apparent opioid overdose. (Chester County District Attorney's Office)
Police found needles and baggies stamped with "Superman" and "Danger/Skull & Crossbones" logos near their bodies. Preliminary toxicology tests were positive for both heroin and fentanyl, according to the district attorney.
"Opioids are a monster that is slowly consuming our population," Hogan said.
According to the latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids killed 33,000 people in the United States in 2015, more than any year on record. About half were from prescriptions.
Hogan warned people that the baggies likely contained the highly potent pain killer fentanyl, saying, "We will not even let law enforcement handle them without special precautions because of the extreme danger of death or injury."

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CLYDE HILL, Wash. — Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 8th grade girl by two 16-year-old boys during a crowded house party last month.
Photos of the crime and naked pictures of the incapacitated girl were posted on the popular social media site Snapchat, Clyde Hill police detectives say.
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According to a search warrant affidavit filed in King County Superior Court:
Police were called to the home of a 14-year-old girl on April 3. The girl's father told police his daughter had been raped at an April 1 house party on Yarrow Point.
Police reported breaking up a house party of "approximately 150 to 200" juveniles that night, with a "majority" of the crowd being intoxicated.
Investigators interviewed the victim, who admitted to going to the party. She told police she drank whiskey and vodka heavily. She also told investigators she learned she was the only 8th grader at the party, and that others called her "the Legend" because she was the youngest person at a high school party.
The victim told investigators she became heavily intoxicated and remembered dancing and falling asleep in a bedroom.
When she woke up the next morning, she told investigators, her stomach hurt and she found blood on her shoes. An acquaintance she was with at the party also informed her she was found passed out in the garage.
A day later, the teen who threw the house party contacted the victim and informed her she had been raped by two 16-year-old boys at the party. The teen who threw the party told the victim pictures of the assault existed, and were being exchanged by a few people on social media.
The boy who threw the party also contacted the victim's father and told him she was assaulted. The boy told the father he found blood in the bathroom at his home. He said pictures of the assault were shared on social media, and he told the father he had seen pictures of the victim "naked and bloody."
Police issued search warrant and seized photos from another boy's phone.
The 16-year-old boys suspected of raping the victim are students at Bellevue High School.
A message sent to the Bellevue School District for comment was not immediately returned. Clyde Hill police also did not comment on the case.
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An undocumented immigrant was charged after the district attorney said he befriended his neighbors then repeatedly sneaked into their 6 year old’s room and recorded himself molesting her.
Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche was finally caught in the child’s bedroom after he had sneaked in and tried to get the girl to play with him. The victim’s dad found Curuchiche hiding in the victim’s closet and held him until police arrived.
The crimes happened in 2015, according to the news release from The United States Attorney’s Office of the Middle District of Tennessee.
Curuchiche, 40, of Guatamala was living in Lebanon,Tennessee at the time the crimes occurred. Court documents say Curuchiche was living in a trailer park and befriended a family who lives nearby. The family had three children, ages 9, 6 and an infant.
Curuchiche is accused of giving the children video gaming systems and other electronic devices. He also told the kids he would play with them when their father wasn’t home.
Court documents said Curuchiche used a ruse to trick the mother into letting him borrow her house key, after which he copied the key.
In October 2015, Curuchiche is accused of sneaking into the family’s home and recorded himself sexually molesting the 6-year-old girl while she slept. The same act occurred again about a week later, court documents said.
In late October, the child told her parents someone was touching her while she slept. When the parents checked her room and found nothing, they assumed she was imagining things.
On the night of Oct. 29, 2015, they family came home after a trip to the store. The girl victim went to her bedroom to get a toy. Court documents said Curuchiche was hiding under her bed and tried to grab her by the arm. The suspect tried quieting her by telling her to play a game on her cell phone, which he had previously given to her.
The victim ran to her parents and the father found Curuchiche hiding in the girl’s bedroom closet. The father held him until police arrived.
Court documents also said Curuchiche also tried to give the girl Valium at one point when she was running a fever. When the mother refused, Curuchiche tried paying the 9-year-old brother to give the victim Valium.
Court documents show Curuchiche was apprehended in 2013 when he unlawfully entered the United States. He failed to appear for an immigration hearing and was living in the U.S. unlawfully when the crimes in Lebanon,Tennessee occurred.
“The defendant’s conduct here is among the most egregious that I have ever seen,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith. “It is almost unimaginable that an innocent child and her family were subjected to such horrific acts by an intruder who masked himself as a family friend. The sentence ultimately imposed by the Court should insure that the defendant never has another opportunity to victimize another child.”
Curuchiche plead guilty to two counts of production of child pornography in Feb. 2017. On Monday, he was sentenced to 50 years in prison.



WASHINGTON (AP) — One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school, and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study released Tuesday.
“There are areas of concern in terms of bullying and rates of victimization being high,” said Lauren Musu-Gillette, one of the authors of the report by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Justice Department. “We are seeing a long term decline, but we still want people to be paying attention to areas where rates are still high.”
Even though the overall prevalence of bullying has been declining in American schools over the past decade, 21 percent of students aged 12-18 reported being bullied in 2015, the report found. That was slightly below the international average.
“Bullying is a public health issue because it really affects the mental wellness and health of students and as we know at the extreme end it can lead to everything from suicide to reactive violence,” said David Osher, vice president at the American Institutes for Research. “Because it happens, it doesn’t mean it has to happen.”
The picture was bleaker for gay, lesbian and bisexual students. Thirty-four percent of students who identified as LGBT complained of bullying, compared to 19 percent who identified as heterosexual.
“It’s a high number and a disproportionate number in comparison. We still have a lot of homophobic bias and it plays itself in schools,” said Charol Shakeshaft, an education professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “Those students are singled out and isolated and harassed.”
Shakeshaft lamented the Trump’s administration decision earlier this year to rescind Obama-era guidance on the use of bathrooms and other facilities for LGBT students, which she said helped them feel safer. When rescinding the guidance the Education and the Justice departments said such decisions should be left to the states.
Osher said campaigns to raise awareness can only help so much in helping to fight bullying. He called for programs that build empathy and self-awareness, identity and provide support for students who have mental health problems and foster a positive climate in schools.
“If you directly focus on bullying without addressing overall issues regarding school climate, social and emotional development of students, you are likely …. to hit a ceiling,” Osher said.
The report also found a significant rise in reports of sexual assault on university campuses. Such instances jumped from 2,200 in 2001 to 6,700 in 2014. Musu-Gillette cautioned however, that it is not clear from the research whether the number of actual sex crimes has increased or whether victims now feel safer reporting them to authorities.
Other statistics are more encouraging. The number of school deaths dropped from 53 in the 2013 school year to 48 in 2014. Non-fatal incidents of violence and theft at schools are also occurring less frequently. There were 841,000 such occurrences in 2014, compared to 850,100 the previous year.
The percentage of high school students who report having been in a physical fight anywhere has decreased from 42 in 1993 to 23 percent in 2015. The percentage of students in grades 9-12 who reported carrying a weapon anywhere during the past month at the time when data was collected, fell from 22 percent in 1993 to 16 percent in 2015.
Alcohol consumption has also gone down. In 1993, 48 percent of students reported recent alcohol use, compared to 33 percent in 2015.
Black students were being disciplined more frequently than other students across the board. In 2012, 15 percent of African-American students received out-of-school suspensions, compared to 6 percent of all students.
“There is much work left to be done,” said Peggy Carr, acting commissioner of the NCES. “The data show that many students do not feel safe at school and are victimized physically, verbally and emotionally.”


Louisiana; Will Hayden’s reality show followed his family-owned firearms business in Louisiana, according to People. The show, which ran from 2011 to 2014, was canceled soon after Hayden’s 2014 arrest in which he was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature, according to The Times-Picayune.
The Advocate reported that Hayden, 51, was sentenced Thursday.
District Attorney Hillar Moore said addition to two life sentences that will run concurrently, he was also sentenced to 40 years, which will run consecutively. He is not eligible for probation or parole.
WAFB reported that Hayden was found guilty April 7 on two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape for sexually assaulting two preteen girls -- one in the 1990s, when the victim was 12 or 13, and another in 2014, when the victim was 12.
The first victim, who is now 37, was at the court proceeding. The younger one, now 15, was not at the sentencing.



Chelan, WASH. - Chelan County Sheriff's Office says 20 arrests were made during a two-day cooperative operation among local and federal agencies. 
On Friday and Saturday, officers from the Sheriff's Office, Columbia River Drug Task Force, Wenatchee Police Department and Homeland Security worked together to carry out the arrests as part of their investigation targeting human trafficking and prostitution, with an emphasis on child prostitution.The investigation led to the arrest of 20 men, 17 on suspicion of patronizing a prostitute, a misdemeanor, and three on charges of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes, a felony.
The operation was meant to identify both suspects and victims of human trafficking, specifically those involved in child sex crimes.
Three suspects were booked into the Chelan County Regional Justice Center on felony charges.






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  Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL Find the Prostitute in Some Massage Parlors in Hawaii ... Most of these girls come from South Korea, Japan, the Philippines or China
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
An undercover sting at a Keeaumoku massage parlor could wind up backfiring on Honolulu Police.
Police arrested a 41-year-old woman at the VIP Lounge for prostitution back in February but only after the vice officer said he engaged in sexual activity with the woman.
Officer Paul Goo said in a written statement that the woman, Siriporn Nilsawit, "wiped his genital area" with a wash cloth and that she "began to kiss his chest and neck area while fondling his genitals."
But her attorney Myles Breiner said the officer did more than he admitted in his report.
"She came back in and he was already lying on a massage bed masturbating," said Breiner, whose client denies that she engaged in prostitution.
"It takes a lot of talent to be that stupid."
This comes after an embarrassing few months for the HPD, which asked lawmakers for a legal exemption to allow undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes.
"It's as though it's one of the perquisites of the office, one of the benefits of being a police officer on morals details is that you get to have sex with a (suspected) prostitute before you arrest her," Breiner said.
An assistant chief claimed that doesn't happen but that the exemption was needed as a tool for investigations.
"They never have sex with prostitutes. We have never authorized that. They never will," HPD Assistant Chief Susan Dowsett told Hawaii News Now in March.
"Anyone who has alleged that has occurred is absolutely encouraged to come forward."
In a statement issued to Hawaii News Now, HPD said that in reviewing Goo's report "no violation was committed."
Under Hawaii law, prostitution arrests only require that an agreement be made on a price. Any physical contact is unnecessary to make an arrest.
According to his arrest report, Officer Goo said the prostitution solicitation came in the following exchange with the suspect:
       Suspect: Are you ready to #@%k?
       Officer: Is it going to cost me extra?"
       Suspect: It is one hundred fifty dollars to #@%k.
       Officer: Is that all, one hundred and fifty?
But Breiner said his client -- who has no criminal record -- never offered to have sex for money, even though the officer attempted several times get his client to name a price for sex.
"It would seem that police were looking to generate an arrest where one was not necessary or based upon facts," he said.
Activist Kathryn Xian said the HPD has several internal misconduct cases involving prostitution stings. And she said that the officer didn't have to engage in sexual activity in making the arrest.
"We're aware of case where police have been disciplined for sexually assaulting prostituted victims or violating them in other ways," she said.
"We can't afford to have our law enforcement officers that represent justice step over boundaries sexually in order to establish a misdemeanor prostitution offense."
Officer Goo is expected to be in District Court tomorrow morning to testify about what's in his arrest report. If he doesn't, the case against the woman could be dismissed.
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SEATTLE (AP) - Six people have been charged with running what officials say was an organized prostitution ring.
U.S. Attorney Annette Hayes says the six advertised their prostitution business on the Backpage.com. Some of the members rented apartments, transported sex workers to various locations and collected money.
According to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, they made hundreds of thousands of dollars through the prostitution of Asian sex workers.
Hayes says Fang Wang of Queens, New York was the apparent leader of the operation. Wang was arrested in Columbus, Georgia.
Also arrested were Seattle residents Yongguang Wu, Yunzhong Chen, Yaoan He, Zhaofeng Zhang, and Renton, Washington, resident Steven Thompson.
They were charged with conspiracy to use a communication facility to promote prostitution. They made their initial court appearance on Friday.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) —  http://komonews.com/news/local/12-men-arrested-in-online-child-sex-sting-operation-in-pierce-county
 Authorities have arrested and charged 12 men in connection with an online child sex sting operation by the Washington State Patrol's Missing and Exploited Children's Task Force.
Among the suspects was a state department of corrections employee.
He's a staff safety trainer who hasn't been officially charged yet. He bailed out over the weekend, and has been placed on 'home assignment' by the DOC pending further investigation into the serious allegations against him.






























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The suspects all thought they had connected with children through the internet, but instead they were actually talking to undercover detectives. The detectives posed as a 13-year-old boy, 11-year-old sister and their mother who was a willing participant.
The suspects are accused of asking for sex with the children and setting up the encounter. When the suspects arrived, detectives were waiting.
The suspects snared over the weekend appeared before a judge Monday and were charged with child sex crimes. They are Hugo Pena Ramirez, James William, Fletcher Kilpatrick, Kyle Weaver and James Carter.
All were ordered held on $500,000 bail. Deputy prosecutor Joe Scovel told the judge in arguing for high bail, "There's no telling what else this defendant has done before the defendant was caught up in this sting."































James William charged in WSP child sex sting. 7th operation since 2015. $1/2 mil bail on each suspect.  5pm

The sting is the same one that last week saw the arrests and charging of Namulauti Petueru, Eric Tanson, Christopher Gartside, Brad Henry and John Schliep. The 12th suspect was arrested late Monday night and is expected to be charged Tuesday.
"We just basically take advantage of the situation they're in, their desires," said WSP Lt. Mike Eggleston.
The suspects' desires, according to court papers, are to have sex with children.
"If we keep doing this, and we keep arresting people then obviously the problem still exists and we haven't conquered it," said Lt. Eggleston. "And so as long as there are kids out there that are being abused, we're going to keep going. We're going to keep fighting."
During this last operation, two children were removed from the homes of the suspects. In all, the State Patrol says 21 kids have been rescued.
"As a father I'm thinking, we need to hold these people accountable," said Mark Lindquist, Pierce county prosecutor. "I'm also thinking we need to send a message, 'if you're out there soliciting sex online from children, you could land in prison.'"
This is the seventh of these 'net nanny' operations in two years. A total of 86 people have been arrested. 
====SEOUL, South Korea — U.S. Forces Korea has banned servicemembers from buying drinks for workers in “juicy bars,” which have long been suspected of involvement in prostitution and human trafficking.
While the military has maintained a zero-tolerance policy toward prostitution, buying drinks in exchange for female company was not strictly prohibited by USFK. That changed with a new policy letter released to troops on Oct. 15.
“Paying for companionship directly supports human trafficking and is a precursor to prostitution,” USFK commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti wrote in announcing the change. “This practice encourages the objectification of women, reinforces sexist attitudes, and is demeaning to all human beings.”
Juicy bars are typically staffed by scantily clad women, usually brought in from the Philippines on entertainer visas, who sell pricey nonalcoholic drinks to servicemembers in exchange for their company. Patrons also can buy out the remainder of the employee’s workday and take them outside the club in a practice known as “bar-fining” or “buying a day off.”
“There are establishments outside our installations that support human trafficking, usually of young women, many of whom are brought into the country under false pretenses as entertainers and forced to work in bars or other establishments in violation of their visas,” Scaparroti wrote. “They are subjected to debt bondage and made to sell themselves as companions, or forced into prostitution.”
The U.S., South Korea and the Philippines have acknowledged links between juicy bars and prostitution and human trafficking.
The updated policy bans providing money or anything of value in exchange for a bar worker’s company inside or outside their place of employment, including fees to play darts or pool, or buying drinks or souvenirs. Violators are subject to UCMJ punishment, administrative action and punishment.
The policy applies to all military personnel in South Korea, including those on temporary or rotational duty, and to USFK-supported organizations. Department of Defense civilians, contractors, family members and visiting guests are encouraged to abide by the order.
The command said in an email that the policy update “was issued as part of the continuing efforts of USFK to combat prostitution and human trafficking.”
While USFK has long condemned prostitution and human trafficking, it has allowed troops to patronize juicy bars unless they were caught blatantly taking part in those practices.
In 2010, then-USFK commander Gen. Walter Sharp said all juicy bars should not be punished for the actions of a few.
“The bottom line is that juicy bars … have women that are there to talk to soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines,” he said. “You can’t presume that things go beyond that, which is what you would have to do if you want to put them [all] off-limits.
“We, I think, investigate very clearly any allegation … if you’re in an establishment where it does go beyond that,” he added. “Then, if we investigate it and find that true, then we do put them off-limits. I think that we work very hard on that, and we’ve got a good system in place for it.”
Military officials have long complained of the difficulty in drawing direct links between the seemingly innocuous selling of “juice” and prostitution and human trafficking.
“We knew certain things were going on, but we didn’t have the proof necessarily,” Col. Michael Strunk, 51st Fighter Wing Mission Support Group commander at Osan Air Base, said earlier this year. The 7th Air Force says its crackdown on juicy bars has led to the closure of dozens of the establishments in the popular Songtan area in the past year and a half.
The South Korean government announced last year that it was increasing its oversight of businesses that hire foreigner entertainers, including a number that were near U.S. bases, in an effort to cut down on human rights violations;
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