Town Square

Post a New Topic

Mountain View man arrested for prostitution ring

Original post made on Jun 27, 2014

The FBI carried out search and arrest warrants across the Bay Area Wednesday, including at a residence on Houghton Street in Mountain View, in an ongoing investigation following the shutdown of San Francisco-based escort website MyRedBook.com.

This story contains 312 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (9)

Like this comment
Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 27, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I suppose there is tendency for people to avoid talking about such incidents. It is too far out to be relevant to any of "us" so to speak. Cyber-Brothel's in Palo Alto? However, I hope the press will dig into this case to see if there is human trafficking involved, whether there are many such websites in Mountain View, Palo Alto, and other nearby towns. Why don't police locally monitor such websites? The local police obviously missed this one. How many more are there? Is anyone asking questions? Maybe no.


Like this comment
Posted by wondering,
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The nail salon I use seems to be run by a plethora of young Vietnamese (I think) girls. They are very competent at what they do and appear to enjoy their work although their English is poor and communicating with them about anything other than what is necessary for them to do their job is difficult. But, I wonder if the salon can make enough to pay them all minimum wage. It has often occurred to me that these girls may be part of some type of trafficking ring.

Would it be silly of me to take this further?


Like this comment
Posted by Long Time Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

Wasn't there a Chinese brothel operating out of a condo on University Ave some years back?

Web Link


Like this comment
Posted by Sparty
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2014 at 4:04 am

Sparty is a registered user.

>Wasn't there a Chinese brothel operating out of a condo on University Ave some years back?

there was one off California Ave. The one PAPD decided they needed to monitor by renting an office space across the street. That one was on redbook. Redbook has been around for a while. Not sure if it was the same owner, but it was up at least 10 years


Like this comment
Posted by Many more
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2014 at 1:18 pm

There was a Chinese brothel on Kooser Rd in San Jose that was broken up about three years ago, and another near Blossom Hill rd in SJ about five years ago, and a third on Bascom Ave about two years ago. All were run by Chinese madams.

The man in the current article about the cyber-brothel is Japanese.

I have read of a few more in San Jose being run by Russians.


1 person likes this
Posted by Daryl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 29, 2014 at 12:29 am

I know of 3 high end, discrete brothels operating in PA at the moment.


Like this comment
Posted by Long Time Resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 29, 2014 at 1:25 am

Wouldn't anything located in Palo Alto be considered "high end"?


Like this comment
Posted by bay area native
a resident of Woodside
on Jul 3, 2014 at 8:30 am

[Post removed.]


Like this comment
Posted by HUTCH 7.62
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm

[Post removed.]


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


To post your comment, please login or register at the top of the page. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Dropping naps
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 9,179 views

Will self-driving cars hurt Cozy Coupe sales?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 3,505 views

The "You're despicable" style of politics
By Douglas Moran | 29 comments | 1,387 views

Taboo Topics
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 787 views

I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transaportation
By Steve Levy | 2 comments | 332 views

 

Hangin' with the best

The results are in. See who Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories.

See the Winners