July 17, 2024

Crime

Federal brokers mentioned they as soon as noticed one of many alleged brothel operators pull as much as an residence constructing in a white Maserati and escort a suspected intercourse employee inside.

Federal prosecutors say a brothel ring based mostly in Massachusetts and Virginia was working out of a number of models at 90 Fawcett St. in Cambridge, amongst different places. Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe

To listen to federal prosecutors inform it, the brothels have been tucked away in plain sight in Cambridge and Watertown, situated inside high-end residence buildings with rents as excessive as $3,664 per thirty days.

Rich and well-connected shoppers have been among the many a whole lot of males who allegedly purchased intercourse there, in response to officers. At the least as soon as, federal brokers mentioned they noticed one of many alleged brothel operators pull as much as an residence constructing in a white Maserati and escort a suspected intercourse employee inside.

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Three individuals who rented the models — Han “Hana” Lee, 41, of Cambridge; Junmyung Lee, 30, of Dedham; and James Lee, 68, of Torrance, California — have been arrested final week for allegedly orchestrating the business intercourse ring that catered to an elite clientele in Better Boston and Virginia.

“It was not noticeable in any respect,” mentioned David Echauri, who instructed The Boston Globe that he lives subsequent to one of many group’s rental models in Cambridge. “I used to be not conscious of it.”

Han Lee and Junmyung Lee have been due again in federal court docket Monday afternoon following preliminary court docket appearances final week. James Lee was arrested Wednesday in California however has but to seem in Massachusetts court docket. 

An affidavit filed in federal court docket lists a number of rental models the place the brothel community allegedly operated, together with a number of earlier places and a few that have been in use till just lately. 

Massachusetts places

Virginia places