Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
October 2, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
THREE WOMEN CHARGED WITH PIMPING OR PROSTITUTING IN
EROTIC ADVERTISEMENT ON CRAIGSLIST
Irvine Police began receiving complaints about a 2-bedroom apartment unit. During a 2-week period, officers observed men coming in and out of the unit. Several of the men who were stopped coming out of the apartment stated that they were paying $160 for sexual acts. There was an advertisement on Craigslist depicting nude and erotic pictures of Asian women promising “hottie Asian girls waiting for you … 1HR 160 roses for your good time … open 11am until 2 am” with a phone number.
On September 28, 2007, Lee is accused of greeting a man who she believed was a customer at the door. She is accused of giving instructions and directions to potential customers using the phone number advertised on Craigslist. Lee is accused of possessing a cell phone with the listed phone number and coordinating the sex acts conducted in the apartment. Lee is accused of taking $70 for every $160 paid to Park and Shin as her pimping fee. Shin and Park are accused of received $160, disrobing, and producing condoms. Irvine Police found a container of unused condoms in the refrigerator and $1,670 in cash at the apartment.
Deputy District Attorney Andre Manssourian of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting the case.