million-dollar madam pimped kids…in denver?!

Kathleen just sent me an article about a prostitution ring that offered the sexual services of up to 50 women and children. And this was in Denver.

Now, aside from the occasional murder, Denver seems to be a relatively safe place for its size. And even though there is a strip club called Shotgun Willies about three minutes from my house in an otherwise normal, residential area, Denver is not exactly the first city that comes to mind when you think of prostitution. Even Sonny Jackson, a Denver police spokesman, said: “We don’t have a lot of prostitution of this nature in Denver.” Then again, exactly what cities do come to mind when you think about child prostitution?

What surprises me most about this story is that Hong Tang, the alleged madam (pictured above), was running this prostitution service out of her “suburban Denver home.” I’d really like to think that if my neighbor was running some sort of massive prostitution ring, I would realize that it was going on and totally get her busted and be a hero. But who knows. Those neighbors must feel kind of silly. Or maybe they knew about it all along, and got discounts.

[Posted by Mallory]

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2 responses to “million-dollar madam pimped kids…in denver?!

  1. Starmanda

    Remember my internship last summer? My favorite memory was a prostitute that was surprised she failed her UT when she had admitted to smoking crack two days before the test.

  2. Nosey neighbor

    I happen to be one of her neighbors. (Down the street a little.) To clear things up, they were NOT running this out of their house. Trust me, I would have noticed.

    They were actually very quiet. They drove nice and slow down the street and they kept their yard nice. I had no complaints. We maybe should have noticed that they were too quiet. I have now talked to some neighbors that did suspect it (because of the hours they kept). Oddly, the house that is right next to them concerned me much more. They had the police at their house multiple times for various reasons. They just moved out and I thought the neighborhood would be quiet. Then came this arrest. I will say, it is a strange feeling that you really don’t know your neighbors.

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