Three individuals have been charged with operating a commercial sex ring that allegedly catered to influential clients, including elected officials and military officers, in Massachusetts and Virginia. According to federal prosecutors, the accused ran a network of brothels in upscale apartments and advertised their services on two websites. The websites included pictures of the available women along with details such as their height and weight. However, the authorities have not released the names of the clients involved, and no charges have been filed against them at this time.
Acting Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Josh Levy emphasized that the investigation is still in its early stages. It is believed that there may be hundreds of clients, including government contractors with security clearances, doctors, lawyers, elected officials, military officers, professors, and executives at tech companies. Levy described the sex ring as operating under a veil of secrecy and catering to a wealthy and influential clientele.
The individuals charged in connection with the case are Han "Hana" Lee, aged 41, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, James Lee, aged 68, from Torrance, California, and Junmyung Lee, aged 30, from Dedham, Massachusetts. They are facing charges of conspiracy to coerce and entice others to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity.
An attorney for Han Lee declined to comment on the case, and an email seeking comment was sent to a lawyer representing Junmyung Lee. There was no attorney listed for James Lee in court records, and a message seeking comment was sent to a relative's phone number.
It is important to note that while the charges have been brought against the individuals running the alleged sex ring, no information has been provided regarding the guilt or involvement of the clients who are believed to have utilized their services. The investigation is ongoing, and further developments are expected in the future.