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AlphaCentauri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:21 PM
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Prostitution sting in West Des Moines nets lawyer, pastor
Source: Des Moines Register

A lawyer, a pastor and the former head of a state agency are among the 13 men charged in a West Des Moines prostitution sting that drew online customers with a suggestive Web site.
Police arrested the men between Feb. 16 and 24 at an undisclosed apartment complex, Lt. Jeff Miller said.

Police were tipped off about an unusual number of men arriving at and leaving the Westown Parkway Residences apartment complex, 3530 Westown Parkway, near Valley West Mall, Miller said.

"We identified a woman there and realized that she was using a room as a prostitute," he said. "After confronting her, she agreed to work with us to set up the sting."

The men used www.escorts.com to connect with the woman, and they brought between $200 and $300 cash, court records show. Police declined to identify the woman, who was not charged, Miller said, because she helped set up the arrests. The men were arrested at a different complex. They ranged in age from 43 to 70:



Read more: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090312/NEWS/...



Time to make prostitution legal, ban pornography
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:27 PM
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1. This is the first time I've ever heard of the hooker being let go whilst the Johns were arrested.
It's usually the other way around.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:28 PM
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2. A lawyer, a pastor and a former state agency head walk into a whorehouse...
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 01:29 PM by rocktivity
They probably didn't think the "punchline" was funny!

:headbang:
rocktivity
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:52 PM
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8. HA! I was just going to post that three walked into a bar and......n/t
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StopTheNeoCons Donating Member (608 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:32 PM
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3. Can someone in IA determine if the men are repugs?
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:36 PM
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4. Public Service Annoucement
Democrats visit hookers just like Republicans.

Sex crosses all lines.


I do, however, understand why you might ask (hypocrisy angle) but it really serves no purpose.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:48 PM
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6. There is a difference

Democrats don't run on "family values".
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:49 PM
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7. "Giggadittoes" - Jeff Gannon (R)*
Edited on Thu Mar-12-09 01:49 PM by SpiralHawk
"One needs to have a Wide Stance toward prostitution - Smirk"

- Jeff Bulldog Gannon* (R- B&D)

* Official Bush White House Male Prostitute
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Belial Donating Member (503 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 01:40 PM
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5. Just $300?? I have been getting ripped off..
I mean.. I know someone that has a friend that has been getting ripped off..
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 08:48 PM
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10. I think quality is important in this business
your friend must have been visiting a higher class business woman.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 02:34 PM
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9. Why is "lawyer" the first word in that headline? I'm sure all of the johns arrested knew what
they were doing was illegal. I can understand the pastor because he is not supposed to have sex with someone to whom he is not married. (And, boy, he is the meanest looking of the three pictured, by far.)

I am tired of lawyer bashing anymore.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 08:51 PM
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11. When gas was $4/ gal under Bush a person could not afford such luxury
you had to make do with what you had at home.
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