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April 20th, 2008

DC Madam Found Guilty On Four Counts

Deborah Palfrey

From Raw Story via What Really Happened:
Jury finds ‘DC Madam’ guilty on four counts
“A Washington jury has convicted Deborah Jean Palfrey, who became known as the DC Madam, on four counts including money laundering and racketeering in connection with a running a prostitution ring, according to news reports.”

From the Washington Post:
Escort Service Boss Found Guilty
“A federal jury convicted Deborah Jeane Palfrey yesterday of running a Washington-area call-girl ring in the guise of “a high-end erotic fantasy service,” rejecting her argument that she was unaware for 13 years that female escorts she employed were performing sex acts with clients for money.”


“The U.S. attorney’s office said that under sentencing guidelines, Palfrey probably faces a prison term of four to six years.”


“Although lawyers in the trial said in court that Vitter, Tobias and Ullman were on their witness lists, no prominent alleged ex-clients were called to testify.”

I’ve had a busy week and completely missed this news story until Mr. Radical mentioned it. Damn. Damn damn damn damn. I just went to her website and it’s gone. “ is off line until further notice.”

This comment comes from the Raw Story:
“When a man agrees to pay $250 for 90 minutes with a woman, what do most men expect in that time?” prosecutor Daniel Butler said during closing arguments Monday. “In that context, it’s pretty clear. Most men want sex.”

I disagree. Lots of prodommes charge $300/hr and the men don’t expect sex. A stripper friend of mine was an escort for over a year and never had sex with her clients. She mostly stripped for bachelor parties but did the occasional nude photo shoot. Some men do expect sex obviously. I once did a session where the guy kept trying to inappropriately touch me. It got to the point where I had to smack his hands away. But I find the prosecutors argument here weak.

But obviously the jury didn’t. Since she was found guilty what will happen to her well publicized clients like Vitter and Tobias? The cynic in me figures nothing.

All I can think right now is damn. Damn damn damn.

Posted by Vixen in News, Sex Workers

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