State v. Ms. S (DMC No. 14220) – Felony Maintaining a House of Prostitution (per A.R.S. 13-3208 (b)) – Not Charged – Phoenix Police Department Investigated (DR No. 20XX-XXXXX5).
Ms. S. worked for an escort agency by the name of Phoenix Girls. Their website was set up with a V.I.P. only access. You needed a TER (The Exotic Review) handle and references from other agencies in order to reference the site. The whole agency was run out of an apartment.
Police began running an undercover surveillance operation on the apartment. They observed 6 women go in and out of the business, along with numerous men, over a short period of time. Two Detectives approached Ms. S and attempted to interrogate her about Maintaining a House of Prostitution. She invoked her rights and immediately retained us to represent her.
Once we were involved, we contacted the Detectives to let them know that Ms. S was represented and they were to have no further contact with her. In the meantime, the lease was terminated by the apartment and all residents of that apartment were evicted. Also, the website was shut down and there was no further activity for The Phoenix Girls escort service/agency. Detectives tried to get some individual males to identify Ms. S as one of the escorts, but there were issues about whether they could positively identify her in a photo lineup. Ultimately, the Maricopa Attorney’s Office “turned down” the prosecution, and Ms. S was never charged with any crimes. Her record is clean.