Pair arrested on charges of running brothels in Cupertino, San Jose – San Jose Mercury News
The bust last week of two alleged brothel operators accused of setting up shop in Cupertino and San Jose was the result of months of careful investigation, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department officials said today.
Deputies arrested Man Hing Tam, 43, of San Francisco, and Ying Ting Lam, 43, of San Jose, on June 5 after a four-month investigation.
While brothels aren’t uncommon in Santa Clara County, investigating them can be difficult because owners tend to move their base of operation often, Sgt. Mike Paresa said.
“We often find out that they stay in a place for two months or so and then move,” he said.
In this case, deputies believe that Tam and Lam worked together running a brothel in two different locations around Cupertino – first on Via Paviso and then near the city’s border with San Jose on Buckingham Road.
But more importantly:
Paresa said about five women allegedly worked as prostitutes for Lam and Tam. Investigators do not believe that any of the women were forced into prostitution or were sex slaves.
This is another example of government interfering with Silicon Valley entrepreneurship! Haven’t they heard? This is Brothel 2.0!
What really disappoints me is that this took place in townhouses. I was sure that this was what was going on in this house:
(Thanks to Madhaus for the find.)