'Million-Dollar' Madam Allegedly Pimped Kids
A two-year investigation by the Denver Police Department has led to the arrest of a suspected madam who authorities said ran a million-dollar prostitution ring that offered the sexual services of up to 50 women and children.
Hong Tang, 28, was arrested at her suburban Denver home Friday by members of the police vice unit. She has been charged with nine felony counts that include pimping, pimping of a child and keeping a place of prostitution, police said.
She was arraigned Saturday and is being held on $500,000 bail at the Denver City Jail. It is unclear whether Tang has hired an attorney.
"We understand that she was using juveniles to work for her and she was bringing in females from other states," Sonny Jackson, a Denver police spokesman, told ABCNews.com.
Authorities estimated that Tang's business generated about $1 million annually and has been active since 2005, police said. Several minors were involved in what Jackson described as an escort service.
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