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Friday, April 18, 2008

Brothel Busted Near Olympia

posted by on April 18 at 12:08 PM

Hm… this could get interesting.

Tumwater police raided the suspected brothel Wednesday, arresting five women ages 19 to 34, after two of the women agreed to have intercourse and perform other sex acts with the officer in exchange for $440, court papers state.

Suspected madam Ramona Person, 34, of Shelton was arrested on suspicion of a possible felony charge of leading organized crime. Tumwater detective Jen Kolb said the charge will be forwarded to the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Leading organized crime is a Class A felony, punishable by up to life in prison and a $20,000 fine…. Police think the brothel has been operating out of the apartments, off Interstate 5, since at least September.

During the four-month investigation, Tumwater police, with the assistance of the Washington State Patrol, conducted video surveillance of men going in and out of the apartment for short periods, court papers state.

Tumwater is just a short drive from Olympia and, as we’ve seen, elected officials near and far have been known to seek the services of sex workers. So… I wonder who is on that tape? One man cooperated with the police after he was taped going into the brothel. Wonder who that was?

Thanks to Slog tipper Matt.

UDDATE: The busted brothel’s website, and the alleged Tumwater Madam has an alleged blog. (It’s technically “not her blog,” says Slog tipper Matt, “but a community blog, but those are her kooky, tinfoil-hate wearing posts.”) It seems that the alleged Tumwater Madam is a Ron Paul supporter, as well she should be. Libertarians are pro-legalized prostitution—although it’s too late for Tumwater’s finest.

Now here’s the alleged Tumwater Madam’s recommended reading list from a February blog post:

1. The Bible by Jesus Christ

2. George Orwell’s 1984 by Karen Brodeur and George Orwell

3. Obedience to Authority by Stanley Milgram

4. Behold a Pale Horse by William Cooper

5. The True Story of the Bilderberg Group by Daniel Estulin

6. Pawns in the Game by William Carr

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Posted by grammarian | April 18, 2008 12:11 PM

please god, let it be frank chopp

not that it would be good for the dems, but it would most certainly be good for the people of washington

Posted by kinkos | April 18, 2008 12:15 PM

Already on it.

Posted by Dan Savage | April 18, 2008 12:15 PM

yawn...heterosexual sex scandals are so 1998

Posted by michael strangeways | April 18, 2008 12:36 PM

Jesus Christ wrote The Bible? Snerk!

Posted by kitten | April 18, 2008 12:46 PM

i've got a weird sense of deja vu reading this story, but by far the best part about this is the suspected madam's 100% tinfoil-hat-wearing infowars kook blog!

a schizo-salad of ron paul musings, computer chips in your brain theory, GMO-paranoia, The Bible by Jesus Christ, estrogen-laden water conspiracies and my favorite, "FEMA Concentration Camps on American Soil."

Posted by josh bomb | April 18, 2008 12:49 PM

Well, the last chapters had to be ghost-written.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | April 18, 2008 1:07 PM

Who cares about the WTO movie, I'd go see a dramatization of the libido libertartian in a second.

Posted by stunk | April 18, 2008 1:27 PM

That blog was the fuckin' funniest thing I've seen in a long time. Thanks!

If she did write all the posts herself, it's extra nutty that she was the first to comment on most of them.

Posted by Fierinferno | April 18, 2008 1:32 PM

two of the women agreed to have intercourse and perform other sex acts

Any guesses as to what those other sex acts were? My guess is the rusty trombone was at least mentioned.

Posted by Mike in MO | April 18, 2008 1:34 PM

The brothel's web site promises that "If you touch [Nichole] you may get a fiery burning sensation", which seems like bad marketing.

Posted by Nat | April 18, 2008 1:40 PM

i made out with one of those alleged ladies, but it's cool because it was back when she was still in middle school.

Posted by j-zeezer | April 18, 2008 1:44 PM

She wears a tinfoil HATE? That is extremely bizarre. Maybe Daniel Bennett Kiekeler can shed some light on this.

Posted by Fnarf | April 18, 2008 1:48 PM

#12: Me too! You're from Oly as well I take it?

Posted by Matt Fuckin' Hickey | April 18, 2008 2:09 PM

Oh jesus. Don't summon the guy.

Posted by heywhatsit | April 18, 2008 2:11 PM

@12 how much did it cost back then?

Posted by infrequent | April 18, 2008 2:12 PM

@13, DBK is too busy being followed from the Seattle library to the Kirkland library and linking drug use to breast milk.

I'm starting to understand his posts, does that mean I should seek psychiatric help?

Posted by PopTart | April 18, 2008 3:08 PM

Love the comment about "burning sensations!" I wonder if you purchase "goods" from them, do you get free ointment? You know, once you have crabs, you're never alone!

Tumwater Hookers = GROSS!

Posted by punxrus | April 19, 2008 12:11 AM

Silent Missions, Gen. Vernon A. Walters

Posted by curioso | April 19, 2008 3:22 AM

just another example of the idiotic denial that is the law against prostitution. let's just as well pass a law against sunshine and childbirth while we're at it. men desire sex more than women. women desire it, but not as much or as..."indiscriminately", for want of a better term, henceforth, the time-honored institution. basic economic principals. it's the the most obvious secret of human history.

Posted by ellarosa | April 19, 2008 9:17 PM

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