A 42-year-old man has been charged with running a sex ring that serviced four brothels after he was busted by an undercover police officer.
The New York Post reports William Thomas was arrested on October 11 and has since posted bail. Thomas allegedly promoted prostitution to Johns with a fetish for Asian women.
Thomas advertised various sexual services on two websites named "E4AKorea.com" and "E4ANYC.com." Women charged an average $260 per hour and $100 plus tip for a "happy ending" massage.
E4AKorea also posted racy pictures of Asian women posing as housemaids and schoolgirls. The website is now shutdown.
According to court records, Thomas allegedly operated his business out of several places, including an apartment at 250 E. 52nd Street "with multiple beds, occupied by five women.”
An undercover officer met with Thomas who set him up with a Korean woman who called herself "Olivia." She told the officer he could kiss her but needed to wear a condom.
Sources say the operation attracted a clientele which included businessmen and lawyers. One told DNAinfo, "You can bet they’re hoping the Manhattan prosecutors do not pull a Kennebunkport and release their names."
Two other women, 28-year-old Jung Lee of Queens and 38-year-old Rei Spain of Long Island, were also arrested in connection to the prostitution ring.