Articles Tagged with solicit

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After an undercover agent was allegedly propositioned with a deal to accept food as payment to perform a sexual act, the man who reportedly made the offer is now facing legal repercussions.

On December 1, a man allegedly tried to solicit the services of a woman that he believed to be a prostitute. The 57-year-old man, identified as Frank Caponi, reportedly approached a police officer who was posing as a sex worker and tried to arrange to perform oral sex upon her.

Instead of negotiating a cash price, Caponi has been accused of using a noteworthy currency consisting of a hamburger as payment for the service.

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Three people have been accused of allegedly accepting money from donors after claiming they were family members of a little girl with cancer, and it was discovered that they allegedly have no relation to the child or the fundraising efforts for her recovery.

The family of a 6-year-old girl named Kaylee who was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Wilms’ tumor, which mostly affects youngsters and is found in the kidneys, started a fundraiser in hopes of gaining financial support for their daughter’s medical needs. A campaign that they dubbed “Kicking it with Kaylee” was created by the child’s relatives to raise awareness of their cause.

People in Syracuse, New York, and some surrounding neighborhoods reported that they were visited at their homes by three people who said they were Kaylee’s family members that presented a picture of the child when asking for donations. It is believed that the photo was taken from an online news site and being used to help convince people that they were legitimate proponents for the cause, and donators allegedly gave hundreds of dollars in support.

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A Florida massage therapist who reportedly tried to solicit sexual favors to an undercover officer at the end of his massage was charged with prostitution, and she is now facing consequences to her employment as Florida is considering revoking her license to practice.

62-year-old Mi Suk Suk Bae is employed as a masseuse at the Victoria Spa in Jacksonville and she was apprehended last December when she was accused of offering to end a man’s massage by masturbating him. Bae was not aware that the client was a detective with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office who was working an undercover investigation regarding prostitution that they suspected was taking place in the establishment.

Bae was taken into custody and charged with one count of prostitution, to which she entered a plea of no contest which reduced her charge to breach of peace. She paid court fees and an ordered fine to make restitution.

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Angel Bronsgeest, a 55 year old woman from Lake Forest, plead guilty on Monday to federal charges of being involved in a real estate scam that cost Southern California investors $3.5 million, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Bronsgeest admitted that she, along with Shawn Watkins, a 46 year old man from Utah, would allegedly solicit the victims at Orange County hotel seminars and ask them to invest in their company, The Equity Growth Group. The two claimed that their company managed hundreds of properties, generating income from their rents, which was used to buy new properties. The investors were told they would be getting interest payments and that their money was secured by collateral through filing deeds of property trusts.

“Investor money was not used to acquire new properties, nor was it secured by collateral, and many victims did not receive interest payments. In fact, money that was paid to some victims as purported interest or a return on their investment came from investments made by other victims,” the Attorney’s Office said in a statement.