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Salem police bust hooker 'training' ring
By Andrew Hickey
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SALEM — Detectives yesterday raided a Loring Avenue apartment that two men were allegedly using as a "training center" for teenage prostitutes.

For the past several months, Usauf Glover, 23, of Salem, and Allen Keeton, 22, of Las Vegas, were allegedly meeting teen girls at underage clubs on the North Shore. The duo would befriend the teens and after a few weeks ask them if they wanted to make some "easy money" prostituting themselves on the streets of Boston, Salem Detective Thomas Brennan said. They would tell the teens that they would only have to talk to their customers.

If the girls agreed, they were brought to the Loring Towers, 1000 Loring Ave., to what Brennan called a makeshift "training center." Inside apartment 74C, the men would show the girls instructional videos on pimping and prostitution, as well as assorted pornography and other explicit materials. They would also give them pointers, including asking a potential customer if he is a police officer before getting into his car.

Some of that material, along with "records of prostitution activity" and narcotics, were found during yesterday's search, according to a police report.

So far, Brennan said, three girls from various North Shore cities and towns have reported working for Glover and Keeton or being asked to work for them.

Investigators learned of the teenage prostitution ring Sunday after the three girls — one is 14 and two are 15 — and their mothers asked to meet a police officer about a man who lives in Loring Towers "trying to coerce them into prostitution," according to a police report. The descriptions the girls gave led police to Glover and Keeton.

Brennan said not all of the girls reported engaging in sexual acts for money.

"Some went along with it, others didn't," he said.

That initial report prompted the two-day investigation that led to yesterday's arrests.

Brennan said both Glover and Keeton are charged with three counts each of inducing a minor into prostitution and disseminating harmful matter to a minor. Details about the men's arraignment were not available late last night.

Brennan said Glover, who lists addresses at the Loring Avenue apartment and at 173 Boston St., was the ringleader. Keeton, who recently arrived from Las Vegas, was typically in charge of driving the girls into Boston in a Ford Taurus, which has been seized by detectives.

"They were driving them into Boston and pimping them on the street," Brennan said.

Detectives also found three bus tickets to Las Vegas inside the Loring Avenue apartment, indicating the men were planning to leave town, possibly with one of the girls, Brennan said.

Lynn Detective Joseph Chadbourne assisted Salem in the investigation, which may have a connection to his city, Brennan said. Lynn police have charged Glover with statutory rape in connection with the case.

Brennan said the investigation will continue and that there could be more victims.

"I have a feeling there's going to be more," he said.

Brennan and Chadbourne were assisted by Detective Lt. Thomas Griffin, Sgt. Peter Shaffaval and Patrolman Mark Fabiscewski.


:L: Hooker training school.....
 

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"Yeah, I's got me a degree. I graduated wit' honors from The Loring Hooker Training Academy. Had me a top notch professa' from Vegas."

Sick, sick, sick!
 

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do u think there is financial aid available for those who qualify? They obviously help with job placement.

"the men would show the girls instructional videos on pimping and prostitution" I wonder who released those... Fox maybe? I wonder if they have a web based program for distance learning? i can picture it now..."HI, I'm actor Troy MacClure. You might remember me from such instructional videos as "Methlabs, ur key to financial Success, and B & E what the cops don't tell you"
 

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Recruiting of teen prostitutes denied; Police seize DVDs, 'training' materials
By Julie Manganis
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SALEM — They were allegedly recruited in an "all ages" nightclub in Peabody with promises of easy money for simply talking to men.

But once inside a Loring Avenue apartment, several teenage girls, 14 and 15, were shown books and DVDs on how to perform various sexual acts, police allege. Then the teens were driven to Boston, pointed to a corner where prostitutes ply their trade, and were given new names: "Lovely" and "Creamie," one girl told police.

The girls also told police that one of them subsequently engaged in sex for money, and evidence seized from a Salem apartment this weekend — including an address book containing the names of other girls or women, along with dollar amounts — leads police to suspect there could be other victims.

Now, two men, Usauf Glover and Allen Keeton, are being held on charges that could send them to state prison for a minimum mandatory three years and up to five years on each count of inducing a minor into prostitution.

Glover, 23, who splits his time between Salem apartments at 173 Boston St. and 1000 Loring Ave., pleaded not guilty yesterday to a charge of statutory rape in Lynn District Court, and is expected to appear today in Salem District Court to answer to the prostitution charges. He is being held on a warrant obtained by the Salem police.

Keeton, 22, of Las Vegas, pleaded not guilty yesterday to three counts of inducing a minor into prostitution and was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail by Salem District Court Judge Dennis Healey.

Keeton's lawyer Heidi Shore said her client was "quite surprised" by the allegations against him, and said he denies the charges.

Police say that the girls knew Keeton as "L.J.," Keeton's middle initials.

According to a police report, one of the girls told police she first met Glover, who was known as "Company," inside a Peabody club several weeks ago. A woman with Glover approached her and told the girl she was "really cute and could make a lot of money." They exchanged phone numbers.

About two weeks later, the girl told police that Glover called. After initially hanging up because of Glover's language, the two then spoke again on the phone. She told another friend and Glover eventually set up a meeting, the girl told police.

They were picked up by Glover and Keeton, the girls said, and taken to an apartment in Lynn where Glover asked them to take a shower with him. One girl refused, but her friend agreed, and then agreed to perform oral sex on Glover — the basis for the statutory rape charge now pending in Lynn District Court.

The girls said they were shown the DVDs, books and magazines, with titles like "The Pimp's Bible," "Li'l Pimp," and "Pimps Up, Hoes Down," and Glover and Keeton "essentially instructed them on how they were to conduct themselves as prostitutes," Salem police Lt. Brian Gilligan told the judge.

Then they were driven to Boston, where they were given their street names and put out onto a corner to wait for men to stop. Eventually, one car did stop and one girl got in.

But she told police that it was obvious to the driver that "I was not a prostitute." He let her use his cell phone to call Glover, who came to pick her up.

The girls say that on a second trip, one of them did engage in sex for money.

On Sunday, three girls went to Salem police to report that they had been coerced into prostitution by a man who lived at Loring Towers. Two of them provided written statements.

The apartment at Loring Towers is the home of Glover's aunt, and both Glover and Keeton were apparently staying there. Glover's aunt allowed police to search his room, where they found the DVDs, the magazines and books, as well as the address book and some marijuana.

They also found three bus tickets to Las Vegas, Gilligan said.

Lynn police arrested Glover at Loring Towers on Monday. Salem police arrested Keeton and took an unidentified 16-year-old runaway into custody later Monday.

"But for their arrest, they would probably be on their way to Las Vegas today," Gilligan said.

The lieutenant said it was too early to determine who was the mastermind of the scheme, but noted that both men are facing likely indictment in the case.

While Keeton has no prior criminal record that police know of, Glover has made numerous appearances in local courts over the past several years. He served a year in jail for credit card fraud in 2002 and 2003, and two months in jail for carrying a stun gun in 1999. Glover has also had other charges on his record dismissed, including domestic abuse and using his mother's vehicle without authority.
 

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What concerns me is how far along into this program these "young ladies" went before they decided it wasn't a good idea.
WTF???????
:shock:
I used to laugh at parents complaining about MTV and other confusing media messages to young people. But this crap makes you wonder doesn't it?
:-k :sq:
 
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