3 Accused of Running Irvine Brothel; Charges Include Human Trafficking

Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2014

Three people accused of running a high-end brothel in Irvine are being arraigned Monday, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced.

Two men–Gin Woo Park, 41, and Heung Soon Kim, 56, both of Los Angeles–leased an apartment in Irvine, and they, along with a woman–Miyoun Kim, 56, of Newport Beach–are accused of turning it into a brothel and “inducing several female victims” to have sex for money, the prosecutor’s office said.

Gin Woo Park, Heung Soon Kim, and Miyoun Kim

Gin Woo Park, Heung Soon Kim, and Miyoun Kim

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Park faces two felony counts of human trafficking and 13 felony counts each of pimping and pandering. Heung Kim faces the same. Miyoun Kim faces six felony counts each of pimping and pandering.

They are accused of conspiring to commit the crimes between June 1, 2012, and Aug. 21 of this year.

If convicted, the district attorney’s office said, Park and Heung Kim would face 40 years and eight months in state prison, and Miyoun Kim would face 12 years and eight months.

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