Boise, January 10, 2007 - Boise Police this afternoon arrested a man accused of owning and operating a prostitution ring, using an escort service as a front for prostitution.
Arrested: Christopher Kent Teague, 39, Boise
Charged: 4 cts - Accepting the Earnings of a Prostitute (F)
Boise Police arrested Teague near his West Boise home this afternoon.
Background: The police investigation began with a lead about eight months ago. Officers believe the operation has been in business for the past two years under the name AAA Anytime Escort Services. Teague is also the owner of two adult night clubs, Erotic City, 5781 W. Overland, and Night Moves, 4348 W. State. Through their investigation, officers believe Teague was using some of his dancers at the clubs to also work at his escort business, which was a front for prostitution. Teague is accused of taking a portion of the prostitutes fees.
"This appeared to be a large, organized prostitution business with several employees," said Sgt. Mike Harrington of the Boise Police Department vice-narcotics unit. "These types of cases can be extremely difficult to investigate. However in this case, the investigation focused on the business owner and using a legitimate business as a front for illegal activity. "
The Boise Police investigation involved officers from the Financial Crimes Unit, Neighborhood Contact Officers, and the BANDIT vice-narcotics unit.
"Neighborhood residents tell me they do not want this type of business in such close proximity to where they live work and play." said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter. "Our primary concern is that adult businesses not provide a fertile ground for criminal behavior. This arrest and subsequent indictment is the result of good police work. The City of Boise will continue working to provide a safe environment for all of our residents."
Teague will be arraigned on the charges tomorrow in 4th District Court in Boise.