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Man who allegedly profited off sex trafficking more than 100 women faces 10 felonies

Original post made on Jun 18, 2021

David Davies led a quiet life in his Palo Alto home for more than 20 years, but an investigative report alleges he and his current wife trafficked over 100 women in Santa Clara County for over six years as part of a national operation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 18, 2021, 6:58 AM

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:17 am

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Why only 10 felonies for all those women and that amount of profiteering and money laundering? Doesn't Santa Clara care about crimes against women, esp. Asian women? Outrageous.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:31 am

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When I read that Hu's Mandarin interpreter wasn't able to make it to court, I wonder if she's a co-conspirator or a victim.

Only 10 felonies? I'm not a lawyer, but I've paid enough attention to the news to understand that overcharging a defendant won't lead to conviction.

Posted by Illya Petrovsky
a resident of Stanford
on Jun 18, 2021 at 9:37 am

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10 felony counts = less than 10% of the 100+ alleged victims.

Since the PA Weekly account noted that this endeavor was part of a larger national operation, it is possible that the arrestee struck a plea deal...reduced charges in exchange for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the major players.

This illegal operation could be a lot larger than a floating brothel in Milpitas with large sums of money being exchanged and maybe even a few well-known local citizens or politicians uncovered as regular or former clients.

The Harvey Weinstein business model is not limited to New York and Hollywood.

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 18, 2021 at 5:04 pm

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Shouldn't there *at least* be over 100 felonies if they trafficked over 100 women?

Posted by Ariel Fleming
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 19, 2021 at 9:42 am

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100 is the allegation as some victims may opt not to come forward or have left the business for new lives if they were fortunate enough to escape this treachery. Ensuring one's personal privacy + a fear of embarrassing and humiliating publicized accounts is another consideration.

The male customers should also be tracked down and publically humiliated via the media as some are probably successful businessmen, pillers of the community and pseudo 'family value' types.

Hypocrites always need to be exposed for who they really are.

Posted by Cindy Pickett
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jun 19, 2021 at 10:25 am

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The IRS will probably get involved as well. Tax evasion is a serious crime and the Internal Revenue Service always wants its share of any unreported income.

Add money laundering + vice = game over for these two entrepreneurs & any others involved.

Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 21, 2021 at 6:35 pm

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Also, what about Larong Hu?
She should be thrown in jail for a very long time!

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