A California man who ran a website where sex workers and pimps could offer their services was sentenced to 13 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.28 million in cash and property. Prosecutors said the case involved the nation’s first Web operator convicted of federal charges for running a site dedicated to advertising the world’s oldest profession.
53-year-old Eric Omuro, who went by “Red” and other handles, pleaded guilty in December. He was sentenced on Thursday in San Francisco and agreed to forfeit the domains sfRedbook.com and myRedBook.com.
According to the Justice Department:
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