Apparently Rentboy.com has been identified as the organization known as Cobra- A Ruthless Terrorist organization, determined to rule the world, to which GI Joe is constantly fighting against. (Sarcasm) As reported by NCBNewYork.com – On August 25, 2015, Homeland Security raided the New York City Offices of Rentboy.com on charges of prostitution and money laundering. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Kelly Currie said: “As alleged, Rentboy.com attempted to present a veneer of legality, when in fact this Internet brothel made millions of dollars from the promotion of illegal prostitution.”
The site itself, which was founded in 1997 as been advertised as- “the world’s destination to meet the perfect male escort or masseur.” Many sites exist for female companions however there are not as many male count parts out there, but RentBoy.com was most notably the largest. Homeland Security was involved supposedly because apparently money is being transferred across state lines. Those that were arrested are – Rentboy Present, Jeffrey Hurant, Michael Sean Bellman, Clint Calero, Edward Estanol, Shane Lukas, Diana Mattos, and Marco Decker.
With all this being said, Homeland Security was seriously used to raid a New York office based charges of sex trafficking? Was this some terrorist act? Is sex work this huge of a deal? I understand the “money laundering,” IF that did take place. You NEVER screw the U.S. Government out of his cut of the profits. But using Homeland Security to cut back human companionship, even sexual companionship is this big of a deal? I have no doubt that many sexual encounters took place, which is inevitable and completely expected. Especially since all humans have sex. But raiding an office with Federal authorities is a complete waste of money.
PERSONAL RANT- The ideologies of the United States is so completely antiquated. Everyone who has internet looks at porn and everyone who has internet masturbates to porn. That in itself is sex. Money is being exchanged between it’s participants. Either the performers are being paid, unless you are stealing internet, the person watching is paying for the sex as well. Just imagine if porn were to be taken away from the masses. I kid you not, the country would literally go into riots. It is well past time that sex workers should be legally allowed to do what they want with their bodies. Partners constantly have sex with their respective partners to gain favors and sometimes possessions and money. It’s the same thing, only it’s with a familiar person. If the government has to be involved to regulate policies and taxes with sex working, so be it. They would make so much money. It is a profession as any other profession.