Michael Porru, a resident of Boyds, MD, and a man from Miami, are charged in a federal indictment with running a nationwide prostitution ring that hired immigrant women. The indictment filed in federal court in Michigan alleges that Porru and Rafael Bernabe-Caballero of Miami, set up trysts through the Web site miamiultimate.com, and that they initially told the women they would work as escorts.
The indictment says that the women were later ordered to have their first meetings with clients in Tysons Corner, Va., and told they were expected to perform sexual acts. The women were sent around the country to work.
The indictment also says that the Miami man threatened to kill the women or have them handed over to Immigration officials if they refused to work.
(Thanks to The Associated Press)