SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The operator of a Northern California-based adult website has pleaded guilty to a charge of facilitating prostitution.
The U.S. Department of Justice says the plea Thursday by myRedBook.com operator Eric Omuro represents the first federal conviction of a website operator for facilitation of prostitution.
As part of the plea deal, authorities say Omuro acknowledged that the website hosted ads posted by prostitutes that were searchable by location and used acronyms for sex acts.
He also agreed to give up the domain name and more than $1 million in property and cash. He is scheduled to be sentenced in March.
He was arrested in June following his indictment.