School board member convicted of running prostitution ring
MORENO VALLEY, Calif. – A Southern California school board member has been convicted of pimping, pandering and insurance fraud.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports 42-year-old Mike Rios was taken into custody after being convicted Friday.
Rios was accused of trying to get women and girls to work for him as prostitutes while he was sitting on the Moreno Valley School Board. Prosecutors say he told at least one woman he was a school board official and asked if she needed a job.
In a perfect world, he would be released from custody with no jail time. However, there would also be a stipulation for immunity for the fathers of the girls he propositioned. Guy sounds like a real piece of work - I'd be real curious to know if he ran for school board so he could interact with the young ladies.
But really? Using your position on the school board to entice women to work for you? Even if - as he claims - it was just exotic dancing, that's sleazy as hell. Add in that there was the illegal element of prostitution and it's plain disgusting.
Then again, at least we have one elected official who's open about screwing us...
That is all.
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