Most come across as caring, decent, and protecting, looking as much for emotional connection as sexual gratification

Most come across as caring, decent, and protecting, looking as much for emotional connection as sexual gratification

On August 29, however, Kozinski withdrew the earlier decision.* “In light of the Washington State Bar Association Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s dismissal of the grievance against [Wagnild], the previous majority opinion and dissent filed March 21… are withdrawn,” stated an order attached to the amended opinion.

Meet Your Modern Slavers

Mark Enfield, 58, is the owner of a marketing firm that contracts with military clients. He just joined The League last December and attended his first meeting on the day of its bust. According to the Certification for Determination of Probable Cause against Enfield, his criminal actions include posting 12 reviews on TRB over a seven-year period-reviews with such advice to other men as “treat her like your girlfriend and don’t be a dickweed”-as well as emailing with other League members. In the first such email, Enfield writes that he likes paying for sex because he works “a ridiculous number of hours” and spends half of his time away on travel, so time is his “most precious commodity.” He has come to prefer K-Girls to other sex workers because he values their punctuality and professionalism.

Enfield is typical of League members, based on court documents. We can’t know how the League members actually treated women during their encounters, but all the available evidence suggests that they were respectful, and interested exclusively in consensual activities.

Noah Jorgenson, 27, is a software developer at Microsoft. The evidence against him, like the others, consists of posts he made to TRB (approximately 44 in 2014–2016) and emails to sex workers and fellow hobbyists. In one private email to the other men, he described his first time paying for sex-in Australia, where it’s legal-and how he and the sex worker cuddled and talked all night afterward.

These reviews (as presented in “representative examples” by police) include tips such as: “If you want a mindless energizer bunny [porn star experience] sex doll, she’s not for you

“We shared various stories about our lives, work and traveling,” Jorgenson wrote, “and ultimately connected in a way that can be difficult when we have the barriers that most people are accustomed to erecting on a daily basis when we go out into the world.”

Stephen Jenkins, 45, was accused of posting 26 reviews to TRB over a two-year period. But if you want to be transported for an hour with the girl that you WISH all your ex girlfriends had actually been… Call her now.” Jenkins first met undercover Detective Hillman at a League meetup, at which time he “suggested that we translate a book on entrepreneurship into Korean and give it to the prostituted persons so they would be more successful” in running their own agencies, according to Hillman’s report. [Jenkins claims he never made such a comment to Detective Hillman.]

Neither John Lui, 48, nor Sumit Virmani, 43, attended any League meetups in person. In an intro email to other League members, Lui explains that he is married and loves his wife “dearly,” but although she has a “hot body,” she “doesn’t like or love sex.” Emails included in the Certification for Determination of Probable Cause against Lui show him communicating exclusively with independent sex workers, not K-Girls or agencies.

Virmani-director of worldwide health for Microsoft until his recent arrest-had the bad luck of arriving for an appointment just as detectives were busting the place in early January. Virmani’s case documents contain an email he sent to League members later that day. After Detective Garske approached, “he told me that I was not under arrest but I was about to go into a crime scene, so they just want my cooperation,” wrote Virmani, noting that he could hear “girls crying inside the apartment” as cops entered. He’d never been in a situation like that before, he confided, and he was open with the detective. “Should I be worried that they might use my information for more than what [the officer] said?”