Mingshu Jin Accused of Being Madame of Brothel in Apartment in Upscale Part of Irvine

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

An alleged Irvine madame is scheduled to be arraigned this morning on charges related to a brothel run out of her apartment in an upscale Irvine apartment.

Mingshu Jin--which for the record is not a phony name supplied by a sneaky NTSB intern--faces felony counts of pimping and pandering and a maximum sentence of six years in state prison if convicted.

The 41-year-old, who made her $35,000 bail, was scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Newport Beach. She allegedly advertised her brothel "on a known prostitution website," according to Irvine Police and the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

Cops got onto the pad after neighbors complained about seeing several different men enter the apartment alone throughout the day, according to an OCDA arraignment statement.

Jin was arrested after allegedly arranging over the phone for an undercover Irvine cop to have sex inside the apartment with a 35-year-old woman for $160, prosecutors said. The subsequent knock on the door did not come from a john there to complete the deal but cops who arrested Jin.

She faces a stiffer sentence than in the past thanks to Prop 35, the state's anti-human trafficking initiative voters passed in the November.

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sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

"anti human trafficking"

who got "traffiked"

if its an adult women who wants to have sex with another adult  then this is personal between them…or should be

JGlanton topcommenter

I called the OC Sheriff's orifice and requested name verification for the prostitute. According to their spokesman Phil McCrakin, there were two prostitutes hot-bunking it on alternating shifts:

Sum Yung Pai

Mi Suk Kok

tongue_twister_for_t topcommenter

and they say that Tony Rackaukas is an upstanding man? HA HA HA HA HA!

Why does he show up at special appearance court hearings in order to "assist the prosecution" when he wasn't even there and does not know what happened?

"The citizens have a right to protect themselves from the police". - OCDA Tony Rackaukas


This is the second time a madame of a  Brothel in an Apartment complex in Irvine,has been caught ,  the 1st happened many years ago near Main street, does anyone know where about in Irvine this happened.


The means streets of Irvine are much safer now.....

paullucas714 topcommenter

wow her sentence is increased due to prop 35? And this is still less than the time that people face for medical marijuana charges? WTF?

949girl topcommenter

so is all prostitution with a "broker" aka as a madame now considered trafficking under prop 35?  I'm confused.  A madame is different from a pimp to me. 

MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@949girl To be perfectly fair, the DA referred to her as a pimp in its release and the 35 y.o. as a victim. I used madame because she was running, in their words, a brothel.

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