A SugarDaddyMeet user based in San Diego has pleaded guilty to a federal prostitution charge and to a charge of sexual contact with an underage girl.
William David Turley met a woman via the sugar dating website in April 2018 and persuaded her to fly to Las Vegas for a sexual encounter.
He paid for her flight and gave her over $1,500 in cash.
An Attorney’s Office statement reads: “On or about May 3, 2018, Turley persuaded, induced, and enticed the victim to take a flight from a city in California to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with him.
“Turley paid for the victim’s flight and other travel expenses. At the time the victim boarded the flight in California, she understood that she was traveling to Las Vegas to engage in sexual acts with Turley in exchange for monetary compensation.
“In Las Vegas, Turley provided the victim with between $1,500 and $1,800 in cash, and Turley and the victim engaged in sexual intercourse.”
Turley also used the service to contact a minor around two weeks later, though the defense argues that he believed she was an 18-year-old high school senior.
He met her outside school in mid-May 2018, drove her to a nearby shop and bought her a phone. The pair then had sex, and he paid her a further $300.
Turley, who works as a lawyer, is set to be sentenced before U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia in March 2020.
SugarDaddyMeet’s homepage features a disclaimer stating that it “does not support escorts or prostitution”. The site claims to connect attractive young women seeking lifestyle “upgrades” with older male “mentors”.
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