On a summer day in 1989, as they sat side by side on the beach, Liu leaned over and kissed Shore on the lips.She embraced him, then held his hand as they looked out at the sea.In an unremarkable hotel room, a team of officers watches the footage streaming from a hidden camera next door.A middle-aged man is making arrangements to pay a young woman for sex.She will eventually be fingerprinted, interrogated, and taken into police custody. Variations on the scene above play out again and again in sensationalized montages of footage from the stings, which the FBI has been proudly posting to You Tube since Operation Cross Country launched in 2008. In one scene, someone can be heard crying in the background as the camera pans past her stuff—Skittles, electric toothbrush, makeup—and settles on cops counting stacks of money.Other clips follow officers tailing people in tight dresses and stiletto heels or scouring printouts of escort ads from hotel beds.
Much of what Stephen Shore knows about romance he learned in the self-help aisle of a bookstore near the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts.
She was paid on several occasions to engage in sexual activities with him, Baldovino said, adding that the victim got about P1,000 per sexual act.
This prompted the NBI agents to put the suspect under surveillance for weeks.
The American was said to have been a frequent visitor of the Philippines.
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