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Ewa Beach man, 28, faces promotion of prostitution charges

By Allison Schaefers

LAST UPDATED: 06:18 p.m. HST, Jun 25, 2013

An Oahu grand jury today indicted an Ewa Beach man on three counts of promoting prostitution in the first degree.

Honolulu Police Department officers arrested Isaiah Black, 28, on June 19 following an investigation pertaining to a May 28 sting operation at the White Sands Hotel in Waikiki.

If convicted, Black faces up to 20 years of jail time for each offense and will have to add his name to the state’s sex offender registry. He also faces a fine of up to $50,000 for each count.

Promotion of prostitution in the first degree alleges that a person advances prostitution by forcing, threatening or intimidating a person into engaging in prostitution, or profits by such conduct.

Bail was set at $100,000 for Black.

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Pocho wrote:
is he what one would call a PIMP?
on June 25,2013 | 04:15PM
iwanaknow wrote:
Ironic his last name?
on June 25,2013 | 04:22PM
cojef wrote:
Yeah, but my initial comments got sidelined cause it didn't meet the test, whatever it is.
on June 25,2013 | 04:50PM
64hoo wrote:
not really, whats ironic is having a white person whos last name is black, and black person whos last name is white, now that's ironic.
on June 25,2013 | 05:54PM
RichardCory wrote:
Thank you for understanding basic definitions of the English language. Can't believe how often people misinterpret coincidence for irony.
on June 25,2013 | 07:07PM
pakeheat wrote:
Actually that has happened when we had two different clients with what you described, lol
on June 25,2013 | 08:58PM
cojef wrote:
Mr Black was charged with pimping and could be sentenced up to 20 years, plus fined $50,000 for each count. That's a lot, but you do the crime, you got to pay the fine. One way to help the finance the Rail, catch more pimps with lots of counts.
on June 25,2013 | 04:44PM
cojef wrote:
OOps made a sarcastic comment on how to finance the Rail in reference catching more pimps, etc.
on June 25,2013 | 04:46PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Your excused. Your are not Paula Deen. We won't hold you to your words.
on June 25,2013 | 06:50PM
cojef wrote:
Oops censor didn't care for my comments about pimps and the Rail.
on June 25,2013 | 04:46PM
cojef wrote:
Drats my comments didn't meet the criteria about the pimps and a City pet project.
on June 25,2013 | 04:48PM
aomohoa wrote:
Oh, i wish I could have read them. LOL
on June 25,2013 | 06:29PM
pakeheat wrote:
me too, lol
on June 25,2013 | 09:01PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
He can be sent to Arizona where he can dine on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches 3 times a day for the duration of his incarceration. He does not deserve the good food Halawa has to offer.
on June 25,2013 | 05:24PM
Kapalua wrote:
Girls who have been sex trafficked understand the rules, power and authority. When in "the life" of being under complete domination of the pimp, there is a severe cost to those who dare to rebel against the absolute control that the pimp wields. Generally, there is more than one girl in his stable (family) and the women are positioned to work against each other. Hats off to the girl(s) who decided to turn the pimp into authorities. I hope their are more girls in the household willing to do the same.
on June 25,2013 | 05:31PM
mikethenovice wrote:
So many undercover cops and he still does this.
on June 25,2013 | 06:49PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Feed him rattle snake meat.
on June 25,2013 | 06:51PM
kispest wrote:
Rat poison would be better!
on June 18,2014 | 10:31AM
NieleHK wrote:
Good start, only about 100 more just like him pimping in Waikiki and at the "relaxation massage" studies, eh?
on June 25,2013 | 07:59PM
brusselsprouts wrote:
20 years of paying for his sorry scum in lock up. Good job nabbing this trash. Last I've never met a black man with the last name of White. But have met white men/women with the last name of Black. Last why does the SA edit our posts - they can barely edit their content?
on June 25,2013 | 08:05PM
bigislandkurt wrote:
One of the greatest players to come out of the University of Hawaii (who played for the Washington Redskins) was named Jerris White.
on June 25,2013 | 11:24PM
kolohepalu wrote:
Ewa Beach man? Uh, no. . another mainland import. At least Mexican immigrants work.
on June 25,2013 | 08:06PM
silvangold wrote:
this guy looks like the guy on tv news last night who beat a woman in her house in front of her child!!!!!!!!!
on June 26,2013 | 09:49AM
kispest wrote:
Looking at his picture, "what a surprise"...
on June 18,2014 | 10:29AM
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