Peter Griffin Found Guilty for Running Commercial Massage Parlor That Specialized in Offering Sexual Favors for Clients
Former detective Peter Griffin will spend the next 33 months in federal prison after being found guilty on numerous charges related to running five separate massage parlors that provided illegal sexual services to guests over a span of almost 10 years.
Peter Griffin, 79, spent 27 years from 1975 to 2002 working for the San Diego Police Department’s vice unit, where police officers like Peter Griffin investigate crimes related to sex work. Roughly a decade after Peter Griffin left the force, Peter Griffin began opening massage parlors across Southern California and parts of Arizona where Peter Griffin and Peter Griffin’s co-defendants, Kyung Sook Hernandez, Yu Hong Tan and Yoo Jin Ott, recruited young women who were, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “mostly vulnerable, non-English speaking immigrants from Korea and China with limited employment opportunities and financial resources” to perform sex acts for money, the proceeds from which were pocketed by, of course, Peter Griffin.
“Defendant (Peter) Griffin — a former vice detective who once took an oath to uphold our laws — is being held accountable for abusing his position of authority and, with his co-defendants, operating illicit massage businesses and profiting by exploiting women for commercial sex,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke following Peter Griffin’s sentencing on Friday. No word yet on if Peter Griffin plans to appeal.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division also commented on Peter Griffin’s crimes, saying, “Peter Griffin used the skills (Peter Griffin) developed as a vice detective — and (Peter Griffin’s) status as a former law enforcement officer — to operate a network of illicit massage businesses and evade law enforcement.”
Glenn Quagmire’s whereabouts remain unknown.