Massage Parlor Owner Says 'Pimp', Officials Say 'Extortionist'

Man allegedly forced women to get tattoos and have sex

By Matt Bartosik
|  Friday, Jan 15, 2010  |  Updated 1:27 AM CDT
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That's one serious brand, dude.

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Playas gonna play. Haters gonna hate. And pimps gonna get arrested.

Alex "Daddy" Campbell and Danielle "Princess" John, the owner of a suburban massage parlor and his employees, were arrested on charges of extortion Wednesday.

Federal agents and sheriff's police swept the Day and Night Spa in Mount Prospect, where several female employees claimed they were "branded." The women said they were forced to get tattoos on their necks of horseshoes and/or the number "917," referring to Campbell's birthday, September 17.

One employee, a foreign national, accused Campbell of pressuring her to pay thousands of dollars to avoid working from opening to closing, seven days a week. She said she also paid him $13,000 to help with her immigration status and documents.

It only gets worse from there.

Campbell, in his mid-40s, also allegedly forced her to have sex with him, and then recorded her having sex with another woman. He threatened to release the video to the Internet if she didn't cooperate, reportedly.

Eventually, the victim sought help from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Upon his arrest during an earlier investigation of prostitution, Campbell is quoted, "You all hating on my pimp game. My lawyer gonna get you good for [bleep]ing with me and my hoes."

Campbell and John remain in federal custody pending detention hearings. Extortion conspiracy is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's office.

This playa may have just gotten played.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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