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Travel Company Owner Convicted Of Running Sex Tourism Outfit

Defendant Douglas Allen Is Owner Of Big Apple Oriental Tours
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Poughkeepsie man who runs a travel company specializing in trips to Thailand and the Philippines was convicted Monday of promoting prostitution.

Douglas Allen was found guilty of running the sex tourism operation, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

Allen is the owner of Big Apple Oriental Tours.

In 2010, an online investigator pretended that he wanted to use the company to go overseas and have sex for money. Prosecutors said he paid Allen $2,500.

Allen told the investigator he would be taken to Angeles City in the Philippines, where he could negotiate at bars for sexual acts, prosecutors said.

District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Allen faces a maximum of two and one-third to seven years in prison.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 15.

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