1970s Investigation and raid of "Friendly Models" Call Service

Kenneth Whittle filed this request with the Arlington County Police Department of Arlington County, VA.
Due July 7, 2017
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From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Virginia Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all records and details relating to the investigation and raid of the "Friendly Models" call service resulting in the seizure of a list of clients by the police department between the years of 1976 - 1980.

Link to NY Senate Select Committee on Crime 1982 hearing in which the investigation of the call services "Friendly Models" & the "Stables", by Arlington Police in Virginia, is mentioned between the years of 1976-1980. Detective Chapman of the Arlington Police Department is mentioned as contacting New York Senate Select Committee detective Dale Smith

http://live.disobedientmedia.com/documents/ny-sex-trafficking.pdf

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Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

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Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Latasha Chamberlain

Mr. Nash

Find the attached extension and quote to your request.

Lieutenant LaTasha Chamberlain
Arlington County Police Department
Office of Professional Responsibility
Internal Affairs Section
1425 N Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-7920 (office)

Any email sent to/from Arlington County email addresses may be subject to disclosure under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

From: Kenneth Whittle

This is follow-up information I hope makes the search for responsive documents easier:

Link#1: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1982/07/18/page/10/article/washington-call-boy-list-has-customers-worried

Arlington Police conducted a raid on "Friendly Models" on March 18, 1982.

Proprietor of "Friendly Models" = Richard S. Kind
*Kind was arrested in March of 1982 by Arlington Police for conspiracy to pander

Former Congressional Page, Leroy Williams, of North Little Rock, Ark., was also named in Customer records seized by police in a March 18 raid according to investigators.

Link#2: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1982/08/04/state-department-checks-alleged-gay-client-lists/cc7b3a1f-4749-473f-959b-8fa1ca15ef1f/?utm_term=.b03acb3c3346

"One such raid, executed by D.C. and Arlington County police with a search warrant, took place on March 18, at a house in Georgetown that served as the headquarters for Friendly Models, alleged to be the front for a million-dollar homosexual prostitution out-call business."

"Newspaper stories on the raid said that 11 boxes of business records were seized, including the names, addresses and telephone numbers of up to 1,000 individuals who were alleged to be "preferred customers." It was not clear yesterday if the list of clients examined by State Department officials came from the Friendly raid."

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