Five Arrested On Prostitution Charges In Branford Police Raids

Dec 2, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Hartford Courant

An investigation into an alleged prostitution ring culminated Wednesday with the arrests of four women and a man who worked at Marlow's Health Studio on East Main Street, police said.

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linda sherwood

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This is what greed does to people. Karen Francis is a married woman with 2 sons and had little regard for anyone else but herself as she continued to work at this profession for 12 years and drive a wedge between the entire family she married into. She deserves what she gets and I hope this destroys her for the rest of her life. It's unfortunate that the shame of all of this will blanket her husband who has had a long standing career at Stop & Shop in Stratford and the rest of the Francis Family. It's too bad no one listened 12 years ago!!
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Dec 3, 2009
 
Oh No, not his job at Stop and Shop!
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Dec 4, 2009
 
I guess Karen Francis Can blame her husband he did not bring enough bacon home from Stop & Shop.
A Friend of Karens

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If this has been going on for all these years, obviously her husband was aware of it and he is hardly an innocent victim. His share of blame is as much as Karen's is.
Karen has certainly made a very big mistake and has caused herself a good deal of pain. This is not the time to be malicious and vindictive and hope that her life is destroyed. It is time to give her and her family our love and support in whatever way we can.
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YEAH you heard them!!!

We all need to support law breaking criminials.

Thats it make them feel like theyve done nothing wrong and you will support them no matter what.
Now maybe your kids will do as they please because no matter what they do your there with love and support.
Your a True idiot!
A Family Member

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Dec 8, 2009
 
A Friend of Karens wrote:
If this has been going on for all these years, obviously her husband was aware of it and he is hardly an innocent victim. His share of blame is as much as Karen's is.
Karen has certainly made a very big mistake and has caused herself a good deal of pain. This is not the time to be malicious and vindictive and hope that her life is destroyed. It is time to give her and her family our love and support in whatever way we can.
A True Friend
Obviously you have no idea what it's like to be a part of her "FAMILY" She has shamed us all and there is no excuse in this world for what she has been doing all these years. The only thing your right about is that her husband IS NOT an innocent victim. Any husband that would allow this is sick and any wife that would do it is even sicker. I do not feel sorry for her because she knew exactly what she was doing. It's all about greed!!
Concerned

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A Family Member wrote:
<quoted text> Obviously you have no idea what it's like to be a part of her "FAMILY" She has shamed us all and there is no excuse in this world for what she has been doing all these years. The only thing your right about is that her husband IS NOT an innocent victim. Any husband that would allow this is sick and any wife that would do it is even sicker. I do not feel sorry for her because she knew exactly what she was doing. It's all about greed!!
As I recall - In this country a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and not the court of public opinion. If the reports in the paper are accurate, Karen has never been in trouble with the law before, and therefore could have just gotten innocently caught up in something she was unaware of.

Either way, there is just no way to justify not speaking to your brother for all these years because you "think" Karen has behaved in one way or another. Family is truely an important part of a persons life and if you have chosen not to speak with any particular family member(s) for a number of years - that is a decision you have made and you cannot blame it on "someone driving a wedge" between you.

I suggest that you reach out to your brother and offer him whatever support you can. If he agrees to accept it, then work toward reconciling with him. If he does not agree to accept you can say that you have tried.
annoyed

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Dec 9, 2009
 
Dear Concerned:
It's amazing to me after reading all of these comments that you specifically called out the fact that the "family member" has no justification for not speaking to her brother all these years. Hmm..very interesting...I did not recall reading that piece of information..is this your assumption?
I have a real problem with the support you are providing and the advice you are giving, considering it seems as though you are assuming that the family member chose this path for the family being referenced. I also have a real problem that you are discounting the fact that the family member is hurt by the wedge driven by a manipulative, self-centered, greedy, dishonest and immoral individual such as Karen.
Do not put the family member on trial. That is not your right. Until you sit down and listen - do not speak about something you don't know...
Let's talk about your statement shall we? "As I recall - In this country a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and not the court of public opinion" Don't you find this to be a bit contradictory since you are making your own accusations towards family member?
How dare you. How dare any of you that chose to condone the behavior and allow this to happen. If family is truly important - then where were YOU for the last 12 years? If family is truly important, why would you sit back and allow this to continue? I say this because only another family member would know specifically who was writing that comment and I cannot believe that this is what we have become. You are just as guilty for sitting back and ignoring the situation as Karen. Or Scott. I have been in the room when other family members have tried to reach out to the pair of them with no luck. So do NOT speak about things you don't know. Until you have the facts, I suggest you go back to your corner and turn your blind eye and remember - that you are part of the toxic behavior that has consumed everyone. Thank god my grandmother is not here to see this.
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Concerned wrote:
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As I recall - In this country a person is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and not the court of public opinion. If the reports in the paper are accurate, Karen has never been in trouble with the law before, and therefore could have just gotten innocently caught up in something she was unaware of.
Either way, there is just no way to justify not speaking to your brother for all these years because you "think" Karen has behaved in one way or another. Family is truely an important part of a persons life and if you have chosen not to speak with any particular family member(s) for a number of years - that is a decision you have made and you cannot blame it on "someone driving a wedge" between you.
I suggest that you reach out to your brother and offer him whatever support you can. If he agrees to accept it, then work toward reconciling with him. If he does not agree to accept you can say that you have tried.
i have to laugh at all of this. if the family ever went on jerry springer he would be out of busuness for good.hmmmm would stop n' shop hire jerry????? the family would have it;s own disfuntional,toxic show ever seen on t.v. is there a word stronger then disfunction or toxic?
go out and buy new mirrors for your face to look at. before you break another mirror take blame for your own actions instead of blaming others for your wrong doings.it's so easy for people to blame others instead of taking full responsibility for their own actions.
when people treat others like shit it will sooner or later bite your ass.
so shame shame on karen and everyone else that has been a shame to the family!!!!!!!!
now i need to go throw up!!!!!
A Friend of Karens

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Thank God Karen has friends that care about her because it seems her family is more interested in condoning or justifying what they have or have not done than helping Karen deal with her foolishness.

Don't you think Karen now realizes how wrong her decision was? Don't you think she doesn't feel more shame than any of you vindictive ones could wish on her? She and her husband have both been publically humiliated so either give them both the help and support they need right now or at least have the decency to shut up.

A Family Member (from Tampa Fl) said "Obviously you have no idea what it's like to be a part of her "FAMILY". With the kind of "love" you have for her, I'm only too glad not to be part of her family, and glad I call her my "friend". I'd rather be in her position than have you as family!
Miranda Writes

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You disgusting filthy pigs. C*M GUZZLERS.
A GOOD FRIEND

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What a family , do you stupid morons know how hard it is to support a family ? Karen busts her ass cleaning houses her husband works full time as a butcher, they can not survive on the money they make so Karen the good mother she is went to work at Marlows , for the jerks who have bad things to say about her she does not work as a prostitute the news blew it out of proportion Marlows is simply a place to go to get a back rub with a Beautiful girl. No sex goes on. Maybe the new owner is A HUGE MONEY HUNGRY BITCH (JAZMIN BENAVIDES) That wanted to change it to a full service place thats why they busted it not because they were having sex ... Because the owner was Advertising on craigs list and such . So please dont take it out on Karen she is a sweet heart a good mother , a truly awsome friend . she loves her children dearly and would never hurt them she made a mistake working for the woman who took it over (Jazmin) Who worked there to .
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I have known both Karen and her husband for a number of years, and was totally shocked by the news. I cannot agree with A GOOD FRIEND however, because I have a pretty good idea of what thier income is. Her husband is a butcher at Stop and Shop,as Linda Sherwood stated. He has been there a long time and makes close to $30.00 per hour, double that on Sundays and holidays, plus if I am not mistaking,her husband is the union agent there too,(which is a paid job, I believe). None of thier kids are in college,so how can they not be making ends meet? I feel very sorry for both of them. Only Karen knows what she did and why she did it-we are not here to judge her. This is a perfect example though of how one person's actions affect everyone they know. I feel sorriest for thier kids. If what GOOD FRIEND says is true,and Marlow's is only a place to get a good back rub I hope the media will spend as much effort clearing these peoples names as they have dragging them through the mud. Nothing but best wishes for Karen, Scott and the entire Francis family
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A Friend of Karens wrote:
If this has been going on for all these years, obviously her husband was aware of it and he is hardly an innocent victim. His share of blame is as much as Karen's is. Karen has certainly made a very big mistake and has caused herself a good deal of pain. This is not the time to be malicious and vindictive and hope that her life is destroyed. It is time to give her and her family our love and support in whatever way we can.
A True Friend
You are a true friend. Karen is lucky to have you.

Karen did make a mistake, one that she will have to live with, along with the pain she has caused her family. Life is too short to dwell on this. For those of you who care about Karen and her family, offer support. If not, move on with your own lives.
Douglas Lindstrom CSP

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I love it when people make mistakes if they never made mistakes I would not have a $ 90 / year job.

Sometimes I even provoke people into making poor judgements at the Grocery Store or public functions.

I was at a book fair and I put my foot out so this little guy would place his baggage on my foot then I pushed him and stepped on his foot and this guy made one fatal error in judgement.. He swore at me and I called the local PD and now this former school teacher has a criminal record.He was charged with public indecency

I saw a man exceeding the speed limit in a school zone Thinking fast I pulled out square in front of the lady and I was rear-ended I got a $ 12k settlement and this lady attorney got a big fine and her insrance company dropped her

There was a little brat acting up and his mother spanked him I saw the whole thing and call Child Protective Services They took the brat away

I could go on. These whores made mistakes They should all be ashamed in public
A BUSINESS NEAR MARLOWS

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I own a business not far from Marlows . The cops have threatened to close my shop up and arrest me because I did not report what was going on and this makes me an accessory according to a bunch of bully cops. I have NEVER been inside Marlows. NEVER. I never even heard a rumor about this place. Now if the cops harassed me then they most likely harassed others . Right now I am looking to move into a shopping plaza in GUILFORD. In fact I have already decided not to renew my lease. I have a family to support. The Branford cops are bullies and thugs.
When they collect money for the benevolent association they sound very much like mobsters. I always donated and shrugged it off but when five cops barge into my place of business, write down customer's name and ask for ID's from all concerned then I need to rethink things.
I would not be a bit surprised if the prostitution charges weren't bogus. The women of which most looked too matronly to fit the scenario of being the object of some fantasy for men. One lady was about 70 and had white hair and wrinkles. Not to put these ladies down, but they do not look the part.
I run an honest business and the cops came barging into my business and cost me customers.
I think the cops had the wrong information about this health salon and they made up things to cover themselves from embarrassment. Now they try to bully folks like myself into making supporting statements to boost the case.
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A BUSINESS NEAR MARLOWS wrote:
I own a business not far from Marlows . The cops have threatened to close my shop up and arrest me because I did not report what was going on and this makes me an accessory according to a bunch of bully cops. I have NEVER been inside Marlows. NEVER. I never even heard a rumor about this place. Now if the cops harassed me then they most likely harassed others . Right now I am looking to move into a shopping plaza in GUILFORD. In fact I have already decided not to renew my lease. I have a family to support. The Branford cops are bullies and thugs.
When they collect money for the benevolent association they sound very much like mobsters. I always donated and shrugged it off but when five cops barge into my place of business, write down customer's name and ask for ID's from all concerned then I need to rethink things.
I would not be a bit surprised if the prostitution charges weren't bogus. The women of which most looked too matronly to fit the scenario of being the object of some fantasy for men. One lady was about 70 and had white hair and wrinkles. Not to put these ladies down, but they do not look the part.
I run an honest business and the cops came barging into my business and cost me customers.
I think the cops had the wrong information about this health salon and they made up things to cover themselves from embarrassment. Now they try to bully folks like myself into making supporting statements to boost the case.
You could not have said it better. Thats f----- up what them cops are doing ruining these peoples lives. Sorry to here you have to move your busines and are being harassed.
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Miranda Writes wrote:
You disgusting filthy pigs. C*M GUZZLERS.
You most be fat and ugly, you jelous sick so called girl. Dont but your nose in on something you know nothin about. You are the nasty one with your filthy mouth.
Jerry

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Douglas Lindstrom CSP wrote:
I love it when people make mistakes if they never made mistakes I would not have a $ 90 / year job.
Sometimes I even provoke people into making poor judgements at the Grocery Store or public functions.
I was at a book fair and I put my foot out so this little guy would place his baggage on my foot then I pushed him and stepped on his foot and this guy made one fatal error in judgement.. He swore at me and I called the local PD and now this former school teacher has a criminal record.He was charged with public indecency
I saw a man exceeding the speed limit in a school zone Thinking fast I pulled out square in front of the lady and I was rear-ended I got a $ 12k settlement and this lady attorney got a big fine and her insrance company dropped her
There was a little brat acting up and his mother spanked him I saw the whole thing and call Child Protective Services They took the brat away
I could go on. These whores made mistakes They should all be ashamed in public
GET A LIFE LOOSER
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Nov 22, 2010
 
Its all that filthy short fat greedy wenchs
fault. Jazmin was so greedy trying to support
her drug habbit she wanted to make $$$$
no matter what she had to do when she
never I mean never got picked shed fire
the money makers cause she couldn't take
the fact that she wasn't a beautiful white girl
no matter how hard she tried. She's ugly so
she has to be a prostitute junkie. If she would
have donated to the cause instead of being greedy nobody would have been busted.

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