Song Ja Cha, Prostitution Mastermind, Dies in Prison

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Song Ja Cha was serving a life sentence for her role in the Blue House prostitution ring.

Guam – The mastermind behind the notorious blue house prostitution ring has died while in custody. Department of Corrections Deputy Director Carla Borja confirms that Song Ja Cha died yesterday afternoon.

 

The 75-year-old Cha complained of feeling ill early yesterday morning, according to Borja. A physician at DOC had Cha transferred to GMH where she died in the afternoon.

Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says he will be performing an autopsy tomorrow, however he says preliminary reports indicate that Cha may have been suffering from pneumonia.

Cha was serving a life sentence for her role in a prostitution ring at the now closed Blue House lounge. Cha recruited young women from Chuuk with promises of a better life to Guam only to force them to be sex slaves at her bar.

Along with Cha, three police officers were also convicted. Former Officer Mario Laxamana took a plea deal in exchange for no jail time.

Former cop David Manila, who openly admitted in federal court to paying for sex, was convicted in local court and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Former officer Anthony Quenga also got a 30 year sentence.