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Young Entrepreneur Arrested for Starting World's Oldest Profession

By Christopher Coble, Esq. on October 27, 2015 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

We hear all the time about young, self-starting, successful entrepreneurs and how much money they make. But there must be a fine line between entrepreneurship and "family run prostitution ring," since a 15-year-old was arresting for pimping hoes out of his mom's living room, all under the direction of his incarcerated 17-year-old brother.

So instead of praise from the local small business association or chamber of commerce, these teenage captains of industry are probably getting (more) jail time.

Not Your Parents' Lemonade Stand

From jail, Thaishaun Hunter was allegedly calling younger brother Dionte and coaching him on the finer aspects of the family business. is reporting that police monitored the calls, during which the two spoke in code and Thaishaun told Dionte, "Make them think they're going to be reimbursed, even if they're not" and "Treat them right, that way they stay around, and make sure they do the calls." All sound management advice when running a burgeoning hooking operation from the living room.

Proceeds from enterprise went to Thaishaun's juvenile detention center commissary and the boys' mother, who was going to use profits to get Thaishaun out of jail. Girls who didn't cooperate with the business plan were robbed or assaulted.

Giving Him the Business

Younger brother Dionte, who in turns was described as "remarkably intelligent," a standout athlete, and collector of six felony charges this year, garnered another five for the prostitution ring:

  1. Promoting prostitution
  2. Promoting commercial sexual abuse of a minor (some of the girls were as young as 14)
  3. Possession of child pornography (he took pictures of the girls a advertisements)
  4. Distribution of child pornography (he disseminated the pictures)
  5. First-degree robbery

Dionte's bond was set at $175, 000 and both he and his brother remain in custody. Perhaps his Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is in the mail.

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