Former Con Edison worker Royce Corley has been accused of using company computers to pimp underage girls using Backpage.com. Corley, 27, faces up to seven years behind bars for third degree promotion of prostitution, among other charges. Corley allegedly set johns up for sex with at least two 17-year-old girls in a Gramercy apartment. The NYPD finally caught him after tracking the IP address used in the ads to a Con Edison computers. Corley wasn't that savvy.
Following his arrest, police seized dozens of cell phones, computers, thumb drives, ATM cards, and $1,000 in cash. Corley's father, Richard, says that the ads on Backpage were posted as a favor to friends. "These are baseless allegations against an innocent man and we will take the case to trial," his lawyer added.
Corley is being held on $25,000 bail.