Investigators looking into the case learned that Mark Humphrey had procured a woman into the sex trade through an online business.
Further investigation revealed that Humphrey was involved in recruiting women on-line from a home office in the West End of Vancouver. He utilized the internet website "Craigslist" to recruit the women by advertising jobs for escorts and exotic dancers.
The internet posting directed prospective employees to another website operated by Humphrey called "Heavenzgates.com". Interested women were encouraged to complete an online biography and Humphrey would then respond and meet the potential employee. Once hired, Humphrey used his influence to gain control and encourage the females to perform sexual acts for male customers in exchange for money which he then pocketed.
On June 18, 2010, the investigation culminated into the execution of a search warrant and Mark Humphrey was taken into custody. He is now facing two charges of procuring a person to become a prostitute, living on the avails of prostitution and aiding, abetting or compelling a person to engage in prostitution.
Mark Carlisle Humphrey has been released from custody and is out on bail with several conditions. He will appear in Provincial Court on July 30th.