DC madam provides new details of her 13-year escort service
Published: Friday May 4, 2007
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A new report on ABC News' The Blotter provides new details of the mysterious Washington, D.C. escort ring and the District's "Madam," who alleges that her service only provided women for non-sexual trysts.

According to the report, many of the most "in-demand women" were in their 50s.

"There was never an age limit. I hired women well into their 50s," Deborah Palfrey -- the so called DC Madam -- told ABC News. "They were some of the most popular women on staff."

Palfrey told the network that her escort service generally only offered part-time jobs to women in need of work. The service ran for 13 years.

"I made sure they either worked or went to school in the daytime," Palfrey said. Women took around three shifts weekly, she said.

"Everybody had to get up at 6:00 and 7:00 the next morning to go to work," she remarked.

"Palfrey recruited women by placing ads featuring her telephone number in local alternative newspapers and campus publications, including the University of Maryland school newspaper," ABC said.