....Or "Yet Another Sex Scandal!"
I haven't been following this story until now, but I'm actually glad Palfrey, the operator of a Washington, DC escort service, is coming out of the closet. She's also bringing the emperor's clothes with her: there's an incredible amount of hypocrisy in Washington, and Palfrey is going to reveal it. She's going to ruin a lot of lives. But it doesn't have to be this way.
Police officers and district attorneys have wide discretion on who is arrested and prosecuted for crimes. If Ms. Palfrey were operating in, say, San Francisco, it's unlikely she'd be charged. If she operated in France or certain counties in Las Vegas, she wouldn't be. The woman even filed IRS returns, which probably helped along her demise. But as it's illegal not to report illegal income, she was doing the more legal thing, according to our somewhat convoluted senses of what's illegal in this country. And if you had trouble parsing that sentence, it's not because you're stupid.
In the meantime, you might enjoy reading the entries on this page of "reviews" for "Pamela Martin & Associates."