The website Rentboy.com has been raided by federal agents as part of a prostitution and mony-laundering investigation, New York media reports.
Seven people were arrested at the company's offices and the company's website has been shut down.
Where does that name ring a bell?
In 2010 Rentboy.com was where Dr George A. Rekers, then on the faculty of the University of South Carolina medical school, found a personal, male masseuse to accompany Rekers- who was married- on a solo European holiday.
Rekers, who built his professional name in the anti-gay reparative therapy movement, and was a popular and highly paid expert witness in litigation over Boy Scout policies and state bans on same-sex couples' adoptions, said he had a bad back.
But when he was photographed in the Miami airport, schlepping bags for himself and the rentboy, the truth spurted out. Rekers resigned his posts with USC and various antigay and reparative therapy groups he was a member of and promised litigation to clear his name.