Wichita Woman Pleads Guilty to Operating a Prostitution Business
WICHITA, KS—A Wichita woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating a prostitution business, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Saundra J. Lacy, 60, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of engaging in interstate commerce in furtherance of prostitution. In her plea, she admitted Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment was a prostitution business that employed at least 20 women escorts. Customers would pay $160 for a half-hour date or $185 for an hour date with an escort. During dates, escorts engaged in sexual contact customers.
Lacy accepted cash, credit card and checks for escort services. The credit card transactions were processed by Merrick Bank in Utah. Payment was deposited into her account at Bank of America in Wichita.
Sentencing is set for Dec. 29. Both parties have agreed to recommend 24 months on federal probation. Grissom commended the FBI, the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster for their work on the case.