Omaha Woman Sentenced in Spa Prostitution Case
|U.S. Attorney’s Office January 16, 2013|
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Kimberly A. Bivens, age 46, was sentenced today in Omaha by Chief United States District Judge Laurie Smith Camp to 37 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ms. Bivens had previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to use facilities in interstate commerce to promote a business enterprise involving prostitution and to persuade an individual to travel in interstate commerce to engage in prostitution.
Kimberly Bivens managed or owned three spa locations during 2009 to October 24, 2011, in Omaha, Nebraska. She placed advertisements for each of the three spas on the Internet. Each of the spas was, in fact, a front for prostitution. The majority of customers received sex acts from the workers, rather than legitimate spa services, in exchange for money. Some customers traveled to the spas from Iowa and from other states to obtain sex acts for money.
There were five or more participants operating and managing these three spa locations. During the time when Kimberly Bivens managed or owned these three spa locations, there were more than 20 workers providing commercial sex acts.
The investigation of this matter was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Police Department.