Prosecutors have used a federal racketeering law to indict a Wichita woman on charges of running an escort service as a front for prostitution.
An indictment unsealed Thursday charges 60-year-old Saundra J. Lacy with 27 counts of racketeering in promotion of prostitution.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says prosecutors do not know if Lacy has a lawyer yet. She is in custody and is expected to make a court appearance Friday. The phone at her business, Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment, has been disconnected.
Prosecutors allege Lacy required escorts to carry condoms and engage in sex at the customer’s request.
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Escorts typically charged $160 for a half hour and $185 for an hour.
The business allegedly had as many as 20 escorts who accepted credit cards and offered customers discount coupons.