Posted by Richard Todd - email
COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A Florence woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison for operating a massage parlor that the US Attorney's office says was in fact a brothel.
The sentencing of 42-year-old Yong Cho of Florence was the second consecutive bust at the same location. The US Attorney's office says Cho bought the place in 2009 from the owners who were previously busted for the same thing in May, 2008. The second raid came in May, 2009.
The small parlor was in a storefront at a small plaza in Florence, feet away from a storefront church.
Cho pleaded guilty a couple of weeks ago to "Inducing Women to Travel in Interstate Commerce for the Purpose of Engaging in Prostitution." After her sentence, which can only be reduced by a couple of months for good behavior, she will be on probation for two years.
The business operated under the name "Kings Spa". Under the old owners it went by the name "Temporal Zone". The earlier bust was part of a large raid of massage parlors around the Tri-state.