ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to operating an underground brothel and strip club in her home.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Carmen A. Fluker pleaded guilty in October to a federal felony charge of promoting prostitution.
Police say she used her one-story brick home to host nude dancers and sell liquor. They say her teenage son’s bedroom doubled as a VIP room for private dances. She would announce the club was open by texting prospective customers.
In 2011, police raided a similar type of club being run out of Fluker’s Bel-Ridge home. About 30 people were arrested, but Fluker and her then-husband weren’t charged.