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Accused Brothel Owner Arrested On Prostitution Charges

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A couple of women charged with operating a prostitution ring in an upscale area of Edmond are in trouble again. A couple of women charged with operating a prostitution ring in an upscale area of Edmond are in trouble again.
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A couple of women charged with operating a prostitution ring in an upscale area of Edmond are in trouble again. Police first took them into custody earlier this year after posing as customers.

Both women have already bonded out of jail.

“We've seen just a huge shift in the landscape of human trafficking and prostitution,” Dr. Lori Basey said.

It's now, right across the street from the landscape of the well-manicured Rose Creek golf course in Edmond. Basey operates a nonprofit organization and is also a trauma therapist. She said the days of someone just pulling up to a curb and picking up a prostitute have evolved tremendously and is much more discreet.

Back in February, police busted what looked like a high end brothel. There are no signs on the place now, but it apparently didn't need any.

“Instead of seeing those who are being prostituted just standing out on the street corners, it's all gone online or word of mouth,” Basey said.

Skyler Henderson and Penny Melton were charged with prostitution after undercover officers posed as customers and visited The Red Door Massage parlor which is what the place was being called. Court documents state during the massage the officer was offered "oral sex for $200."

There are reportedly several addresses associated with the women, but it's likely they're not where these women actually lived. At one time Melton operated a cutting board business inside Quail Springs Mall, but took her business elsewhere and changed the type of service.

“I usually see those who are prostituting or those who are involved in this kind of lifestyle usually there's trauma somewhere,” Basey said.

The women have bonded out of jail within the last ten days. Melton pleaded not guilty.

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