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Brooklyn Park brothel shut down by police

By Candice Dehnbostel

A brothel house run by young womenwas busted after advertising on the website Craigslist.com to sell sex, said Brooklyn Park police, according to the Star Tribune.

At least eight women were prostituting out of the house in the 8300 block of Idaho Avenue North, which is across the streat from the Little Hands Daycare Center, reported WCCO.

Rochelle A. Persaud, 19, the brothel’s alleged madam, was charged Monday with two counts of solicitation, inducement and promotion of prostitution. Another three women were arrested also, including a 16-year-old girl, but they were not charged, police said, according to the Star Tribune.

An undercover police officer busted the prostitution house, reported KARE 11.

If convicted of both counts, Persaud could face up to 35 years in prison and a $70,000 fine, reported WCCO. http://wcco.com/crime/local_story_100124538.html