Crime & Courts

Wichita woman pleads guilty to operating prostitution business

Saundra J. Lacy operated Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment at 304 S. Laura, which employed at least 20 women escorts.
Saundra J. Lacy operated Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment at 304 S. Laura, which employed at least 20 women escorts. File photo

Saundra J. Lacy, a 60-year-old Wichita woman, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of engaging in interstate commerce for furtherance of prostitution, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Lacy operated Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment at 304 S. Laura, which employed at least 20 women escorts. The business had an escort license issued by the city of Wichita. Customers would pay $160 for a half-hour date or $185 for an hour-long date, during which the escorts sexually engaged customers, according to the news release.

Customers could pay with either cash, check, or credit card, and those credit transactions were handled by Merrick Bank in Utah, according to the release. Payment was then deposited in Lacy’s Bank of America account in Wichita.

The Eagle reported in June deposits to Jessie’s Primetime Entertainment’s account totaled more than $138,000 between 2009 and August 2012. Credit card transactions listed the nature of the business as “massage therapy.”

Lacy has been sentenced to two years on federal probation.

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