Prostitution madame arrested, charged with sex trafficking of a child


A prostitution madame arrested by the FBI.

Agents tell 19 Action News Pearline Richardson was running her prostitution house on the city's east side and at local hotels.

During the investigation and subsequent search, three women and a 16-year-old girl were recovered along with evidence of prostitution including notebooks with names, dates and dollar amounts.

40-year-old Richardson is charged with the sex trafficking of a child, which carries a penalty of 10 years up to life in prison.

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