A Colorado couple ran a prostitution ring in the Denver area and made more than $700,000 over 20 months in the operation.
Teresita Rodriguez, 40, and Jeramy Caron, 44, pleaded guilty in federal court various charges related to the operation. Rodriguez was sentenced to 15 months in prison and Caron will spend the next 30 months in federal custody.
Between June 2018 and March 2020, the two ran the operation, which was stopped by FBI investigators, according to federal officials. They recruited women from Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana and Utah to come to Denver to work as high-end escorts.
The duo advertised the ring online with photographs of the women and bought airline tickets for the women to visit for week-long stays, according to federal prosecutors. The stays included hotel rooms and they picked up the cash following the escorts having sex.
The cost of travel and advertising was taken from the women's profits.
Caron and Rodriguez did not tell clients they were dealing with an agency, making it seem like the prostitutes were independent, according to federal officials. They actually kept an appointment book and arranged for the women to perform up to eight sex acts a day.
The couple admitted that they netted at least $700,000 running the ring, according to prosecutors.
They also forfeited more than $390,000 in cash, two vehicles and 20 watches as a result of their convictions.