Woman Ran Prostitution Business For Years, Police Say
St. Louis County Police said Badia Thomas, of Maryland Heights, operated an escort service called Fantasy Express. She is being charged with second-degree promoting prostitution.
A Maryland Heights woman is accused of owning a prostitution business that involved at least two other women.
Badia Thomas, 52, of the 11800 block of Park Court in Maryland Heights, was charged March 6 with second-degree promoting prostitution.
St. Louis County Police said Thomas operated an escort service called Fantasy Express between Aug. 8 2011 and Aug. 7, 2012 and the business involved prostitution.
St. Louis County Police had undercover officers call the number listed for the business to have two women come to a hotel room on two occasions, including one operation on Feb. 9, 2012, according to court documents. Police set up surveillance cameras in the rooms.
On at least two occasions, women offered to engage in sexual intercourse for money, police said.
According to court documents, Thomas admitted operating the prostitution business and said she had been running the business for years.
Bail was set at $7,500, but Thomas was released on her own recognizance Friday over the state’s objection.
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